Monday, December 5, 2016

Zoya Holiday 2016 Enchanted Collection Swatches and Reviews Part I

*press samples*

Hi guys! It was a manic Monday, but that's how most of them are at my newish job. I had a great weekend because I was in our local holiday parade with my husband and Scraggles the dog. Scraggles' daycare had a float and they had the daycare dogs walk together through the streets. Anyway, tonight I have the first 3 polishes from Zoya's Holiday Enchanted Collection. This was released last month and features 4 PixieDust polishes and 2 shimmers. Without further ado, let's do this!

Zoya Alice (2 coats)

Up first we have Alice which is a periwinkle blue color with flashes of pink shimmer. These PixieDusts aren't the ones with the huge glitters in them, but they definitely dry with a rough texture. I've noticed a lot of bloggers don't wait long enough before taking pictures of the PixieDusts because their photos don't really look matte. I hope my pictures help show the true finish. Alice applied fairly well, and only needed 2 coats. 

Zoya Elphie (2 coats)

Up next is Elphie which is a blackened emerald with green shimmer in a matte textured finish. This is probably my second favorite of the collection because who doesn't like a dark green for the holiday season? It applied well in 2 coats, and dried fairly quickly despite the lack of topcoat. Speaking of topcoat, if you do want to make these shiny, I would suggest one coat of Gelous followed by your thick topcoat of choice.

Zoya Lorna (2 coats)

Lorna is a blackened berry or magenta color with berry shimmer. It slightly reminds me of OPI's Liquid Sand in Stay the Night. The base in the OPI polish has much more black, so I wouldn't say they are dupes or anything. Stay the Night came out in 2012, so it was one of the first matte textured polishes that arrived on the scene. I found that Lorna had the same formula as the others above, and also needed just 2 coats for full opacity.

These retail for $10 and you can find out more about them on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. Keep an eye out for them in your local Ulta store if you want to see the bottles in person before you buy.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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