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Zoya Charming Collection Swatches & Review

Zoya Charming Collection Swatches

As polite as a curtsy in a 1900s ballroom and as captivating as a graceful ballerina’s fouetté, in comes the Zoya Charming Collection for Spring 2017!

Surprisingly, although I’m a green lover, the purples (Abby, Tina and Millie) stole the show for me.

  • Abby is a great transition hue because the whisper-soft lavender is white-based and wintry, yet has enough saturation to keep the Easter bunny hopping.
  • Tina is a medium purple private dancer on your nails with a youthful spirit that’s simply the best when you need a pick-me-up. (Bonus points for those who saw what I did there.)
  • Millie is the showgirl in Vegas with an extravagant sequin mini dress accented with oversized feathers! In every lighting condition, this shimmery plum catches the light and takes centre stage without hesitation.
  • Amira is reminiscent of the scales on a mermaid’s tail that shimmer softly yet with gusto as the sun kisses them with summer dreams.
  • Lacey is a muted sage that twinkles like it’s full of little stars amidst a nail-polish sky. (Even if you’re not as big of a fan of green as I am, this could be your gateway green. Hehe!)
  • Jordan is a bubblegum pink that has a princess personality. If it was a person, it would wear a seven-layer tulle ballgown with satin corset to the prom.

Let’s talk about the formula. It’s not always just about the colour. Substance versus beauty. Even though I’m willing to put in more effort for a tricky formula if the colour is a showstopper, the less effort I need to exert, the better.

I’m happy to report that the formula for all of these shades is great! They are easy to work with, and you can build up opacity quickly.

In all of my swatches, I used two coats of colour and no top coat. (For these quick collection swatches, I don’t use a top coat, so you can see the finish of the polish by itself. For future in-depth reviews on individual colours, I always wear a top coat, unless it’s a textured polish that’s designed to be worn solo, of course.)

I applied a thin first coat and then a generous second coat. The cremes are solid at this point. For the shimmers, you could apply a third coat if you want to intensify the colour, but I was very happy with the second coat.

See the rest of this post for a closer look at each swatch, as well as bottle shots and the official press release (to give you details about the colour story).

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Zoya Waverly Swatches & Review

Zoya Waverly Swatches Review

Star light, star bright, Zoya Waverly is the first star I see tonight!

Hailing from the Zoya Enchanted Collection, which has my heart under lock and key, this galactic PixieDust creates a Cookie Monster manicure with everything you love about space.

Just like all of the PixieDust nail polishes, Zoya Waverly features a textured finish that can be worn solo or beneath a glossy top coat.

Being a Zoya PixieDust ‘purist,’ I wore it as it was designed to be enjoyed – by itself. (Don’t let that stop you from wearing it any way you want. Consider layering glittery top coats over it to add even more dimension. Lacquer should be fun, and it should make you happy! Make your own manicure rules!)

See the rest of this post for multiple swatches of Zoya Waverly, and find out why I gave it a 10 out of 10.

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Zoya Olivera Swatches & Review

Zoya Olivera Swatches Review

Zoya Olivera from the Enchanted Collection makes me think of a scene in The Wizard of Oz. Remember the part where you see the Wicked Witch of the West cackling at Dorothy Gale from the large glass globe? That scene!

Mesmerizing and shrouded in darkness, Zoya Olivera is a sexy polish that takes a walk on the wild side.

This inky wonder satisfies the craving for a vampy nail polish without resorting to a typical black lacquer. (Don’t get me wrong. I love jet-black nails, but a midnight green will always make me look twice!)

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How to Get Free Zoya Nail Polishes & Zoya Lipsticks

Zoya 4 Free Promo 2017

Zoya is the fearless leader when it comes to commanding the colour charge! Offering one of the most consistent formulas and serving up so much shade variety in many different finishes, it’s easy to see why Zoya nail polish has earned a special place in this nail enthusiast’s heart!

For those who are making conscious shopping decisions to cut out certain ingredients, you’ll be happy to know that Zoya boasts a 10-free formula! What does that mean?

Zoya nail polish contains:

  • No Formaldehyde
  • No Formaldehyde Resin
  • No Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
  • No Toluene
  • No Camphor
  • No TPHP
  • No Parabens
  • No Xylene
  • No Ethyl Tosylamide
  • No Lead

When I heard about the latest Zoya promotion, I had to tell all my fellow nail-polish lovers.

Get 4 Free Zoya Nail Polishes or 4 Free Zoya Lipsticks on Canadian and US orders from the Zoya website beginning tomorrow (Monday January 9) until January 16 at 11:59 pm EST. Use the coupon code ZOYA4.

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Zoya Saint Swatches & Review

Zoya Saint Swatches Review

There was always a halo shining brightly above the head of Zoya Saint from the Enchanted Collection! It was the one polish that was calling out to me like the orchestra from the La La Land production! (The movie was very sweet and enjoyable, but I think it had more potential. This is coming from someone who has watched and loved a lot of musicals, so take it with a grain of salt…and a dash of sugar.)

*Breaks out into song* “Here’s to the dreamers!” 😉 Who else saw that movie? Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling shone in that film, and I keep playing the songs “Planetarium”, “City of Stars”, and “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” when I’m out and about. Those songs give me the feels, as they say! 🙂

During the holiday season, I wore it twice, and once while in an elevator, a stranger approached me and complimented me on my nail polish. I knew that Zoya Saint was amazing, but when a stranger points it out, it reinforces everything!

The Zoya Enchanted Collection is my favourite Zoya nail-polish collection in a long time. Can’t even pick my favourite polish from the bunch. But, I knew from the first moment I saw the colours, Zoya Saint would be the first one that I’d review in-depth for a separate post.

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Congratulations to the Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway Winners!

Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway winners:

  • 1st Prize: Cynthia R.
  • 2nd Prize: Kim P.
  • 3rd Prize: Ashley T.

I e-mailed the winners on Tuesday January 3, 2017. You have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail to claim your prize. Failure to do so will force me to choose a new winner.

Thank you to everyone for participating in my giveaway! 

Hope that you all had fun and that you’ll visit Swatch And Learn again soon. Also, stay tuned because there will be more fun nail-polish giveaways coming up! 🙂

P.S. In case you’d like to see larger photos of my Zoya Enchanted Collection swatches, click the link or the image below.

Zoya Enchanted Collection Swatches

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