Zoya Josie

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that “nail art” is not something I venture into often. However, lately I have become obsessed with gradients – and not of the glitter variety like I normally wear!

I became inspired to try a nude-based gradient after having seen some gorgeous, unexpected combinations recently, and I really wanted to wear OPI’s My Vampire is Buff, the perfect bisque cream (see it here!). Deciding to try a brand-new shade, I chose Zoya Josie, from the Stunning Collection for Summer 2013.

Zoya Josie is a cool, light grassy-green cream shade, perfection in every sense as Zoya usually is. It’s a beautifully pigmented polish, providing perfect coverage on the first coat, self-leveling and shiny. I knew it would make a gorgeous gradient.


OPI’s My Vampire is Buff seems to be the go-to base shade for many nail art projects these days. Its bisque shade is much softer than white, and it is a beautiful nude, one of my favourites. I applied a generous coat of My Vampire is Buff over base coat and let it dry before starting my sponge-on gradient.

And here is the finished product, with a coat of FNUG’s IGEL top coat (have I raved about IGEL enough?):


Doesn’t it look so fresh, so summery?

I don’t often reach for green polish, but Zoya Josie is pure beauty!! The cream, the soft, almost-but-not-quite bright shade… what’s not to love!

Here is another shot, this time in the sun:


And one more, in the shade, because I can’t get enough of this gradient!


Order Zoya Josie directly from Zoya if youโ€™re in the US, and get OPI’s My Vampire is Buff fromย Professional Salons and spas, or get both Zoya and OPI from Nail Polish Canada. Donโ€™t forget to follow Zoya on Facebook and on Twitter for the latest and get more information on OPI from www.opi.com, or follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!



(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

  1. Gorgeous! I just bought a few nude polishes (I couldn’t believe I didn’t have any!) and I’ll have to try this!

    • Thanks! That’s so funny, meanwhile, I buy every nude and nudey pink in the world… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I think I NEED Josie! You say it’s a one-coater?

    • It can totally be, if you apply more generously. I still like my two coats unless I’m doing something with it, like sponging overtop…

  3. This is beautiful! I love Josie ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Aw thanks so much!! They really do, don’t they? ๐Ÿ™‚

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