Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: Zoya's Spring 2015 Delight Collection

(Press Sample)

It may be winter outside (okay, not here where I am), but it's spring in the nail polish world, and Zoya's Delight collection is a gorgeous example of how beautiful spring colors can be.

Three of the polishes in this collection are cremes, and three are shimmers with a twist...

No spring collection is complete without a pink to represent the new flowers peeking out of the ground; Zoya Eden is a bubble-gum pink creme that has a blush of rose to it:

Zoya-Eden
Zoya Eden

Zoya-Eden
Zoya Eden

For all of the swatches, I show two coats, topped with Seche Vite. The polished covered easily; the formula was excellent, not too thin, not to thick. This didn't give me any of the pulling issues that can sometimes plague cremes.

Pinks are not my thing, but I do like this for a spring creme--I like that it isn't too soft, and that it has that hint of dusty rose to keep it from being just another spring pastel.


Next up is Zoya Lillian, a soft blue creme that calls up clear spring skies:

Zoya Lillian
Zoya Lillian


Zoya Lillian
Zoya Lillian

The formula on this was also exceptional. This is the sort of blue I love for nail art, because it serves a perfect back-drop for almost any nature scene you want to make. I think it has a slightly retro 1960s feel on the nail that's feminine and fun.


For our last creme, we have Tiana, a mint pastel:


Zoya Tiana
Zoya Tiana

Zoya Tiana
Zoya Tiana

Application on this was very good; this one is just slightly less opaque than the other two cremes, so I had to use a little extra care to make sure I have even coverage at two coats. You might find yourself needing three with this polish if you have ridges or serious discoloration on or under your nails.

When I look at this polish, I see a lovely mint milkshake, and I want to run out for some mint ice cream so I can make one!


The last three polishes are shimmers, but they aren't your ordinary shimmers--they all have a blue-shimmer flash, and I absolutely adore them!

 The first is Daisy, a sunflower-yellow shimmer with that blue shimmer that peeks out:


Zoya Daisy
Zoya Daisy

Zoya Daisy
Zoya Daisy

Seriously, look at that awesome blue flash--it's romantic, it's country chic, it's a happy afternoon in a meadow of flowers. You will never hear me say that a yellow polish is my favorite polish in a collection, but this one absolutely is. Not only that, but it makes it onto my list of all-time favorites, period. This combination just works for me, and I've never seen another polish like it. LOVE.

Application was easy, like butter; no problems whatsoever.


Next is Leslie, a light orchid polish with that blue shimmer flirting through:


Zoya-Leslie
Zoya Leslie

Zoya Leslie
Zoya Leslie


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Zoya Leslie

I love the way blue and purple play together, and I use the combination in my nail art all the time. I love having them together in this polish, giving just a hint of special; I think this is what I love best about Zoya Polishes, they always manage to find a way to put just a little bit of something extra into what they do.

The formula and application on this were also perfection.

And finally, we have Rayne, a light aqua with--you guessed it--a blue shimmer. Sure, that doesn't sound all that interesting, on the face of it. But it is. The shimmer is a brighter shade of blue, reminiscent of the glow you get with flakies, and the polish is almost crelly-like, so the play of the shimmer gives the polish a depth that is almost three dimensional:


Zoya Rayne
Zoya Rayne

Zoya Rayne
Zoya Rayne


Zoya-Rayne
Zoya Rayne


This polish was a bear to photograph--I took at least 300 pictures and I still don't think I fully captured the beauty of it, the depth is so much more pronounced in person. I didn't expect to fall in love with this when I saw it in the bottle, but as soon as it went on the nail, I was done. If the spirit of Elsa from Frozen was captured in a polish, this would be it.

This polish looks less opaque on the brush, and I thought for sure I'd need three coats. But it covered fully in two, and was very easy to apply.

This is a cohesive collection that hits all of the notes you'd expect from spring colors, and also delivers some lovely surprises. I love that it has both cremes and shimmers in it; Zoya does that often, I'm a big fan of that common theme in their collections. Tiana is my favorite of the cremes, and I would walk miles for all three of the shimmers--but Daisy wins the top prize as far as I'm concerned.

You can find these polishes on the Zoya website; you can also find them on Amazon, and at local retailers, like Ulta.

So, do you have a favorite?

Happy Polishing,
M.

59 comments:

  1. That last blue is gooooooorgeous, and to know it is even more pronounced in person. Woah!

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    1. It's amazing in person. One of those I-keep-staring-at-my-fingers polishes. :)

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  2. I can't have too many pinks! Also need some pastels to pair with them, right? Will add to my shopping list!

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  3. Really pretty collection. I like all the colors a lot.

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    1. Zoya always does such pretty polishes...:)

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  4. Lillian and Tiana are my favorites, but all of them look great on you!

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  5. I have to say that Daisy is my favorite of this collection too. I was shocked because I typically don't care for yellows but this is just so pretty! Lillian looks so pretty on you as well! :0)

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    1. Yes, exactly! I never expected that. Wait til you see the nail art I did with it...:)

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  6. Rayne and Lillian are my favorites!!

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  7. For someone like me who has no Zoya polishes, I love looking at your swatches, such pretty colours x

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    1. What's that you say? No Zoyas?? That's crazy talk!!!!! (And thank you. :) )

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  8. I am a huge fan of the shimmers in this collection. I also enjoy your writing style!!

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so nice of you to say!! :) :) :)

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  9. I'll never get tired of seeing swatches of this collection!

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    1. That's good, because I have some nail art coming up with it, lol! :)

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  10. Both of the blues from the collection are on my wish list. Great swatches!

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  11. Your pics are on point! What type of lighting do you use?

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    1. Thank you! I use an OTT light and a lightbox. :)

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  12. Your pics are on point! What type of lighting do you use?

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  13. Love the pastel colours! Tiana is my favorite!

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  14. The cremes really suit you! Lovely swatches!

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  15. You did a beautiful job with these swatches!!

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  16. Leslie is my favourite of the lot!

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  17. I really like you're swatches and Lillian looks so pretty on you!

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  18. I love 'Leslie' . i am obsessed with anything that has a blue flash lol

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  19. Your swatches of this collection are perfection!!! I love all of these on you!!!

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  20. Lillian and Rayne are my favorites, I must have a thing for blues from Zoya haha.

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    1. Can't blame you. They also have a special place in my heart when it comes to purples and greens...

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  21. OK, I've decided that I need all of them. I love your swatches!

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  22. Ahh these lovely pastels look gorgeous. Beautiful pictures.

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  23. Tiana is my favorite - I'll definitely be getting that one!

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  24. Great swatches! I love seeing these on everybody.

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  25. I think the blues look the best on you! You wear them all well though.

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  26. Please adopt me; I wanna live in your non-wintery climate. :) While on topic of things I'd want: your nails and your painting skills. These swatches are gorgeous!
    The colours are all really lovely, but am still not sold on the shimmers (this lessens my chances of you adopting me, right? :)).

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    1. How are you with housecleaning? If you help me vacuum, you have a home for life, lol! ;-) Thank you so much...and no, it actually increases the chances 'cause I know you won't use my shimmers all up!! :)

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    2. Love your reasoning! :)

      P.S.: was just admiring the love your blog is getting, and just wanted to say I really appreciate it you still take time and reply to each comment you get (nevermind the delay, it's the the mere fact that you do that counts!).

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