Name that Zoya!

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Official news release from Zoya:

Zoya name contest

Have you ever dreamed of naming a Zoya Color? This is your big chance to join in on the color naming fun… Zoya Creative Director, Rebecca Isa has created 3 gorgeous, new colors for Redbook and the magazine is running a naming contest for them in the September 15 Issue (page 60).

The colors are:

·         Creamy Cherry Red

·         Metallic Plum

·         Sheer Sparkly Gold

Zoya name contest4

As you may know, Zoya names all of our colors after women – so submit your Mom or Bestie or Idol or even your own name to maybe become the next new Zoya!




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Zoya name contest3

After the winning names are selected by the Redbook team, the colors will be available through December on as a full size (0.5 oz) trio – $27 (US) and as individual colors in salons and ULTA stores – $9 ea. (US).


Fun!  READ THE CONTEST RULES!!!  The rule that jumps out at me is ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

Would I like to win?  Sure.  But what I’d love even more would be for one of my readers to win.  So here’s a possible tip (and I have no idea if it would actually help or not) — pick a name that Zoya hasn’t ever used.  If you need a list of most of the known Zoya names, I check this one at The Polish Garden.  Don’t know if it includes every name EVAH, but it’s a good start.

Be creative yet sensible.  Don’t name it after yourself with the reasoning that you’re a selfish beeyotch.  Somehow, I doubt that would resonate with the judges.



2 responses »

  1. I named the purple one after my sister (it’s her fave color). What the heck, it’s worth a shot! I do notice that out of all the hundreds listed, there are none named Mary. What the heck? A nice classic name like that? Zoya oughta be ashamed! lol

  2. I didn’t get at first that you I could only pick one, so I picked three initially: Katerina, Niska, and Annelise. Once I understood, I went with Katerina. It’s the name of several world class figure skaters (winter sport) such as Ekaterina Gordeeva and Katarina Witt, who I admire. Plus, it’s an elegant, wintry name, at least to me. Thanks for spreading the word about the contest! I wouldn’t have known about it otherwise.


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