Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


Zoya Color Box Gift Sets

Zoya Color Box Gift Sets

The NEW Zoya Color Box Gift Sets arrive in a crushed velvet collectors box with three pre-selected Top Selling Zoya Nail Polish* Shades (0.5 oz – full size bottles). Each box comes individually packaged in a black glossy gift box which is then individually wrapped in custom “Zoya” tissue paper. The Color Box Gift Sets make the perfect gift for friends, family, co-workers, teachers or just as a personal treat. Our Color Expert has personally selected twelve Zoya Color Box gift trios for you to choose from. Each trio features three proven, best-selling shades from classic reds to beautiful beiges to soft grays to spectacular sparkles – they are all there – beautifully packaged and ready to celebrate the season! Every Zoya Color Box Gift Set qualifies for free expedited shipping to make sure your gift arrives in time for the holidays. Each box retails for $24.00.

Gift Sets ($24.00)

  • Classic Contrast Raven, Trixie, Luna
  • Classic Reds America, Sooki, Carmen
  • Bold Greige Caitlin, Kelly, Freja
  • Soft Greys Dove, Harley, Marley
  • Spectacular Sparkle Alegra, Charla, Ivanka
  • Rich Reds Isla, Sasha, Sarah
  • Perfect Greens Yara, Edyta, Envy
  • Beautiful Beiges Avril, Mia, Addison
  • Bold Pinks Layla, Gilda, Lola
  • Classic Purples Brie, Anaka, Moxie
  • Deep Purples Jem, Roxy, Casey
  • Delicate Pinks Laurie, Erika, Madison

availability: November 22 @ zoya.com

Monday, November 21st, 2011


Holiday Gift Guide: The Best of Holiday Color

As promised, here is the next installment of our most comprehensive gift guide to-date! This post features my top picks from various holiday color collections that have launched this year.  There are a few more holiday shades I haven’t reviewed or swatched, so there might be a few more of my favorites to come.

Eyes

Cheeks/Face

  • NARS Miss Liberty ($27) gives cheeks a really glistening glow, very apropos for the holidays.
  • Guerlain Parure de Nuit ($67) is the one product I’d recommend above all others for the holidays, and I say that because it’s a product I keep reaching for (to the point that I had to forcibly remove it from my reach).

Lips

  • MAC What Joy! ($15.50) is a berry-red with subtle micro-shimmer and healthy shine with good color coverage.
  • Illamasqua Belladonna ($20) is a fierce magenta pink with opaque color and lots of shine.
  • Bobbi Brown Party Alice ($24) — super pretty pink-coral, perhaps not seasonally appropriate but divine anyway.
  • NARS Joyous Red ($24) is a muted orange-red that’s workable on cool and warm-toned skin.
  • Chanel Triomphal ($32) is a pinky-red with great vibrancy and glossy shine; and Chanel Empire is perfect for those who love a brighter pink with yellow undertones.
  • Dior’s holiday lip colors ($32 each) were my surprise hit for lips this season–they’re so pretty on and wear well.

Nails

  • China Glaze Let It Snow ($3-4 each) is a perfectly festive set of twelve polishes, and all of them are available individually, so you can pick your particular poison.
  • Zoya Gems & Jewels ($8 each) is short and sweet with beautiful shimmers and extra-fun glitters (because they’re horizontal!).
  • Dior Merveille is a festive orange-red with golden shimmer that will work well on warmer skin tones.
Sunday, November 6th, 2011


Zoya Feel Collection for Winter 2011

Every season the color experts at Zoya create dozens of new color collection options. This year, one of those “secret collections” just had to be seen now rather than later. The Feel Nail Polish Collection by Zoya delivers six new, highly pigmented, full coverage, neutral creams that are ideal for right now. Zoya polish retails for $8.00 per bottle.

  • Kristen Full coverage, gull gray cream
  • Carey Full coverage, periwinkle gray cream
  • Megan Full coverage, taupe gray cream
  • Kendal Full coverage, rose quartz beige cream
  • Kennedy Full coverage, pale french beige cream
  • Avery Full coverage, blonde beige cream

availability: November 15th, 2011 @ zoya.com

Monday, September 26th, 2011


Kissy, Rina, Twila layered over MAC Nocturnelle

Zoya Gems & Jewels: Layering Fun

As promised, here are several different layering combinations using Zoya’s Gems & Jewels Collection.  I also layered the bar glitter shades over gold, silver, and black.  I like the shades layered best over Izzy from the holiday collection, but overall, I prefer it over silver!

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Monday, September 26th, 2011


Izzy, Kissy, Holly

Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection for Holiday 2011

Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection includes three shimmery shades along with three glittery shades. Each color retails for $8.00.

  • Izzy is a darkened pink with bright fuchsia-pink shimmer and a metallic-like finish. I used two coats for opaque color. China Glaze Endurance is similar but has silvery-white micro-glitter so the finishes are quite different. It’s not as red-based as Zoya Gilda.
  • Holly is a luxurious emerald green with lighter green shimmer. Really rich and decadent–opaque in nearly one coat but I used two for swatches. Very Christmas-y green. It’s not like China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses, which has a lot of silvery-white glitter, nor China Glaze Emerald Sparkle, which has a much darker base. It is darker and smoother compared to Zoya Ivanka.
  • Noel is a metallic medium-dark silvered blue with silver shimmer. It was opaque in two coats. The base color seems similar to Zoya Crystal, but Crystal has gold sparkle in it.
  • Kissy is a pink and ruby red glittery layering coat with holographic bar glitter. I used two coats, and it was mostly opaque.
  • Rina is an emerald green shimmered base with emerald green and teal bar glitter. I used two coats, and it was more opaque than not but you could see some nail visible in spots.
  • Twila is a medium-dark blue shimmered base with brighter blue bar glitter.

The formula on the shimmery shades (Izzy, Holly, and Noel) is beyond phenomenal. I don’t know if I’ve ever used such a perfectly applying polish before. Each coat is extremely pigmented (I used two for all six shades here, but one is almost enough on the shimmery shades), but the consistency is fluid and flowing without being watery nor thick. I had really good wear out of Holly layered with Twila (seven days with minimal tip wear and no chips).

I was surprised at how opaque the layering shades were, actually. You could easily wear them alone, though I think they work really well layered, too. The only downside is removal is a bit messy–you can see as I swatch through more and more combinations using the glittery shades how I still have residue on my skin. It’s not impossible, but they take a little more work and time than a cream finish (which is par for the course).

I found the bar glitter to be fun and something I’ve personally never tried before, so I had some experimenting to do (will have a whole post up next with various combinations and layering, so stay tuned!). It’s perfect for the holidays, and it reminds me of tinsel.  You’ll need to make sure to take care of the edges so you don’t have any stray glitter pieces extending past the edge of your nail, but the glitter spreads evenly without trouble.  I can’t wait to rock these closer to the holidays!

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Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection Swatches, Photos, Reviews

A+
The glitter shades are the most unique out of the bunch, but I still think the way the shimmery shades came out is great--and not necessarily shades I have dupes of. The formula is so easy to work with. I knew when I saw these at Cosmoprof, they would be good, but they're even better.

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10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Monday, September 12th, 2011


Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection for Holiday 2011

There are three jewel-toned metallic shimmer polishes with three glitzy, glitter glazes (with bar-shaped glitter). Each bottle retails for $8.00 and will be available September 15th, 2011 at zoya.com.

  • Holly Full coverage, rich green metallic shimmer
  • Rina Gorgeous green glitzy, glitter glaze with unique bar glitter
  • Izzy Full coverage, party pink metallic shimmer
  • Kissy Vivid pink glitzy, glitter glaze with unique bar glitter
  • Noel Full coverage, icy blue metallic shimmer
  • Twila Bold blue glitzy, glitter glaze with unique bar glitter