Hey There Polished People!
I am super stoked that I got all these Zoya collections for review, but if I’m being honest I’ve gotta tell you- I’m ready for some nail art! Today is my last set of swatches and then it’s back to nail art. I already have a couple designs ready to show you, so I hope you’re ready for that later this week. Let’s just get to the polishes, shall we? 😉 For each polish I’ll show a picture of it in direct sunlight, then in indirect sunlight for comparison purposes.
Zoya Kerry is a gold foil polish. It’s the kind of foily finish that is made up of a million shimmer particles, not the kind that looks like molten metal (like the Essie Mirror Metallics polishes) so it would not be suitable for stamping in case you’re like me and always think about the stamping potential. If the future I’ll compare this to OPI Goldeneye because it looks very similar at first glance. I like this for a gold foily polish, but it’s not probably something I would run out to buy. These pictures suck, sorry about that. I didn’t realize they did till this polish was on cotton balls.
Zoya Amy is a dark orange with gold shimmer foily finish polish. It’s really bright and kind of “juicy” looking. I am not the biggest fan of this finish, but I do love this color. It was super shimmery as you can tell in the direct sunlight picture and really drew attention. 🙂 It will be a good Halloween polish too, because it has that pumpkin-esque feel to it.
Zoya Tinsley is a rosy colored base with lots of gold shimmer particles. I really didn’t do this polish justice, and I sincerely apologize because I used three coats on all the other Irresistible collection polishes, but when I was inside, two looked sufficient for this one. Well, as you can see when I got outside, two most certainly was not, AND my cuticle oil wasn’t as absorbed as it looked inside either. Picture fail. 😦 I will try to re-swatch this in the future but for now- it’s gonna just have to be what it is. Sorry about that. This was actually my favorite polish out of the whole collection. The gold shimmer and rosy base is so pretty! It almost gives Tinsley a duochrome-type look with the flashes of gold over the rose base, but it’s not a duochrome. I’m not even a pink fan and man… I love this! I wouldn’t have thought as much of it in the bottle, but on the nail- oh boy… it’s lovely. Tinsley is my favorite out of this collection, hands down. 🙂
Zoya Bobbi is a saturated fuchsia/berry color with lots of silvery shimmer. All of the shimmer gives it a metallic-looking finish. Mixed in with the base, the super-fine shimmer particles just kind of gives a shimmery look and doesn’t scream “silver.” This polish is snoozey for me. I like it for what it is, but it’s not my style. It actually looks a little dated to me. My mom would probably like this color though, so like I said, it’s just a personal preference. And again- why the two pinks Zoya? Probably because everyone loves them but me! ;p
Zoya Hazel is a steely blue with silver shimmer metallic finish polish. It’s a pretty color but I actually think this whole collection is a little better suited for fall or winter. I may wear this come fall, because it is kinda cool. It reminds me of those jeans that were around like 10 years ago or something… they were denim, but then they almost had some metallic threading or something… they kinda looked like the tin man made em. This is probably making no sense but this polish reminds me of those.
Zoya Rikki is a medium foresty-toned green with silver shimmer. This is the green version of Hazel and I feel exactly the same way about this one. It’s cool but I don’t see myself wearing this over the summer. The thing I really like about this collection is how each of these shimmery polishes match up with the cremes from Stunning, so you can do some fun nail art with them. Gradients, half-moons, tips, spanish french nails, etc will all be pretty cool using the Stunning and Irresistible collections. I may be foreshadowing a future post here. 😉
The formula on these was typical for shimmery polishes. I find they make a little mess upon cleanup because all the shimmer particles kinda get all over, but other than that MINOR complaint which is not at all specific to this brand, the formula was great. Three thin coats to opacity, wear was GREAT, and they went on pretty easily although you do need to work a little quickly with each coat and then give a second between coats because sometimes they wanted to pull a little. I have no complaints about the formula at all. I find that Zoya has superior wear time, which is awesome!
Yes, Please! or No Thank You:
As a whole, I have to say this collection is a No Thank You for me. I like the formula, I actually quite love Tinsley, and the others don’t really have anything wrong with them, but they seem a little out of season and they’re not really my personal preference. I would definitely recommend Tinsley and Amy, too, for orange lovers. 🙂 If you like the metallic-looking shimmer polishes, you’ll probably love this collection from Zoya.
Now that you know what I think- what do you all think? Are you a fan of this type of polish? Do you think it looks a little out of season like I do? Maybe I’m just crazy. ;p Let me know in the comments below. As always, thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!! 😀