Monday, October 15, 2012

Zoya Ornate Collection- Holiday 2012 Swatches

Hello and dreadful Monday.... 

  But, you know what would make any Monday better? This Holiday Collection by Zoya!!! Glassfleck holos, dense metallic shimmers and even an obnoxiously awesome bar glitter... Sign me up for that! This collection of Six colors is one of the strongest groups I have seen Zoya release in a while. This might also be one of the more anticipated Holiday collections, definitely the first one to make its way to me. I am over the moon with this collection and shall rant more about how much I LOVE these as the post goes on. 
 One of the biggest things that got me with this collection is that they are not your typical "Holiday Colors". Do they scream Holiday? In my opinion, absolutely! Think of chic New York store decorations, etc... They are shimmery, rich and truly "Ornate"(Ahhhh ahhh see what I did there lolol). Ultimately I love that it is not a collection full of Red cremes and  Green mediocrity. I bow down to the brilliant Zoya Fairies who worked on this collection. So! Onto the colors!

Zoya Aurora
 Aurora was an immediate stand-out for me. Aurora is the most perfect shade of medium Red toned Purple dense "jelly" packed full of small Holographic glassfleck. This polish is just perfection in every way. In the right light the holographic effect is almost linear. I can tell you that I have not had a Purple polish blow me away like Aurora did in a very long time. Formula- wise this color is easy to work with and does best in Three thin coats. If you love Purple... You will absolutely need this beautiful polish.

Zoya Logan
 Where do I even start?! So beautiful... Should have sent a poet.... (lolol the realms of my nerdiness knows no bound). So! Logan! It is the most perfect shade of darkened Emerald green micro shimmer that all blends beautifully to create a foil- like surface. This shade of Green has quite a bit of Blue in it so it makes it a very unique shade of Green. There is also a fine Golden micro shimmer laced in with the Green that warms up the colors and gives it a perfect Holiday glow. I could have done with Two coats but I went with Three thinner coats instead.

Zoya Storm
 Storm is a simple black creamy-jelly packed full of Holographic Glassflecks. The look is very cosmic and twinkly with Storm. Where Storm differs from other "Twinkly blacks" is in those glassflecks. generally colors like these are packed in small to micro glitter that can make the surface of the polish gritty or bumpy. There is non of that with Storm, every glassfleck lays flat and the surface is smooth and shiny. Storm does best in Three thin coats.

Zoya Electra
  Electra is for the BOLD! Electra is made up of TONS of fine bar glitters, Silver Holographic in finish, suspended in a clear base. I'm sure this is more meant to be layered but as you can see, it definitely achieves full coverage on it's own. How many coats you ask? Only Three! My nails looked like they were covered in shredded tinsel and I was loving every second of it!

Zoya Electra over Zoya Logan
 I just HAD to see it over Logan. I know Halloween has not even passed but doesn't looking at this make you wish for the Holidays to get here faster!?

Zoya Blaze
  Blaze is a saturated Raspberry jelly base packed full of those same Holo glassflecks we saw in Aurora and Storm. They could be called sister polishes, just in different tones. Blaze practically applies itself. This color could be worn at just Two coats but I did Three for photos. Blaze is like holographic Velvet.

Zoya Ziv
  Last but most def not least is the stunning Ziv. Oh.My.Wow! Ziv is a very warm shade of Gold foil accented by, what looks to me like, coppery micro glassflecks and even small Gold flakes. And here I was thinking all Gold foils are pretty much the same.. WRONG! Ziv is out of this world! The amazing thing about this color is that the finish is practically Chrome-like but it is SO much more beautiful and refined than any other Golden metallic polish that has been released this Fall season. For Ziv I used Two coats.

  Bet you forgot it was Monday didn't you!? Aren't these just amazing! I never hold my breath when I see Press Releases, but I knew from the get-go that this collection by Zoya was going to blow me away. There really isn't much more to say that I have not already said. Individually and as a group, these colors are to die for and very much unique in my collection (that alone is a feat as my collection is... o.O). These are the types of shades that the nail polish community will talk about years from now and still be in total awe of their beauty.

  The Ornate Collection is available now from Zoya.com. The set retails for $48 and each individual color for $8.00. If I had to pick faves I'd def go for Aurora, Logan, Ziv and Electra.

*golf clap for Zoya* Brava Faries! Brava!!

(**Zoya Ornate collection provided for review**)

33 comments:

  1. Can't wait for these to arrive to my house!

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  2. Oh man!

    I might need to get all of these, they are Ah-mayzing!!!

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  3. I WANT THEM AAAAALLLLLLLLLLL.
    The beauty hurts me :'(

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  4. I know the ship date for these is today, any idea when we'll be seeing them in stores? I NEED to have Storm!!!!

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  5. Beautiful swatches! That green looks mesmerizing!

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  6. Oh, these are so pretty! I need Aurora! I am curious about Logan, though... it looks almost exactly like Zoya Ivanka. Do you know if they are any different? I adore Ivanka...

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    1. They are very differetn. Ivanka leans far more Yellow while Logan is darker and more Blue. Also the shimmer in logan is much more fine than the glassflecks in Ivanka. They could be cousins but def not dupes and both totally stunning.

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  7. Wow, this collection looks great! Logan and Storm are easily my favorites!

    I was very disappointed in my first (and only) bottle of Zoya, but I may need to try again because these colors are gorgeous!

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  8. Pretty Cris! The only one I'm not fond of is Electra. It looks like hairy fingers to me! Lol!

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  9. Oh these are fabulous aren't they?! Must look out for them, that gold is gorgeous and I can picture Electra over a few of my own polishes! xXx

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  10. Your swatches are completely amazing!!

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  11. Oh my godddd this is the prettiest holiday collection I think I've ever seen. I'm literally almost drooling over these swatches. Way to GO, Zoya. I want them all!

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  12. Great swatches, I can not wait till my bottle arrive! Thanks! :)

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  13. I am obsessed with each and every one of these. I might ask for an early Christmas present from the hubby and get the whole set! :)

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  14. Amazing!!! Can't wait til these hit my Ulta! I def want the holo jellies!!

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  15. Aurora will be mine. OH YES IT WILL!

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  16. Ahhhh love these! I want blaze and I need Electra to go with my bar glitters from last year's holiday collection.

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  17. LOVE this entire collection. Putting holo in a jelly polish was such a smart move :)

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  18. I must have the purple shade Aurora! It's so beautiful,I can't believe you got that result in three shades!

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  19. Oh my! I love this WHOLE collection! That does not happen very often! Gosh darn Zoya being so pricey in Aus!

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  20. Have them and they are fabulous!!!

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  21. Have them and they are fabulous!!!

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  22. Aurora is so stunning and my no.1 pick too! Also loving Storm. This is a great collection overall :)

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  23. These are amazing and I want ALL OF THEM!!!

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  24. These are absolutely gorgeous and I want ALL OF THEM!!!

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  25. These are amazing and I want ALL OF THEM!!!

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  26. Must. Have. ALL the Zoyas! My gods those are gorgeous. They scream holidays to me too because they look a lot like the ornaments I put on my tree. Wait... my nails can match my Christmas tree!?! Off I go to make my wallet cry.

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  27. wow, I really love all of these! <3

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  28. Such nice swatches! I'm in love with Aurora :)

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