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Today we're going to take a look at Zoya's Bridal Bliss collection, a curated assembly of polishes Zoya believes are perfect for bridal looks, along with a new holo that'll make any bride shine. I also think this collection is excellent for French mani looks, and for soft spring looks. :)
|Zoya Bridal Bliss Collection|
I normally review collections in alphabetical order, but I'm going to do things a little differently today. I'm going to start with Zoya Snow White, which, as the name implies, is a white creme:
|Zoya Snow White|
|Zoya Snow White|
Application: Excellent! No pulling, even, beautiful coverage with two coats.
I started with Snow White both because white is the quintessential bridal color, and because I feel it's the cornerstone of the collection, since it's a key player in French Manicures, a popular bridal look. I was stunned to find this applied like butter, with flawless coverage after two coats. Great to wear on its own, for French tips, or as the base for nail art.
The next two polishes are perfect for French manicures, I think, so I've grouped them together right after Snow White. First is the barely-there Zoya Loretta, a super-sheer peachy-beige jelly:
Coverage: Pretty much not going to happen--this is meant to be sheer. I'm wearing two coats.
Application: Smooth as silk. :)
Loretta is one shade away from invisible--this is perfect if you want something that gives you just a hint of color rather than just wearing clear polish, and so is ideal for a clean, basic French mani as well.
Right along the same lines is Zoya Bela, a baby pink jelly:
Application: Good, but even with three coats my ridges were still visible.
If you have relatively smooth nails, you'll have no problem with Bella--she's meant to be sheer, but with a bit more color than Loretta. However, if you have ridges (like I do) or pits in your nails, this isn't the polish for you. You don't want to put a ridge filler under this one because that will change the translucence, and if you don't, your ridges will show through. However, on my smooth nails, this evened beautifully even with 1 or 2 coats, and would be beautiful for a French manicure or a soft pink look.
Next I'm going to transition into the neutrals, which form a big portion of this collection, starting with Zoya Avril, a soft rose creme:
Application: Excellent! No pulling, beautiful coverage
Zoya has pretty much mastered the one-coater when it comes to cremes, and this is no exception. If you have ridges like me, you may need two coats, but otherwise, one should be fine. Love that. :)
I'm calling this a neutral because while it's definitely a rose-pink, it flirts with taupe and can easily function as a nude.
Coverage: 1-2 coats
Application: Excellent, with beautiful coverage.
Another one-coater, with year-round appeal. Chantal has a yellow undertone, so if that flatters you, this is the girl for you. I love it--it makes me think of trips to the beach and fall plaids.
Next we have Zoya McKenna, one of my favorites of the collection, a beige with an icy shimmer:
Application: Like butter, baby!
The color of the most delicious iced latte, this is the beauty I'd pick if I were getting married. A perfect pairing with antique lace, McKenna is sophisticated and elegant. The perfect neutral if you want something with a little shimmer.
To round off the neutrals we have Zoya Rue, a light taupe creme:
Rue is taupe-y one-coat bliss. This is like the Hamptons in a bottle, and in terms of brides, is another perfect match for antique dresses.
Next we have Zoya Erika, a champagne-peach crelly with a golden shimmer:
I love the color of Erika, but she and my ridges didn't play well. When I'm not swatching, I'll wear her with a ridge-filler basecoat, and I'll be fine with two coats, but for these pictures I needed three. If you have smooth nails or use a ridge-filler, you'll be fine, and she's sooo pretty. This would be the perfect polish for a bride wearing a blush dress, or a dress that has golden accents. Love.
There are two specialty polishes in the collection, including one of my favorite Zoya polishes, Zoya Leia:
Coverage: Not meant to cover--I'm wearing 2 coats
Leia is first and foremost a specialty topper, so it isn't meant to achieve full coverage on its own. However, I think it's beautiful alone, especially for a bridal look--how gorgeous would this look with a princess-style gown covered in crystals?! Or a satin mermaid-shape gown? Sign me up.
Then there's Zoya Brighton, the newbie in the collection, which is a gorgeous beige scattered holo:
Coverage: 2 coats
Application: Absolute perfection.
This is possibly the classiest holo in existence. This makes me feel like I'm wearing some concoction of crushed diamonds and antique lace on my nails. It's elegant and rich and will take any vintage bridal look right over the top.
Turning to a slight blush of color, we have Zoya Blu, which is, believe it or not, a baby blue creme:
This'll knock out your 'something blue' easy as pie. I love this color for any sort of spring look, and as a base for spring nail art. Soft and sweet.
And finally, we have Zoya Abby, a light lilac creme:
Overall, I think it's a pretty cool concept to bring together a set of polishes for brides to choose from, and I think they did a good job of finding something for just about every bride's needs. And Zoya Brighton--OMG! So absolutely gorgeous.
You can find this collection on Zoya's site, and everywhere else Zoya is sold. And keep up with them around the interwebs here: