On the heels of posting a Fall collection, today I have a Winter/Holiday collection for you. Now, I know you have probably seen about a gatrillion swatches of this collection, so bear with me: you haven’t seen this collection on MY nails and we all know my nails are special. I mean, look at them: they are long and squared and they grow out of my fingers! I mean, really—I must be the only one, right? Oh, I’m not? You mean everyone has nails? Pfft…fine. Just indulge me then and let’s take a look at the Zoya Zenith Collection for Winter 2013.
I don’t know what it is with me and blues lately, but I just can’t get enough of them. Zoya Dream is a bright jelly based blue with a crapton of scattered holographic particles. I love how the holo looks suspended in this base! It’s a little thin so I had to apply two thick coats to build up the opacity.
I know what you’re thinking: is that you, Aurora? Uhm, no, it is not. Zoya Payton does have a few things in common with Aurora, but the base color on Payton is a lot darker. Dark purple/burgundy with scattered holographic glitter? Yes, please! I can totally get on board with this beauty. The formula is also thinner on this one since it is a jelly, but it does build up easily—just make sure you give it enough dry time in between coats.
Are you a purple lover? I am! However, I didn’t find Zoya Belinda that exciting to tell you the truth. Maybe it’s because it has a metallic finish and I am a total hater when it comes to that finish. Who knows? The formula on Belinda was surprisingly thin for such a dark color. It was bald spot central so I ended up applying 3 thin coats to make sure I had complete coverage.
Since I hate anything with a metallic/foil finish, it should come as no surprise that I did not like Zoya Cassedy. Look, it’s not that I think it is ugly…it’s just ugly on me. When I swatched this one, I immediately thought of Frosso since she loves everything gunmetal. The formula on Cassedy is actually pretty great. It’s thick so it gives you a lot of control and it’s super opaque which means that it is a happy one coater. If you like this finish, I’m pretty sure you will like this polish.
Ok, I don’t know what’s wrong with me lately, but I’m liking things I would normally hate. When I first looked at this collection, I immediately declared that Mosheen, Cassedy and Seraphina were barf central and I would hate them. Well, that applied to Mosheen and Cassedy, but I actually ended up liking Zoya Seraphina! I don’t know if the fact that it doesn’t look that metallic-y saved it, but I quite liked how it looked on my nails. The formula is a little thin so I applied 3 coats for full coverage.
Well, there you have it: my psychotic thoughts on the Zoya Zenith Collection. I am not a person who particularly likes holidays, but being that we are nearing that time of the year, I always remember all my dumb childhood stories. I was always such an imaginative kid, and I actually CONVINCED MYSELF that I had seen Santa Claus. It all started out with me deliberately making up a story about Santa coming to my house and I told it with such fervor to my 1st grade class, that the lines between made up and reality blurred and I believed my own story! Now I’m starting to think that the whole “I was abducted by aliens” story may not be real either. Oh well, whatcha gonna do about that?
This collection is available now to be purchased so open up those wallets (which are probably permanently open if you’re a polish nut). To stay up to date on everything Zoya, make sure that you follow them on their website, Facebook, twitter and instagram. Let me know what you think about this collection: do you like it? Does it give you the warm and fuzzies in your lacquered heart? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will catch you later.