Zoya Natty Swatches & Review

Zoya-Natty-Swatches-ReviewEven though I love sparkly and shimmery blues, my heart always seems to skip a beat when I come across dusty blues. Maybe it’s because I don’t have too many in my collection.

(The first time I realized I loved dusty blues was when I tried Sally Hansen’s Gray by Gray, but that shade’s much lighter and more grey than Zoya Natty.)

Zoya Natty is a gorgeous dusty blue nail polish from the Designer Collection, which is a subset of the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection.

This lacquer is really sexy to me because it’s different than what I usually wear, and although it’s just a simple creme finish, I can’t think of any colour I have that’s a dupe for it.

P.S. Hope that my fellow Canadians are enjoying the long weekend! 🙂

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Zoya Natty Ingredients


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Smoky deep steel blue
√ Opaque cream finish

Key Notes

Zoya Natty Review


Zoya is great when it comes to describing colours. Compared to other nail-polish companies, they go into greater detail and are quite accurate. They’ve officially called Natty by Zoya a “smoky deep steel blue”. Right on!

The smokiness or dustiness is what makes this deep blue nail polish interesting and not just another blue, in my opinion.

What a great fall shade! I hope that we’ll be seeing more smoky blues in future collections. It seems like there aren’t enough!

If you’re the type of person who tends to shy away from blue nail polish, I think you should still give this one a try because it’s neutral enough so it doesn’t scream, “Hey, look at me! I’m BLUE!” at the nail-polish tailgate party. 😉 It’s still very classy, but has some edge to it.


Natty by Zoya has a creme finish, so there’s absolutely zero sparkle, shimmer, or glitter. It’s very simple and clean, but it’s far from boring.

I think that the colour stands out more because of the creme finish, and it looks so chic.

Application & Formula

This applied beautifully – I had absolutely zero problems applying it. It was easy to control, it didn’t pool, and it was very opaque even with one coat, but I used two coats to even everything out.


Zoya is a brand that is vegan and cruelty-free, which is a major plus!


  • Sexy smoky blue creme polish
  • Simple yet chic
  • Applies easily & smoothly
  • Very pigmented
  • Vegan & cruelty-free

  • If you don’t have a Trade Secrets near you to buy in person & you’re Canadian, it can be tricky to buy Zoya nail polish because their official website doesn’t ship to Canada.

Final Verdict: 10/10

Even though Zoya Natty is such a simple colour, it really WOWed me because smoky blues are colours I tend not to wear only because I don’t have many in my collection…and it seems like nail-polish companies don’t put out many good ones.

I’m cherishing my bottle of this because I feel like it’s a great blue that’s neutral enough to wear with lots of different outfits. Very classy and very fall!

What are some of your favourite dusty/smoky blue nail polishes? Did you get any shades from the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection? What’s your favourite Zoya nail polish?


4 thoughts on “Zoya Natty Swatches & Review

  1. Jenn

    Hi Mary!

    Sally Hansen Grey by Grey was my first dusty blue polish too (actually one of the first nail polishes ever that I bought)! I love a good creme 🙂 Zoya Natty is beautiful, it looks so chic and flawless on you. You’re right – something about it is very classy without being boring. My favourite dusty blue creme is probably Essie Bobbing for Baubles, which looks to be darker than Zoya Natty I think! I actually just picked up my first Zoya polish (I know I’ve been missing out!), Feifei from the NYFW 2012 collection. I’m super excited to try it!

    I hope you’re having a nice and relaxing long weekend 😀
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jenn!

      Thank you so much! I hope that you’re also having a great long weekend. It feels good to be able to kick back and just relax. (I’m trying to do some work on the blog, and even though it’s not as relaxing as hanging out by the pool, it’s still relaxing to me.)

      Hurray for picking up your first Zoya! And good call on FeiFei. I haven’t tried it yet, but that was definitely on my To-Wear list! 😀 Hope you love it!

  2. Marta

    Oh this blue looks heavenly on you! I am a cream color hoarder and dusty blues are growing in number in my helmer. This is absolutely stunning!
    I am itching to pair a dusty blue with the BM paisley stamp 😉
    My fave dusty blue (it is more navy though) is Essie Bobbing for Baubles
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Hehe, I love how The Stamping Queen immediately sees this polish and thinks of which image stamping plate would look great with it. 🙂 After I tried my first Konadicure, I remember how whenever I’d see a polish, I would wonder, “Hmm…how would it look with some stamping on top?” Soooo many possibilities with stamping.


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