Friday, December 28, 2012

Zoya Lovely Spring Collection 2013

It feels like winter just started and already the spring collections are hitting the shelves!  I can't say I'm too upset, I love pastels in the winter as they soften my typical dark, vampy palette of reds, blacks, and greys.

In Zoya's latest Spring release, they bring the polish world Lovely, a mix of soft shimmers and cremes that segue nicely between the summery bright and vibrant pastels and the dark colors I gravitate towards during these months.


Julie
Zoya calls this a metallic but I definitely classify Julie as a heavily shimmered pastel lilac.  Grey-toned and lovely, this polish is feminine and office friendly.  Huge fan of this one.  I used three coats here but you could get away with two if applied a bit more thickly.
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Gie Gie
Now this was the disappointment for me in the bunch.  A soft baby pink in the vein of Julie, Gie Gie just fell flat on me.  Maybe my skin tone is just too similar to this pink, but the color basically disappeared on me and just looked like I had one of those sheer pearlies from the '90s on my fingertips.  I think this is better suited to girls with more olive or pigment in their skin.  This is three coats. 
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Piaf
I'm on the fence about this one.  On one hand, I absolutely hate this color.  I'm not a huge fan of yellows to begin with but those that I like are definite more buttercream in tone than banana-y lemon.  But on the other hand, this "metallic" shimmer, Piaf surprised me in that it wasn't as horrible as I expected it to look like on me.  This was definitely the best formula of the three shimmers in this collection.  Three coats used above.

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Jacqueline
Love, love, love this!  Called a magnolia nude creme by Zoya, I'd say this is more on the yellow spectrum than nude.  In fact, this could even be considered a dark ivory.  Regardless, it's just clean and perfect and just felt totally refreshing on.  I recommend you apply the Zoya cremes in this collection thinly.  Two carefully applied coats, and you're good to go, although I had to dab in a few places to cover some bald spots.
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Neely
My second favorite from the collection after Jacqueline, this isn't just any mint green.  In fact, Neely is a bit dusty, leaving a milkier pistachio shade on your nails which is just lovely.  Oddly, this color makes my skin look a bit olive toned, which it certain is not, but it's better than lobster hands so I'll take it.  Formula a bit sticky so three thin coats were needed to smooth Neely out.
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Blu
Oh, Zoya, you really stretched yourself with naming this one.  One of my favorites of this collection, Blu is, as I'm sure you can imagine, a beautifully creamy pastel baby blue.  The application is suprisingly unstreaky given the amount of white in the base, but the formula was a bit thick so I highly recommend supremely thin coats for the smoothest manicure.  This is two coats.
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25 comments :

  1. I love these!!! I will keep an eye out!

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  2. The cremes are the real winners here.

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  3. I love this collection so much! Julie and Blu are definitely my favourites. Great swatches as always! :)

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  4. First of, thank you for swatching these for us, I know it very hard to juggle everything sometimes.

    Second, love all the swatches!

    Thirdly, I will picking the rest of them up as soon as I see them at Ulta you convinced me I need Jacqueline and Blu of course ;)

    Swoon!!

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  5. I loved each and every one of these! Blu and Julie were my favs! i still can't comprehend how Zoya made a pastel creme blue that doesn't streak- it's amazing!

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  6. Gie Gie NEEDS to come to my house. Beautiful!

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  7. I know, right?! Major success.

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  8. Aw, thanks. I really appreciate that. And three are already coming your way!

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  9. Thanks so much, Jenn! And those two are really beautiful.

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  10. All of these look gorgeous on you! Jacqueline may be my favorite though ;)

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  11. I love Jacqueline, Neely and Blu

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  12. It's fantastic in its simplicity. Total classic.

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  13. These look great! I'm loving Neely...not that I need another shade like this...lol

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  14. I know what you mean, but I really have nothing quite like it.

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  15. Ooh, I love these cremes! I have some similar polishes to Blu and Neely, but I still want both, and Jacqueline is just *gorgeous*.

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  16. I am in love with your swatches!!!! Jacqueline is just ah-mazing!

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  17. Gorgeous shades!




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  18. I absolutely love all of the cremes in this collection--need 'em all. I really like Piaf too! Such an interesting color.

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  19. I can see you liking Piaf, it would probably suit your skin tone well.

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  20. It's really delicate and pretty :)

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  21. Thank you! And yeah, I completely agree about Jacqueline!

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  22. I'm telling you, there's something different about those two. Maybe it's the formula or maybe a shift of color, but Blu and Neely just feel unique.

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