Lovely, just LOVELY! I don’t mean that sarcastically – that’s what Zoya’s new spring 2013 collection is called! Lovely is such an appropriate adjective for spring, isn’t it? Flowers are starting to bloom, trees are sprouting new leaves – it’s a “lovely” time of year!
By the way, can you believe we’re into spring collections already?! Sometimes I think that while it’s neat blogs are always a season ahead, it’s even neater that nail polish company creatives are always something like a year ahead. We’re thinking spring and they’re probably thinking next spring!
Anyway. The Zoya Lovely collection for spring includes three dewy metallics and three fresh cremes. How about some Lovely swatches?!
Piaf is a forsythia yellow metallic originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi. I had the faintest of tip showing after two coats, but I like it.
Gie Gie is a blushing cherry blossom pink metallic originally designed for Zang Toi for Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week. Beautiful soft pink in two coats. This is one of my favorites, and I don’t generally gravitate towards the pinks!
Julie is a soft wisteria purple metallic, also originally designed for Zang Toi Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week. I had some balding and pooling which I didn’t see until I edited the photos later; that’s my own fault, not the polish’s fault! I think this one is my least favorite of the collection, honestly. I didn’t care for it too much against my wintery, pale skin!
Blu is a hyacinth blue creme. Blu is my favorite from the collection – so gorgeous and opaque in two coats!
Neely is a light spring green creme originally designed for Peter Som Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week. Another opaque in two coats.
Jacqueline is a magnolia nude creme originally designed for Peter Som Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week, as well. This color is similar to LVX Creamfields, which is a jelly-like, near-dupe for Illamasqua Load. I think this is a closer color to Load than Creamfields, but I will have to do a side-by-side swatch comparison for all three! Soon! I’ve swatched Jacqueline in lso shown in two coats.
Zoya lacquers are Big 5 Free – free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). They retail for $8 (US) and the collection started shipping on January 1st.
The cremes were all pretty opaque and consistent – not too thick, not runny. The metallics were a similar formula, just shimmery.
In terms of color, my favorites from the collection are Blu, Gie Gie and Jacqueline. Piaf is an interesting, Easter yellow and Neely is a pretty green. Julie is my least favorite.
Disclaimer: The December SquareHue box was provided to me for review by PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!