Zoya Ornate Swatches
Zoya certainly outdid themselves with this Holiday’s collection. They’ve never done any holographic shades to my knowledge, so you can imagine my surprise when I saw that 3 out of the 6 shades have a holographic finish! It’s not a super strong holographic effect, but it certainly is pretty and something new from them that I welcome with open arms. More please, I say! Swatches below are shown in the order of the press release.
First up is Ziv.
Ziv is described on their site as the following: “A full coverage, yellow-toned metallic gold foil with silver highlights and warm gold flake glitter accents. Try this for an extremely shiny, reflective, and eye-catching luxe gold nail.” Gold is a typical Holiday color that would naturally find a spot in a Holiday collection. No surprise there really, but the formula is simply exquisite. It glided on smoothly and dries really fast. Gotta love that. And the warm gold flake glitter accents in it? LOVE it. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.
Next is Electra.
Electra is described on their site as the following: “A micro fine diamond holographic glitter mixed with large silver holographic bar tinsel in a clear base. Electra can be worn alone, as a festive french tip or layered over any polish to add a unique hologram glitter effect.” Electra is basically a holographic bar glitter shade. It’s a shade that some will hate and some will love. It looks best layered over something else, but for swatching purposes I just left it as is. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Next is a crowd favorite called Storm.
Storm is described on their site as the following: “A full coverage, holiday black with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. Storm is elegant, powerful and versatile – try it as a french tip over Aurora or Blaze!” Storm is black shade with holographic glitter. While it’s not a full on holographic shade, it’s still something different that we certainly would love to see more of from Zoya! In shade, it looks like a cool black shade with some silver glitter. The full effect is seen under direct sunlight. Shown is one thick coat with no top coat.
Moving on, we have Blaze.
Blaze is described on their site as the following: “A full coverage, cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. The multidimensional holographic glitter adds complexity and depth to this vampy red.” Blaze is another holographic glitter shade in this collection. It’s the deep raspberry red version of Storm. And just like Storm, the holographic effect is certainly best seen under direct sunlight. It’s still very pretty under shade. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.
Another holographic shade up next is Aurora.
Aurora is described on their site as the following: “A full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. The rainbow holographic sparkle turns this plum purple into something truly captivating.” Aurora is the purple version of Storm and Blaze. And just like those 2, it’s best seen under direct sunlight. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Last in this collection is a shade called Logan.
Logan is described on their site as the following: “A full coverage, yellow-toned forest green with dense, foil-like yellow-gold and blue-green duochrome shimmer! Rich color, a sparkling finish and a subtle duochrome effect make this green very special. Pair it with a Zoya Ziv (gold) tip for an extra dash of holiday flare!” A Holiday green is another standard shade in a Holiday collection, but it’s one that I never get tired of really. I mean, I don’t think a Holiday collection would be complete without at the very least a red, a gold and a green…..right? While this shade isn’t really that far off from lots of shades I have, I’m glad that it’s not just a straight up shimmer. Formula is great and it dries very fast. Shown is one thick coat with no top coat.
I love this collection as a whole. I’m not a huge fan of Electra really and I thought that maybe they could’ve made a silver holographic glitter shade instead, but I can’t complain. If holographic shades is the direction Zoya is heading towards – I’m all for it.
*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*
This entry was posted on October 31, 2012 by kittypolishnbags. It was filed under foil, glitter, holographic, metallic, nail polish, shimmer, Zoya and was tagged with foil, glitter, holographic, metallic, nail polish, shimmer, Zoya.
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