Zoya’s Neeka came out with the Fall 2011 Collection, Smoke & Mirrors. I think this was a ‘Smoke’ one, since it’s not glittery. I know it’s been out for a while, but this is the only one that I felt intrigued by, so I recently picked it up – it’s a dark, slightly greyish purple with interesting shimmer pieces.
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.
I’m looking forward to the new Rescue Beauty fall polishes–lately I’ve been thinking about how great Pizzicato would be for this time of the year. Pizzicato is a whitish lavender color with white-silver shimmer. So I started looking around and thought that Zoya’s Marley might help tide me over until Pizzicato comes out.
I picked up a bottle of I Juggle…Men from OPI’s Femme de Cirque collection, since it’s so pretty in the bottle. And I’m a sucker for the ellipsis in the name (I know it’s silly). It’s a very sheer sparkle topcoat, that flashes blue, purple and pink in the bottle, so I was curious to see it over other polishes.
Zoya’s new summer nail polishes are up on their website now, and they have three different collections! They had a buy one get one free code for the first few days when the collections first went on sale, but I really only felt like I needed one from all of the collections. So I bought two because of the code, from the glittery, sparkly collection-Faye and Rica.
I’m still trying to work through the China Glaze Crackle Collection and try out all of the combinations that I’m curious about. I’ve been impressed with Broken Hearted and Cracked Concrete, but then I had a fail on last Sunday when I tried to use Lightning Bolt (the white one) over a dark blue color. I didn’t even take pictures because it was so nasty looking-the white didn’t actually crack apart except in a few spots, and it just mostly looked grey because of the dark blue underneath. I’m not sure if there’s something wrong with my bottle, or if it just needed to be shaken up, or what. So, I decided to just move along and try Crushed Candy over Zoya’s Kelly.
Here’s a combination of three different Spring 2011 collections: Zoya’s Caitlin, Essie’s Kisses and Bises and China Glaze’s Broken Hearted. Caitlin is my favorite from Zoya’s Intimate Collection , and it’s a subtle color that is still office appropriate (see my reviews here: Zoya Intimate Part 1, Zoya Intimate Part 2). So I started there.
The last three polishes from Zoya’s Intimate Collection are a little bit bolder than the first three I wrote about in Part 1, but still perfect for spring. The finishes in this half of the collection are really nice–Dannii and Jules are metallic shimmers and Gemma has a duochrome flash of bluish purple.
I have never before bought an entire collection of nail polish, but Zoya’s Spring 2011 collection was so pretty, and full of colors that I knew I would wear, that I got the whole six bottle set. If you buy the whole set of a Zoya collection there’s a small discount, so it’s even easier to justify. Keep reading for the first set of swatches. (Ed: I’ve posted Part 2 now. Click through to read about the rest of the collection!) Continue reading Zoya Spring 2011 Intimate Collection Part 1- Dove, Marley and Caitlin
Those Nicole OPI polishes with the big, heart-shaped glitter make me think of Valentine’s Day no matter what time of the year it is. I’ve now bought two of them, thinking to myself “this would be nice for Valentine’s Day…” So here are two Valentine’s Day looks.
The Zoya Flame Collection came out for holiday 2010, and I’ve ended up collecting three of the six. I was looking at pictures of all six together, and I realized that I’ve chosen all three that had the foil, metallic finish–Crystal, Tiffany and Gloria.