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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...


While I've Been Gone

I'm so excited to be back! Words cannot even describe. Blogging is a fun way for me to relax and share my polish/nail art love so it was awful not being able to blog for a month. But I'm back now and I want to thank everyone that supported me by 'liking' my sketch for the Seventeen Magazine contest. Also thank you all for being so patient with me. I hate to neglect my blog.

When I went through my camera to decide which pictures to post I noticed that I really don't have that many manicures to show you. Lol! I for sure thought I had more. I guess I just forget to take pictures sometimes.

Anyway, here's a design I created inspired from The Daily Nail.

For this manicure I used Pixel Naughty Bit Nice as my base. Then I took my nail art brush and used a black polish to create the zebra print. Afterwards I used Zoya Robyn for the bright blue outline.

I made swatches of the 3 polishes I picked up from the Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers polishes, but I didn't think I'd be gone so long. I'll just post them anyway though.

The bottles are so cute!

Here's Black Magic, a dupe for Wet N Wild Blackmail from their Megalast line.

As I said, this is a dupe for Blackmail from WNW's Megalast line bit here is a comparison so you can see for yourself...

My favorite of this collection, Wet N Wild Purple Potion, a dark purple, almost black with bright purple glitter.

And the last one I picked up was Night Glow. This is a sheer, milky color so I layered it over Essence Mellow Yellow. It is insanely bright when it's in the dark!

That's it! I have more pictures to show you but I'm saving those for another post. I plan on doing a fun theme week after my Halloween manicures. (:

Thanks for reading!


Zoya Jem/Valerie and Petra/Kelly Comparisons

Good morning!

I posted my Zoya Smoke and Mirrors Review/Swatches a few weeks back and since then I've been noticing from my stats that a lot of you are looking for comparisons of Petra and especially Jem.

I already did a comparison of Zoya Jem and Zoya Valerie in my original Smoke and Mirrors post, but I'm not entirely pleased with that comparison so I'm re-doing it.

Kelly, Petra, Valerie, Jem
I promise I'll have some nail art soon, but for now, see for yourselves how these polishes compare. 

As you can see, there isn't really a difference between the two. I originally said that the only difference is that Jem has smaller (or finer) shimmer than Valerie, but I'm not too sure that's even true anymore. In my opinion, you really don't need both. They are practically the same polish, just with different names.

(Sorry about the clean up here, I was in a rush!)

I've also noticed people searching for Zoya Petra and Zoya Kelly comparisons. These two are not the same. They are both dusty grays and have purple tones but Kelly has more blue undertones than Petra and Petra is darker than Kelly. If you were thinking or buying one of the other I'd say get both! Both of these are must haves! Absolutely gorgeous.

I'm pretty disappointed that Zoya would dupe their own nail polish. It frustrates me when companies do this. Jem and Valerie are identical twins. Luckily, this is the only one from the collection that they duped. Zoya Kelly and Zoya Petra are two different polishes, they are half sisters at the most.

Did any of you get Jem without knowing it was a dupe? Or did you buy Jem, even though you have Valerie, and you knew it was a dupe for it?

*Some products in this post were sent for review


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:

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