I’ve heard a lot of great things about Zoya polish, but I haven’t had the chance to try it yet…until now. I decided that my first color would be something off my usual beaten track ( pinks, purples and blues) and tried something totally different for me – Zoya “Hunter” which is a creamy forest green color.

Zoya Hunter is a cream base which goes on so smoothly, I only needed one coat (or two thin coats). This is rare for a polish so I’m so pleased with this. The formula has so much shine to it that you don’t even need to add a topcoat (no topcoat here).

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Zoya “Hunter” Swatch

Well I couldn’t just leave my subtle hunter polish as is, of course, I had to play with the color to see what sort of nail art I could do with such a dark and different color as my base (I’ve never worked with dark green before). Flipping through magazines for inspiration, I was inspired by these green leopard print flats from the Gap.

Using black acrylic paint I created small Cs and dots to form a leopard print detailing to my ring and middle finger (I love animal print – see my previous post). I then experimented with gold micro beads and black studs that I purchased from Claire’s. After placing the black stud carefully on my nail (using a topcoat as glue), I then used an orange stick to pick up the micro beads one bead at a time (you lave to lick the stick slightly to make it sticky to pick of the micr bead) and carefully placed the beads around the black stud. I topped off the design with my favourite – Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat.

I really like the results. What do you think?

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Zoya “Hunter” Inspired Nail Art


Next up…Zoya Pixie Dust!


  1. Katie

    The animal print is subtle enough to wear to the office yet still has that edge that makes you feel daring (for me anyways)! Lindsay, your patience with those individual gold beads really something – so beautiful =)

  2. Lisa

    Gorgeous. I thought I was going out on a limb from my usual red (winter) and orangey red (summer), by busting into lilac this past summer. I just may have to find this Hunter

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