Zoya Wednesday Swatches, Review & Comparison

Zoya Wednesday Swatches & ReviewIt’s Wednesday! Happy Hump Day!

You may have heard of a nail-polish group online called “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”. Hehe, well, how about wearing Zoya Wednesday on Wednesdays? 😉 I think it’s a great way to celebrate the middle of the week.

Aqua nail polishes like Zoya Wednesday are always a treat to wear. They’re flattering on so many different skin tones, and I find myself reaching for them often when the mercury rises.

Do you have a particular colour that you reach for more in the spring and summer?

Zoya Wednesday Pictures

Zoya Wednesday Review & Swatch


Zoya Wednesday Review & Swatch

Natural Light

Zoya Wednesday Review & Swatches


Wednesday by Zoya Swatches & Review


Zoya Wednesday Swatch & Review

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Zoya Wednesday Review & Swatch


Zoya Wednesday Pictures & Review

Zoya Wednesday Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sterlkonium Nectroite, Acrylates Copolymer, and Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer.

Zoya Wednesday Swatches

All swatches have:

Sunlight Photos

Zoya Wednesday Swatches & Review

Zoya Wednesday Photos & Review

Wednesday by Zoya Beach Collection Swatches & Review

Zoya Surf & Beach Summer Collection 2012 Wednesday Swatch & Review

Zoya Surf and Beach Summer 2012 Collection Wednesday Swatch & Review

Zoya Wednesday Review & Swatches

Zoya Wednesday Swatch & Review

Wednesday by Zoya Swatch & Review

Natural Light Photos

Zoya Wednesday Swatches & Review

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Wednesday Zoya Swatches & Review

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Flash Photos

Zoya Wednesday Swatch & Review

Wednesday by Zoya Surf and Beach Collection Summer 2012 Review & Swatches

Wednesday by Zoya Surf and Beach Summer 2012 Collection Swatches & Review

Zoya Wednesday Review & Photos

Zoya Wednesday Swatches & Review


Soft aqua cream

Key Notes

Zoya Wednesday Review


Wednesday by Zoya is a blueish green or a greenish blue. It’s soft without looking like it’s going to faint. It’s eye-catching without being showy like a burlesque dancer.

In bright light, the blue comes out more, but in dim light, the green shines through.

This is the type of colour that I feel looks just as striking on someone with a rich skin tone as somebody with a fair complexion. And for that reason, I suggest that if you don’t already have an aqua nail polish similar to this that you get it! It’s a hue that’s a no-brainer. You know…the kind that always looks good on you. 🙂


Wednesday by Zoya is a simple creme polish, which gives it a clean finish. The colour is what gives it some oomph. But, if it’s not enough, I think it would also look terrific underneath a glitter polish or used as a base for nail art.

Application & Formula

A lot of the Zoya polishes that I own have a very thin formula, but this one was pretty different. It was thick yet runny at the same time, so you do have to concentrate more than usual to apply it.

It does self-level, which creates a flawless finish, but you have to be really careful when painting it on to avoid flooding your cuticle. It seemed like it was very easy to accidentally pool too much polish in one section of my nail.

If possible, try to paint with less polish on the brush and then re-dip your brush to get more. If you load it up too much, it becomes trickier to control with this formula.

The good thing is that this polish is very opaque – you really only need 2 coats for solid coverage.

How Does It Compare to Similar Colours?

When I wore this polish, it reminded me a lot of China Glaze For Audrey, so I had to do a little bottle comparison with that and two other polishes.

Zoya Wednesday Comparison Swatches China Glaze For Audrey Aquadelice OPI Mermaids Tears

Flash (Left-Right): China Glaze Aquadelic, Zoya Wednesday, China Glaze For Audrey & OPI Mermaids Tears

Zoya Wednesday vs. China Glaze For Audrey Aquadelic OPI Mermaids Tears

Sunlight (Same order as above)

It might be hard to see in my photos (not sure how well the slight differences actually showed up with my camera), but here’s what my naked eye noticed:


  • Fun & flattering aqua
  • Opaque in 2 coats

  • Formula is thick yet runny at the same time

Final Verdict: 8/10

I really enjoy wearing colours like Zoya Wednesday because it’s very easy to pull off, and it reminds me of warm weather.

What colours remind you of spring and summer? Have you tried any of the shades in the Zoya Surf & Beach Summer 2012 Collection?

Edit: Yay! Guess what? Zoya featured this review on their blog! (Click on the below screenshot to go to the original article.)

Zoya Wednesday Swatches & Review

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10 thoughts on “Zoya Wednesday Swatches, Review & Comparison

  1. karen

    I love the fact that you do bottle comparisons. When I first saw this, my mind went to Aquadelic, but seeing the bottles side by side really enhances the differences.

    Maybe I should consider get this one, after all, I gal can never have too many green/blue polishes, right?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      Sure thing – I wish I did more bottle comparisons. A lot of times, I just forget or am way too excited to publish the post. 😛

      As for your comment regarding greens and blues, YES, I’m with ya, sista! 😉 Amen to that!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey mara!

      I just checked out your swatches, ooohhh, so pretty! Your photos look stunning and it looks like your nails are twinkling in the sun. Ahhh, the sun! 😀 Can’t wait for summer and HOT weather.

  2. Marta

    You are correct, these aqua shades are flattering on anyone. This looks GREAT on you! I reach for baby blues and corals during spring/summer 🙂
    I don’t own all that many Zoyas 🙂 I have seen searches of this collection and it’s a good one! 🙂
    Lovely! My little one, Maya, wore a similar shade And put pink glitter on top… You’re right, these cremes leave themselves open to a glittery touch 🙂
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Awww…Maya’s a cutie pie! Love how she wore this kind of aqua with pink glitter. 🙂 She’s already starting off as a nailista. 😉 Like mother, like daughter!


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