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Showing posts with label Zoya. Show all posts

October 21, 2014

Zoya Loredana

Zoya Loredana is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Loredana is a medium charcoal grey matte shimmer. This collection is meant to be worn without base or top coat and is shown here at 3 thin coats. Loredana is very sheer and streaky on the first coat but applies easily and is completely opaque and streak free by the third coat. 

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Dovima from this set didn't last very long with minor tip wear within 24 hours but Loredana fared much better. I wore Loredana for 3 VERY active days setting up for my annual pumpkin carving party and during the party itself with no chipping and only very minor tip wear. Excellent for a matte polish & another winner from Zoya!

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April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 20, 2014

Zoya Noir (Press Sample Version)

Looks like Zoya's press samples for their Ultra Pixie Dust collection had some issues so this post isn't representative of what you can purchase at Ulta or from Zoya. For an accurate representation please check out this great post from Lavish Layerings!
Zoya Noir is from their Ultra Pixie Dust Collection.

Zoya Noir is a deep rich plum Pixie Dust polish with red hex glitter. My bottle didn't look much like a Pixie Dust simply because it doesn't seem to have nearly enough of the Pixie Dust particles, allowing the jelly base color to show quite a bit and causing a strange finish that never dried matte. I love the color and I might have to go purchase a retail version of Noir since I love Pixie Dust polishes so much. I think mine will be great for nail art and it looks great with a top coat as pictured in the last photo.

Shown with top coat on my pinkie and ring finger.

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy

Glitter Gradient With Zoya

Zoya Monet has been a surprise favorite polish for me this year. I've never really been a huge fan of glitter toppers but this one is just so gorgeous! Here I used it for a glitter gradient over Zoya Genevieve.
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October 15, 2014

Zoya Dovima

Zoya Dovima is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Dovima is a dark charcoal matte polish that has a brushed aluminum type of metallic look. This polish is super sexy and had me frequently checking out my own nails. It was very easy to apply in 2 coats, 1 thin and a second slightly thicker coat. Many matte polishes are a royal pain to work with but this went on so nicely, nor brushstrokes or dragging. Plus Dovima dries super fast so you can be ready for a night on the town in almost no time.
This collection is worn without base coat or top coat to accomplish the gorgeous matte velvet finish which decreases wear time quite a bit. I had tip wear after two days and minor chipping on the third. I still think Dovima is totally worth it though. I was able to cover up the tip wear with a thin coat applied over the whole nail and it was dry and looking great again by the time I finished both hands. You could always use them with a base and top coat if the matte finish isn't important to you but I love matte polishes! So maybe a special occasion polish if you are someone who wants long lasting manicure for your day to day life. Also Zoya clearly states that the wear time is not as long as a normal polish so no one should be surprised.
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All in all I LOVE Dovima and can't wait to try more polishes from this collection. Posh look truly spectacular!

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April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Zoya Sansa

Zoya Sansa is from their Fall 2014 Ignite Collection.
Zoya Sansa is a very dark purple packed with copper microshimmer. The copper makes is lean brown in many lighting situations but it's a gorgeous rich purple in the the sunlight. Will loves it but it's a bit too dark for my tastes. Sansa is very pigmented and only needs 2 coats but make sure you don't go over an area more than once to avoid dragging.
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 13, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet: Quick First Impressions

I love matte polishes with a bit of sparkle so I was very excited when Zoya announced the return of their Matte Velvet collection. I must say my excitement seems very justified; these are some super sexy polishes!

The formulas are all excellent especially for matte polishes which can be a bit of a nightmare to apply. Looks like you'll be able to get away with just two easily applied coats for most and maybe even just one coat for Posh. I'm currently wearing Dovima and I can't quit staring at my nails. 
 Dovima, Harlow, Loredana
 Posh, Savita, Veruschka

While I think guys can wear any color they want on their toes or their hands, this matte collection would be a great place to start. My boyfriend Will has worn Zoya Lolly (one of their previous mattes)on his toes twice and it looks fantastic!

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust: Quick First Impressions

I'm madly in love with all of Zoya's previous Pixie Dust polishes but this collection is bit confusing. Arianna and Noir just don't have much Pixie Dust for lack of a better description. You can see it quite clearly in the photo below. Arianna and Noir on the left look like "thirsty" glitter polishes (polishes requiring more than one coat of top coat to look glossy) after only one coat has been applied. Neither polish dries matte or even very textured. You can see lots of the bare base color (especially with Noir) since there isn't much of the Pixie Dust particles. On the right Oswin and Chyna which are loaded with Pixie Dust and dry very textured and matte.

I've seen a few bloggers say that this is a batch problem that only happened to polishes sent out for samples but I haven't been able to confirm this anywhere. Do any of you have pictures of Arianna and Noir looking more like Pixie Dusts? I found this great post from Lavish Layerings featuring this collection purchased from Ulta and it looks like there was indeed a batch problem with the press samples since all three of her polishes dry matte and look like Pixie Dust polishes.

All three are lovely nonetheless and I'll be showing you full manicures in the future. I think Arianna and Noir will look better with a regular top coat.

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Gradient Nails - Zoya Aubrey & Daul

Just a quick post with a pretty fall gradient, still my favorite nail art for so many reasons! They are so easy to accomplish that you really can't mess them up so you can definitely do both hands. They are very fast and they'll cover up tip wear and even minor chipping. For this version I started with a base of Zoya Aubrey and added the drop dead gorgeous Zoya Daul.
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April

October 10, 2014

Zoya Veronica

Zoya Veronica is from their Fall 2014 Entice Collection.
Zoya Veronica barely needs a second coat and applies like a dream. Nothing ground breaking here but Veronica will be flattering on most any skin tone and the formula is superb. Definitely a keeper!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 3, 2014

Zoya Ryan

Zoya Ryan is from their Fall 2014 Entice Collection.
Zoya Ryan is shown here at just one coat. It's a bit than I normally like as it can look black in low lighting bu I never pass up a one coat wonder! Zoya Ryan will be great for nail art both as a dark background that's not quite as harsh as black and for detail work since it's so pigmented. An excellent polish!

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

September 30, 2014

Zoya Yuna

Zoya India is from their Fall 2014 Ignite Collection.
Zoya Yuna is medium toned, slightly green leaning, grey polish absolutely loaded with metallic microshimmer. It's a true stunner and so unique. I got lots of compliments on this one! Shown here at 2 easily applied coats.

 

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April
This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Interlocking Dots Nail Art With Zoya

I tried my best to find the person who first did this design but my google skills were defeated. I found this post from January of 2012 saying that they'd seen the design before but I couldn't find anything older than that. I like to give credit where credit is due so if any of you know where this design originated please let me know!
While this design looks very complicated, it's actually very easy to pull off! I started with a base of Zoya India and then used Zoya Jules to complete the rest of the steps as shown in the post linked above. I love the finished manicure and might try this design again next spring with some fun pastels.
 

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April

September 22, 2014

Zoya Remy

Zoya Remy is from their Fall 2014 Ignite Collection.
Go get Zoya Remy right now. Just do it. It's one of the most amazing polishes in my collection and a must have for any blue polish lover. Shown here at ONE COAT, Remy was like applying liquid velvet to my nails. I still can't believe I got all of this gorgeous color and depth in just one coat. Deep rich blue absolutely loaded with gold and copper micro shimmer. Zoya Remy is simply stunning and just might be my favorite polish of the year!
 
 
 
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.