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Zoya Island Fun Swatches

Thank goodness it’s the weekend! Does anyone else feel like I do today? I got a lot of stuff done at work today and I’m looking forward to just relaxing while squeezing in a few household chores in between. In random order for today’s post, here are swatches for Zoya Island Fun Collection.

First up is Demetria.

Zoya Demetria

Demetria caught my eye immediately being that it’s a red. Red is still my favorite color to date. This is a beautiful crème shade that’s pretty opaque but still needed more than one coat. It is described as “a vibrant poppy red in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula”. It applied very nicely for me. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Demetria (in shade)

Zoya Demetria (direct sunlight)

Zoya Demetria (close-up)

Next up is Jace.

Zoya Jace

Jace is a nice light green crème shade. This is described as “a modern tropical green in a full coverage formula” and “a green that is more muted than lime and surprisingly wearable”. Formula is good and creamy. It evened out really nicely with the second coat. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Jace (in shade)

Zoya Jace (direct sunlight)

Zoya Jace (close-up)

Then we have Talia.

Zoya Talia

Talia is a bright blue crème that brings me back to my vacation back in April. This is surprisingly my favorite from this collection. It is described as ” a true turquoise in a full coverage, densely pigmented cream formula”. The website also makes a note that this is a stainer and I can attest to that (although I didn’t read that first and wish I had!). Formula is buttery and applied beautifully. Shown is one generous coat with no top coat.

Zoya Talia (in shade)

Zoya Talia (direct sunlight)

Zoya Talia (close-up)

Next up is Nana.

Zoya Nana

Nana is a beautiful fuchsia crème. It is described as “a deep summer fuchsia in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula”. Formula is comparable to the other shades in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Nana (in shade)

Zoya Nana (direct sunlight)

Zoya Nana (close-up)

Up next is Cecilia.

Zoya Cecilia

Cecilia is one that I’m pretty sure will be popular because it’s a teal. It is described as “a classic teal in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula”. This one also has a warning for being a stainer according to the website and I experienced that with this as well. Formula is super creamy that it applied like butter. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Cecilia (in shade)

Zoya Cecilia (direct sunlight)

Zoya Cecilia (close-up)

Last up is Serenity.

Zoya Serenity

Serenity is a purple crème shade. It is described as “a summer purple in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula” and “reminiscent of beautiful blooming irises, a harbinger of summer”. This shade is pretty opaque with a nice formula but I still should’ve used at least 2 coats. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Zoya Serenity (in shade)

Zoya Serenity (direct sunlight)

Zoya Serenity (close-up)

These shades would work well for the summer and look great on toes especially while you’re in your swimwear!

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


Zoya Delight Swatches

I managed to get an entire collection in this past weekend and it just so happens to be from Zoya. I really like these shades a lot as they are very Spring-y and perfect for Easter. In random order, here are swatches for Zoya Delight Collection.

First up is my favorite, Daisy.

Zoya Daisy

Daisy caught my eye immediately being that it’s a bright yellow shade. This is one of the few yellows I’ve seen done right with a shimmer finish. It is described as “a refreshing lemon merengue yellow metallic with an energizing turquoise metallic flash”. The shimmer looks like it’s a hint of green or silvery green. I find the formula for this really good and it dried pretty fast. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Daisy (in shade)

Zoya Daisy (direct sunlight)

Zoya Daisy (close-up)

Next we have Lillian.

Zoya Lillian

Lillian is a pastel blue shade that’s a bit light for the Easter theme but works perfectly as a Spring shade. It is described as “a faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish”. Formula is good and more opaque than I thought. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Lillian (in shade)

Zoya Lillian (direct sunlight)

Zoya Lillian (close-up)

Then we have Leslie.

Zoya Leslie

Leslie is a pretty purple or lilac shimmer that glows. It has a silvery green shimmer that ends up giving this shade a bit of a duochrome finish. This is described as “a soft spring lavender metallic with an energizing turquoise flash”. Formula is slightly creamier than the others in this collection. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Leslie (in shade)

Zoya Leslie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Leslie (close-up)

Next up is Tiana.

Zoya Tiana

Tiana is the green version of Lillian in color and finish. It is described as “a pistachio gelato green in a glossy cream finish”. I find it to be more sheer than I thought it would be but the formula is self-leveling. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Tiana (in shade)

Zoya Tiana (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tiana (close-up)

Up next is Rayne.

Zoya Rayne

Rayne is the blue version of Leslie. I am loving the shimmer in this shade. It’s like it has a hint of green in it. It is described as “a dewy, spring blue metallic with an energizing turquoise metallic flash”. Formula is beautiful as with most from this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Rayne (in shade)

Zoya Rayne (direct sunlight)

Zoya Rayne (close-up)

Last up is Eden.

Zoya Eden

Eden is a bright pink shade that lots of little girls would love in their Easter basket! I love how creamy and glossy this shade looks. It is described as “a classic spring flower pink in a glossy cream finish”. Formula is just like Leslie — really nice and creamy in application. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Eden (in shade)

Zoya Eden (direct sunlight)

Zoya Eden (close-up)

I love all of the shades in this collection. I’m disappointed when companies tend to play it safe and redundant with their Spring collections. The only thing that is possibly redundant in this collection is that there are 2 blues. Maybe they could’ve swapped one for orange but Zoya has several good orange shades already.

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


Zoya Easter Basket Promo

Still need a small Easter treat for someone you know? I just saw this very cute Easter Basket promo in my email from Zoya.

Zoya Easter Basket Promo

The boxes it will come in are so cute! It’s very Spring-y and Easter-y! The colors they used in this ad suits Spring and Easter as well. 5 minis for $20 with the boxes to match isn’t a bad price at all.


Zoya Fall Ultra PixieDust Swatches

Hey guys! The weather has cooled down a lot that the tomato plants my husband planted are now actually producing tomatoes. Go figure! I hope we get one decent batch before the cold weather rolls in and is here to stay. Today’s post is on a collection that I was really excited about initially but it fell short in my opinion. Here are quick swatches for the Zoya Fall Ultra PixieDust Collection.

First up is Oswin.

Zoya Oswin

This is my favorite shade among the 3. I love how this ones looks. It kind of makes me think of crystallized candy. The close-up shot of this one just mesmerizes me. It is described as “a true red textured PixieDust with crimson Mega Hex particles”. I don’t usually apply glitters until they’re opaque. I like to show how they look on their own, but I felt that this looked better with more coats for sure. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Oswin (in shade)

Zoya Oswin (direct sunlight)

Zoya Oswin (close-up)

Zoya Oswin (lighting changed)

Next up is Noir.

Zoya Noir

Noir is the blackened purple version of Oswin basically. It’s packed with the same glittery goodness and bears the same texture finish, although I don’t think it looked good honestly. I really thought it would, but it fell short of my expectations. It is described as a “deep, vampy plum textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex particles”. What sticks out about this shade is the almost blackened base in this purple shade. I stuck with the same number of coats as Oswin just to keep it consistent. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Noir (in shade)

Zoya Noir (direct sunlight)

Zoya Noir (close-up)

Zoya Noir (lighting changed)

Lastly, here’s Arianna.

Zoya Arianna

I thought this was originally going to be my favorite of the 3. I kept going back and forth with this and Oswin, but it didn’t mesmerize me as much as Oswin did. Oswin has a little more oomph and I’m not sure if it’s just the color of the shade or what. This is described as “a blue-toned red wine textured PixieDust with Mega Hex particles”. I’m actually surprised the description did not mention about it being a berry shade because that’s what popped into my head when comparing against Oswin. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Arianna (in shade)

Zoya Arianna (direct sunlight)

Zoya Arianna (close-up)

I will say that while I do like these shades, I like the Zoya Summer Magical Pixie shades better. Oswin looks more matte than the other 2 and that may be why I like how it looks a lot. If the other 2 dries more matte then it’s possible I would’ve liked it more. I wish I thought of that earlier when I had them on, but it’s something to experiment with when I get home I guess.

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


Zoya Ignite Swatches

This collection showed up at my doorstep recently and it gave me the same feeling as their Wicked Collection from Fall 2010. Seeing Zoya Sansa reminded me of Edyta a lot, but I knew right off the bat that they’re not the same at all. Edyta is still pretty unique to this day. In random order, here are swatches for Zoya Ignite Collection.

First up is my favorite, Teigen.

Zoya Teigen

Teigen caught my eye immediately along with Sansa. Now this one looks more pink on their website than it did for me in person. It was more red. It is described as “a full-coverage pink toned violet with a copper liquid metal”. The coppery gold sparkles in it stands out beautifully when in shade. Formula is very pleasant to work with — almost perfect really. I included several extra shots to show how it looks in all kinds of lighting. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Teigen (in shade)

Zoya Teigen (direct sunlight)

Zoya Teigen (another shot)

Zoya Teigen (close-up)

Zoya Teigen (pink….or red?)

Next up is Remy.

Zoya Remy

Remy is a gorgeous blue that made me think of shades that are fondly referred to as mermaid blue. It is described as “a brilliant indigo with copper and gold liquid metallic”. The coppery gold sparkle is simply stunning in this shade. Formula is very good — just like most of the other shades in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Remy (in shade)

Zoya Remy (direct sunlight)

Zoya Remy (close-up)

Next we have Autumn.

Zoya Autumn

Among all 6, I feel this screams fall the most. It is described as “a varnished copper liquid metal”. This shade makes me think of red and brown leaves as well as pumpkins. This is the most watery in terms of formula among the 6 shades. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Autumn (in shade)

Zoya Autumn (lighting changed)

Zoya Autumn (another angle)

Zoya Autumn (direct sunlight)

Zoya Autumn (close-up)

Zoya Autumn (lighting changed again)

Zoya Autumn (last shot)

Up next is probably the most talked about shade in this collection, Sansa.

Zoya Sansa

Sansa is a beautiful shade that gave me the pitter patter effect. Make no mistake though — it is not even close to Edyta in color. But the color did take my breath away just like Edyta did. It is described as “a deep eggplant with a gold metallic sparkle, in the flawless full-coverage, liquid metal formula”. Formula is beautiful as with most from this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Sansa (in shade)

Zoya Sansa (direct sunlight)

Zoya Sansa (close-up)

Zoya Sansa (look at that glow)

Then we have Yuna.

Zoya Yuna

Yuna is what’s on my nails at the moment. I found this grey to be quite likeable, which is rare because grey is one of my least liked colors. I love the coppery gold flakes in this shade so much that it made it different from all other grey shades for me. This is described as “a full-coverage warm grey with copper and gold liquid metal”. The formula was a little bit on the watery side but it thickened up nicely when I didn’t screw the top shut for a few minutes during application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Yuna (in shade)

Zoya Yuna (lighting changed)

Zoya Yuna (direct sunlight)

Zoya Yuna (close-up)

Last up is India.

Zoya India

While I love this shade, it shows up as being more red on their website than it really is to me in person. It is described as “a deep, luxurious red with a gold liquid metallic shimmer”. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya India (in shade)

Zoya India (direct sunlight)

Zoya India (close-up)

I LOVE the coppery gold in these shades. It makes the shades look like they have glass fleck finish (where the flecks are large) when in shade. While I think their Wicked Collection is still more stunning than these shades, these follow right behind it in my book. I will say that the finish isn’t metallic to me at all even though the description leans towards that.

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