Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Nails: Zoya Fall 2012 Diva Collection + Swatches!


I loved the Zoya's summer collections (Beach & Surf) so much, but for the first time I've been thirsting for some fall shades. But I like shimmer. Its always a conundrum. I mean, so many creams...I like them, don't twist my words, but I also love shimmers! The Diva Collection from Zoya is pretty incredible, with some shades that totally blew me away. Read on to find out which ones are my must haves! & if you love creams, check out my prior post featuring the Designer Collection from Zoya! All descriptions in italics & quotes are from the Zoya website.

FeiFei- A steely blue base loaded with multi-colored shimmer leaning mainly golden green. Magical. 3 coats.
Zoya says- "FeiFei can be best described as: A medium steel blue base with heavy gold, blue and pink iridescent metallic sparkle. A truly unique sparkling iridescent blue that adds a magical look to the nails." 

I'm starting here because, OMG. My #1 pick of this collection & I can't even explain everything about it. Its, phenomenal, even better in person. The shades I can visibly see in no specific order: blue, green, teal, lime, purple, pink, lavender, turquoise, & it some lights in can lean silver OR gold. Crazy! Clearly the base is a steely blue but the green shines through the most out of the other shades. Amazing, really.

Elisa- Bright shimmering red. 2 coats. Very saturated.
Zoya says- "Zoya nail polish in Elisa can be best described as: Bright, shining medium crimson red with subtle gold shimmer and a glowing metallic finish. The smooth, glowy metallic finish gives this bright red an extra kick."

I love this red but I do feel like its a bit more winter than fall? It leans a bit too holiday-ish in my opinion. I do absolutely love it & it was PERFECT in 2 coats. I can't wait to break it out later on.

Suri- Shimmering royal purple that leans a bit frosty. 2 coats.
Zoya says- "Zoya nail polish in Suri can be best described as: Medium blue-toned purple with delicate red and blue shimmer and a smooth metallic finish. For a perfect royal purple nail with interesting red and blue sparkle detail."

It is a purple so on principal I love it really. Its better in person but it is indeed a bit more frosty than I normally like. Surprisingly, I like it anyway & I think its a great fall shade. Great formula here with minimal streaking.

Song- Vibrant, shimmery medium blue. 2 coats. Very saturated.
Zoya says- "Zoya nail polish in Song can be best described as: Bold, vibrant medium primary blue with silver and blue glittery metallic sparkle. A very vibrant blue with a glittery finish that's smoother than traditional chunky glitter."

There really isn't much I can say about this one other than I adore it. Perfect formula, perfect vibrancy, amazing shade. All around, a must have blue. Definitely something I'd wear year round as well!

Ray- Deep shimmering green that leans very frosty. 2 coats.
Zoya says-"Zoya nail polish in Ray can be best described as: Dark blackened pine green with smooth, delicate silver and green frost shimmer. A dark, smoky nail color balanced by a bit of shimmer for a softer effect."

I like it, kind of. Where Suri walked the line of being too frosty, this one danced right over it. Maybe this winter I'll feel differently? Its just too frosty for me at the moment. Perhaps against fallen leaves I'll like it more?

Daul- A sheer purple base packed with muted golden shimmer. 3 coats.
Zoya says-"Zoya nail polish in Daul can be best described as: A medium red-toned purple base with heavy purple and gold iridescent metallic sparkle. The shiny gold sparkle makes this shimmering purple polish extra bright and lively."

Yeah, I needed at least one more coat of this. I love the shade but it just wasn't layering like I wanted. That visible nail line wasn't nearly as bad in person but still. I love this shade although it reminds me of a more crushed-up version of Spoiled's Are Mermaids Real? perhaps? If you guys want the side by side, just let me know!

All in all, the Diva Collection from Zoya did not dissapoint! I think I would have loved both shimmers more if Daul wasn't up against FeiFei which, hands down, blows everything else to pieces. Pretty collection, some unexpected fall shades though! I kind of wish they had put a deep shimmering teal in here? I love Zoya though, they're brilliant. & quickly taking over my nail polish collection.

My top picks are Song & FeiFei. 

What do you think? Anything you LOVE? Lust after? Spot any dupes? Let me know! I'll be doing some nail art with the Zoya fall line so if there's any you want to see lots of swatches of also let me know! Thanks for stopping by!

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