Saturday, November 1, 2014

Zoya Wishes Collection

I had the wonderful opportunity to try out the new Wishes collection from Zoya and share it with you all. Wishes is the winter holiday 2014 collection, and it consists of six stunning shades. This time the collection is split between three "normal" polishes and three PixieDust polishes.
Products sent for review. All opinions are my own.

The six shades as described by Zoya are:
  • Nori- Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter
  • Thea- Deep amethyst Magical PixieDust with an orchid flash, packed full of holographic hex glitter
  • Imogen- Black crystal Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter
  • Prim- Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment
  • Haven- True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.
  • Willa- Full-coverage, onyx black cream.

Prim is a beautiful velvet blue shade. It is very metallic, but the super-fine flecks that it is made up of add to the velvet effect. Prim covers surprisingly well, and it is almost a one-coater! I applied two coats for good measure though. You can see some very faint streaks in it, but I feel like this happens with just about any metallic polish like this. Just don't overwork it and it will look great though.

Willa is a great black creme. This polish is pretty simple since it's just that - a black creme. However it's great since I actually don't have any flat black Zoya polishes. Raven is close, but Raven has a very subtle, slight shimmer to it. With just one coat, Willa seems a little sheer, but adding a second coat makes it super opaque. I used two coats for these photos.

Haven is a gorgeous purple shade with brighter light-catching flecks in it. I feel like Zoya has been releasing amazing purple shades this year, which is perfect for 2014's radiant orchid theme! Haven is also a metallic made up of super-fine metallic flecks, so you can barely see some super-fine streaks in it. However the streaks are even less noticeable than in Prim, and again, you won't have any issues if you don't overwork it. I used two coats of Haven.

 Thea is one of the three PixieDust polishes in this collection, and is almost the PixieDust version of Haven. The shade of purple is a gorgeous orchid color, and is somewhat of a jelly. One coat is a little sheer, but it builds up very easily with a second coat. I applied two coats for these photos. While Thea is one of the PixieDust polishes, I don't feel that it is super textured. I suppose this is good if you like a little texture without it being like sandpaper. While it doesn't look super textured, you can definitely feel it a bit.

Nori is a beautiful blue PixieDust polish. Like Thea, Nori has lots of holographic glitter in it. It also isn't super textured, which is sort of nice. I guess with these not being intensely textured, they are also easier to apply a layer of topcoat over, if you want to just enjoy the glittery polish without any texture. Nori appears a little darker in the bottle, but brightens a bit on the nail since it is also somewhat jelly-like. While it is also sheer in one coat, it easily builds up in two. 

Imogen is the last of the PixieDust polishes in this collection. This one really caught my eye for some reason, and it looks almost like outer space with all sorts of varying stars and planets. It seems that all three PixieDusts in this collection are similar since they are not super textured, and have a jelly-like base that is pretty sheer in one coat. However Imogen is a little more sheer to me, perhaps just less pigmented, but I felt like I needed three coats of this one to make it more opaque. The benefit of it not being so opaque is that the holographic glitter really shines through. These photos do not do it justice on the nail, but you can see how my camera really caught it in the bottle below! 

In general, this is yet another great collection from Zoya. While I am usually a huge fan of the PixieDust polishes, I think I'm actually loving the three "normal" polishes more this time around - especially Haven

You can purchase the Wishes collection from now. Haven, Prim, and Willa are $9 each, and the PixieDusts (Nori, Thea, and Imogen) are $10 each. A sampler of all six full size polishes is $57.
Products sent for review. All opinions are my own. 

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