Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Zoya Darling Collection for Spring 2021

 Hey Friends

Today I share my swatches and comparisons for the Zoya Darling collection for spring 2021.

This is a six piece collection comprising of 
Val, Kayleigh, Ella, Tweedy, Mara and Joyce.

This is going to be a picture heavy post, bring snacks!.

First will be the swatch section, then the comparisons, if you think I missed a polish comparison or you'd like to see something Zoya compared to these, let me know and if I own it I'll share a comparison. 

First up are Val and Kayleigh, 
Val can best be described as a relaxing mid-tone sky blue cream.
Val is gorgeous, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Kayleigh can best be described as a calming light lilac purple cream.
Kayleigh has a lovely dusty vibe, great formula, almost opaque in one coat, I did two as I had a tiny bit of streaking. All of these dried super shiny.




Next are Mara and Tweedy
Mara can best be described as a soft, muted rose-toned mauve cream. 
Mara is an almost mannequin hands polish for me, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I'm still debating if Mara should be in the nude section or the pink.

Tweedy can best be described as a bright and uplifting bubble-gum pink cream. 
Tweedy has a tiny hint of orange undertone, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.





Last pair are Joyce and Ella
Joyce can best be described as a juicy hot pink cream.
I do not see pink in Joyce at all, to me its a very bright light red, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Ella can best be described as a refreshing coral cream with a kiss of pink undertones.
Ella is super pretty, I love when Zoya do these coral polishes, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

These all had a great formula, I dont know if Zoya have tweaked their brush width or the bristles but I felt like these brushes were a tiny bit wider or more flexible than their normal brushes. My standouts are Ella, Mara and Kayleigh.
 

Now on to the comparison side of the post, the new polish is always first left, these photos have been taken in direct sunlight.

First is Val compared to Kristen, Lake and Blu.
No dupes, you can see the different coloured undertones, Kristen has a grey undertone, Lake has a hint of green and Blu has much more white.



L to R Kayleigh, Heather, Birch and Abby
This is trickier to see, Birch has a grey undertone, Heather has shimmer but that doesnt really show up on the nail, I'd say Kayleigh is maybe one shade deeper than Heather, so unless you're an addict you dont need both if you already own Heather.


L to R Tweedy, Sweet and Shelby
No dupes, Tweedy is the baby of Sweet and Shelby, she has a tiny hint of orange but not as much as Sweet and Shelby is much pinker.


L to R Ella, Wendy, Micky and Emma
No dupes, Ella is deeper in colour than Wendy, Minnie has more pink and Emma is an orange with a hint of pink undertone.
 

L to R Mara, Addison, Zanna and Arielle
No dupes Mara has a much more brown undertone than Addison and Zanna while Arielle has more purple/pink.


L to R Joyce, Yana, Kylie 2 and Allison
So Joyce who isnt pink to my eye, she is deeper than Yana and Kylie and you can see that very red undertone compared to a pink like Allison.


Lastly a stamping test which I would say only Joyce passed.




A Zoya A Day - Hera and Mai

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Today on the blog we meet Hera and Mai

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Hera
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0908
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sophisticates
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Hera by Zoya can be best described as a muted, red mauve cream

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Mai
Year - 2019
Number - ZP1016
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Twinkling
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Zoya in Mai can best be described as a sophisticated rosewood cream.

Hera is not what I would call red, its I would say a pink with a brown undertone. Good formula, no runnning or pooling, opaque in one coat although I did two because the post came and I banged my nails. Hera stamps.

Mai is gorgeous this is a pink also with a brown and hint of purple undertone, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in that one coat but I did two because I'm clumsy lol, Mai also stamps.

I'm realising these pinks are not in proper order I sorted out the swatch sticks and the polishes over the weekend.













Monday, 12 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Taryn and Koley

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Today on the blog we meet Koley and Taryn

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Taryn
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0965
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Jubilee
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Taryn can best be described as a fiery fuchsia micro-irredescent shimmer with blue undertones

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Koley
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1063
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Intriguing
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Koley can best be described as a ruby pink metallic.

Taryn is very like Trinity but slightly deeper in colour, Taryn has a better formula than Trinity who is discontinued, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, this stamps.

Koley is stunning, this is a very red toned pink, its like liquid metal on your nails, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, this stamps.













Friday, 9 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Blyss and Trinity

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Today on the blog we meet Blyss and Trinity

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Blyss
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0213
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Blyss is a discontinued polish from Zoya, I would describe her as a bright deep pink-leaning magenta with subtle blue-purple duo chrome and faint iridescent shimmer.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Trinity
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0214
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Classic
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Trinity is a discontinued polish and can be best described as a lighter shade of bright hot fuchsia pink with strong blue-violet duo chrome shimmer.

Blyss is stunning, I love the deepness of the pink in this one, good formula, norunning or pooling and opaque in two coats, if you have longer nails you might need three.

Trinity is very similar to Vivi, its the same base colour but the shimmer is more pink than blue which I hope you can see in the photos comparisons, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Both these polishes are from the classic collection and numbered one after the other.










Thursday, 8 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Gilda and Vivi

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Today on the blog we meet Gilda and Vivi

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Gilda
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0512
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Sparkle
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Gilda by Zoya can be best described as cool-toned, orange toned - magenta pink sparkling metallic.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Vivi
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0413
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Smitten
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Vivi is a discontinued polish and I would describe her as a red toned pink crelly base with a strong violet/blue flash.

Gilda's description is spot on, with added sparkles in blue, pink and gold. Good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Vivi I adore that flash so much, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

I was super privileged to have both cats crash out on me yesterday morning and they were there long enough for me to get a pic!