3/1/11

Zoya Intimate Collection Spring 2011 Review Swatches

So, this is my first ever Zoya purchase, which may not seem like a big deal, but as a Nail Tech for over 12 years, I cannot believe I've never tried them out.  I was stuck in the OPI only rut.   I always got their fliers in the mail and thought they were pretty, but never acted on it.  The suppliers I shopped with in the past didn't carry them, and I am a huge instant gratification person, so ordering online was not going to happen.  I started seeing pics of these new polishes from their Spring 2011 line, "The Intimate Collection", and decided that I HAD to get my hands on them.
They are all super pretty and absolutely perfect for Spring!

First up: Dove.  This is a dove grey creme color and a great neutral:

Next: Danni.  Medium orchid purple with pink and champagne highlights and flecks of silver metallic shimmer.  This would make a beautiful pedicure color!

Jules: A sparkling neutral light taupe with gold, silver and champagne metallic shimmer.  I loved this because usually golds look really yucky with my skin tone.  This one has just enough taupey-ness to not be TOO gold.


Gemma:  Super pretty and different.  Described as light muted olive green with an overlay of blue and violet duochrome shimmer.  The duochrome is really cool!  My only complaint-this was the only one of the collection that really needed 3 coats to cover completely, so that adds drying time.



Caitlin:   A Smoky purple-tinged medium gray with smooth, opaque creme finish. 


Last, but not least: Marley.  Lightest baby lavender touched with a hint of gray-silver and a subtle pearl finish.  This is such a great alternative to a light pink!
 Although I loved all of these, my 2 favs were "Caitlin" and "Marley".  Caitlin is such a pretty creme.  Creme finishes always look so clean and shiny to me.  I love me some shimmer, but you really can't go wrong with a nice creme!  Like I said, Marley is a great alternative to wearing a baby pink.  Nice and crisp looking for Spring!  Definitely give these a try!  They retail for $7 each and you can order right from their website:  www.zoya.com. I found these polishes to be a really nice formula, and they are free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor.   They dry faster than most other polishes I've tried too, so that is a HUGE bonus!

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