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12/24/12

Zoya Lovely Spring 2013 Collection Review, Swatches, and Comparisons


Zoya is at it again! Bringing new colors for Spring 2013. Spring collections are some of my favorites, I'm a sucker for pastels, lights, and even nudes!

The Lovely Collection features 6 spring lacquers with 3 of them being that unique Zoya shimmer and the remaining being cremes.

All pictures are in direct and indirect sunlight, no top coat, and 2 coats unless otherwise stated.

Neely (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13) is a gorgeous light green creme. A mix between cool and warm toned, but not at all pasty. This one had two easy coats. One of my favorites, so beautiful! See comparisons of this color at the end of this post.

Next we have Zoya Blu. Blu is a crisp blue creme. I really love the brightness yet lightness of this polish. It's pretty refreshing! Almost a one coater but this is two coats here. See comparisons of this color at the end of this post.

Zoya Jacqueline (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13) is just your basic nude cream, nothing unique. But if you don't own the perfect nude yet you'll want this polish! Not too gray or too peach-y, just right. Application was a bit patchy and uneven. See comparisons of this color at the end of this post.

Julie (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13) is a lovely lavender with white and silver shimmer particles. This is more of a blue toned purple rather than red toned. Easily one of my favorites from the collection!

Piaf (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi) is a light Djon mustard yellow with the same finish as Julie (above)--white and silver shimmer. I gotta say, I'm not loving this color. Seems great for nail art though. See comparisons of this color at the end of this post.


Zoya Gie Gie (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13) is a light pink with silver and white shimmer particles. It's pretty but I didn't like it on me at all. The shimmer is the same as the last two polishes but it seems so delicate and iridescent in this particular polish.


Now for some comparisons...


Zoya Neely vs. Zoya Bevin. These two are completely different shades. Neely is not only much lighter but it's also a tad bit cooler. Definitely grab both! Another similar polish to Neely is American Apparel Office. I don't own it but, according to pictures, they look very similar. 

Zoya Blu vs Zoya Kristen. These two are very similar. They are both light blue creams, however, Kristen has more of a gray undertone while Blu's undertones are best defined as white. As for which one to own? They're different enough to get both but similar enough that you can get by with either one.

Zoya Jacqueline vs. Zoya Cho vs. Zoya Farah. Cho is darker and more beige while Farah is more of a nude taupe. I don't have it swatched here but Zoya Avery is not a dupe either, Avery is darker. If you want THE perfect nude, Jacqueline is the one to get!

Zoya Piaf vs. Barielle Soul-er Powered vs. China Glaze Kalahari Kiss. Pief and Soul-er Powered are totally different. Pief has silver shimmer as opposed to golden yellow. Pief is also visibly lighter. Kalahari Kiss is just in there to get an idea of the base color of Pief...somewhat similar. 


Overall, I think this is a good collection. There isn't a large variety of finishes but the colors are quite unique. Many are not very dupe-able so you know you are getting a one-of-a-kind color. Application was flawless on all the colors (with the exception of Jacqueline) and only required a minimal number of coats. Skin tone flattering at it's best, no pasty colors! My favorites are Neely and Julie, two must haves!

Which are your favorites?

Zoya's  Lovely Collection retails at $8.00 (US) per bottle and will be available online at zoya.com starting January 1, 2013. EDIT: Buy it now here.
*Products provided for review

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