Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zoya Gems & Jewels Holiday Collection 2011 Swatches

Yes, yes, I know..the holidays are over, but this collection wasn't very "Holiday-ish" in my book :)

The colors, the textures, it just didn't seems very "in-tune" with the holidays.  NOW, do not get me wrong, the colors are AWESOME and I love the bar glitter idea, Fabulous it IS, but Holiday?? Not so much! Anyway here are my swatches :)














Left to Right: Noel, Izzy, and Holly














Left to Right: Twila, Kissy, and Rina

Zoya "Noel"
2 coats
A faded denim blue with subtle hints of gold and silver in a dense foil finish














2 coats of "Noel", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.  Pinkie has nothing :)














2 coats of "Noel", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.  Pinkie has nothing :)














2 coats of "Noel", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.

Zoya "Izzy"
2 coats
A bright, bold deep pink with hints of silver in a glowing foil-like finish.














2 coats of "Izzy", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.  Pinkie has nothing :)














2 coats of "Izzy", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.  Pinkie has nothing :)














2 coats of "Izzy", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.

Zoya "Holly"
2 coats
A rich holly green with subtle yellow tones in a luminous metallic finish














2 coats of "Holly", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.  Pinkie has nothing :)














2 coats of "Holly", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.  Pinkie has nothing :)














2 coats of "Holly", topped with 1 coat each of Twila, Kissy and Rina.

Overall, I love the base colors, they are bright and smooth and deliver consistent color and shine! The "bar glitters" are great too, but only certain combinations work with me.

Basically the blues and greens are nicely layered among themselves and each other. The pink stands alone...LOL!

Don't get me wrong, I love the pinks, but they are best layered with one another, in my opinion. :)

I know some do not like "bar glitters" and feel they too closely resemble hair...LOL, but I say...there is always room for something different and new...ENJOY them all!

Keep It Sweet!

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5 comments:

Georgia said...

Wow! Really beautiful!
kisses
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aimeeus said...

I bought Twila but I wish I'd bought the others now! They're so pretty. I kind of really like the hairy look :) It's a cool textural affect I think. Twila looks awesome layered over other glitters - particularly Snow Globe by China Glaze :)

Jackie S. said...

@Georgia- Thanks

@aimeeus- I will have to try Twila with snowglobe!

hollysagemini said...

They're great colours! Maybe bar glitter is about to be the next big thing lol?

Jill said...

Since getting Holly, it has been my favorite green polish! It's so gorgeous!