I recently published the promotional pictures of Zoya's Spring 2013 collection--Zoya LOVELY--which totally reminded me of spring and more so Easter!
These colors really are lovely in hue in person. They're a mix of delicious pastel metallics and creams in dainty, delicate shades that make me think of a mix of Easter eggs and ice cream!
I know there are probably a billion manis using several of the colors together, but seeing them all together I couldn't resist!
|From left to right: Piaf, Neely, Blu, Julie|
|Zoya Gie Gie|
Application & Opacity
Gie Gie, Piaf and Julie - These are the metallics of the collection, which I tend to find apply extremely smooth and evenly. These were as expected. I did find that they were a bit less opaque than the creams and while you may be able to get away with 2 coats, I preferred 3 coats to reach full opacity. They had great self-leveling properties.
Neely & Blue - These are 2 of the 3 creams in this collection (I will be featuring a mani with Jacqueline at a later time). I find that most of Zoya's cream polishes require a minimum of 2 coats. The first is typically a bit uneven or streaky and the second usually evens it out. That was the case with these. I did apply a third coat with these as I found it gave me a slightly better overall finish.
Color Descriptions (according to me)
GieGie - Gie Gie is a super metallic princess-y pink. I bit more pastel than bubblegum in my opinion.
Piaf - Piaf is an interesting yellow. In the bottle I feel it comes off a tad lighter than on your finger (I believe this is largely due to the concentrated amount of metallic sparkle in the bottle). To me, it's almost a light pastel-ish golden mustard with subtle metallic flash.
Neely - Neekly is definitely a pastel green. It's not a blue-green, but more of a true minty pastel.
Blu - Blue is a a lovely pastel blue that is a bit more vibrant on your nail than in the bottle, in my opinion. Definitely a great shade if you want a spring blue!
Julie - Julie is a super pretty pastel lilac. I've never been much of a purple person in general, but lilac generally appeals to me and this is definitely something I would have picked out of the collection.
These are priced at $8 per individual bottle or $48 for the set retail.
These are currently available on Zoya's website HERE.
Overall I really like this collection! I think the balance of metallics and creams is nice and the shades are absolutely early-spring appropriate. I would highly recommend this collection for anyone that loves pastels or can't wait for spring to get here!