Zoya Gaia and Bekka Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review

Zoya Gaia and Bekka

Zoya Gaia and Bekka are two lacquers I have had for a really long time but just got around to trying out for the first time. I believe I got these a year or 18 months ago when I did my Zoya exchange. Dang time flies!

Zoya Gaia

Gaia is a milky white base with heavy gold/yellow shimmer. What attracted me to this was the shimmer. The polish itself is a little thick and streaky, which doesn’t surprise me considering the base is white. Even with three thin coats it doesn’t cover my nails completely, but I still really love it despite all the flaws because of that shimmer.

Zoya Bekka

Bekka is a bright yellow with yellow shimmer. This yellow borders on looking lime-ish, but not quite. It’s super vivid and looks decent with my skin tone for once. The formula, like Gaia, was a little thick and wee bit streaky. Whites and yellows usually are, sigh. But despite that, I like it! This was two coats, but I maybe could have done three to cover a little more nail line.

Availability: Zoya.

Pricing: $8.00 for 0.5 oz.

Do you own either of these?


Note: Zoya is cruelty free.


  • June 30, 2012

    I love the shimmer in both, but especially Gaia.
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  • June 30, 2012
    Jennifer K

    i can picture a gradient using these.

  • June 30, 2012

    It’d be interesting to see Gaia layered over something ­čśÇ

  • June 30, 2012

    I think if you put matching creme bases underneath you’d have a more flawless look. They’re beautiful colors regardless though!

  • June 30, 2012

    I bet Gaia would look great layered over a white cream! Love the shimmer in both of these.
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  • June 30, 2012

    I would probably wear Gaia over a different white or a nude. I bet it would look amazing over a light blue or green, so you’d get the contrasting shimmer!

  • June 30, 2012

    I just can’t get behind either one of them, though I agree that Gaia would probably be amazing when layered over something else!

  • June 30, 2012

    Gaia is gorgeous – too bad about the formula.
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  • June 30, 2012

    Dont Have these but they are nice!
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  • June 30, 2012

    I have Gaia & I love it. I originally got it to try French manicures. Since it’s sheer, it’s very forgiving if the line isn’t straight. Now I prefer to wear it on it’s own.
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  • June 30, 2012

    I don’t own either of these, but I really like the look of Gaia… streaky-ness aside, that shimmer is so lovely!
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  • June 30, 2012

    I’m lovin them both. Bekka is beautiful but then again I’m going through a yellow/lime phase @ the moment. Great swatches as always.

  • June 30, 2012

    I have Gaia and I really love it, it’s so pretty!!
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  • June 30, 2012

    Bekka is so pretty!

  • June 30, 2012

    I really love them both! I get so caught up in Zoya’s new releases that I forget to pay attention to older polishes!

  • June 30, 2012

    I really like Gaia! It reminds me of Revlon Calla Lily, except much more opaque. I guess I’ll get Gaia instead.
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  • June 30, 2012

    I have Gaia and it looks horrible with my warm skin tone!!! It looks beautiful on you!
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  • June 30, 2012

    I have Gaia, and I love it over Zoya’s Snow White!
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  • June 30, 2012

    I like that gold!
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  • July 1, 2012

    I like Gaia (I also like the name), but the streakiness would bug me.
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  • July 1, 2012

    I don’t own either of these, but I’m really loving Bekka. It looks like cheerful sunshine on your nails! :)
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  • July 1, 2012

    I have Gaia and I find the best way to apply is 2 thin coats and then 1 thick coat with about 3-5 minutes in between coats.

  • July 1, 2012

    I need a good yellow polish for the summer. I wish I could say I own it :/

  • July 1, 2012

    I’d love to try Gsia over a white jelly!

  • July 2, 2012

    I actually hate Bekka normally but it looks really good on you! I’m impressed. :)

  • July 2, 2012

    I agree, Gaia is a bit iffy to apply because it is weirdly thick and streaky. But every now and then I get lucky with the application and then it looks sooo pretty.
    It’s really a special color, that Gaia. I just wish the formula could be improved a bit. :)
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  • July 2, 2012

    Gaia reminds me alot of China Glaze White Cap but with a stronger white base.
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