A brand new, limited edition trio from Zoya. This Birchbox-exclusive collection was inspired by bloggers and voted on by fans. Each shade has a bright wash of color with a buildable jelly finish.
Zoya Belle. Belle has a sheer grapefruit pink base and a good amount of iridescent pink shimmer. The shimmer shifts from pink to coral to yellow depending on the angle, and has some pretty gold flecks scattered throughout for even more color.
Zoya Coraline. Coraline is a light tangerine orange jelly. It has a slight yellow tone to it, but it's not as yellow-toned as Zoya Arizona. Very much in line with the Tangerine Tango trend we're seeing this spring.
Zoya Kate. Kate is a medium coral jelly. It's quite red toned, but definitely appears coral on the nails rather than true red.
One of the ways that Birchbox recommends wearing these shades is to layer them. I layered the shimmery shade, Belle, over the two cremes to see how it looked and I really liked the results:
The formula on these was thick but manageable. These are sheer, but they build really well with each additional coat. I did three coats and thought they looked great that way. You can add more coats to make them completely opaque, but I prefer the slightly sheer jelly look these have at three. Drying time is a little on the slow side.
All three shades are very pretty and fit in perfectly with this season's color trends. I love jelly finish polishes so I'm always happy to see more of them being released, but two of these feel rather similar to last year's OPI sorbet shades. That said, they still look great on the nails, lots of depth from the jelly finish with a nice bright pop of color.
The Zoya/Birchbox Blogger Collection is limited edition and available only from Birchbox, $22 for the set of three.
(This was sent for review.)