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Thursday, July 12, 2012
7/12/2012 11:00:00 AM | Posted by A Polish Problem | Edit Post
Yesterday, I showed you the small collection of jellies, Gloss, from Zoya's fall collections and today, I have for you the metallics collection, Diva...
Daul - sheer plum base loaded with golden metallic shimmer. Daul is one of the 2 shimmer metallics polishes in this collection. The base on this one was pretty sheer, though it was buildable to opacity. The star of the show on this one is the shimmer. And when I say "loaded with golden shimmer", I mean "LOADED with golden shimmer". It's super pretty, but I think the golden shimmer is also a wee bit distracting. I kind of wish that the base was a little more pronounced, as in some lights, the base all but goes away and all you see is the shimmer. The formula on this one was good, but sheer and it took 3 coats to reach opacity.
Elisa - Red foil. I love red foils. I think I have 3 of them (all discontinued OPIs) and I am happily adding Elisa to my collection. The red on this one doesn't lean either blue or orange, and is a perfect holiday red, and it reminds me of wrapping paper. The formula on this one, like almost all of the foils in this collection is very good. It's almost a one-coater, though I had a few thin spots and ended up with 2 coats.
FeiFei - sheer blue base with multi-color metallic shimmer. FeiFei is the second shimmer metallic in this collection. When I first saw early swatches of her, I thought she was going to be dupey to Zoya Crystal, and she is somewhat similar. However, while Crystal was golden shimmer in an icy blue base, FeiFei has multi-colored (gold, purple, blue, pink, purple) shimmer in a sheer blue-grey base (that gets bluer the more coats you apply). The formula on this one was very similar to Daul, though a tad thicker. 3 coats.
Ray - evergreen foil. Like Elisa, this one is perfect for the holidays. When I saw it in the bottle, I thought it was going to be similar to Zoya Suvi, but it's actually much lighter and doesn't have the blackened base. This one had a thinner formula than Elisa, and it took me more coats to reach opacity. Also, this one is a bit frosty in the finish, which isn't at all unattractive and works with the color, but it will give you faint brushstrokes. 3 coats.
Song - bright blue foil with tonal shimmer. I am crazy in love with Song. I can't tell you all just how much I love this polish. It's like Zoya reached in my head, picked out my dream polish and turned it in to reality. It reminds me somewhat of OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It!, but it doesn't lean turquoise at all. It is a straight up bright blue. Also, the formula is fantastic. It was opaque at one coat, but I did 2 just out of habit. In case, you haven't figured it out, Song is my favorite of this collection. If you love shimmery blues like me, then you NEED this one.
Suri - imperial purple foil with red and blue shimmer. I love this tone of purple. It's so pretty and flattering on every skin tone. I especially loved the speckles of blue and red in this polish. I know that purple shimmer with red and blue sparkles isn't incredibly unique, but seeing it in a foil finish is unique, in my opinion. The finish on this one was in-between that of Song and Ray. It's a foil with shimmer, like Song, but it also was prone to strokes, like Ray. 2 coats.
I think Zoya knocked it out of the park with this collection. There isn't a single one that I don't like. I think if I had to pick one I wasn't completely in love with, I would pick Daul, but it is a beautiful color and is especially pretty when layered under Zoya Katherine (from the Gloss collection). My favorite is Song followed by FeiFei and Suri.
Zoya Diva will be available on Zoya.com starting mid-July (I don't have an exact date). Zoya polishes retail for $8 a bottle.
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