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Hello nail lovelies!
Fall is here!! Okay, maybe not completely technically, but the fall collections are rolling in and that's good enough for me! I love me some fall!!
Today we're going to take a first look at the Zoya's Urban Grunge fall/winter 2016 collection--I'm going to show you the one-coat creme half of the collection, and then I'll be back with the holos (yes, holos!) and metallics.
Let's jump on in! First, let's take a look at Zoya August, a soft gray creme with a slight hint of blue:
This is a very impressive single coat, followed by topcoat! I gotta be honest, I didn't expect this to cover in one coat, but it did. The formula was excellent, it applied with no issues, and the resut was a dream.
I love this for a fall neutral, and as a base for nail art--the undertones are flattering and versatile. This collection is a fall/winter collection, not just a fall collection, and this is the first of many choices I think really lives up to the vision--this is gorgeous for your fall color and bright enough to go beautifully with your winter/holiday looks as well.
Next up alphabetically is Zoya Courtney, an oxblood-beet-red creme that actually has a crelly feel:
This one didn't cover in a single coat. This is two coats of Courtney with topcoat; the formula was good, but I found it a little patchy with only one coat. However, the second one took care of that with no pulling and no problem.
I am over the moon for this color--it's vampy and dark and puts me in the mood for fall wardrobe and shopping for Halloween costumes. And talk about a perfect color for both fall and winter--I can see wearing this both for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner. LOVE.
Next we have Zoya Mallory, a rich, pigmented cerulean blue creme that borders on royal:
Mallory did cover in one coat--the formula was perfect and application was easy-peasy.
To get a blue this pigmented and lush in one coat is beyond awesome--I want a blouse this color and a dress this color and a skirt this color and some pumps this color, and and and...you get the point. Great for a pop of fall color, and bright enough to give a cheery winter look.
Next is Zoya Noah, an beige creme that you might even call greige, but that leans heavily toward the beige side in my opinion:
This is one coat--that's right my friends, one coat. In a beige neutral. One coat. amazing. Formula and application were excellent.
This is elegant and sophisticated, and will go with anything. Put this on at the beginning of your workweek and no matter what you wear you're good to go. And it's excellent for building awesome nail art.
And then there's Zoya Tara, a luscious mulberry creme that will make sure you never go hungry (for gorgeous polish) again:
Tara took two coats to cover for me--I had some patchiness on the first coat. It was minimal, however, and if I didn't have to take close-up pictures of it in a light box, one coat might have bene fine for me, especially if I'd been generous on the first application. The formula was excellent, and application was a breeze.
This color takes my breath away...it's dusty and rich and quintessentially fall--this should absolutely be wrapped around a pumpkin-spice latte while you're planning your turkey-day dinner. Gorgeous.
And finally, we have Zoya Wyatt, a hunter green creme that has teal inclinations in brighter light:
This is another one that covered in one coat as advertised--excellent application and coverage.
At first sight, this definitely comes across as a winter/Christmas green. But in daylight, this has lashings of blue that show up, which give it a slight evergreen feel and more of a fallish look, too. No matter what you call it, it's gorgeous and makes me want to wear fall plaids.
So what do I think of this half of the collection? I'm impressed that four out of the six polishes covered easily in one coat, and Tara will probably be a one-coater for you with a little care. While I do wish Courtney was also a one-coater, it's a gorgeous color and I don't mind that it needs two.
In terms of the fall/winter versatility, I think this is an excellent set of colors that work well for both seasons. The neutrals have perfect undertones to work with both sets of wardrobes, and the other colors aren't stereotypical winter colors so they'll give a little dash of special to both seasons. I see excellent potential here for tons of amazing looks. I love this collection, and see myself using it like crazy.
And if you like this half, stay tuned for part two...sigh...
You can find all of these polishes on Zoya's website, and everywhere Zoya is sold. And don't forget to follow Zoya's Instagram for awesome inspiration!