Thursday, November 14, 2013

Review: My picks from the Zoya Cashmeres

(All polishes in this post were purchased with my own money.) 

Hello!!

I have some lovely fall colors for you today, my picks from the Zoya Cashmeres fall 2013 collection. Cremes, cremes, cremes!! Okay, now I want desert. Sigh...

First up is Zoya Flynn, a soft latte brown creme:


Zoya Flynn, artificial light



This is two coats of Flynn, with topcoat. I am very happy to report that the formula on the cremes in this collection (at least the ones I got) is really good--I had a bit of dragging on the first coat with some of these, but it all evened out on the second coat. That was great news, since I've sometimes struggled a bit with Zoya cremes in the past. I'm hoping this is a change that will continue on--the formula has never stopped me from buying their cremes in the past, but this makes it a lot nicer. And this is a great neutral to add to your polish wardrobe if you've been looking for one. :)


Next I have Zoya Pepper, a spicy brick red creme that has a ton of sass:

Zoya Pepper, artificial light





This is a favorite in the collection for me. I know you know I love reds, but I have a special place in my heard for the deeper reds like this. Add that to a great formula, and I'm in heaven. :)


Next is Zoya Hunter, a foresty-fern-green creme that is slightly muted:


Zoya Hunter, artificial light




I love this shade of green so much, and it's such a perfect fall color. Again this is 2 coats, good formula. No complaints, just fall loveliness. :)


And finally, Zoya Sailor, a navy blue creme:

Zoya Sailor, artificial light



This blue almost goes into International Klein blue in some lights, and that makes me happy inside. This is two coats, same good formula, another winner in my opinion.


When you initially look at the cremes in this collection, it can be tempting to say 'Same old. Classics yes, but nothing new.'. I'm not so sure. Zoya has a habit of taking a color and doing it juuuuust a little bit differently, or sometimes a lot differently, from how others do it. Sailor is just a bit more on the rich jewel side that I'd expect for a navy, but still has a fall muted feel to it. Same thing with Hunter--just a touch more mossy fern than I normally would have expected, and I love it. And pepper has that little bit of fire-y, edgy spice that elevates the brick color just enough to make it special, I think. And, this collection works really well together for nail art.

If you've stayed away from Zoya cremes in the past because of formula issues, don't be afraid of these, give them a try. And stay tuned for my picks from the Zoya Satins collection...:)

Hugs and love,
M.

(All polishes in this post were purchased with my own money.) 



10 comments:

  1. I have Sailor and I love it!! So so pretty!

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  2. I love it when I can say [about polishes] "they're not the same, they're similar!!" :D :D Sure they might seem "same old, nothing new", but we know that's not the case, haha.
    These are all such lovely shades, but Hunter is the bestest one ♥

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    1. I do love Hunter, I must admit. And I need to have you talk to Mr. LHOLH about that 'not the same, they're similar' thing, lol!!!

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  3. i never tend to find Zoya colours i love but i really love this navy!!

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    1. I was really impressed by it. I do have at least two other navys, but this is just different enough I decided to go for it, and I'm glad I did. :)

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  4. Awesome swatches, Michelle! I adore this collection and I agree with you on Flynn and Pepper-- both standouts in a gorgeous set.

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    1. Thank you! I was really impressed with it. :)

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  5. Zoya is my favorite mainstream polish brand. I usually have good success with their creme formulas. I just ordered Flynn. Now I want Hunter after seeing your swatches (plus it's my nephew's name).

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    1. I share your love and loyalty to Zoya, and I think you'll love Hunter (how can you say no to a polish with your nephew's name??). :)

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