Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Review: @ZoyaNailPolish Wishes Collection

✯ PR Sample ✯

I have the Zoya Wishes, Holiday 2014 collection for you tonight! 
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Haven: is a holiday plum with an orchid glow. Formula has very nice coverage, I used two coats, plus topcoat. Stamp is Bundle Monster BM412.

Thea: is a deep amethyst PixieDust with holographic glitter. This has more of a jelly base so it doesn't dry completely matte. I prefer this more with topcoat, as the glitter really pops and it gives the polish some depth. I used two coats, no topcoat.
Thea with 2 coats of Seche Vite topcoat:

Prim: is a frosty light periwinkle blue. Pretty color in the bottle, but I feel like the frosty finish is so outdated. This one also shows brush strokes. Please note: I did one coat, and then I sponged on the second coat to minimize the brush strokes. You can see the brush strokes more in the macro shot which was just two coats applied normally, no sponge. I used Winstonia Store plate W222, for the snowflakes. 

Nori: is a sapphire blue PixieDust with holographic glitter. This has more of a jelly base, and does not dry completely matte. This is 2 coats, no topcoat. I much prefer all of these new pixie's with topcoat. As the topcoat gives the polish more depth. (Also this color reminds me of blue raspberry icee's, lol!)
Nori with two coats of Seche Vite topcoat:

Willa: is a full-coverage onyx black cream. (Originally released as 'Black Swan' during Zang Toi's NYFW SS15 show). Two coats, plus topcoatStamp is Bundle Monster BM412.

Imogen: is a black crystal PixieDust with holographic glitter. Hmmm.... let's talk about Imogen. This is my least favorite of the entire collection. Without topcoat, it is very Essie Belugaria-esque. It's not a very flattering nail polish, in my opinion. It looks clumpy and bumpy, (even with two coats). Now, add some topcoat and it's stunning. It reminds me of outerspace with topcoat. But without topcoat... I just don't like Imogen. 
Imogen with 2 coats of Seche Vite topcoat:

Zoya Wishes is available as a set, or sold individually on Zoya.com. You can also purchase Zoya at Ulta, or other fine salons.

Personal Thoughts: The new PixieDusts have a jelly base, and don't dry completely matte. Personally, I can't get into these. I prefer a more matte finish, like the original Pixies. That said, I do love these polishes with topcoat! With topcoat, the glitters pop, the jelly base gives it depth. They are absolutely gorgeous with topcoat! On the downside, they are very topcoat hungry. You need 2-3 coats of Seche Vite. (Or you could pick up Gelous topcoat from Sally's Beauty Supply). If I had to choose, I would say I like Thea the best, but with topcoat. ;-)

The creams/metallics. They are basic colors, nothing super unique. Willa, I know I will use for nail art. But do you need another black cream, if you already own one? Not really. Haven is my favorite, but again they aren't really colors that you would need to rush out and buy. Zoya, hit it out of the ballpark with every single collection this year, but Wishes just doesn't wow me.

Edited to add: Since it's my favorite. Here's another picture of Thea with topcoat. :)

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