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Zoya has released its winter collection, Naturel, with pretty, trendy neutral shades that have a rosy undertone!
While these pretties would look great by themselves, they also would work great together for a tonal nail look (for example…a look with Rue and Taylor…Taylor and Brigette…Rue and Odette, etc.
Every year I find myself craving colors like this after the holidays, because I use so much glitter and bold, bright shades to create holiday manicures. This collection is like a palette cleanser before spring shades start rolling out! One thing I noticed was that this fits in with the rosy neutral trend – we’re seeing this pop up (Urban Decay Naked 3, anyone?!) and I dig it – they are very flattering for my fairer complexion!
Let’s check ‘em out!
Chantal is described as a “French vanilla cream.” I could put her in my coffee! Ha! Kidding, but this is a beautiful, opaque and light nude that is one of my favorites from the collection!
Taylor is described as a “light toffee cream,” and it’s another one I could eat up. It’s another favorite for me in this collection!
Rue is described as a “boudoir blush cream.” It’s such a soft shade, and very subtle on my nail. It’s opaque in two coats, and demure.
Brigette is described as a “bombshell mauve cream,” and it is a pretty mauve. It isn’t my favorite in the collection, but one I can’t wait to use with Taylor and Chantal!
Odette is described as a “sultry maroon cream,” I love this one. It’s much, much more light than a maroon, but I love the description. It’s a very purple, rosy neutral. One of my favorites from the collection!
After the holidays (because let’s face it, I’m still in full-on holiday nail art mode!) I’ll be doing a couple nail art looks with these polishes. So stay tuned!
But overall, what do you think of this collection?
To me, the colors don’t seem “exciting” because my tastes are definitely more for polishes that have duochrome or multichrome effects, or unique shimmers and glass-fleck…vibrant hues and nail art that pops. But Normani, Odette, Taylor and Chantal really catch my eye! And the truth is, I wear everything, and there’s a purpose and a place for ALL types of polish in my life. I find these refreshing, and they look great on my nail. It’s like total work appropriateness – and nail art possibility – in a box.
Formula was spot-on Zoya, application was easy. I don’t know if I’ve noticed in the past as much as I did this time, but the Zoya brush seems thin. Doesn’t hinder application because I still pick up a lot of polish and was able to really control how it went on. There was very little clean up required for my photos above. Zoya is one of my favorite brands, truth be told!!!
The Naturel collection can be purchased by individual bottle for $9 a piece, or as a collection for $54. (Link is in the opening paragraph.)
Zoya planned to release these on January 1, 2014, but they arrived early! Nothing like a last minute holiday gift for the polish addict on your list, right?!
I’d love to hear what your take on this collection is in the comments below!
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