Hi there!! Today I have some swatches of the spring Zoya collection to show you. This is the Awaken collection, which contains 6 polishes; 2 creams and 4 shimmers. I've also swatched the topper Monet at the end of the post.
Zoya Cole - "a full-coverage peach whisper cream (originally released during NYFW as Stella for Peter Som's SS14 Collection)." 2 coats, no top coat. I certainly think that peach is an accurate description for this. A creamy pastel orange, with a good formula. No issues with application.
a full-coverage peach whisper cream (originally released during NYFW as Stella for Peter Som's SS14 Collection) - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.e8Efjyto.dpuf
Zoya Dot - "a full-coverage pink petal cream (originally released as Dot for fashion designer Zang Toi's SS14 Collection)." 2 coats, no top coat. I did have some issues with the formula on this one... application was ok but wasn't as effortless as I would have liked. It wanted to make some bald spots if I wasn't careful, which you can probably see around the cuticle area.
Zoya Brooklyn - "a full-coverage, white-gold shimmer metallic." 2 coats, no top coat. I really liked the tone of this one, a nice light gold. That said, it shows brush strokes, so if you don't like that you may want to sponge on your second coat of polish.
Zoya Dillon - "a full-coverage, green mint metallic with a silver shimmer." 2 coats, no top coat. Now we get to the stars of the show. The following three are, in my opinion, the stand-outs of this collection. Great formula, no brush strokes, just shimmery and beautiful. The description says silver shimmer, but to my eye there is also a little gold shimmer mixed in as well, which adds a lot of interest.
Zoya Hudson - "a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer." 2 coats, no top coat. Same formula as Dillon, super easy to work with. This was my favorite (surprise, surprise!).
Zoya Rebel - "a full-coverage blue sky metallic with a silver shimmer." 2 coats, no top coat. Same formula as Dillon and Hudson. Also with a little bit of gold shimmer sprinkled in there.
Zoya Monet - "a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper." 1 coat shown over 2 coats of Dillon. A few things about this polish... first of all, I wouldn't use holographic to describe it, I think this is better described as iridescent. Second, this polish is pretty thick. I don't think I would want to apply more than one coat of it. Also, I found that the bits wanted to clump together a bit. I think this is best applied using the dabbing method, rather than a traditional dragging method. All that said, I think the colors of the cellophane bits are interesting, and this could have potential over the right colors.
Zoya polishes can be purchased on Zoya.com for $9 each, Monet is $10 since it is a special effect shade.
Which ones are your favorites?