July 12, 2008

Swatches of My Zoya Promo Picks

Posted in Metallics, Pink, Purples & Lilacs, Zoya tagged at 3:46 pm by pretear

I was pretty excited when Zoya announced this promo. I really put a lot of thought into which colors I would choose. Primarily I wanted to choose colors that I personally liked but also had good application and weren’t very popular. I didn’t want to choose colors I know a lot of people already own since that would defeat the purpose of getting a free bottle of polish. So here they are:

Zoya Stephanie. Ok, I do love this color, but let’s face it, I’m biased because it’s my namesake. It’s a very chic almost white light pink. The downside is that the application can be troublesome. It’s a 4 coater if you want opacity. I apply it using Barielle Camo as a base, that fixed the streakiness issues for me.

Zoya Miley. Those of you who follow my blog know that lilac is one of my white whales, so I just had to include it in my mini-collection. Miley is also a 4 coater but the application is perfect even without Camo. It reminds me of my beloved Orly Bon bon, although I think Bon bon leans a bit more towards periwinkle. This picture shows Miley as being more bluish than it is in real life – sorry guys, I tried to get the color depiction as accurate as I could but it’s almost impossible to photograph purples accurately without sunlight.

Zoya Rea is just ridiculously gorgeous. Rea is metallic with a foil like finish. Perfect in two coats, smooth application, no visible brush strokes. It was my favorite color from the Downtown collection by far. (Sorry, Kotori and Suvi fans.) The color is hard to describe, Zoya says it’s sparkling metallic plum – I’d say pinkish-purple. Whatever, bottomline, I love it.

I realize my colors are a bit conservative so if you’re looking for something more exciting, check out Casual Lavish for a list of all the blogs participating in this promotion. There really is a mini-collection for everyone.

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3 Comments »

  1. Roberta said,

    Your choices are beautiful. I love Miley. It’s my favorite lilac cream by far. It’s designed to be sheer, but I find application to be good. I like the fact it’s layerable, you can get a different look if you use anywhere from 1-4 coats. I usually like 3, bottle color but still translucent.

  2. pretear said,

    Thank you. : ) That’s why it’s so great – I’m not huge on sheers but people who are can have it either way. : )

  3. Sanna said,

    They all look pretty!
    I personally think Rea is absolutley stunning!


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