Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Zoya Wicked and Wonderful Collections Fall 2010



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.)

52 comments:

  1. Holy Schnitzel dude!! I need Shawn, Edyta & Julieanne like STAT!

    Thanks for the swatches!

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  2. cheryl will be mine!! it looks beautimus!! xoxo

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  3. Yay, swatches! Another good one from Zoya.

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  4. damn,i wish this was up on the website when the exchange was going on.
    i'm not sure i can afford all the colors i want from this collection at this very moment, i need these like now! : (

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  5. *sigh* just what I needed before going to bed... thank you in advance for the good dreams, Scrangie! ;)

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  6. Holy crap!!! These swatches are amazing. I need all of them asap!!!

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  7. Lots of swatching. Great pix.
    Edyta looks different but everything else has been done before - maybe by the same manufacturer who's making the Vixens. I could swear Riveter Rouge is also in a Zoya bottle...

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  8. Ooh, Edyta is the only one that calls to me. The interspersed gold among the blue/green reminds me of OPI Reflecting Pool.

    I suspect Julieanne has Ki's pigment in it. Some Ki mixed into Mimi might result in an approximation of Julieanne.

    It looks like Kelly is less blue than MAC Blue India and SH Grey by Grey.

    If not for its name, Cola wouldn't appeal to me. Ah, the power of suggestion and association.

    As always, thanks for the awesome swatches, Scrangie!

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  9. I'm stunned. Wow, no words! The swatches are amazing. Deep colors. love them

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  10. Thank you SO much for doing these; they're gorgeous! Is Kelly similair to MAC's Blue India? I was instantly drawn to it : )

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  11. Oh my...I think I'll be getting almost the entire Wicked collection!

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  12. What's going on with the bottle for Kelly? It looks like it has some sort of whitish fungus. Anyway, I love the color of Kelly, though on my monitor it looks blue-gray, though still pretty.

    Great swatches Scrangie. :)

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  13. These are great colors for fall. Zoya's collections are really successful for my taste and I saw here some colors that I'd definitely like to have :-)

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  14. Holy wow!!! Looks like I might be getting the whole thing.

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  15. Thx for the fantastic swatches!
    I added Edyta and Kelly to my wish list.

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  16. Whoa, Kelly, Cheryl and Edyta will be mine.. Gorgeous shades!!

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  17. That's funny , I didn't liked any of the ''wicked'' and I falled in love with Burke! LoL
    Funny, 'cause I use to like all gilltering polishes...


    =D

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  18. Very nice! I think that Edyta is calling to me!

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  19. speechless nice post greens, purple, the greys

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  20. oh my gosh i love the wicked ones!!!!
    i think (if its even possible) they should
    make a crazy green, red, orange, yellow
    and brown douchechrome it would have all
    the colors of fall in it!! anyways thanx 4 posting
    ur swatches r always so good and ive always wanted to start a blog like yours but buying all the
    collections to swatch is just too much money :(
    anyways thank u!!!!

    xoxoxoxo
    ~ronnie

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  21. I like Kelly, Edyta, Julieanne & Shawn..Thank you for the swathces :)

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  22. gah! They're sucking me in lol...I've been able to resist the Zoya polishes thus far, but as a Dancing With The Stars fangirl, (which has to be the inspiration for this series of names, doesn't it? I mean...Edyta, Cheryl, Kym...) I'm gonna have to add these to my collection!

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  23. Love them all! Thanks for the swatches! And Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! :)

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  24. Wow beautiful! I don't know where to start!

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  25. So, I must have Kelly. Shawn looks great too, but a lot like the SpaRitual Yes, I Can that I already own??

    And Edyta - awesome! I wonder how it compares to Nubar's new Verde, which looks incredible too.

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  26. *sigh* I NEED most of those. Dang Zoya - you're killing me!!!

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  27. I'm not a dancing with the stars fan at all, but I know some of the dancer's names, and I agree with Alexis above...ALL the glitters the names of one of the dancing "pros".

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  28. Haha, awesome. The glitters are named after the DWTS pros. Love it.

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  29. omg, Polish polish name Edyta :D

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  30. i agree with the ladies that have posted this already... but the 'wicked' names are totally named after the dancing with the stars ladies! (the pros and the singular female judge.) after reading scrangie's descriptions i started to think that the names sounded familiar!! haha ;) very clever, zoya.

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  31. Lovely swatches, as always.

    Shawn looks awfully similar to Dare2Wear Enchanted Forest (which is yellower toned than the Orly version). Any chance of comparison swatches of these 3?

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  32. Burke is slang for "to kill without leaving a mark so as to be able to sell the body for science."

    Yes... Really.

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  33. LOL. What's worse, a beautiful polish wearing the name of someone you dislike, or a polish you dislike wearing your name? I don't like my polish at all, but there is one color I love I won't buy because of it's name. Most of these are beautiful but I'm not sure I think any of them are must haves...that could change.

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  34. If I could, I would get Kelly and all of the Wicked polishes! Gorgeous :)). It rarely happens that I like each and every color of the collection.

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  35. I need Edyta, Julieanne, and Kelly in my life.

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  36. I like Cola. I'm not sure why, though. Lovely swatches!

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  37. I think this may be another Fall collection that I need all of them. Love those glitters. Loving both of the greens and Cola. Thanks for the lovely swatches.

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  38. Ah, these are lovely. :D Thinking of getting Edyta, Shawn, Kelly and Julieanne. Thanks for the swatches!

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  39. I would have to say my favorite it wonderful too. Not much in this collection that I MUST have. But nice colors.

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  40. omg! THey have my actual name in the wicked series! (I usually use my nickname online) I think I can now make my full name from Zoya polishes! Is that a sign of an addict? When you want polishes just because they're your name? Haha. Pretty awesome collections

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  41. Oh Gosh, I absolutely love the Kelly Green. I have to have this color!

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  42. After I read your Cheryl review, I nodded in agreement, knowing how sometimes having a product being named after someone you know (or dislikes) just happens. And then I saw the Edyta photo. LOL funny too funny

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  43. Awesome swatches! Now I'm like twitching and hunting for stuff to sell on ebay cuz I MUST HAVE like 9 of them LOL I wonder if Edyta and Nubar's Verde are similar? Nubar's Rosso looks like it could be one of the Wicked pink/red sparklies too. So hard to tell from swatches!

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  44. HI
    I'm a regular reading for quite a long time now.
    I love your swatches it really helps me find my favorite polishes :)

    This is my first comment actually :]
    I wanted to ask a question..

    I'm really into purple polish so I was wondering how similar is Mimi from Julianne..
    and also if they resemble China Glaze Vixen - First Class Ticket.

    Thank you!
    Meital.

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  45. Hi! I liked your blog in one my preview posts for zoya because your photos are really amazing :)
    If you like, come and give a look... thank you :)

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  46. I would love to see a comparions of:
    - Edyta to Nubar Verde (do I need both?)
    - Shawn to Sparitual "Yes I can".

    I have been contemplating getting all 4, but many of the swatches made me think they may be too similar (each pairs to each other).

    Would need help here thanks :)

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