Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Zoya Zenith Collection Swatches

(**Press Samples**)
Good morning and happy New Year's eve! 

  Today I want to share my swatches of the Zoya Zenith collection. As usual Zoya did an amazing, Six color, collection that perfectly captures the flash and sparkle of the Holiday season. I love that they can do this without creating colors that feel overdone or too typical. Brava for thinking out of the box Zoya! I was so happy to see Zoya revisit the holographic jelly- glassflecks, the painfully bright foils and the bar glitter glazes this year.
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To see close up swatches, and have your retinas burnt by these amazing colors, continue reading ♥.
Zoya Cassedy
 Cassedy is described by Zoya as a celestial Pewter metal. I could not come up with a better description of this beautiful shade myself. In some lights it looks like a Graphite foil, in others it takes on a more Blue tone. As you can see it is an extremely bright and shiny foil finish, quite spectacular really. The formula is very easy to work with and did great in Two coats. 

Zoya Seraphina
Seraphina is an extremely unique shade. I was fully prepared to hate this color.... not entirely sure why. To my surprise, it ended up being one of my favorites from this collection. The best way I can describe this is as a Silvery- White or White-Silver. This baby is practically made up of micro shimmering particles and is also very bright and shiny. I can see any edgy bride wearing Seraphina. I used Two coats for my swatch. 

Zoya Dream
If you were a fan of Aurora and Storm from last year's Ornate collection, you will absolutely be needing Dream. Dream is a deep Cerulean Blue jelly packed with prismatic glassfleck and twinkling sparkle. This shade is soooo ridiculously sparkly that my camera had a bit of a spazz attack trying to capture it. This shade has a very smooth and even formula. I used Three thin coats for my swatch.

Zoya Payton
Along the same lines of Dream, we also have Payton. If you are into a classic vampy nail, but want a fun Holiday twist, Payton is the shade for you. I just love the rich shade of deep  burgundy of the jelly base. The holographic sparkle really bring this color to life. I used Three thin coats. 

Zoya Belinda
Belinda so linda! This shade is a Purple lover's dream. Belinda is a rich shade of deep Amethyst Purple. It is somewhere between metallic and smooth shimmer. Belinda has that "glow from within" quality that so many of us love. The formula on this shade is very impressive and practically applies itself. I used Two easy coats for my swatch. 

Zoya Mosheen
Mosheen is a fantastic bar glitter blend. I don't know how many of you remember the Gems collection from 2011 (or Elektra from last year's collection), but I love that they revisited the concept of bar glitter glazes. Mosheen is made up of densely packed icy Sky Blue iridescent glitter and bar glitter in a, barely-there, light Blue jelly base. This glitter topper is winter magic over any shade you layer it over. I used just one coat of Mosheen over my base colors. Mosheen dries a bit matte and lumpy so a good top coat is a must. Shown here with a top coat of Seche Vite.  
Zoya Mosheen over Zoya Dream
Zoya Mosheen over Zoya Seraphina
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Zoya Mosheen over a gradient of Barielle Pink Flip Flop and Cosmic Kiss
 As usual I am in love with each and every single shade. I have a great appreciation for Zoya's ability to make Holiday polishes that always feel unique, to me at least. I love that there is a little bit of classic, a little bit of flashy and a little bit of playful in such a small release. 

Which of these pretties were/are on your Holiday wishlist? Have a safe and happy new year's eve everyone!!! 

12 comments:

  1. I've only picked up two of these (Dream and Mosheen), but I want them all! The whole collection is just gorgeous. I love your swatches!

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  2. Gorgeous swatches! I'm drooling over Dream and Payton :)

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  3. Payton is my favorite from this collection. I love the color.

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  4. Dream is ridiculously gorgeous! I definitely need to get my hands on it.

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  5. Very lovely colours, you make amazing swatches! Makes me wanna buy all the polish! :D

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  6. Really cute collection. Dream & Cassidy look to be winners to me! I absolutely adore your last mani pic, the pink gradient with Mosheen over it! Sweeeet!!!

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  7. Loving Mosheen over Seraphina! Wow!

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  8. Payton has been on my wishlist forever :)

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  9. You make me want Payton and Dream <3

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  10. WHY are you trying to convince my wallet I need these ;)? Too pretty!

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  11. I like a lot of these. Cassedy looks really different.

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  12. Not all at once, but I have progressively gotten all of these except for Seraphina since they came out. Dream and Payton are total must-haves. I haven't had a chance to wear the others yet.

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