Thursday, September 1, 2016

Zoya Petals Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! If you haven't figured it out, this week is going to be Zoya week on the blog and I have a long overdue post to share with you, the Zoya Petals Collection. I have had these swatched for ages, but have totally neglected to post them. Luckily, Zoya keeps their collections available year-round so you can easily pick these up on their site and they are beautiful colors that can be worn anytime. Stay tuned because I will be sharing the other Summer Collection (Seashells) as well as the Fall Urban Grunge collections over the next few days!

Zahara is a coraly orange creme full of opalescent glassflecks. This one starts out sheer, but builds up nicely to opacity in 3 coats. For all three of the full coverage glassflecky polishes in this collection, I recommend a little dry time between coats to prevent dragging. This polish makes me think of fizzy orange soda for some reason.

Aster is a periwinkle creme full of opalescent glassflecks. Formula very much like Zahara that starts off sheer, but builds up nicely to opacity in 3 coats. The color of this one was super hard to capture (as it goes with most periwinkles), but I would say that it is slightly deeper in real life than my photos are showing. I think the glassflecks shine so well in this polish!

Azalea is a pink creme filled with opalescent glassflecks. Same formulawise as the previous two polishes though slightly more opaque. I still recommend 3 coats for full opacity. I thought this one was a bit boring in the bottle, but I really loved the sparkling, sugary pink once it was on my nails.

Tulip is a pastel salmon creme with a slight shimmer. Formula was a bit patchy/streaky with this polish and I used 3 careful coats for full coverage. (The third coated evened it out pretty well.) This is described as a pastel, but it does have a little brightness to it. It's quite similar to the next polish, Laurel, but has a more orangey tone so I would pick whichever one you think would suit your skintone better. The shimmer is really faint, but just adds a bit of depth to what would be an otherwise flat creme.

Laurel is a warm pastel pink creme with a slight shimmer. Formula was very similar to Tulip with some minor streakiness that was evened out with the third coat (used 3 coats here). This is the pinker leaning of the two so it is the one that I prefer with my skintone. Again, it's a pastel with a little brightness to it and has that barely there shimmer that gives it a little pop.

Leia is a sheer polish filled with opalescent glassflecks. I wouldn't recommend wearing this polish on its own as it would be pretty sheer, but it works wonderfully as a topper. I used it here as one coat over Laurel and it adds a sugary opalescent finish. It would look fabulous over dark shades for the fall too, and those would bring out all of the beautiful colors of the glassflecks even better!

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