Whoa... there's a new collection from Zoya that's completely amazing!! I'm talking about The Ornate Holiday Winter 2012/13 Collection!! Each polish is a beautiful jewel tone with excellent pigmentation.
Zoya describes Ziv as: "A full coverage yellow-toned metallic gold foil with silver highlights and warm gold flake glitter accents." I really like Ziv although warm tones don't mesh well with my skin. Ziv's formula is excellent. I have two coats in the above pictures.
As soon as I saw Ziv in the bottle, I knew I had to grab my bottle of OPI Goldeneye and do a comparison shot..
|Left- Zoya Ziv, Right- OPI Goldeneye|
They're close, but Ziv's formula blows Goldeneye's out of the water. I have two coats of each polish in the above pic. Ziv is more yellow and Goldeneye is more gold. Ziv is denser and prettier, in my opinion.
Zoya describes Blaze as: "A full coverage cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of fine diamond holographic glitter." Blaze is the perfect deep berry red for my skintone!! I just adore the tiny holo specks.. they give Blaze such deep dimension! Once again, the formula is to die for. Blaze practically applied itself. Pictured above is two coats.
|One coat of Electra over Blaze|
Zoya describes Electra as: "A micro fine diamond holographic glitter mixed with large silver holographic bar tinsel in a clear base." Electra is the oddball of this group. I like the larger holo bar tinsel and kinda wish the smaller glitter wasn't added. Electra is just a little overwhelming and dense. A thinner holo glitter topper would have been ideal for me, but I still like Electra. She's unique and she's perfect for Christmas.. a tinsel-bomb on your fingers!!
Zoya describes Storm as: "A full coverage, holiday black with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter." Storm is my favorite of this collection! I love black bases with glitter and this one is like my dream-polish. The formula is a dream, the color is a dream and there's just the right amount of glitter in Storm. Storm can be worn dressy or casual.. she's so versatile! I have two flawless coats of Storm in the pictures above.
Zoya describes Aurora as: "A full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter." Aurora has almost a jelly finish. I used two coats for the above pics, but in sunlight you can see I should have added a thin third coat. I love how the holo particles just seem to "swim" around in Aurora. Aurora looks almost pink in sunlight and I love pinks, so this one is a favorite also.
Zoya describes Logan as: "A full coverage, yellow-toned forest green with dense, foil-like yellow-gold and blue-green duochrome shimmer." I love the blue undertones in Logan. When I applied the first coat, it totally looked blue. After two coats, you have a perfect forest green color and the hints of gold and blue are really beautiful. This is a great holiday green that's not your traditional "Christmas Tree Green." So festive and chic!!
**I love so much about Zoya's Ornate Collection!! I love how each color is so versatile.. you can mix and match them all! I love how Zoya chose colors that aren't your traditional Christmas Reds or Greens. Zoya stepped out of their comfort zone with this collection and it really paid off because I haven't seen a collection as beautiful as this in a long time!!! Yay Zoya.. you rocked it with this one!!**
Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
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--These polishes were sent for review