Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ZOYA: Naturel Satins Collection [Brittany, Ana, Sage, Tove, Leah, & Rowan]

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The Zoya Naturel Satins Collection
Top Row: (L->R) Brittany, Ana, Sage, Bottom Row: Tove, Leah, Rowan

Hi there! Today I have swatches of the Naturel Satins Transitional Collection. This is a new finish from Zoya. This is a fun twist on their usual transitional nude collections. After the jump I swatched all 6 and I even have a finish comparison for you!

Zoya Satin finish comparison: matte (L), satin (M), and shiny (R)

Before we get into the swatches, let's talk about this satin finish. Zoya's Satin finish is a "hybrid between matte and glossy polishes". Above I compared the satin finish in between a matte and shiny top coat. I applied Butter London's Matte Top Coat and SuperChic Lacquer's Marvel Top Coat over Zoya Rowan. This helped me see the difference, so I thought I'd share :] So let's check out the colors below!

Oh, and sorry there is only one angle to these pictures. For some reason my "down the line" photos got super washed out and I couldn't fix it D: No point for macros so I didn't bother LOL! Hope you forgive me ;]

Zoya Satin Brittany

Brittany is a "rose mauve cream". I really, really, really love this color! I'm a sucker for mauve shades though :P This one is soft, light, and kind of girly without being a pastel pink, ya know?

I did 2 coats of Brittany. The application was smooth and easy to work with. Dry time was okay, a little longer than the typical Zoya creme.

Zoya Satin Ana

Next up is Zoya Ana, a "light toasted almond cream". I feel like this is a typical Zoya nude shade, but of course this has a different finish. I am always worried about these lighter nude against my skin, but it actually looked nice and didn't bring out my inner lobster.

I did 3 coats of Ana, a 3rd coat was needed to even it out.  It had a great application with no problems. Again, dry time was alright, I wasn't super impressed.

Zoya Satin Sage

This is Sage, "mossy sage green cream". I really enoyed this color! I think it's super pretty and different. I love when Zoya comes out with some nice dusty cremes, even if it is a satin finish :P

I did 2 coats of Sage. It had a nice application and was opaque and easy to even out. Okay dry time, like the others, nothing to write home about haha.

Zoya Tove

Tove is a "misty slate grey cream".  I think this is more of a blue toned grey, which is okay with me! Even in the bottle I was expecting it to be more blue :P I'm not a huge grey polish fan, but I'm alright with the ones with a little blue in 'em!

I did 2 coats of Tove. Application was smooth and easy to apply. No issues there to report! Dry time was again, just okay to me.

Zoya Satin Leah

Here's Leah, a "lavender tinged taupe cream". This is such a unique color, don't ya think!? At first I wasn't a fan of it, but as I stare at my fingers it's growing on me. :P

I did 2 coats of Leah. Same as the others (besides the 3 coater), this had a great application that evened out nicely. Dry time was okay, still not impressive IMHO.

Zoya Satin Rowan

Lastest but not leastest is a Rowan! This is a "suede taupe cream". This is a nice light brown shade with a little bit of grey. I like it!  :] (BTW this reminds me of once I was rewarded at work because I was told I said "taupe" correctly, not like "top", LOL)

I did 2 coats of Rowan. I didn't have any application issues, it was smooth and easy to work with. Dry time was just okay, like the others.

POLISH INFORMATIONBrand: Zoya
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Price: $9 each / $54 for the Collection
Where to Find: Website, Product Locator

Here are the things I've decided about this entire collection:
1) The colors are really nice. I enjoyed them more than previous Naturel collections.

2) The dry times are just okay, which was my biggest let down. I figured they'd be awesome since the shiny and matte Zoyas have great dry times.

3) Clean up while the polish is wet or 100% dry, even if you have to go nail by nail! If you clean up after it dries only slightly, it does a pulling number where the polish on your nail touches the brush. Maybe it's user error on my part, but just in case you run into that - clean up while 100% wet or 100% dry haa.

Have a good one!
These items were sent for review. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.

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