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Aaaaaah, fall is coming.
Around 7 a.m., I’m inevitably up feeding the baby and I’ve noticed that the morning at that hour has a nice, cool feeling in the air before the sun burns it off and summer heat returns for the day.
Although summer is my favorite time of year for weather, fall is my favorite time of year for nail polish collections! I am always excited to see what Zoya offers; this year they have Focus & Flair, Focus is a six-piece set of creme polishes, and Flair is a six-piece set of “liquid metal” or metallic shades.
Today I have swatches of the Focus collection. Check ’em out!
Sia is described as a true, royal blue creme. MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE in this collection! It was pretty pigmented for the first coat; but I always do two. Zoya warns that since this is a highly-pigmented shade, make sure to apply a base coat to prevent staining.
Janel is described as a deep red creme with rich, warm undertone. I used two coats – this applied like butter on hot toast!
Hannah is described as a clear, classic red creme with a balanced undertone; I love Janel but Hannah is the red for me. Hannah is bright and demands attention and I could sit and stare at her all day. I used two coats for my swatch.
Lidia is described as a rich eggplant creme with a blackened purple base and just a hint of red; while Zoya says that makes it wearable for virtually every skin tone, the formula on Lidia makes it less desirable for me than its collection mates. After two coats, you can see the balding on my nails very visibly. I will use a third coat when I wear this. I was disappointed in Lidia’s formula, because the color is amazing. When I wear this, I’ll be sure to post a photo on Instagram (@beautyjudy) and update you on how many coats it took to achieve opacity without balding!
Desiree is described as a classic sable brown creme that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone. This is a beautiful brown for fall; I used two coats but this is another beautiful, pigmented shade.
Charli is described as a dusty taupe creme with a hint of green; this is another of my favorites from this collection. Again, great pigmentation and the formula was amazing – Charli easily applied.
Overall, I think Zoya nailed it for the upcoming sweater weather season with the Focus cremes. My favorites are Hannah, Charli and Sia. My least favorite, for formula, was Lidia.
The Focus collection is available on Zoya.com now and each polish retails for $9, or you can purchase the set for $54. You can also score a mini set of the Focus collection for $30 – included is a mini color lock system and free shipping.
What’s your favorite Focus color for fall?!
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