Zoya - Bevin

I received Zoya's Bevin nail polish in my April Birchbox -- more to come on that later -- and am very pleased with both its color and its wear. Bevin's color is unlike anything else I have in my nail polish drawer, and trust me... there are A LOT of polishes in there. Zoya's website describes it as "a dusty, medium sage green with teal tones and a creamy opaque finish. A stylish and unique shade for when you want something different from the usual mint green." I couldn't agree more. Very light mint shades look awful against my skin and this is about as minty as I can go before the redness in my hands becomes way too prominent. I have a love affair with dusty shades and this one is no different -- though not my favorite dusty shade (that high honor is reserved for Essie's Sew Psyched!).

As for wear, this polish lasted very long without chipping and maintained a beautiful shine (go Nail Tek base/top coat!). It lasted longer than I even wanted and I ended up changing the polish pre-chipage in order to match my dress for a bridal shower this past weekend. How often does that happen, you ask? Well, never. I was really impressed with this formula and plan to check out even more of Zoya's creamy, opaque shades since I recently discovered their website lists color finish (in this case "Cream") and scores the color's intensity (in this case 5, with 1 being sheer and 5 being opaque). Being able to check all the right boxes and have potential polish matches presented before me is exactly what I've been looking for.

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