Friday, February 5, 2016

ZOYA: Transitional 2016 Whispers Collection [April, Cala, Misty, Ireland, Lake, & Eastyn]

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Zoya Whispers Collection
(L->R) April, Cala, Misty, Ireland, Lake, and Eastyn

Long time no swatch, eh? It's that time of year... the awkward point between Winter and Spring collections! Making them less awkward are Zoya's Transitional collections, combing neutrals with a drop of color to make the season shift a little smoother. I can hear the echos of those who love neutrals are rejoicing! LOL Check out the Whispers Collection for Transition 2016 after the jump ;]

Zoya April
Zoya April

Zoya April is a "rosy toned neutral that is a modern take on blush". This is a creme polish. When I need a palate cleanser, this is the shade of nail polish I usually grab. I don't love it, I don't like it, and I don't have it - it's just a nice polish haha.

I did 3 coats of April. Application was great and built up nicely. Dry time was good, HEAPS better than most light pink neutral polishes.

Zoya Cala
Zoya Cala

Zoya Cala is a creme polish described as a "soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones". Vanilla nude is the first description that comes to mind (besides the one from the website lmao). It's blah to me, I don't like the yellow tones in it so I wouldn't wear it on it's own. I'd totally stamp or do art over this... not that I've done any recently.

I did 2 coats of Cala. Didn't expect this to be as opaque as it was, but a nice surprise. Dry time was great and didn't cause me any problems.

Zoya Misty
Zoya Misty

Zoya Misty is an "easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with just a touch of green to make it daring". This is one of those ugly, love to hate, type of colors. It's very putty-esque. I'm on the fence, but I don't like how it looks on me. *shrugs* Would you wear it?

I did 3 coats of Misty. Like the others, I didn't have any issues with application - it was smooth and easy to work with. Dry time was great.

Zoya Ireland
Zoya Ireland

Zoya Ireland is a green creme polish that is "well balanced between blue and yellow so it's flattering on all skin tones". I like green and I like this green. It's a nice green polish that is wearable and isn't too in your face like most green polishes can be... at least the ones I like are LOL!

I did 3 coats of Ireland. Like the other polishes, the formula was easy to work with and it became opaque easily in 3 coats. No issues with dry time.

Zoya Lake
Zoya Lake

Zoya Lake is a creme polish, a "softened blue that gives the effect of serene water with just a hint of vibrancy". I love these greyed out blues. They don't always get along with the redness in my skin hahah but I still love them! Like Ireland, Lake is a great way to add some color without being overpowering.

I did 2 coats of Lake. A little repetitive here, but I didn't have any application issues with this polish. Application was easy to work with and build up in 2 thin coats. Dry time was awesome, pretty quick.

Zoya Eastyn
Zoya Eastyn

Zoya Eastyn is the type of polish I expect in a transitional/neutral collection - a "subtle grayed grape" creme. IMHO - I like mauves more haha but that's just me ;] However, I do like this color against my skintone. I might have to wear it to work next week!

I did 2 coats of Eastyn. We're 6 for 6, no issues with application or dry time. All of these polishes, including Eastyn are formulas I've come to know and love from Zoya.

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Price: $10 each / $54 6-polish Collection
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I can't wait for Spring colors, but I guess these will do for now ;] Top picks for this collection are Lake and April. For uniqueness I'd go for Eastyn and Ireland. What 2 are your favorites?!

Happy Friday!
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1 comment:

  1. I'm on the fence about this collection. I am a fan of neutrals and a big Zoya fan....but I do not like neutrals that give me "mannequin hands" and I am not a fan of polish bordering on gray-just a personal preference. Ireland is nice though, and I would be tempted to try April due to the rose tone.


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