They're here!! Yay! Zoya has been teasing everyone one picture at a time... but now they're here in all of their sparkly fall glory.
First up- Wonderful (the cremes).
Burke. Kind of a... soft red-mulberry creme... The only one out of the entire fall line I'm not crazy about. Berry shades just don't catch my eye for some reason. This one has a very autumnal look to it though, I think it's the softness. And I always thought the name of this polish was a naughty British slang... isn't it? Hehe.
Cola. A warm red-toned brown creme. It seems more red than brown on my skintone, but in the bottle it looks more brown than red. It also looks darker on me than it seems in the bottle. I think the name Cola suits this... it sort of reminds me of Dr. Pepper!
Kelly. This is my favorite from Wonderful. It's amazing. It's a medium borderline dark grey creme but it has purple tones to it. In certain lights it looks more purple than grey, and in others it seems pure neutral grey. Definitely my new favorite grey. Even looks good on my skintone, and I don't think I usually pull off grey all that well (doesn't stop me from wearing them, ha!). And you know what? I'm glad this color isn't green. Kelly green would have been too obvious! I'm also glad that Zoya Jade is red and not green... but back on topic...
Shawn. Oooooh. Here's the green. And what a nice green! It's a little darker for fall, not quite as dark as Envy or something like Orly Enchanted Forest. It's yellow based and a little murky. These types of greens are usually my favorite. Yellowy and murky. Is it just me or has Zoya done a green in every collection this year? Hmm... I don't think there was one in Spring, but it seems like there have been a lot lately!
Stacy. A purple burgundy... Not quite berry... seems more wine to me than berry but mostly purple toned. It deepens with every coat... I'm noticing that my ring finger is lighter than all the others... Somehow I think I missed the second coat on that nail....
Kristi. Pure red. I really like this. I have actually been wearing this for the past couple days and only took it off to swatch Wicked! It's bright but not super bright. More on the medium side. Really crisp looking.
That's it for the creme portion of this collection... now on to the glitter! Zoya Wicked!
Carrie Ann. This one is so sparkly my camera freaked out instead of focusing! It's a light red, cool toned, PACKED with sparkles. Too small to be plain glitter, more like a really reflective glass fleck. Very very sparkly.
Cheryl. You know, it's bound to happen when every polish is named a person's name... Sometimes you get the name of a person you don't want to be reminded of! But anyway... I think I'd have to call this my favorite from Wicked. It's a warm rustic chestnut type of shade. Brown with lots of reddish shimmer/glitter/glass fleck. It's divine. Divine Brown. Hee hee. Way to keep it classy, Scrangie. But seriously... this color is gorgeous, it's almost a duochrome there's so much flashy sparkle in it!
Edyta. Another green! Well, sort of green. This is like green plus. Green and bronze and smoke. Pretty complex. Very sparkly in the sunlight. Kinda like a cross between China Glaze Gussied-Up Green and that awesome Bourjois that looks like starling feathers.
Julieanne. But then... you get one named after someone you really like! This one is a really wicked cool dark purple duochrome glitter. I know, it looks so blue in my pictures, but it's actually purple. It's like if Zoya Mimi and OPI Designer Series Mystery had a baby. Or maybe LA Girl Groupie and Color Club With Abandon? It's a unique shade and kinda hard to describe! Glittery, dark, purple, duochromey with gold and copper and a little green.
Karina. Second picture (indoors) shows the color truer. Another sparkly red, this one is deeper and richer than Carrie Ann. Still cool toned to my eye. I think I prefer this one, it has more of a fall feeling.
Kym. Ahh. This makes me so relaxed to look at. It's the color of fall. The leaves changing... clothes getting heavier... apples and maple leaves. *sigh* So pretty.
The formula on these was good. The Wonderful cremes were all perfect- nice even texture, great coverage (I only did two coats and didn't need a third at all) and quick dry time. The Wicked glitters were a bit on the thick side and had a much longer dry time than the cremes. Coverage was still good at two coats, but I found that they looked a little dull without topcoat so I applied topcoat for my swatches.
The glitter in the Wickeds is really nice. It's a bit like the Sparkle collection but they seem less foily and more dense glass fleck. So hard to describe! A little like the Sally Hansen HD ones... You know those big shiny particles that have a duochrome look to them? It's like that in these. Gorgeous, just totally and absolutely gorgeous. Zoya is really on a roll with these amazing sparkle/glitter/foily/glass fleck hybrid shades. I really hope they do more in the future because they all look STUNNING!
And I can't give the glitters all the praise, cause the cremes were great too. Perfect fall colors. Great formula. Good variety. Notice how in each set of cremes and shimmers they do three interesting colors and three more conservative shades? I kinda like how they do that- they don't ignore us hardcore polish addicts- they seem to try to cater to the more traditional less adventurous crowd and the nailies at the same time. I appreciate that.
So... there it is. Zoya fall 2010. I have no complaints, I'm actually really content with both these sets of colors, they had everything I wanted for fall! Now if October would get here already...
(These were sent to me for review.)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 11:28 PM