Friday, November 30, 2012

Review & Swatches - Zoya Ornate Collection

Hey guys!

As I said yesterday, I have a number of holiday collections to show you, so I'm continuing on that path today with the Zoya Ornate Collection.

One of my local professional suppliers recently started carrying Zoya and I'm so very happy about it! Before now it was difficult to get Zoya here without paying a hefty price in shipping. So now there's no shipping costs and I get a professional discount! I'm stoked. My Zoya drawer is going to start overflowing very soon.


Keep reading for the swatches and review!

Aurora is a red-purple with a scattered holographic effect. The holo particles in this (as well as the other holo shades in this collection) aren't your typical holo glitter pieces - they're more like little shards. It makes for a really beautiful effect! The formula was great and my swatch shows two coats.



Blaze is a gorgeous cool-toned red with a scattered holo effect. I love cooler reds with my skin tone, so this is perfect for me. And the fact that it's holographic makes it that much better. I'm actually wearing this one as a full mani right now! The formula was really nice and my swatch is two coats.



Electra is a clear base with silver and holographic bar glitters. Oh, bar glitter. Do I love it, or do I hate it? The jury's still out for me. This can be worn alone with three to four coats, but you could also just use one coat and layer it over another colour. I've shown it both ways below. The formula was surprisingly easy to work with for this type of glitter.




Logan is a rich green with lots of golden shimmer. I love me a good green polish and this one definitely did not disappoint. The formula is stellar and my swatch is two coats.


Storm is a rich black base with a scattered holographic effect. Who doesn't love a black holo polish? The formula was great with this one as well and I'm showing two coats in my swatch.



Ziv is a gold foil with scattered flakes of gold throughout. I appreciate that Zoya took the standard holiday collection gold foil polish and added something extra to it. The gold flakes blend with the base colour of the polish which give it a bit of a textured look. The formula was once again great and my swatch is two coats.


Overall, I think Zoya did amazingly well with this collection. I really like all six shades and I'm happy to be adding them to my collection. It's hard to pick favourites, but if I had to, I would still only be able to narrow it down to four: Aurora, Blaze, Logan and Storm.

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  2. These are SO pretty! Aurora and Blaze HAVE to be part of my collection! Logan & Storm likely will be as well. Gonna probably pass on Ziv & Electra. Not a fan of Gold polish or bar glitter... But the others? GORGEOUS! Thanks for the post, beautiful swatches as always!

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  3. all of these swatches make me want to go and buy these polishes

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  4. I thought you were in Canada? Nail Polish Canada carries Zoya and ships anywhere in Canada for free over $25. I'm just curious why you would have to pay hefty shipping for Zoya products.

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    1. Oh you're right! I guess I forgot about NPC! I always used to get Zoya from eBay, and it would usually be $10-$11 per bottle once shipping was added. Either way, the price is a lot better now that one of my professional suppliers sells Zoya. :)

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  5. Electra looks so pretty on it's own! But I don't know how I'd feel about removing 4 coats of glitter.

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  6. Storm, Aurora and Blaze. Cannot stop staring at them. <3

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