(I saw the Blue Man Group’s live performance at the Panasonic Theatre when they came to Toronto years ago. So many great memories from the show…hehe, and I remember ducking as mashed bananas catapulted into the audience! It was one of those performances that really kept you on the edge of your seat the entire time. You never knew what to expect!)
Boisterous and full of unbridled energy, Zoya Sia is the pop of cobalt blue that nailphile dreams are made of. *Angelic harps could faintly be heard as I was painting my nails. Then again, maybe it’s the neighbour listening to music.* 😉
Although I have a soft spot for green, Zoya Sia managed to snuggled up beside me and melt my heart.
Stunning and saturated, it’s proof that creme finishes can still be exciting and fierce!
Zoya Sia Pictures
Zoya Sia Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Zoya Sia
- Rica Glossy Glam Top Coat
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
- Royal blue creme (Yes)
- Name: Zoya Sia
- Collection: Zoya Focus 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 oz)
- Retail Price: $9 USD
- Disclosure: This was provided as a press sample by Zoya.
- Where to Buy: Zoya website & NailPolishCanada
Zoya Sia Review
Sia by Zoya is a lively blue that’s bold like a staccato for your nails, and it’s funky without being over-the-top. (Hehe, not that I have anything against loud polishes. As you know, I embrace them!)
It’s bright, but not glaring, and it never manages to look black or near-black, even in very dim lighting. This is my kind of blue!
The creme finish is simple and far from boring because it allows the blue to shine and be the true star.
Application & Formula
Smooth, creamy, and pigmented, it’s a joy to paint with, and I didn’t experience any hiccups.
The first coat was so intense, but I still added a second coat since that’s my nail-polishing standard. (With two coats, it completely covers the nail line, and you shouldn’t need additional coats.)
Blues are notorious for staining. Some are worse than others.
Sia by Zoya is so pigmented that even in Zoya’s official press release, they warned you to wear a base coat to prevent staining!
You should always wear a base coat, but especially with saturated blues, you should consider doubling up. Better to be safe, rather than sorry!
I wore two coats of my favourite base coat, which is actually a nail strengthener (Nail Envy – the Maintenance version). I’m pleased to report that I didn’t encounter any staining, so at long as you prepare your nails with a reliable base coat, you should be fine.
If you’re looking for healthier nail-polish options, Zoya nail polish is a good choice, as their formulas are free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Camphor, and DBP.
It also feels great supporting a company that is animal-friendly and vegan-friendly.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Yes! I’m a big fan of Zoya Sia because the colour has the punchiness that I adore, and the formula is incredible and consistent, as I’ve come to expect from Zoya.
Highly recommend this shade, but make sure you double up with a good base coat to avoid potential staining.
Does Zoya Sia make your heart race, too? How do you normally prepare your nails from potential staining, or do you avoid those types of polishes completely?