I recently took advantage of the Zoya Polish Exchange program where you could turn in your old, icky polishes and get brand new Zoya polishes for half price!! This is how I first discovered the line last year and I am forever hooked!!
So I picked 10 polishes – some from their most recent lines and a few classics.
Here’s what i picked out:
Richelle – This came out last summer ’09 I think and its a molten bronzey gold, with gold microshimmer. A classic summer colour. On me it looks like shimmery neutral, not too dark and not glittery. Smooth formula. I used 2 coats, but 3 is needed for total coverage and no visible nail line. This is a safe colour for brown (tan, black, latin, desi, arabic) girls.
Trixie– I heard a lot about his colour, as it’s very popular!! It’s a bold, futuristic, shiny foiled white silver. The shimmer is fine and it has a minx-like foil finish. I love this!!! It’s kinda like summer whites with an edge!! This would look a-mazing on dark skin as the contrast would make the colour pop!! I expect to see a colour like this in Vogue or SHE Caribbean magazine. So glad I got this one!
Calypso – a midtone, peachy, coraly colour with microshimmer. Very pretty, good on medium to dark skintones. Also good for those afraid of bright colours. This one is pigmented but a soft colour. As a Trinbagonian, I could not resist this colour, it will work well on a trip to Maracas!
I got 4 colours from their summer 2010 Sparkle collection. These all have a jelly-like base with fine glitter. Like coloured foil. These are very bright, very shiny, but are a little on the thinner side in terms of application. So at least 3 coats are needed. They are shown here with 2.
Nidhi – a bright apple red colour with predominantly light gold microfleck glitter. Really nice on medium-dark skintones.
Charla – a mermaid, sea blue colour with light gold and light green microglitter. This is an eye catching beachworthy colour.
Ivanka – a luscious, deep green with light gold microglitter. A very popular colour! Not as dark as China Glaze’s Emerald Sparkle, but gorgeous all the same! Only 2 coats here, hence the thinness. Trust, this is a beautiful colour.
Mimi – a dark royal purple with gold microglitter. It’s a purple, what can I say! 🙂 This is photoing more blue, but its purple.
Finally, I got 3 colours from the Spring 2010 Reverie collection. This collection had lot of buzz surrounding it and I could absolutely see why! These are some gorgeous colours!!! I think I like them better than the summer collection. The formula is super smooth and all have a duochrome, smooth metallic finish. They look slightly different depending on the light so they have that 3D quality to them. Two coats are fine here.
Adina – A very highly anticipated colour! A deep lavender, with a green alterego. Very unique, very beautiful. A little difficult to photograph, you can see some of the green on the bottle near the ‘Zoya’.
Gwin – A juicy, bold orange. I think this is gorgeous!!! The duochromeness (datz not a word, but whatevs) is less obvious. The orange is the dominant colour, but it’s a bright, but not neon, deep beautiful orange. This is definitely going as my next pedicure. My darker ladies need to rock this colour!
Reece – a warm dark rose duochrome with gold and green. This colour looked kinda so-so in the bottle, but it was love on the nails!!! I love this one! It reminds me of M.A.C.’s Rose pigment in lacquer form. It’s not too bright, not bubblegum, and I think this is a universal colour, anyone from the very dark to light could wear this. This one really surprised me! This is a sexy colour.
All polishes are available at zoya.com!