Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ZOYA Fall 2012 NYFW Gloss Collection

Pin It Today I have the Zoya Gloss Collection for you guys! The last part of their 3 part Collection for fall.

 Zoya Gloss Collection
(L->R Katherine, Paloma, and Frida)

I really enjoyed these more than I thought I would. If you're looking to create some unique polish looks, these are perfect! Jump over and I'll show you what I did with them :]

The Zoya Gloss Collection is made up of 3 colors of sheer jelly polishes. Below I have reviewed them and showed you what you can do with them!

You have many options of how to wear these sheer jelly polishes:
1) Worn alone: build up layers for a squishy look
2) Change the look of other polishes: layer the jelly polishes over different polishes.
3) Create a jelly sandwich: Such a simple way to make your manicure unique.

As you can see in my swatches, I am going to show you the 3 looks I've highlighted above!
First is Zoya Katherine:

Zoya Katherine, no undies

2 coats of Zoya Katherine over Zoya Marley (pointer and middle)
and Zoya Lotus (ring and pinky)

Essie Set in Stones sandwiched in between Zoya Katherine

Essie Set in Stones sandwiched in between Zoya Katherine

Zoya describes Katherine as "a sheer, dark, red-toned aubergine with a buildable jelly gloss finish". Here is what I did in the pictures above:
1) Worn alone: I did 3 layers of Katherine alone. I would allow drying time in between layers, like any other jelly polish.
2) Change the look of other polishes: I LOVE how Katherine transforms Lotus, on my ring and pinky finger, really brings out the orange/red shimmer! I also layered Katherine over Marley on my pointer and middle finger, which still gives the soft look Marley has but changes it into a unique color.
3) Create a jelly sandwich: I did 3 coats of Katherine, a layer of Set in Stones by Essie and then 2 coats of Katherine. How pretty!!

Next is Zoya Paloma:

Zoya Paloma, no undies

2 coats of Zoya Paloma over Zoya Shelby (pointer and middle)
and Zoya Cho (ring and pinky)

Zoya Nova sandwiched in between Zoya Paloma

Zoya Nova sandwiched in between Zoya Paloma

Zoya Paloma is "a sheer deep fuchsia-berry with a buildable jelly gloss finish". Here are the details of the picture above!
1) Worn alone: I did 2 layers of Paloma on her own. This one seemed to be the most pigmented out of the trio.
2) Change the look of other polishes: I did 2 coats of Paloma over Zoya Shelby, pointer and middle, and Zoya Cho, ring and pinky. I think these swatches really show how much you can change the look of a polish. Paloma turned Shelby in to a unique hot pink shade and Cho into another squishy, unique color.
3) Create a jelly sandwich: I did 2 coat of Zoya Paloma, 1 coat of Zoya Nova and then 1 coat of Paloma. I wore a full mani of this, if you have these 2 colors you should try this combo! It's GORGEOUS!

Last but NOT least is Zoya Frida:

Zoya Frida, no undies

2 coats of Zoya Frida over Zoya Zuza (pointer and middle)
and Zoya Bevin (ring and pinky)

OPI Pirouette My Whistle sandwiched between Zoya Frida

OPI Pirouette My Whistle sandwiched between Zoya Frida

Frida is "a sheer, dark, warm-toned teal blue with a buildable jelly gloss finish". Here's what I did  with Frida:
1) Worn alone: 3 layers of Frida alone This kind of reminds me of Essie Night Cap, which I have but I didn't swatch compare it because I have it up for sale haha.
2) Change the look of other polishes: 2 coats over Zoya Zuza, creates a deeper, shimmery aqua color. And 2 coats over Zoya Bevin creates a beautiful new color! It looks so soft and squishy :]
3) Create a jelly sandwich: 3 coats of Frida, a coat of OPI Pirouette My Whistle and then 2 coats of Zoya Frida. I think this sandwiched look is my favorite out of the trio!

Overall I am more impressed with these than I thought I would be. I like that these jelly colors are super unique. I didn't have any application issues, everything was smooth like a jelly should be. Just a note, let it dry in between layers of itself or a sandwich. Things tend to slide around with jelly polishes if the bottom layer isn't dry!

You can find the Zoya Gloss Collection and the other parts to the collection, here. Each Zoya polish retails for $8/bottle or $48/6 Designer/Diva collection and $24 for the Gloss trio. You can find my review and swatches of the Designer Collection, here and the Diva Collection, here.


What is your favorite look? How do you plan on using your Gloss polishes? Or do you plan on buying them now? ;]

Hope you have a super great day!


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10 comments:

  1. I have all three in the gloss collection and I love them!! Great swatches!

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  2. Loved these post. Just got this collection so Thanks for the ideas :)

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    1. Thanks! Hope you come up with something awesome ;]

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  3. Fabulous swatches! I'm getting so impatient for this collection to reach Hong Kong--all 3 are just so beautiful! Really great comparison shots. Cheers!

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  4. You have an awesome collection!!

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  5. Cute colors, but I think I can skip these... Awesome layering, though! Love your layering. :)

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    1. Thanks! I didn't like them too much at first but I grew to love them after swatching ;]

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