Thursday, November 1, 2012

Zoya Ornate Collection

Hi lovelies!!!

Wow, I cant believe it is November already!! Today I am showcasing the amazing Ornate collection from Zoya. Im going to start with my two least favorites, and then make my way to the amazingness that is the rest of them!

Electra is a micro fine diamond holographic glitter mixed with large silver holographic bar tinsel in a clear base.

This is two coats of Electra over Logan (the pretty green you will be seeing a little further down). My main complaint with this is the bar glitters. Bar glitters and my OCD dont get along! No matter how hard you try, there is going to be a bar sticking out somewhere!!

The glitter can be a bit tricky to work with, but as far as bar glitter top coats, this one isnt so bad! The holographic is very pretty, and if you dont have an aversion to bars like me, you will probably love this!

Ziv can be best described as a full coverage, yellow-toned metallic gold foil with silver highlights and warm gold flake glitter accents.

This is two coats of Ziv. The reason this one is also not one of my favorites is not it's fault (much like Electra). I am not a huge yellow gold fan; I just cant pull it off with my skin tone.

 As far as yellow gol polish goes, this one is gorgeous. I cant deny its beauty. If you have olive or dark skin, this would look killer on you!! The formula is easy to work with (as with all Zoyas, Im going to be a broken record in this post).

Logan is a full coverage, yellow-toned forest green with dense, foil-like yellow-gold and blue-green duochrome shimmer!

I think Logan is very under-appreciated in this collection. Everyone talks about Aurora, Blaze and Storm, an no one shows Logan any love. It may be because I love green polish, but Logan stole my heart. It is GORGEOUS, especially in person, where the duochrome really shines.

The blue and gold tones compliment each other very well; it is really breathe-taking. I wish duochrome could be captured better in photographs (without heavy photoshopping. I refuse to photoshop my nail pics because I feel it's not giving you guys an honest representation of the polish. It feels like cheating to me). The formula is easy to work with, and the shimmer doesnt streak; which is always a risk with duochromes. I just really love Logan!

Blaze can be best described as a full coverage, cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.

Blaze had the least amount of holographic glitter in it. It's not as "in-your-face" as Storm and Aurora. Regardless, it is gorgeous. The cranberry red is rich and beautiful; and perfect for the Holidays!

The base almost has a jelly feel to it, but it covers better. This is two coats and there is no visible nail line, but you can still enjoy the depth of the glitter on the first coat. The formula was easy to work with, and applied smooth (there's the broken record again).

You cant really enjoy the holographic glitter without some sunlight. Luckily, I am not lacking in that department here in Arizona! 

Storm can be best described as a full coverage, holiday black with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.

Storm is AMAZING! If you can only buy one polish from this collection, this should be it. Black is versatile for all year long with manis an nail art, and the holographic glitters Storm is packed full of will blow you away.

Just like Blaze (and Aurora you will be seeing next), the jelly-like base really adds depth to the glitter, without a visible nail line. This is two coats, and the formula was easy to work with like always.

This sunlight really highlighted Storm so beautifully. You will be seeing this baby again tomorrow for my geeky, fan-girl nail art post about my favorite Georgia boy and the awesome year he is having!

Lastly, Aurora can be best described as a full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.

 The purple/pink base on Aurora is so different for the Holidays, and I am loving it! Not much that can be said different about this baby that I havent already said about Blaze and Storm. The three are fraternal triplets! Some glitter, different color bases :)

The jelly-like base is easy to work with (broken record again lol), and it only takes two coats to full coverage with no nail line.

Aurora is the most stunning in sunlight. I mean, just look at all that sparkle! Love <3

Dont forget to go to my Facebook page and like your favorite entry in the 8 Spooky Nights contest. The person with the most likes come Sunday night wins a bottle of WIcked from Whimsical Nail Polish by Pam!

**These items were sent to me for review. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and are an accurate representation of my experience with the products.**


  1. Great swatches!! I love Ziv on you!!!

  2. So so gorgeous!!! I just adore this collection!

  3. I love love Aurora and Logan!! I think they'll be on my wish list this year :)

  4. I'm loving this collection, and your swatches look great!

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