April 21, 2013

Zoya Stunning Swatches, Part 1!!


Don't those bottles look gorgeous all lined up together?!? I love Zoya's summer collections every year, but the Stunning collection really seems to include ALL of the colors I want to wear this summer (green! blue! yellow! orange!).



Base: one coat Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus
Color: three coats Zoya Darcy
Top: one coat Seche Vite and NYC Grand Central Station mixed
Application: average (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
The Zoya Stunning collection was sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.


Zoya Darcy is a pretty sunflower yellow creme. It's nice and bright and cheery looking! It also looks a bit different than other yellows cremes I own, I think maybe a bit darker, with a golden tone, rather than a creamy tone. Almost murkier looking, rather than clean. It's still quite bright though, not muted! I love yellow polish, so Darcy is just what I want to see in a summer polish collection.


Yellows are notoriously streaky and hard to apply, and Darcy is not really any better. My brush also had some splayed bristles, exactly what you NEVER want in a yellow polish. Yellows are hard enough to work with, adding wonky brush bristles is really a pain! This is three coats. Two was fine for opacity, but I needed a third to even out some streaks. I don't think Darcy was the worst yellow creme I've ever used, but not the best either.




Base: one coat Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus
Color: three coats Zoya Micky
Top: one coat Seche Vite and NYC Grand Central Station mixed
Application: average (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
The Zoya Stunning collection was sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.



Zoya Micky is a carnation pink creme with a hint of coral. Zoya actually describes Micky as an "amazing coral cream", but it looks a lot more like pink on me personally. To me, coral has more orange and a bit of red too. Micky is a nice pink shade for pink lovers though, kind of warm and not bubblegum-y. Micky has a whisper of shimmer in the bottle, but it doesn't really translate to the nail.


The brush in my bottle of Micky also had a wonky bristle or two and I had a hard time getting Micky to be streak-free and smooth. This may have been the brush's fault, but I have a feeling it may be the formula. I also found Micky to be a bit less pigmented than I have come to expect from Zoya cremes. This is three coats and I felt I did really need the third, both for opacity and streak smoothing!




Base: one coat Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus
Color: three coats Zoya Thandie
Top: one coat Seche Vite and NYC Grand Central Station mixed
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
The Zoya Stunning collection was sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.



Zoya Thandie is easily my favorite of these three polishes, both for the color and the formula. Thandie is a dark creamsicle orange creme, not as light as what we usually describe as "creamsicle", but it still has that kind of feeling to it. It has a muted quality, but also manages to be bright. I have a LOT of orange cremes, but Thandie is pretty unique! I think you have to see it in person to get the bright, yet soft quality about it! It also has some ribbons of shimmer in the bottle. The shimmer is slightly more visible than the shimmer in Micky, but you wouldn't look at Thandie and call it a shimmer finish.


Thandie was pretty easy to work with. No wonky brush bristles, and it had no streaks (yay!). I used three coats, but you could probably do two thinner coats.


Of these three, Thandie is my obvious favorite, although I adore the sunny yellow of Darcy. I can't wait to try the other three Stunning colors!!

The Zoya Stunning collection is available now on Zoya.com.

The Zoya Stunning collection was sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.

By the way, I extended my Zinio giveaway. I have 9 subscriptions to give away and 9 people haven't even entered yet! It's a free magazine subscription guys!!! LOL.

2 comments:

Polish Alcoholic said...

These are so bright, so pretty!

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

Aren't they great for summer? Which one is your favorite?