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Zoya Smoke and Mirrors Collection Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! Today I have both the Smoke and Mirrors collection to review. These are Zoya's new collections for Fall 2011 and I'm so excited because I love Fall collections and Zoya collections!

Descriptions and reviews of each color are below each picture. I apologize in advance for the messy clean up on some of these.

Let's start with the Smoke Collection:

First up is Jana. Jana is a light, dusty, taupe-y brown mixed with the slightest hint of purple. Jana applied like a dream. One thick coat and you're good to go. I had trouble capturing the beauty of this color, each picture was a different shade of the color. This is like a lighter version of China Glaze Below Deck.

Next we have the beautiful Petra. Petra is a dark taupe/gray/brown with purple undertones. This applies nicely in 1-2 coats. I love this one, reminds me of Zoya Kelly, except Kelly is a little darker and has more blue undertones in it than Petra.

Codie is a unique dark brown with subtle olive tones running throughout it. This one needed two coats. Application went smoothly. I actually like Codie more than I thought I would.

Anja is your standard dark, burgundy wine red with a hint of purple. I'm not a fan of these types of colors, but it's still nice. This applied great in two coats but really stained my nails. I strongly suggest using a base coat with this one, which is where I made my mistake. 

Cynthia is a dark, teal-ish navy blue with the most subtle shimmer you will ever see. Capturing the shimmer is almost impossible, but this is such a beautiful color! I used two coats for full opacity.

Dree is, in my opinion, the star of the Smoke Collection. I can't tell you how much I love colors like these. Dree is a beautiful mossy, camouflage green cream. Wow! One of Zoya's best right here. Like Jana, Dree applied perfectly. One thick coat is all I needed.

Now let's get onto the Mirrors Collection:

First we have Nimue which is a dark purple metallic with a silver, shimmery base. I used two coats in this picture. I don't like the way this looks on me, but it's still a pretty color.

Next up is Marina, a dark blue metallic with a shimmery, silver base. 2 coats. Marina is similar to Nimue as it has the same metallic finish and base. This is actually one of my favorites.

Tao, again like Marina and Nimue, is a soft metallic. 2 coats for this one as well. I describe Tao as a gunmetal gray metallic with light silver shimmer. All three of these, Marina, Nimue and Tao, can leave brush strokes if you're not careful with application. It's more noticeable in these pictures than in person.

Yara is my favorite from both collections, and possibly my new favorite Zoya color. This is one sexy glitter! Yara is a stunning olive green packed with gold and green flecks of glitter. Two effortless coats. Another plus is that it dries with the same pretty glitter. I hate when nail polish dries completely different than how it was when it was wet, Yara isn't like that.

Neeka, is one of the more unique colors in the Mirrors collection. Neeka is a dusty medium purple with strong pink and gold flecks of glitter. This is two coats of easy application. Don't hesitate to click on the picture to enlarge it and see more detail. Absolutely beautiful! No surprise that this is my second favorite in the collection.

Last, but not least, we have Jem. Jem is a medium purple with bright purple/pink shimmer. Jem applied flawlessly in 2 coats. This one reminds me of Zoya Valerie, they are total dupes, at least in my opinion. I've compared them below so you can see for yourself.

The only thing I would say that was different is that Jem has finer, or smaller, shimmer than Valerie.

Overall, all the colors had great application. None of them needed more than two coats and many, like Jana and Dree were opaque, or almost opaque in one coat. The colors in both the Smoke and Mirrors collection are different finishes and all have a nice, unique touch to them. A few of my favorites were Cynthia and Dree from the Smoke collection and Marina, Yara and Neeka in the Mirrors collection.
The Zoya Smoke and Mirror Collections are available on starting July 15 and retail $8.00 each per bottle.

*Products in this post were sent for review

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