Thursday, April 14, 2011

Zoya Intimate Collection

I mentioned in an earlier post that I'd bought all of the Zoya colors for Spring 2011 Every one of the six spoke to me; what else could I do? Three purples with different shades and finishes, yes, I needed those. Grey, definitely. Cool-toned gold metallic, for sure. Dusty green with a purple shimmer, no doubt about it. When Zoya offered a special price on the set for International Women's Day, I took it as a sign to order.


Left to right: Dove, Dannii, Gemma, Caitlin, Jules, Marley.


Much as I wanted these, they suffered the fate of so many of my acquistions and languished in my swatching box. Rather than waiting until I had time to try them one by one, I decided to use them all at once. I applied Dove as a base color and did dotted tips with the other five shades. (I don't seem to have jotted down how many coats Dove took; it was more than one and less than four, I'm sure, since I consider two and three coats normal and would almost certainly have noted if it was something else.) Some of my dots are more amoeba-shaped than round, and I didn't get them evenly distributed on all my nails, but overall I'm very happy with the effect and plan to try this design again soon with other colors.







I don't recall where I first saw the dotted tips idea; I do know that Rins of Simply Rins has a great post about dots that I intend to refer back to often.

32 comments:

  1. the colors all go together so nicely! i haven't seen all these used at once.
    if zoya's stupid promos were open to canadians i would have taken advantage of this one for sure!
    i love them alllll. except maybe the golden one.

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  2. I have to try this. It's too cute!

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  3. This is adorable. I love dotting tools & this is a great way to use up an entire collection

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  4. This is so pretty, especially since it is all 1 collection! And it compliments your nailshape :).

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  5. I love this manicure! Such a great idea :)

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS, this is too, too cute!! I absolutely love this. really creative and so fun. this is AWESOME. I can't wait to try it too!!

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  7. Super cute. Dove looks great on you. :)

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  8. You have such a great eye for what colours work together. Lovely.

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  9. Love this mani! You're so good at dotting and these colors look amazing together!

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  10. I love the dots! Very appropriate for Easter!

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  11. Wow, all the colours look great together! Its a perfect manicure for spring.

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  12. Such a cute mani! The colors go so well together :)

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  13. I love love love this mani! I must try this out the colors looks so pretty together. I must order the dotting tools though, my pen doesn't always cooperate lol

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  14. Awe I love this. :) A really cute dot mani.

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  15. I really love this! I must invest in a dotting tool. Dannii and Jules look great in the bottle, very pretty colours :)

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  16. I love this amoeba :-P dotted mani!! Colors look great together!
    I'm waiting for some Intimate too (no promos for EU girls so I had to rely on Ebay), can't wait for them to arrive!!

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  17. Oh, I love it! :) What a great idea!

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  18. This is a great way to try out all the colors at once! I might have to try it. :)

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  19. How fun - I love your polka dots! All the colors really go well together & it is a smart solution for unswatched polish (something I really need to work on!).

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  20. This is lovely! Zoya Intimate is my all time favorite collection.

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  21. I love the dotted tips! and the intimate collection colours work sooo well together! I must try this at some point!

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  22. love the dotted tips! thanks for sharing. :O)

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  23. Hi, Karen!

    Thanks so much for referring to my post. That Zoya collection looks very interesting. Too bad it is so hard to find Zoya in our country.

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  24. Haha, that's a really cute idea Karen! :)

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  25. Great way to use them all at once - love the dots!

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  26. Gorgeous!! I think that is the prettiest nail art I've seen that could be worn anytime!!

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  27. OMG I love the dots BIG TIME! I must try and do this...

    Oh, I thought the Zoya range was SUPERB myself...

    I love it when you get a new line and you think I've got to get em all! I can't remember the last time that happened! I ended up getting 5 of this line myself... and some of them which I didn't think I'd end up liking that much I LOVED. Jules for me is a dream colour!

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