With New Year’s Eve a wink and a flirty sashay away, you’re probably thinking of what you’ll be wearing when you ring in 2016.
Creating a majestic manicure, Zoya Aggie from the Flair Collection makes you feel like the king of the nail forest. ROAAAARRRRR!
Offering a multi-dimensional finish that has a liquid-metallic appearance, it’s a Midas-approved gold with a touch of bronze.
Zoya Aggie Pictures
Zoya Aggie Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of Zoya Aggie
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
- Gold with bronze (Yes)
- Like liquid metal (Yes)
- Name: Zoya Aggie
- Collection: Zoya Flair Collection Fall 2015
- Press Release: Click here to see the official Zoya Focus Collection & Zoya Flair Collection press release
- Quick Look: Click here to see quick swatches & bottle shots of the Zoya Focus Collection & Zoya Flair Collection
- Colours in the Zoya Focus Collection: Desiree, Charli, Hannah, Janel, Sia & Lidia
- Colours in the Zoya Flair Collection: Tris, Cinnamon, Aggie, Estelle, Giada & Ember
- Amount: 15 ml (0.5 fl. oz.)
- Retail Price: $9 USD
- Disclosure: This was provided as a press sample by Zoya.
- Where to Buy: Zoya website & Nail Polish Canada
Zoya Aggie Review
Aggie by Zoya looks like you melted a gold bar and poured it over your nails! Indeed, it makes me feel regal and decadent when I wear it because it’s a bright, shiny gold that’s infused with bronze for a look that I can best describe as antique.
But wait! There’s more!
The multi-chromatic quality of this polish has a gorgeous shift because along the edges of my nails, I could see a little green! (Since I’m a green lover, you know that I was thrilled!)
When you move your fingers, the colours shift, even though the predominant colours are gold and bronze.
Like a liquid metal, Aggie by Zoya is highly reflective and has a very fine shimmer almost like a metallic foil. It’s not a chrome, so the brush strokes aren’t as obvious.
Normally when you apply a glossy top coat, it makes the polish pop. Well, Zoya Aggie was already blingtastic on its on, so I didn’t notice any difference with a top coat. (Nevertheless, I still recommend wearing one, as it helps to prolong your manicure mileage.)
Application & Formula
I’ve come to expect a lot from Zoya nail polishes because they are very consistent with their formulations. So when I first painted this on, I was expecting full coverage in a single coat. (It’s not uncommon for Zoya.)
It surprised me, but Zoya Aggie was on the sheer side! Even after applying a second coat, I could still see the tips of my nails, so I opted for a third. At this point, it gave me the full coverage that I was looking for.
On Zoya’s website, they advertise it as being sheer with one coat and needing three coats to achieve full coverage, so had I seen that, I would’ve expected its performance. (Now that I know, I won’t deduct points.)
They say that you can use it for layering, if you use one coat of it over another polish. (It would be interesting to see what it looks like over black or a navy.)
Ingredients & Vegan-Friendly
Zoya’s vegan-friendly nail polishes don’t contain any Toluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or DBP.
Final Verdict: 8/10
For this kind of gold nail polish, I would prefer it to be fully opaque right off the bat, as I would rarely layer it. When I reach for a flashy shade like this, I want it to be blindingly blingy! 😉
I love how it’s not another chrome and how there’s dimension to it – keeps it interesting when you move your hands.
Will you be wearing a metallic nail polish when you ring in 2016? Do you prefer solid chromes or multi-chromes? What’s the most blingtastic lacquer you’ve worn?
It’s a pretty color but I’m going to take a pass on this one. While it looks great on you, this kind gold tends to look weird on me. Thanks for sharing with us.
I understand. Some golds look wonky, depending on what kind of undertone your skin has. Sometimes my hands wind up looking like alien mitts with the wrong shade of gold. 😉
i’m so glad you reviewed this color because i forgot i had it! lol! i wore it once or twice and really liked it a lot- then stashed it away and kept buying.. we know how that goes.. time to bust out dear Aggie again and show her some love 😀 your swatches are amazing <3 they really capture the magic of this polish.
Don’t you just love it when you rediscover a colour you already own? It’s fun to shop your stash and rekindle the love for your favourites. 🙂 Glad that you remembered Zoya Aggie and that you’re going to paint the town red with it…err…gold! 😉
I appreciate all the encouragement you’ve given me. Thanks for coming to check out my swatches!