Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Zoya Lovely Review

I feel like I should start this post off with a disclaimer: I am not a fan of pastels. And that's in all aspects of my life. The only pastel I like is a minty green, and the reason for that should be obvious; I love green lol!!

The lovely collection has some repeats from a past designer collection. There were a lot of bloggers excited about that because they had missed the last collection. I missed it as well, so it was fine by me :)

I used two coats for the swatches. The color descriptions are taken from zoya.com.

Let's start off with Piaf. It is a forsythia yellow metallic. A light, cheerful yellow that's soft and easy to wear thanks to the subtle shimmer finish. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Zang Toi.

Zoya, Lovely, Piaf, Gold, Shimmer


Zoya, Lovely, Piaf, Gold, Shimmer

While I am not typically a gold fan, I do really enjoy this color. I especially love the shimmer. The formula was lovely (get it? lol... sorry, cheesy). I did not have any issues with it or any others in the collection.

Next we have Gie Gie. It is a blushing cherry blossom pink metallic. A shimmery light shade for an always-appropriate natural pink nail look. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Zang Toi.

Zoya, Lovely, Gie Gie, Pink, Shimmer

Zoya, Lovely, Gie Gie, Pink, Shimmer

 I love pink, but not light pink. I think maybe I feel like my skin tone is too light to pull off such light colors. The formula was an ease, and if you love a pastel pink, you will love Gie Gie.

Next is Julie. Julie is my aunts name, and I could see her wearing this color! It is a soft wisteria purple metallic. The soft color and subtle shimmer give nails a delicate and feminine look. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Zang Toi.


Zoya, Lovely, Julie, Purple, Lilac, Shimmer

Zoya, Lovely, Julie, Purple, Lilac, Shimmer

This is two coats; but it could have used 3. I had a little more of an issue getting even coats out of this one. While I was going through the pictures, I was mad at myself for not doing a third coat. It is a very pretty lavender, and this was the favorite for my friends out of the collection.

Out of the shimmers, and onto the creams. Next is Blue. It is a soft and delicate pale baby blue with a glossy creme finish. A dreamy, calming blue that's both fun and flattering on the nails.

Zoya, Lovely, Baby Blue, Cream

Zoya, Lovely, Baby Blue, Cream

Blu is very reminiscent of Deborah Lippman's Let's Hear It For The Boys. You can check my swatches of Boys from last summer here. This one is a tad bit lighter, but the formula is WAY better. I had some major issues with the DL, which is sad considering how much more expensive they are compared to Zoyas. I like Blu, and have a feeling you will see it in some nail art eventually ;)

Next we have the green of the collection, Neely. It is a spring green in a glossy creme finish. A fun color in a muted finish gives a cool vintage edge to your look. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Peter Som.

Zoya, Lovely, Neely, Creme, Light Green

Zoya, Lovely, Neely, Creme, Light Green

This is my favorite of the collection... although it is not mint, it is still a beautiful green. Zoya's formula is unbeatable, it is almost always the best out there (other than my issues with Julie). So smooth and easy to work with.

Last, we have Jacqueline. She is a magnolia nude cream. This light creamy beige has slight warm undertones and a glossy creme finish. Originally created as a custom runway shade for fashion designer Peter Som.

Zoya, Lovely, Jacqueline, Nude, Tan, Creme

Zoya, Lovely, Jacqueline, Nude, Tan, Creme

I am not one to wear a nude all by itself. If I ever felt inclined to do so, I would probably grab this one. If you work somewhere where you have to keep your nails neutral or nude, this is a must have for your collection. I also think that Jacqueline is an excellent skin toned. You will be seeing her in nail art, that I can guarantee!

Overall, for pastels, I really like Lovely. Would I run to the store to buy it? No, probably not. But that is solely because I am just not a pastel lover. If you love pastels, you should probably run to buy them!

You can find the Lovely collection here. They are $8 each or $48 for the entire collection.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a custom polish. It ends Friday night!! Click here.

**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.**

2 comments:

  1. I am just not thrilled with any of this collection. They are all sort of boring. I do like the green creme though and it looks fabulous on you.

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  2. I LOVE Neely! The rest are ok. Thanks for the swatches!

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