Friday, October 19, 2012

Zoya Ornate Collection for Holiday 2012 - Swatches and Review

Happy Friday everyone! Let's start the weekend off right, with a new holiday collection from Zoya! I am in love with this collection. Great job, Zoya!

Zoya Ornate Collection


All of these have an amazing formula and I have a lot of photos for you to drool over so let's get started! Photos taken in various lighting situations so you can see how they look at different times.

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First up is one of my favorites from the collection, Storm. Storm is  a black base with holographic micro-flakes. So stunning. This was opaque in 2 coats but I used 3 for the photos for added depth and topped it off with one coat of Poshe.


Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm

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Up next is Electra. Electra is silver and holographic "hairy" bar glitter in a clear base. This one is my least favorite of the collection, but that's just my personal opinion. It has a very good formula, especially for a glitter. This is ONE coat over Storm and it went on very evenly and smoothly.

(You can see photos of Electra over all of the other colors in this collection in Pointless Cafe's post here.)


Zoya Electra

Zoya Electra

Zoya Electra

Zoya Electra

Zoya Electra

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Next we have Logan. Logan is a medium-to-dark forest green with a foil finish. It shifts to gold in some lighting, making it seem like it has a slight duochrome effect. It also has gold micro-flakes. WHEW. This is 2 coats and no topcoat.


Zoya Logan

Zoya Logan

Zoya Logan

Zoya Logan

Zoya Logan

Zoya Logan

Zoya Logan

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Next is another one of my top three from this collection, Blaze. This is another one with micro-flakes! Blaze is a raspberry base and also had a great formula. This one was was a little bit less holo than Storm and Aurora. This is 2 coats and 1 coat of Poshe.


Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

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Next we have Ziv. Gold isn't usually my color, especially with my skin tone. But this one is a very nice shade and the depth is amazing. There are small coppery flecks or flakes maybe? The photos show 2 coats and no topcoat.


Zoya Ziv

Zoya Ziv

Zoya Ziv

Zoya Ziv

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Lastly we have my other favorite, Aurora. Aurora is a lovely violet that is PACKED with the holographic micro-flakes. There is really nothing else to say, other than you need it. This is 3 coats (although it was opaque in two) topped with one coat of Poshe.


Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora

Wow, that was a lot of photos! What do you think of this collection? Which ones do you HAVE to have? It think Zoya did an amazing job with this collection! It is very unique for a holiday collection, but is still all about the sparkle!

Zoya polishes are available at zoya.com and at select Ulta locations for $8.00 each. Be sure and "like" Zoya's Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for latest news and promos. They have a lot of sales and specials. Zoya appreciates their customers and knows how to keep them! And don't forget they are 5-FREE and Cruelty-Free!!



*PR Samples provided for my honest review


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16 comments :

  1. Great job - Aurora and Blaze are my favorites too!

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  2. Hay I ordered aurora, blaze and stoorm yesterday! I cant wait to get them :)

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  3. I can't wait for my set to arrive!

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  4. Gorgeous! I ordered Storm & Aurora. I can't wait for them to arrive. :) They will be my 1st ever Zoya polishes.

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  5. I loooooooooovvvveeeee Zoya Storm!!!! Gahhhh need that in my stash! Too beautiful!!!

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  6. Great swatches! I really fell in love with Ziv! *_* Thank goodness the others don't appeal to me or that I have similar shades already.

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  7. I am nuts for Blaze and Aurora. I think Aurora might just end up being a sell out for Zoya if they don't have plans to keep producing it. Storm is nice - finally a black polish that I can see 'the stuff' inside it! So many I have picked up look interesting and sink away when put on the nails. Only one from this collection I don't like is the bar glitter. Like last holiday, the bar glitter from Zoya is too long and too dense for my taste. It leaves the nails looking hairy which is not a look I like at all. Ziv was a big surprise for me in this collection - did not expect to like it so much..but then I fell also for the gold (Goldeneye) in the OPI holiday collection too (both very different from each other)...so maybe I am going to be rockin' gold nails more this yr....might have something to do with I moved away from always wearing my white metal jewelry to pulling out my yellow (and some pink) gold again and loving it - so glad I bought what I did when the gold prices were something tolerable!

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  8. Zoya, Zoya, don't you know what you're doing to my wallet?! So many lovely polishes!

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  9. I love these! I picked up Storm, Aurora, and Blaze--gotta love the holo! Hehe, I've got Blaze on right now, and it's crazy gorgeous! I hope they continue making polishes like these. Lovely swatches! ^_^

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  10. OMG I am so obsessed with this collection! My favorites are Storm, Aurora and Blaze, but I would really just LOVE to have all of them!

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  11. I want my bottles now! Love all of them exept Electra.

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  12. You got amazing pictures of the holo ones! I NEED THESE. well, except for the hairy one lol

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  13. My niece (5yo) loves to sit and watch as I look these swatches. When looking at Aurora and Stormy, she said it was like catching stars! And we called Electra "Hairy MClary" (a dog character from one of her books) Other posts have been "outer-space nails", "winter nails".

    I should feel bad for corrupting one so early.

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  14. I'm a bit late to the party but I've recently acquired Logan and Ziv and they are both awesome. I was never a fan of foils... or golds, until I saw Ziv and It didn't take much for me to fall in love with Logan, greens are my weakness. Storm is next on my list!

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