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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
7/11/2012 02:01:00 AM | Posted by Megan (A Polish Problem) | Edit Post
My favorite time of the polish year is upon us, and that is when the fall collections start rolling out. Even though it's hotter than blue blazes outside, on my nails, I can pretend that I'm wearing sweaters and watching football. :) And Zoya's fall releases are always some of the ones that I look the most forward to. This year, Zoya has 3 collections, each of which are " 'haute' off the New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 Runway". These collections consist of a set of six creme polishes (Designer), a set of six metallic/shimmer polishes (Diva), and a small set of three jelly polishes (Gloss). Today, I have for you the Gloss collection.
I chose this one to be my first to review because I have fallen in love with jellies. I love the squishy quality and shiny finish to jellies, and these babies are no exception...
Frida - dark teal jelly. Frida was my problem child of the bunch. I loved her in the bottle. On the nail, she took the longest to reach opacity. The above picture is 4 coats and I still have nail lines. Also, I'm just going to throw it out there that at one or 2 coats, it kinda has the color of green-death NyQuil. :/ So, you are probably going to want to use more coats with this one, if you use it alone. That said, Frida is amazing (AMAZING!) when layered...
This is one coat of Zoya Frida layered over 2 coats of Zoya FeiFei (a blue shimmer metallic from the Diva collection). I absolutely love this one layered. It changes FeiFei from a slate blue to a gorgeous aquamarine. So, so pretty.
Katherine - aubergine jelly. Katherine was created for Peter Som and was previously offered as part of a limited edition set. So for all of you that didn't pick her up back in the winter, now's your chance. Katherine is very pretty color. I say it's aubergine, but there is a lot of brown in the base. The formula on this one was a little thicker than Frida. The above picture is 3 coats, and while there are thin spots in the macro picture, they weren't noticeable in person. Like Frida, Katherine is amazing when layered...
This is one coat of Katherine over 2 coats of Zoya Daul (a plum shimmer metallic also from Diva). The bases in Katherine and Daul were relatively similar, so while it didn't transform the color, like with Frida and FeiFei, it is a beautiful combination.
Paloma - mulberry jelly. Okay, so I know that berry shades in fall collections are not original. But, this one is fantastic and my favorite of the collection. Maybe it's the jelly finish or the super-shiny finish, but there is just something about this one that had me at hello. I also really liked it with my skin tone. The formula is perfect and I was able to reach total opacity in 3 coats. And yes, like the other 2 in this collection, Paloma perfect for layering...
This is 2 coats of Zoya Paloma over 2 coats of Zoya Song (a bright blue metallic from Diva). I had already used the 2 shimmer metallics from Diva for layering, so I wondered what would happen if I used Song. The answer? Awesomeness! :P I really, really love this combo. It's a little hard to see in my photo, but in person, the sparkle within Song pops as red and purple flecks because of the color of Paloma layered over top.
I really like this small collection of jellies from Zoya. You jelly-fans will not be disappointed. Also, I wanted to mention that a lot of comparisons have been made between these polishes and OPI's sorbet polishes from last year. The finish on them is similar, so if you loved the sorbets (which were essentially jellies with a slightly thicker texture), you will love these.
If I had to pick favorites, I would say Paloma, Katherine, and then Frida, but honestly, for layering, all of these are amazing. You could transform just about any polish with a simply coat or 2 of one of these polishes. And they self level well, which is great for layering.
Zoya Gloss, as well as Diva and Designer, will be available at Zoya.com starting in mid-July. Zoya polishes retail for $8 a bottle.
Zoya Gloss was sent to me for review. The above link links to Zoya.com and is affiliated with my Share the Love account. When you use the above link and create an account, you will receive a free polish, and I will receive points that can be used for promotions through the Share the Love program. If you prefer not to use my Share the Love link, please go to www.zoya.com.