Today I have the Zoya Spring Collection. They sent me these several weeks ago, and I just love looking at them because it seems like we are never going to get to spring here :/ I'll try to not be too wordy (don't I always say that??) but I will have a few thoughts on each and some bottle shot comparisons at the end!
This collection is made up of 3 shimmers and 3 crèmes. It seems Zoya is down sizing their spring collections, they used to have 6 crèmes and 6 shimmers until recently. Last year was about the same, it was 6 polishes and a glittery topcoat.
First up is Leslie, a lavender pastel shimmer. This the only one of the collection that only required 2 coats for full opacity, so it gets major points for that! Formula is really nice, I am really loving lavender (the scent) lately and this reminds me of it ;) The shimmer is turquoise and is really subtle. Zoya calls it a "turquoise metallic flash". Fancy!
Next is Rayne, Zoya calls it "a dewy, spring blue with an energizing turquoise metallic flash". That's a mouthful! This is one I fell in love with from the press release and didn't really love that much in real life. I love the color, obviously, I'm completely obsessed with turquoise at the moment. I think it's because of the shimmer, I think it's a little young on me. This one requires 3 coats,
Next is Daisy, a pretty yellow with a turquoise shimmer in it. Definitely needs 3 coats. This one is alright, I think it will have it's place in nail art, but not probably one I would wear on its own. Would be pretty on toes!
This is Tiana, a "pistachio" green. I LOVE this with big puffy heart eyes. So perfect for spring! 3 coats, if only it was 2!!
Next is Eden, a pink crème. I do have several of this shade, in many brands. I definitely like this darker sort of pink shades over lighter ones. A basic color everyone needs! Also 3 coats here.
Ok on with the comparisons. I'll only put thoughts where I feel necessary ;)
On these Lillian comparisons....they are more similar than they look in the picture. You just have to trust me. Lillian is SUPER similar to OPI Gargantuan Green Grape (blue version) and Essie Mint Candy Apple. Both of those have complete crap formulas, and we all know it. We put up with it because we love the color! Unfortunately, Lillian is not a whole better, because it takes 3 coats. But its more opaque than GGG and less chalky than MCA, so its a tossup I think.
|Lillian and For Audrey|
This is Lillian and MCA. I was getting super frustrated at the picture because to my eyes in the bottle they look identical.
|Lillian and Essie Mint Candy Apple|
Tiana runs the closest to OPI Gargantuan Green Grape (green version)