Saturday, February 23, 2019

Zoya Spring 2019 Innocence Collection Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*

Hi guys! Happy Saturday-I hope your weekend is going well so far. It's been raining cats and dogs here this week, and today is no different. So.much.rain. Other than that I've just been busy at work. Another pen show is coming up soon so I'll be working 7 days straight. Tonight I've got the Zoya spring offering which is a 6-piece collection featuring 4 cremes, 1 pearlescent shade, and one flakie glitter (more on that soon). Truth be told, my favorite polishes from Zoya tend to be their spring and fall collections. That's not to say I dislike their summer and winter sets at all. Zoya has been my go-to mainstream brand for years, and that hasn't changed. Instead of doing the same reds and pinks (I'm looking at you, OPI), they are continually bringing fresh colors and finishes. Shall we dive in? 

Zoya Agnes (2 coats)

Up first is Agnes which is a blush nude creme that leans on the warmer side which works well for my skintone. Some shades like these tend to be streaky, but this one is smooth and opaque in 2 coats. 

Zoya Aire (2 coats)

Aire is one of the 2 brighter shades from the collection, and is a medium dusty blue creme. Zoya calls this a periwinkle, but I find it to be too dark and too blue for that, personally. Either way, this is one of my top picks for the set. This one is also extremely pigmented and barely needed the second coat. I had no issue with it staining my nails, but be careful removing this one so you don't smear it all over your cuticles because it could stain a little. 

Zoya Birch (2 coats)

Birch is another soft shade and is one of those shades that leans somewhere between a lavender and grey creme. And yes, this is another top pick for me! There's just something about these extremely light and modern shades that draws me in. And there was no chalkiness when applying this one either. This is just 2 easy coats for my photos. 

Zoya Evette (2 coats)

Calling all purple lovers! Evette is a grape purple creme with some pink undertones. Purple's not my favorite color, but this one is really nice. It had a nice formula and needed just 2 coats for full opacity. 

Zoya Fern (2 coats)

FERN! Oh I love Fern. It's a dusty sage green base with a gold pearlescent finish. The shimmer is slight on the nail, so don't expect it to be in your face. I feel like a broken record, but this applied flawlessly in just 2 coats. 

Zoya Theo (2 coats)

I need to give props to Zoya for making Theo. This is one of the most indie-like polishes that a mainstream has come out with. It's a charcoal grey base with large silver flakes, small black glitters, and blue iridescent flakes. You have to be careful not to let the silver flakes stick off the edge of the nail because they're sharp. When I was unboxing the set, I actually said, "Good job, Zoya!" when I pulled this one out. While it's not a top pick, I definitely appreciate them coming out with this. 

Again, Aire, Birch, and Fern are my top picks for the collection, but I'm really digging the collection on the whole. The Earth Day promotion will be upon us before you know it, so keep these in mind. 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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