Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Zoya Lovely Spring 2013 Collection - Swatches and Review

Hello everyone! Hope your New Year is getting off to a great start. I have so many things I want to accomplish this year with my life and my blog. I had so many changes last year. I hope I can get settled in so that I can start blogging more frequently.  I'm off work today because I worked over the weekend and right up to the Holiday. Today I'm playing with my nails and thought I would share the Zoya Lovely Collection with you.

First up is Julie. I'm a bit surprised this is the first Julie in Zoya's collection because the name is so popular. Anyways, Julie is a bright lilac with white shimmer peaking throughout. I used 3 thin coats to make it opaque.

Gie Gie is a pearly medium pink with white shimmer throughout.  The shimmer gives it a pearlized glow. Gie Gie felt very familiar when I applied it. I kept staring at it, trying to remember where I had seen it last, or figure out the dupe. Then I realized it reminds me of lip gloss! Yes, lip gloss.  The shimmers in the collection remind of the translucent shimmering feel of lip gloss, and they're very girly. Gie Gie is one of my favorites out of the shimmers.

Next up is Piaf. I thought this color was a bit unusual. I expected pastels for the Spring, but this one reminds me more of a Fall color for some reason. It's not quite green nor quite yellow, it's more of a chartreuse. Maybe it just looks more green against my skin tone. I see it as yellow in some pictures. Whatever the case, it is unique and I'm always looking for something different. I used 3 thin coats.

Jacqueline is a mix between eggshell and beige creme. It has a slight pearlized look that gives it a slight glow on the nail. I really like the formula on this one. It had a medium thickness and applied smoothly in 2 coats.

Blu. The name says it all. A sky blue creme that went on easy in 2 coats. 

Neely is a light mint with a little grey to provide a calming look. It's a pretty neutral that will take you through several seasons. The formula was thinner than the others but it applied smoothly with 3 thin coats.

Overall the shimmers go on  thin, almost sheer, but they build up quite nicely. Like I said earlier, they remind me lip glosses due to their translucent feel. You could wear them as a gloss by applying only 1 coat or make them opaque in 3 coats. Sometimes I don't like to do 3 coats, but they dried very quickly, so they were not problematic. The cremes also applied great and were able to go on with only 2 coats, except Neely which required 3 thin coats. Overall it's a cute set and the shimmers are hands down my favorites.

The Lovely Collection is available now at

~Sent for Review~



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