Also...I swatched these in the morning because the fall sun is already behind the trees at my house by noon. The morning sun as never been kind to me in photos, so I apologize for that. But I wanted to include them so you can see the polish in the sun, not my skin, haha!
First is Prim, a "velvet blue metallic". The formula on Prim was fantastic...it was pretty much a one coater on me, I added a second for consistency but it was hardly needed. This is a beautiful color but a bit 80's to me :) I'm not sure how often I will wear it, but the fact that it is so opaque will work nicely for taped designs. I'm also curious how it will look matte. (In the fall winter I want to matte all the things!) There's a really nice shimmer and it's not overly frosty.
Next is Haven, described by Zoya as " true holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid". This one is really pretty, I was expecting it to be more similar to Prim than it was! It's not quite as opaque as Prim, 2 coats is definitely needed.
|Willa v Raven|
A few words on these: Yall, I just love these. Really. I was so hoping for darker, jewel toned Magical Pixies. HOWEVER. These do not dry down completely matte like the original Pixies and the lighter colored ones that came out earlier this year. You can see what I mean here. They dry down still jelly-like, with very little texture, much like the darker red pixies released for the fall, with the exception of Oswin. You can see my review of the Fall Red Ultra Pixies here. So that gives yall a point of reference. I'm not really sure why they aren't drying down matte anymore, maybe the base has changed? It's not a bad difference, it's just different.
This is Imogen, a black texture with chunky holo hex glitter in a black base. This one isn't as holo as I hoped, it comes across looking more silver.
Zoya Imogen: black chunky holo texture
Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat: black superfine texture with silver glitter *dries matte
OPI Emotions: black totally matte no glitter texture *dries matte
OPI Stay the Night: red glitter in a black base, matte glitter texture *dries matte
Next is Thea. oooohhhhhh I lurve this. So Gorgeous! Purple! Glitter! Sparkle! You can see how this one does not dry matte either, and I did wait a good bit to take the pics.
Zoya Thea: chunky purple holo texture...ish
Zoya Carter: fine pixie, light purple glitter in dark purple base *dries matte
OPI Can't Let Go: light and dark purple glitter in purple jelly base. *dries matte
This is Nori.......................................dang. So Pretty. I love this so so so much. I swatched it last so I could wear it for the next few days. I'm actually testing out several different basecoats because colors like this have a high probability of staining...so cross your fingers for me! I still have it on as I type this!
My ONLY complaint about this is that I was wishing it would be a royal blue version of Cosmo and Bar. They dry so matte and dry and sugary I just love them. I kind of feel like the jelly base might be a little thicker on these. Also, this photographs a touch darker than it really is. But just barely.
Here's another comparson shot...if yall just need to see these on let me know in the comments!
OPI Get Your Number (my very first texture and one of favs STILL) : blue holo texture *dries matte
Zoya Nori: chunky blue holo
Zoya Liberty: aqua-blue texture *dries matte
Zoya Sunshine: navy blue texture (darker than it looks in picture, dangit!) *dries matte. Sunshine is one of my favs too :)
|OPI v Zoya|
|Zoya v OPI|
These are available for pre order now on Zoya.com and are starting to pop up in some stores like Ulta! The crèmes retail for $9 and the Pixiedusts are $10.