Who needs a shamrock? You can bring the luck of the Irish in manicure form with Zoya Ireland from the Whispers Collection!
I consider this to be an ‘entry-level green’ because it’s a safe choice – not ‘too’ green (if there is such a thing), and it’s muted enough that it can blend in comfortably with an elegant, neutral outfit.
A ‘quiet’ colour like this sneaks up on you. It doesn’t need to knock on your door violently or bring the local one-man-band to your workplace to get attention.
It has a tranquil confidence that I can appreciate, and it’s especially wonderful to wear during the transition from winter to spring.
Zoya Ireland Pictures
Zoya Ireland Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Zoya Ireland
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
- Muted green (Yes)
- Name: Zoya Ireland
- Collection: Zoya Whispers Collection 2016
- Press Release: Click here to see the official Zoya Whispers Collection press release!
- Quick Look: Click here to see my Zoya Whispers Collection preview!
- Colours Available in the Collection: Cala, April, Eastyn, Misty, Ireland & Lake
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- Retail Price: $9 USD
- Disclosure: Zoya Ireland is a press sample provided by PR. I purchased the base and top coats.
- Where to Buy: Zoya website & Nail Polish Canada
Zoya Ireland Review
Ireland by Zoya is a green that’s easy like Sunday morning.
Balancing between yellow and blue undertones, Zoya suggests that it will be flattering with a wide range of skin tones. I’m all for that! The more people who embrace a green nail polish, the happier I am. 😉
The muted nature makes this more wearable for those who perhaps aren’t yet comfortable sporting any green. (It’s so demure that you could almost use it like a neutral to combine with a palette of beige and taupe. That would be classy yet modern.)
Its silky creme finish is quiet like a whisper, yet it offers an air of sophistication. Plus there are no hang-ups when it comes time to remove it. Easy peasy!
Application & Formula
Two coats of Ireland by Zoya provided great coverage, and the formula was easy to control with the brush. It wasn’t too watery or too thick, so I didn’t have any issue with accidentally flooding my cuticles.
Ingredients & Vegan-Friendly
Zoya’s vegan-friendly nail polishes don’t contain any Toluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or DBP.
Final Verdict: 8/10
A lot of the green nail polishes I sport tend to be loud, whether they’ve vivid in saturation, extremely bright, or seductively vampy. So it was a treat to wear a muted green that offers a level of mature sophistication and classy charm like Zoya Ireland offers! This is a great green to wear in those situations when bold greens may not be appropriate.
Are you comfortable wearing all shades of green nail polish, or is there a specific saturation that you’re happiest with? Do you have a ‘lucky’ nail polish?