September 22, 2018

Zoya Element Fall 2018 Swatches and Review!

*Sent for review*

I can't believe we are just a few days away from fall- crunchy leaves, pumpkin everything, Halloween decorations, and Zoya's Element collection! The Element collection has some great vampy shades, two amazing metallic foil-like shades, and some cozy looking pinks and berries. Zoya Devin is a gorgeous purple-y blue foil with multi-colored shimmer. I love the contrast of the steel blue with gold, blue and orange shimmers. This is a really unique and interesting shade and Zoya does this kind of foil sparkly goodness better than anyone.

This is three thin coats. I did find the first coat to be a little sheer and patchy, but then it built up well. I used one layer of top coat for shine.

Zoya Rumor ended up being more exciting to me once it was on my nails. In the bottle, I thought it was just a standard light pink, but I found it to be a cool smoky gray-toned pink on my nails. A little more grungy than a typical pink polish. Zoya calls it "mauve taupe", kind of a cross between pink and a neutral. Definitely a fall version of a pale pink.

This was actually pretty opaque in one coat, but I did two and think it looks better with the second coat. The formula was good, but could have a tendency to streak, so make sure you let the first coat dry before applying the second.

Zoya Jenna is a pretty medium pink creme. Zoya calls it a "dusty rose pink". This isn't one of the most typical fall colors in the collection, but it's lovely for sure.

Jenna is almost a one-coater. I did two, really out of habit, but I'm sure many of you could do just one and be happy. It is very pigmented and nicely self-leveling. A+ formula!

Zoya Ruthie reminds me of a really soft fuzzy sweater. Zoya describes this as a "raspberry rose cream". If I were going to reach for a pink creme to wear in the fall, this is the one. 

The pigmentation was great with this one too. Another possible one-coater depending on your application. This one also self-leveled very nicely.

Ahhhhh, I love Zoya's shimmers. They are just always so perfect and pretty. They do soft shimmers like no one else. Zoya Maryann is a perfect example. This is a warm rosewood pink with ribbons of golden sheen. The shimmer is understated and just adds such a nice glow to the polish.

This is two coats of Maryann. The formula is very good, just make sure each coat dries before applying the next coat, or you may see a brushstroke or two.

Zoya Kendra is a wine colored creme, a red-toned purple. Zoya calls it a "marsala" creme and it's a really great option for fall. It's dark, but not too vampy, and I bet it will look amazing on all kinds of skin tones.

This is two coats of Kendra. It had perfect coverage and an excellent formula. I would highly recommend grabbing this one!

What fall collection would be complete without an oxblood creme? Zoya Alyssa is a rich burgundy with hints of purple and brown. This is my favorite kind of color for my toes this time of year, and you had better believe it's on my toes right now! 

The formula on this one was little on the thin side, so just don't load too much on to the brush. I did three thin coats. It would likely be opaque in two, but I wanted to avoid pooling at my cuticles.

Zoya Donnie is described as a "purple-toned sangria" creme. It's a nice mix of purple and pink, dark enough to feel like a fall color, but also a nice pop of brightness in this collection.

This is two coats of Donnie. It was thinner, but not as much as Alyssa, so no problems with pooling. Good formula overall.

Zoya Rachael is another classically fall color for me, a deep vampy cranberry color. As soon as I see a leaf on the ground and get a hint of a crisp breeze, I break out colors like this. This one has a nice dark purple-y base and doesn't lean too brown on me. I think that makes it more flattering for me personally. 

Rachael seemed like it would be perfect in two coats, but it had some patches that were a little more translucent looking, so I ended up doing a third coat. The formula was a nice consistency though, not too thick or runny.

Zoya Leighton is a gorgeous vampy blackberry creme. Zoya calls it a "deeply saturated blackened aubergine cream". I see more blue tones mixed in with the purple and I think it's actually a pretty unique shade. I have lots of super dark blues or super dark purples, but this is a real balance of the two.

Two easy coats, great formula! I love when super dark colors are easy to apply!

Zoya Maeve is a lovely grape creme, with both red and blue undertones. This is another kind of color I reach for a lot in the fall, I'm a big sucker for purples! My camera, however, hates capturing purples accurately, so I ended up taking these pictures on my phone. They're much more accurate than the camera photos for some reason.

This is two easy coats of Maeve. Fantastic formula here!

Ahhhhhh, last, but most certainly not least, is the gorgeous Zoya Gardner! Zoya describes this beauty as "deep periwinkle with a vibrant magenta shimmer in a dense foil finish". It's so vibrant and the pink shimmer really shows up in person. This is such a standout shade in this collection. Hands down my favorite!

And guess what? Two easy, perfect coats! It applied effortlessly and was the perfect consistency. This will be my new go to for fast fall manis.

Overall, I love the selection of classic fall colors in this collection, as well as the twists like Gardner. My personal favorite is Gardner, followed closely by Devin and Leighton. What are your favorites from this collection?

The Zoya Element collection is available now at Zoya.

September 21, 2018

Zoya Jubilee Holiday 2018 Preview!

It’s time to celebrate Jubilee! The newest assortment from Zoya for Holiday 2018 features a range of beautiful creams, lux metals, and a new special effect topper. Whether you’re simply celebrating the fun in life, or want to brighten up the dreary winter days, Jubilee will be your escape. Come enjoy our newest collection that has a little something for everyone.
ASTRID ZP968: a liquid gold foil that adds a festive touch to any holiday look - wear as an accent or alone for optimum impact. 
LEIGH ZP977: a perfect winter nude - rich and warm cream with just a hint of pink to compliment any skin tone. 
CARSON ZP964: a muted nude pink cream - beautiful shade to create an understated elegance and perfect for the cold weather months 
TARYN ZP965: a fiery fuchsia micro-iridescent shimmer with blue undertones - a shade that brightens even the gloomiest of winter days. 
MAXINE ZP969: a rich red cream with an evenly balanced undertone - bright, yet still appropriate for the season. 
ALLISON ZP970: a plum-toned ruby cream - a more amped up version of a traditional plum shade. 
COOKIE ZP971: a purple PixieDust with gold flecks - perfect for holiday fun! Use as an accent or on her own for a gorgeous textured matte look. 
CHIARA ZP972: a deep purple cream - a gorgeous compliment to the rich jewel tones of the season. 
DANICA ZP973: a rich deep teal cream - a new twist on holiday green that gives you an edgy, yet elegant look 
JUNIPER ZP974: a sparkling teal textured PixieDust shade - especially perfect when paired with Leopoard Spots effect polish layered over. 
KATERI ZP966: a beautiful midnight brown cream - think of this as the new black! 
LEOPARD SPOTS TOPPER ZP967: the new special effect topper for winter 2018 - layer over any textured PixieDust shade for an edgy leopard effect.