Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NOTD: Zoya Kennedy


When Zoya’s Feel collection (Winter 2011) first came out, I told myself that I didn’t need it. After all, I already had lots of creamy pastel shades.

This collection features pigmented neutrals that look opaque after only a coat or two. Each time I saw swatches of the polishes, I admired their smooth creamy colours and shiny finishes. The blues, greys, and nudes were pretty but one shade, Kennedy, was my favourite of the group.

In most photos, it looked like the typical pastel pink shade with maybe a hint of pink. I debated whether I needed another polish like this and eventually forgot about Kennedy as new collections were released. 

Recently, I purchased some Zoya polishes and remembered to add Kennedy to my shopping basket. I’m really glad that I did as this shade offers so much more than I expected.

Kennedy is not just a pastel pink. Zoya describes it as a “pale, french beige cream”, but, on my nails, it looks like a creamy mocha latte with a splash of lilac. The pictures in this post really do the colour justice and show the unique shade of this polish. It looks great against my cool toned skin and doesn’t pull any red or ruddy tones.

Zoya gives Kennedy a rating of 5/5 for opacity, and accurately so. After two coats, this polish was perfectly opaque. I added a third coat for the photos but it was not necessary. Despite being a bit thick like all Zoya polishes, Kennedy applied very smoothly and did not streak. It also dried quickly and lasted for six days without chipping.

While Kennedy is marketed as a “winter neutral,” I have no doubts that it will be a perfect shade to wear year round.


  1. This is a gorgeous shade! Seems like it has good coverage as well, I always have issues with coverage when it comes to nude nailpolishes

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  2. That color is gorgeous! I found your blog on elleandblair.com, by the way. Thanks for your post!

    xoxo, HELLOH MOLLY


  3. that's pretty. your nails are always perfect

  4. I'm a sucker for creamy neutrals. Such a beautiful polish!