Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom.
When this collection first popped up in my inbox, I thought…what the?!
I was in the swing of the holidays, not thinking about transitional nail colors.
As I swatched them, I realized just how appealing the Zoya Kisses pastel creme jelly polishes are as we head into 2018.
Although it’s still going to be winter (well, here on the East Coast of the US, anyway!), this is a short, but to-the-point transitional winter collection that lightens up the vampy and festive/sparkly holiday nails we’ve likely all been sporting. Plus, these Kisses are made for layering, and Zoya sent over their pretty pink-glowy white shade Leia to try just that.
After every polish swatch, I’ll show it layered with Leia, as well.
Vickie is a milky gray polish that seems to have a touch of dusty, deep lavender. I used three coats of Vickie here. The coats went on easy over my clear base coat but I recommend waiting until the second coat dries before attempting a third; I had some pulling when I went in for the third that was my fault for being impatient.
Vickie is my favorite of this trio.
Here she is with Leia over her:
Vickie and Leia is my favorite of the three polishes and layering!
Libby is described as a milky lavender jelly. Where Vickie seems to have a dusty lavender vibe, Libby is a bright lavender. I used two coats here and still have visible nail line – but I rather like it.
Here she is with one coat of Leia over her:
Princess is a milky pink jelly. I used two coats. Of the three, this one has the most pigment so two coats eliminated nail line for me but if your nails are longer you might need a third if you want your Princess mani opaque!
Here is Princess with one coat of Leia:
Leia seems to give Princess a bubble gum quality to me!
Overall – I like the easy formula of these jellies. I like that Zoya has done a little change-up in how it’s presenting collections, it seems strategic for the season.
I haven’t tried layering jelly sandwiches or other sheer toppers over these jellies but the combinations seem endless whether you’re purchasing a new toppers or glitters or incorporating the jellies into your own stash!
Each of the four polishes I’ve featured here costs $10 a piece; you can purchase them through the link to the website above.
What do you think of the Zoya Kisses? Are you feeling the jelly finish?