Monday, July 23, 2012

Zoya Gloss Collection Swatches

Zoya has three collections out for fall 2012, with 15 polishes in a mix of finishes. Today I've got the Gloss collection, which consists of three buildable jelly polishes: Paloma, Frida, and Katherine.



I started with Paloma, a berry pink. At four thin coats, I could still see a hint of visible nail line (though I don't remember the line looking quite as dark as it does in these photos—wonder if I'll live long enough to have a camera that works like the human eye and sees what it sees).





Frida is a teal green jelly. In all my vast stash, I do not have another teal green jelly. I have old school Maybelline Water polishes in Emerald and Blue but those aren't the same thing at all. Like Paloma, I used four coats for this one.





Katherine is a plum jelly (the outside of a plum, not the inside). This seemed slightly more pigmented than the others in this collection; I used three coats for these swatches.





If you like a more sheer look, these are definitely well behaved enough to wear at fewer coats. Here's Paloma at one coat (top) building to four (bottom).



Of course I couldn't put these away without playing around some—seems silly to have jelly around and not make any sandwiches.

For my first experiment, I put on two coats of Frida, then one of Milani Jewel FX Gold, and finished with one more of Frida. This is the most wearable look I've ever managed with that gold glitter; having Frida to cool it down makes it look so much better against my skintone.





I used two glitters in my next sandwich, which consisted of two coats of Katherine, one of Wet 'n' Wild Fast Dry Party of Five Glitters, one of Milani Jewel FX Silver, and one more of Katherine. I'm thinking two coats of Party of Five would have been better, and maybe no Jewel FX silver, since I really liked how the colors popped against the plum base.



I didn't do a sandwich with Paloma but rather used her as a colored topper for a silver metallic, in this case Revlon ColorStay Sequin. I used two coats of each polish and thought this combination had a nice depth to it.





In the sun, the silver underneath gave Paloma some sparkle.



These are available now on the Zoya website. I haven't seen them in Ulta yet. Later this week, possibly as soon as tomorrow depending on how the photo selection process goes, I'll have a look at the other new fall polishes from Zoya, the Diva and Designer collections.

The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.

19 comments:

  1. Great swatches! I love Frida and the gold glitter, such a fun look!

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  2. Twins again! Love your layering with Paloma!

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  3. These combos are blowing my mind, Karen! SO fantastic! So squishy and wonderful! Needless to say I'll be picking up this part of the collection for sure!

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  4. They're so pretty. Your swatches are lovely!

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  5. I love these! I will be adding them to my stash, I am in love with all that is jelly these days. I really like the glitter sandwhich with Frida!

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  6. These are pretty colors, but man... VNL at 4 coats is one of the reasons I don't really like jellies. I do love how you layered it over the silver, though! Next time I'm surprised by a jelly finish I'm totally stealing that idea.

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  7. Ooh, I bought the Party of Five glitter the other day and then wondered if I really had a real-world use for it, as it was really kind of super-flashy for even my fairly flashy tastes in nail polish! So this gives me some hope that I may find a way to use it.

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  8. These are interesting. I really like what you did with the gold glitter!

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  9. Ooh these look lovely on you! They look really good out of the bottle :D

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  10. Jellies aren't my favourites, but I must admit that I really like how you spiced them up! :)

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  11. I love gold glitter against a light blue. I've tried a bunch of combos with gold but that's the one I like best. I love jellies and I want to get these, I hesitate because I wish they were a bit brighter. I might get them anyways just because they are jellies!

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  12. Great post! Frida seems the most appealing of the bunch, but I have to say that the combo of Paloma and the shimmer was very nice to see ^^ Really interesting!

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  13. I am not loving these at all. I am not a fan of having to do 4 coats and still have VNL. I guess if you knew you would just do layering-it might be fine-but just not for me.

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  14. Beautiful jellies! Love your "sandwiches" :)

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  15. Yeah... so I'm going to have to spend the £30 and get all three. They are gorgeous! I'm already imagining the glitter sandwiches I could do.. mm.. sandwich.. xx

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