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Zoya Lovely Swatches

Spring is in the air and I definitely feel it with Zoya’s Spring Collection called Lovely. Swatches below are shown in the order of the press release.

First up is Julie.

Zoya Julie

Julie is described on their site as the following: “A full-coverage, soft wisteria purple metallic. The soft color and subtle shimmer give nails a delicate and feminine look. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Zang Toi.” No surprise that the formula is pretty good. It glided on my nails smoothly and dries really fast. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Julie (in shade)

Zoya Julie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Julie (close-up)

Next is Gei Gei.

Zoya Gei Gei

Gei Gei is described on their site as the following: “A full-coverage, blushing cherry blossom pink metallic. A shimmery light shade for an always-appropriate natural pink nail look. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Zang Toi.” Gei Gei is a pink shimmer that I had to learn to appreciate. I didn’t really like it first, but it grew on me as it made me think of pink cotton candy. Formula is good for this shade. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Gei Gei (in shade)

Zoya Gei Gei (direct sunlight)

Zoya Gei Gei (close-up)

Next is a strange yellow called Piaf.

Zoya Piaf

Piaf is described on their site as the following: “A full-coverage, fresh forsythia yellow metallic. A light, cheerful yellow that’s soft and easy to wear thanks to the subtle shimmer finish. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Zang Toi.” I don’t like yellow shades unless they’re bright. This one definitely didn’t fall in that category, but it isn’t as dull as the yellow shades I loathe. I guess I don’t care much for it, so it’s just okay. This is the most watery one among the 3 shimmers. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Piaf (in shade)

Zoya Piaf (direct sunlight)

Zoya Piaf (close-up)

Moving on to crèmes, we have Jacqueline.

Zoya Jacqueline

Jacqueline is described on their site as the following: “A full-coverage, perfect magnolia nude cream. This light creamy beige has slight warm undertones and a glossy crème finish. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Peter Som.” I’m not a huge fan of nudes so y’all know how I feel about this shade. Formula is great though and it dries pretty fast. I applied thicker coats with this shade for full opacity. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Jacqueline (in shade)

Zoya Jacqueline (direct sunlight)

Zoya Jacqueline (close-up)

Next in line is Neely.

Zoya Neely

Neely is described on their site as the following: “A full coverage earliest spring green in a glossy crème finish. A fun color in a muted finish gives a cool vintage edge to your look. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Peter Som.” This shade reminds me of some shades that are stark and has this chalky look or appearance. It’s a nice subtle green crème shade that’s refreshing and suits Spring well. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Neely (in shade)

Zoya Neely (direct sunlight)

Zoya Neely (close-up)

Last in this collection is a shade called Blu.

Zoya Blu

Blu is described on their site as the following: “a full-coverage, soft and delicate pale baby blue with a glossy crème finish. A dreamy, calming blue that’s both fun and flattering on the nails.” This shade is more chalky and stark than Neely. I think it would make a great base shade for neons in place of white. This might even give the mani a different twist compared to the traditional white. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Blu (in shade)

Zoya Blu (direct sunlight)

Zoya Blu (close-up)

This collection isn’t bad as a whole. I’m not a fan of Jacqueline at all, but it’s a personal preference in color. It’s a pretty safe collection compared to those of other brands.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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5 responses

  1. Pingback: Zoya Lovely Collection « kittypolishnbags

  2. You are great at your swatches. I’m in the middle of starting up my blog again, what camera do you use–It takes great close ups!

    January 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    • I use an Olympus Stylus 600 (6 megapixel). It’s almost 10 years old so I’m passively looking for another one, but this works great for me still!

      February 1, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      • Wow, only 6 megapixels. Your pictures look great!

        February 6, 2013 at 12:42 AM

        • Thank you for your kind words! I hope it’s even better whenever I switch to a better camera. 🙂

          February 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

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