Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Zoya Wicked Collection
Nail Lacquers:: Kelly, Stacy, Burke

Less Wicked, More Wonderful

Zoya Wonderful Collection ($36.00 for all 6, or $7 each) is second of two fall collections from Zoya. It contains six shades: Kelly (rich gray shade with soft purple and blue undertones), Stacy (dark raspberry creme with purple and wine undertones), Burke (soft, dusty light red mulberry with very subtle brick and mauve tones), Kristi (pure, true crisp medium red cream with no strong warm or cool undertones), Cola (warm light brown cream with strong terracotta undertones), Shawn (warm, mossy yellow-toned medium green cream with olive undertones).

  • Kelly is a smoky, grayish blue that looks stormy and smoky at the same time. It’s not gray, it’s not blue, it’s not purple – it’s some variation that includes all three. Two coats.
  • Stacy is a dark burgundy wine–very vampy and dark. I like that it still looks like a wine; it never looks so dark that you can’t distinguish it from black. Two coats.
  • Burke is a softened berry red. I’ve seen this look dustier in other swatches, but it comes out pretty red for me. Two coats.
  • Kristi is a bright pop of neutral cherry red. Very close to pure/true red. Two coats.
  • Cola is a red-toned medium-dark brown–kind of reminds me of what cola looks like when it stains a white shirt, ha.
  • Shawn is a dark, mossy green with yellow undertones. Two coats.

All six have a cream finish, so there is absolutely no shimmer or glitter in these.  They dry down to a slightly glossy finish, but I always finish with a top coat in a regular manicure, though.  I didn’t need more than two coats for crisp, opaque color, and each shade was a dream to apply–pigmented, smooth, and even.   There really isn’t anything to complain about — either you love the colors or you don’t, but the formula will not disappoint!  My must-haves from this collection would be Kelly and Shawn.

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 5/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Excellent pigmentation for all six shades, easy to apply, and none needed more than two coats for a smooth, opaque finish. If you see a color you like, I think you’ll be happy with it.

AVAILABILITY: Zoya

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Zoya Wicked Collection
Nail Lacquers:: Kelly, Stacy, Burke

Zoya Wicked Collection
Nail Lacquers:: Kelly, Stacy, Burke

Zoya Wicked Collection
Nail Lacquers:: Kristi, Cola, Shawn

Zoya Wicked Collection
Nail Lacquers:: Kristi, Cola, Shawn

Zoya Wicked Collection
Nail Lacquers:: Kristi, Cola, Shawn

** I have no idea why my bottle looks so… smoky, LOL. It looked just fine when I swatched!

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Kelly Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Kelly Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Kelly Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Kelly Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Stacy Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Stacy Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Stacy Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Stacy Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Burke Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Burke Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Burke Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Burke Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Kristi Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Kristi Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Karina Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Kristi Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Cola Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Cola Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Cola Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Cola Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Shawn Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Shawn Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Shawn Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Wicked Collection
Zoya Shawn Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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45 thoughts on “Zoya Wonderful Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’m loving the Shawn color. So cute! Also, do your fingers dry out from having to switch polish so many times in a row? ;)

  2. Whitney

    Beautiful colors for the fall! Where can I find these?

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    Cola reminds me of Dr. Pepper!

  4. They’re all gorgeous but I feel like I *need* to have Kelly. I refuse to wear black polish because although it’s been considered chic, I feel like it’s a little too goth for me. I really love that it’s not a flat grey — it’s distinctive. I’ll look into buying a few… I do have a birthday on Saturday which gives me a good excuse to feed my addiction a little further! haha

  5. Kelly & Shawn were my must haves from looking at the swatches before I read the begining of the post : ) they look amazing. Where can I get Zoya polishes? Thanks!

  6. paula

    how do you think Stacy compares to Chanel’s Vamp?

    • Similar in color, but they definitely have different finishes. I don’t own Vamp, but based on swatches I’ve seen, it looks a little darker.

  7. Pam

    i like Kelly… :) looks almost like metro chic (OPI for Sephora)??

  8. is shawn one of your favorites because of @shauntechguy hehe =]

  9. Brooke

    Hey Christine. Love the swatches. Are you goof to do the opi Swiss collection? It looks like a great collection. Thanks love your blog.

  10. I must have zoya shawn…it is the most gorgeous shade of green..!

  11. Margot

    I just got Kelly. I love love love love love it !

  12. I have Kelly and it’s gorgeous, great application. This will be in my nails all Fall

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    Have you noticed that the names of this collection and the other one shown earlier are all related to Dancing With The Stars. All of the names except “Cola” are DWTS former stars and pros names.

  14. I love your nails! You are one of my favourite bloggers!

  15. Ricci

    I love Kelly! Would look so nice with a grey top.

  16. omg!! I NEED shawn and kelly!! LOL they are beautiful and I have become such a nail polish fanatic lately..idk why..maybe cuz it is the simplist beauty product that makes such a nice impact on your overall look..hmmmmm…..

  17. I love these colors! I need kelly :)

  18. kelly and shawn look hot!

  19. I recently reviewed this collection as well and I totally agree with your comment on the perfect formula. That’s one thing that makes zoya stand out to me. Plus, I LOVE Kelly! <3

  20. Deborah

    I absolutely love all of these colors. It’s rare I like everything in a collection. Kelly will be really pretty for Fall.

  21. Stacey M

    Awwww, it’s spelled wrong! ;)

  22. Vanessa

    Kelly looks so unique!! I need to get my hands on that!

  23. Vale

    Speaking again about “reds”, I love Stacy polish and I hate Burke and Kristi! As you can see, the same point of red of the burberry lipstick :-P

  24. Jennifer

    Those are some gorgeous colors!! I love Kelly best I think. :)

  25. jaspreet

    I’m loving the Shawn color

  26. Luisafer

    Love the colors!!! loved Kelly, Stacy and Cola. It’s great after 15 years of wearing makeup I still get excited with the new collections and colors, makeup is fun!!!

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    Wow! I NEED this!

    Thet’re all my fav. nail’s colors, esp. Kelly, Shawn, and Kristi!

    Lovely<3

  28. Kelly and stacy are really cute colors. i wonder what the stacy color looks like in real life cuz it seems so dark and multifaceted without flash.

  29. Sarah

    I really like this collection! Thanks for all the swatches – looks very time consuming :)

  30. kat

    The first one looks pretty classy.. maybe I haven’t been paying attention but it seems like a pretty unique shade!

  31. I wonder what Shawn would look like layered with Edyta. Hmm…

  32. Grace

    I adore that green shade, LOVE!

  33. Samantha

    Are the sampler collections smaller than buying an individual polish?

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison

    Hi, Christine! I’m sorry to bring up an old post but I was looking through the swatch gallery and I love the look of Cola – would you say the natural light shot or the flash shot is more descriptive of what Cola looks like IRL? Thanks heaps! <3