Today I have the Zoya Gilty Pleasures Trio to show you!
I actually didn't think I would be getting this, but when I went to my professional supply store for something unrelated, I happened to see this near the cash! I love when that happens, don't you? Of course, it came home with me.
First, let's talk packaging. The trio comes in a nice black box with a magnetic closure. It's rather classy looking so I've actually put it on display in my polish room as opposed to putting the polishes in my Zoya drawer!
Now onto the polishes.
Purity is a straight up white creme. The formula was great and my swatch shows two coats. Not much else to say about it since it's such a basic, albeit necessary polish.
Raven isn't as easy to describe as Purity. It has a touch of shimmer that gives it a slight blue tone to it. So it's not a straight up black. The formula was great with this one as well and my swatch is two coats.
Gilty is an 18k gold leaf top coat. This is the first gold leaf top coat that I've tried and I'm really happy with it! In fact, I think this is one of the best trends that's come out of 2012.
I found the flakes to be a little sparse, so I do wish there was a higher concentration to make application even easier. Speaking of application, I found it easiest to first apply one coat of the flakes and then just use the brush to place flakes in empty areas. So I guess you could say that my swatches below show 2 "coats" of Gilty over both Purity and Raven.
Overall, I really like this trio. At first I was bummed that I had to pay for the black and white when really I just wanted the gold leaf top coat (which wasn't available on its own at my professional store). However, I can always use basic polishes like that, especially considering that Raven turned out to be more than just a black creme.
The Zoya Gilty Pleasures Trio can be purchased on Zoya's website for $45. If you're just looking to get Gilty, the gold leaf top coat on its own, it's $35. So really, it's worth it to get the trio.