Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom.
Second only to fall releases, holiday is my favorite time for nail polish collections!
This year, Zoya has launched the Party Girls, 12 eclectic polishes in a variety of finishes and hues that can complement a lot of different holiday looks, from, say, Breakfast with Santa to the ball drop on New Year’s Eve!
Let’s jump right in with swatches?
Don’t let the orange-leaning of my skintone in this photo take away from the gingerbread-man-like fleck shimmer of Nadia. The brand labels her a “disco topper,” and I’ve shown her here solo in two coats. She’s buildable, but I found her best as a layer over other colors.
Like Zoya Ming:
Over the scarlet of Ming, Nadia really pops with her golden, copper and pink shimmer!
And over Zoya Danielle:
This is a bit more of a “gritty” look on the nail but I love how Danielle pulls out the pink in Nadia!
I had to add a second close-up of Solstice so you could see the sparkling golden shimmer in this persimmon polish! This is an unexpected holiday shade, but one that would pop against the little black dress you might wear to a holiday party! Shown here in two coats.
Ok, I promise the quality of these shots gets better as I realize that the sun was not my friend while taking pics. But this is Tawny, who brings a coppery rose metallic that almost looks foiled. I love this polish, it’s a great twist on holiday red. I’ve worn Tawny in two coats here.
Ming is what I’d call an expected, traditional holiday creme color – red, green, gold, silver, blue…these are staples on my nails over the holiday season. Ming, scarlet, as I mentioned above, is the perfect base for Christmas nail art, and I hope to recreate my Santa Suit nails once again wit her this year! Shown here in two coats.
Fallon is a really pretty pearl polish that leans magenta for the base and violet when the light hits her. She’s gorgeous. I love a polish like this year-round. Shown here in two coats.
Sheri is a deeper, darker red than Ming, and while she is described as a creme, she felt a little like a crelly. Sheri is another classic red that will be great for holiday nail art and for a pop of color over the winter. Shown here in two coats.
It’s rare for me to love every polish in a collection, and I’m sorry, Kelsey, but you’re my least favorite in this collection. An unexpected pop of pink we might see in summer or spring, Kelsey just misses for me for holiday. She is a pretty pink, nonetheless, and I have nothing bad to say about her formula! She is just not want I want this time of year. Shown here in two coats.
Danielle is a fun, dark periwinkle creme polish that I find suited for the holidays; while my picture shows her more blue, she’s definitely more periwinkle and purple than blue. Colors like this are ALWAYS so darn hard to capture! Shown here in two coats.
Delaney is described as a “royal multichromatic metallic flip.” I thought her appearance would be similar to Fallon by looking at their bottles, but this is definitely a bit different. Hard to capture or see the multichromatic shifts in this polish that you see in the bottle – blue/green/steel seem to pop out to me, but it is subtle. It’s still gorgeous on the nail. Looks a bit streaky in two coats, but top coat might help. I did not use top coat here.
Landon is a perfect winter aubergine creme, a cozy sweater kind of polish to me. Shown here in two coats – she’s gorgeous.
Isadora is a sister to Fallon, having that same, refined pearl finish but with a rich plum base and magenta shift. I love her! Shown here in two coats.
I feel as if I’ve saved the best for last. Blake is my favorite of all the Party Girls. She’s another sister of Fallon and Isadora, with that pearl finish, but Blake is sapphire, with amazing subtle shimmers in multiple colors like gold and green. I don’t own anything like Blake in my collection. She is stunning! Shown here in two coats.
Overall thoughts – I love this collection. It’s got a great amount of variety to it regarding finish and color, which makes it broadly appealing.
I didn’t make note of individual formulas as I described each Party Girl, because Zoya has a great formula that I find reliable. Some of the darker shades could easily be one-coat polishes but I personally always prefer two coats minimum. I think Nadia can look a bit patchy layered over the darker cremes that are contrasting colors, like Danielle, whereas she meshed with Ming perfectly. I can’t wait to wear them together.
The Party Girls collection is live on Zoya’s website, and has been available since October 15! Each polish retails for $10 each. You can purchase them individually or in two, six-piece sets for $60 each.
Which Party Girl do you like most? Hands down, Blake wins the day for me. But I really liked all of these polishes with the random exception of Kelsey – but not because she isn’t pretty or a good formula, just personal color preference!
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!