Sunday, October 30, 2016

Review: Zoya Enchanted 2016 Holiday collection!

(Press samples and affiliate links ahead!)

Hello!

In a few short days we'll be moving from the Halloween season into the full-on holiday season, filled with gatherings of friends and family, holiday parties and hectic holiday shopping.


And you know you want your nails to look good through all of it.


And in my opinion, there no easier way than with Zoya's Enchanted Holiday 2016 collection, filled with PixieDust polishes and multichromes:


Zoya Enchanted Holiday 2016 Collection
Zoya Enchanted Holiday 2016 Collection

Let's jump in with Zoya Alice, a periwinkle blue filled with the glittery texture you've come to love from a PixieDust:

Zoya Alice
Zoya Alice

Zoya Alice
Zoya Alice

Zoya Alice
Zoya Alice


This is two coats, with no base coat or topcoat. Formula was excellent, and as with most Pixies, the application is about as easy and fool-proof as you can get. This reminds me of hydrangeas, or a winter sky when the sun is just starting to go down and there's a storm coming in. The color of the sparkles are hard to see in this, but they're little points of pink and blue.


Next is Zoya Elphie, the perfect deep emerald green Pixie:


Zoya Elphie
Zoya Elphie

Zoya Elphie
Zoya Elphie

This is two coats, no base or topcoat. Formula and application were both excellent. This polish is the Emerald City, it's a deep winter forest, it's Christmas trees sparkling with dew. Gorgeous.


Next up is Zoya Lorna, a rich sugared-plum Pixie:


Zoya Lorna
Zoya Lorna

Zoya Lorna
Zoya Lorna

Zoya Lorna
Zoya Lorna

This is two coats with no base coat or topcoat, again with excellent formula and application. If the Sugar Plum Fairy wears nail polish, this is it. It's blackberry pie or plum pudding on a candle-lit holiday table. Okay, now I'm hungry.


Next we have the first of two multichromes in the collection: Zoya Olivera. This beauty is an inky-blue base that shifts purple and green:


Zoya Olivera
Zoya Olivera

Zoya Olivera
Zoya Olivera

Zoya Olivera
Zoya Olivera

This is two coats with topcoat. Formula and application were both excellent. This polish is a magical winter night sky that shifts through an almost foil-like emerald green shimmer and goes to royal purple around the edges. It's vampy, but with color that maintains a jewel-like quality. Just beautiful.


Zoya Saint is the other multichrome in the collection, and is almost the opposite of Olivera, with a soft periwinkle-leanin blue base and a light magenta flash:


Zoya Saint
Zoya Saint

Zoya Saint
Zoya Saint

Zoya Saint
Zoya Saint

Zoya Saint
Zoya Saint


This is two coats with topcoat, excellent formula and application. This has an icy quality that makes me want to build a snowman or go ice skating, and a magical aspect that makes me think of fairies and dragonflies. Soft and sweet.


And finally, we have Zoya Waverly, a midnight sapphire blue Pixie:


Zoya Waverly
Zoya Waverly

Zoya Waverly
Zoya Waverly


This is two coats with no basecoat or topcoat, however, I recommend you wear a base coat with this one, although you normally can get away without one when you wear textured polishes--this one will stain if you don't put a base coat under it. Ah, dark blue, why are you so inky?


Something about this polish makes me think of velvet. It also makes me think of a star-filled night sky during a cold winter night, the kind where the chill takes your breath away. Stunning.


So what do I think of the collection overall? I love jewel-toned colors, and this hits those notes hard. I also think the holidays are a time for glitz and glamour, and there's enough magic sprinkled into this collection to keep every nail fanatic happy. And I love the ease of the PixieDust polishes--they apply easy, dry quickly, and since you don't need a base or topcoat with most of them, they're just about the fastest way to get a gorgeous manicure, something we can all get behind during our hectic holiday schedules. Without a doubt, this is an A+ collection.


You can find the Enchanted collection now on Zoya's website; you can also find it on Amazon if that's easier for you. And don't forget to follow Zoya on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration and news!


Happy polishing,
M.

7 comments:

  1. C'est moi, Inky? You got me again. I was on the fence about these & now I'm figuring out when I can get to the store. LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I know your style well enough to say with confidence you will *love* these. They've done some excellent collections lately, but this is definitely one of my all-time favorites. :) <3

      Delete
  2. C'est moi, Inky? You got me again. I was on the fence about these & now I'm figuring out when I can get to the store. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  3. Some nice swatches of each color here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! These were not easy to photograph, lol. Or maybe I just feel that way because I love them so much I wanted to make sure I did them justice :)

      Delete
  4. I was excitedly awaiting your report on this collection. :)
    *drool* I love 'em, I think Pixies are the best thing to ever happen to the world of nail polish!
    And your descriptions really sell them, if anyone was stil *gasp* not entirely sure about them.

    P.S.: could you do a comparison of Elphie with Chita? Though I can already see some slight differences...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, thank you so much!! That means sooo much to me. And yes!! I will do that comparison as soon as I can! :)

      Delete

Make my day--leave me a comment!