Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection for Holiday 2011 – Izzy and Kissy

Zoya Izzy
Zoya Izzy

Happy Thanksgiving!  I need to get started cooking pumpkin pie and Tofurky, but first I thought I would share swatches of two polishes from Zoya’s Holiday 2011 collection.  I have swatches of Izzy, a bright fuchsia shimmer, and Kissy, one of the bar glitter polishes.

The combination of these two polishes is what got me, but first I’ll show Izzy by itself.  It’s a very bright fuchsia, on the cool side, and it’s full of a white/silvery shimmer.  It’s glowy and bright in the sun.  The formula was nice and it only took two coats for opacity.   Izzy doesn’t exactly strike me as a holiday color, but it’s pretty.

Zoya Izzy
Zoya Izzy

 

In the shade you can see the shimmer texture – it’s actually very heavy.

Zoya Izzy
Zoya Izzy

 

Next I layered two coats of Kissy.  One coat might be enough with a heavy hand, but I wanted to make sure that I had enough of the bar glitters to really see the effect.  Kissy is a mix of reddish small glitter that is perfectly coordinated to the base of Izzy-it provides just a bit of contrast but blends nicely-and holographic bar glitter.  From other swatches it seemed that the bar glitter in Kissy is more holographic and flashy than the other two glitter polishes in the collection, and in person it doesn’t disappoint.  The holographic pieces really stand out on the nail and flash silver, purple and blue – they give a very linear and interesting look.  Kissy applied fairly easily, although it was a bit thick – I had to coax the bar glitter around a bit on the nail.  I like how this seems almost kinetic – the flashy lines of glitter seem like squiggles of light.  It’s the only bar glitter I’ve ever bought, and I think it’s fun.

Zoya Izzy and Kissy
Zoya Izzy and Kissy

 

The shade gives an idea of the density of the glitter – it’s really packed on there with two coats.

Zoya Izzy and Kissy
Zoya Izzy and Kissy

 

I really like this combination.  Kissy is so fun, and I think that Izzy makes the perfect base for it, to show off the holographic glitter pieces.  This doesn’t really give me a holiday feel, but it would be a good combination for a party.  These polishes are available on Zoya’s website, but I haven’t seen them in Ulta or other salons yet.

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