Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Zoya Holiday 2016 Enchanted Collection Swatches and Reviews Part II and Your First Look at the Naturel 3 Collection

*press samples*

Hi guys! I just started watching Amazon's The Man in the High Castle last night and I've already been sucked in. The story takes place in America in 1962. The catch? We happened to lose WW2 and Nazi Germany owns part of the US, Japan the other. Interesting, right? Tonight I have the second half of the Zoya Enchanted Collection with 1 PixieDust and 2 shimmers. Oh, and my Zoya Black Friday order has shipped and should arrive Friday or Saturday (probably Saturday with how slow shipping seems to be getting). Shall we get started?

Zoya Olivera (2 coats)

I think Olivera will be the most popular color from the collection. It's a duochrome with flashes of green and purple in a deep indigo base. I didn't find it to shift as much as some of the polishes indie brands have put out recently, but it's still there and beautiful. Olivera was extremely pigmented and applied easily in just 2 coats.

Zoya Saint (2 coats)

I'm a little torn on Saint. On one hand, the base is a great periwinkle blue with pink shimmer. I think you can tell the downside in my photos above. Yes, the dreaded brushstrokes that almost gives it a frosty feeling (but it's not). You really need to be mindful of how to apply it, especially on the final coat. I was sort of expecting to use 3 coats, but I ended up getting away with just 2.

Zoya Waverly (2 coats)

Waverly is the other blue PixieDust in the collection. It's much darker than Alice, and I think I prefer this a little more. It's a blackened sapphire blue with matching glitter. It's such a rich color! Again, I had no issues with the formula or application and it needed just 2 coats for full coverage.

Overall, I'm happy with the collection. This was a good year for Zoya (especially their 2 fall collections), and I can't wait to see what to expect for the new year. My recommendations would be Waverly, Olivera, and Elphie. Also, I just got an e-mail about the Naturel 3 Collection which will be released on December 15, 2016. Here's your first look:

I'm excited that they're broadening the shades for different skintones. Zoya polishes 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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