Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Zoya NYFW 2012 Gloss Trio Swatches

Zoya NYFW 2012 Gloss Trio (left to right): Katherine, Paloma, Frida

 If you've been following Zoya then you're probably well aware of the Fall collections they've released released for fall--NYFW 2010 Diva, Designer and Gloss. Inspired by New York Fashion Week's fall colors, these 3 collections scream fall in my opinion. While I generally prefer bright and light colors, I'm always down for a pretty polish ;)

I was originally sent all 3 collections by Zoya for review, but unfortunately my package arrived severely damaged. The polish leakage was so bad that my FedEx delivery guy actually warned me when he delivered it that it was clearly damaged because the smell filled his truck! Of course as soon as he handed it to be I could smell my smashed polish samples--so sad! When I opened it the entire inside (peanuts and all) was covered in what I believe was polishes from the Gloss collection. It was such a mess I ended up getting myself and my kitchen table covered in polish just trying to extract the Gloss trio (which was on top) out so i could take pics to send to Zoya to let them know. There was no way I could dig through the box, unfortunately. I've done this in the past and between broken glass and polish getting everywhere it's just not something I'm interested in repeating ;) Unfortunately, quality control for Zoya only deemed it necessary to re-send the Gloss trio to me so I don't have swatches for the other two collections, but I've seen so many other fabulous swatches if you're dying to see them they're very easy to find!

The NYFW 2012 Gloss Trio consists of 3 polishes (obvious I know haha) that are all ... jelly polishes! I am actually a big fan of jelly polishes and I like sheer polishes if they're meant to be sheer, like these. Zoya designed these to be worn alone or over other polishes. Given the colors, I can see how they'd probably complement quite a few of the colors in the other 2 collections. I've seen other bloggers post combo swatches so definitely check those out if that interests you.

Zoya NYFW 2010 Gloss Swatches

(left to right) Katherine, Paloma, Frida - I've noticed that other images of these bottles has shown them to be much lighter in shade. In person mine were very dark (with the exception of Paloma) in the bottle.
As you can see, these are definitely sheer and super shiny (no top coat was used in these swatches). These were all swatches with 4 coats.
I can see these being very popular for layering or even wearing alone.
Application
When I swatches these, Katherine was a bit patchy with the first 2 coats, but it evened out with the 3rd. It wasn't quite deep in color enough on its own to me with 3 coats so I did a 4th, which really darkened it! 

Paloma applied the best for me. It went on smoothly and evenly from the first coat and would have been find with any number of coats depending on the depth of color you wanted.

Frida was kind of in between these two. The first coat was slightly uneven, but the second completely evened it out. If you wanted to use Friday alone, you could have stuck with 3 in my opinion and gotten a nice color, but 4 really gave it a little extra oomph!

Price
The trio retails for $24 and the individual colors can each be purchased for $8 retail.

Where to Find
These are currently available on Zoya's website HERE  

Final Thoughts
Shipping debacle aside, I have mixed feelings about these 3 colors. While I love jelly polishes, I wish Zoya had done a bright red jelly in the mix. I would have scooped that up in a second! Of these 3, Paloma is my favorite, followed by Frida. Katherine was the one in the bunch that I really found myself not getting too excited over. I can definitely see how this may be a big hit with those that love purple or deep, dusty colors, but for me personally it just wasn't something I would have chose for myself. 

As far as wearing these, I'm going to have to try layering a few over some of my other polishes and see how I like them! I can see how these would look particularly lovely in a jelly sandwich!

Overall, I do like 2 of the 3 enough to wear alone and over other colors. If you like jelly polishes, which I think is kind of a unique concept for fall, then definitely check these out if you're looking for fall colors.

These polishes were provided for review by Zoya PR. This review is based on my personal experience with them and all opinion s are my own.

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