The Zoya Party Girls Collection was released last year for the winter/holiday season, but, at the time of preparing this blog post, it’s still readily available on Zoya’s website.
My manicure philosophy? Enjoy wearing whatever colours make your heart flutter whenever you want. Who cares if it’s from last year? Don’t let seasonal norms and beauty conventions hold you back from sporting a shade you love or want to experiment with! If you want to wear neons in the winter, do it. If you want to wear a brooding shade in the summer, go for it!
The Zoya Party Girls Collection features twelve shades that I feel virtually anyone could pull off. These are what I think lots of people would consider shades in their comfort zone and would reach for multiple times because they’re just so easy to wear.
As with the vast majority of Zoya nail polishes that I’ve tried, these are no exception: the formulas are wonderful and easy to apply. To achieve full opacity, I needed two coats for all colours, except for one. Which one? I tell you later on in this post! 😉
- Isadora: you’ll “adora” this magenta-based plum with a subtle pearl effect
- Landon: this aubergine cream nail polish has landed…on your nails
- Delaney: nails walk down the lane with a soft purple metallic refrain
- Danielle: I scream. You scream. We all scream for this rich purple cream!
- Fallon: a pearly violet magenta that I wish was named after Jimmy Fallon
- Ming: you’ll be the lady in red (or the fella in red) with this scarlet beauty
- Sheri: nails, stay classy, but steal the spotlight, with this garnet-red cream
- Nadia: bring a little sparkle wherever you go with this gingery gold metallic topper
- Tawny: skip The Hunger Games and play Catching Fire with this coppery rose
- Solstice: nails get fruity with this persimmon-orange soft metallic
- Kelsey: on Wednesday (or any day), we wear a cute pink-cream polish
- Blake: cloak your nails in mystery with this near-black blue with subtle olive-green shimmer
See the rest of this blog post for individual swatches of each of the 12 colours in the Zoya Party Girls Collection!
Zoya Party Girls Collection Pictures
Zoya Party Girls Collection Swatches
To show you the true nature of the Zoya nail polishes, I’ve swatched them without a base or top coat. As you can see, they are shiny and some are super shiny on their own!
Zoya Isadora is what I imagine a mystery wrapped up in a riddle would look like if it was bottled. Magic. Dark magic that puts a spell on you!
Oh-la-la! Zoya Landon is a stunning beauty! I loved wearing it so much that I wore it several times since this collection arrived in the mail. And it’s not just me. While on public transit, I received two compliments from complete strangers on this polish, even after I wore it once for two weeks straight and it didn’t look absolutely fresh. The colour is that flattering!
Zoya Delaney can show slight brushstrokes, so try to paint with the brush as straight as you can, if you want to minimize their appearance. While this is very “glowy,” I have never been crazy about these types of metallic purples. Plus for the last few years, I’ve been drawn more to creams.
Zoya Danielle is a fuss-free polish – very opaque and easy to paint with. I think it would complement those with cooler skin tones better.
Colours like Zoya Fallon always remind me of the old-fashioned ribbon candy that I used to get for Christmas when I was in elementary school. It has that “glowy” look.
Zoya Ming is one of my favourites from the Party Girls Collection because it’s a bright red pop that’s classic and sexy! Plus it’s so shiny that it almost looks like a creme-jelly hybrid while still being pigmented.
Zoya Sheri is another one of my favourites because it’s an ox-blood red that’s the deeper, gothic cousin of Zoya Ming. Again, this one’s super shiny!
While I can appreciate Zoya Nadia for being the most original one in the bunch, I didn’t like the way it looked against my skin tone. I can see this being a total stunner if you have a deeper skin tone than me because then it would pop like fireworks on your nails!
This polish is a topper, meaning that you can layer it over your other polishes to achieve special effects. It’s also buildable, so you can wear it solo, as I have done here. However, keep in mind that if you wear it by itself, you’ll need to use 3 coats or more to get even coverage.
Zoya Tawny is very festive and feisty! I love how sparkly it is! Makes me think of Santa Claus in the club. Hey, who knows? Maybe the big man likes to show off his fancy footwork!
Zoya Solstice reminds me of the summer. Reddish-pinkish-orangey corals like this tend to make me think of those August days by the water.
Zoya Kelsey is your fun hot pink that makes you think of sugar-laden candies. It’s especially fun to wear when you’re decked out in an all-black outfit and leave the pop of pink for your nails.
Zoya Blake is the type of polish that practically hisses on your nails…in a good way. It’s like a snake in a bottle. The blue is so dark that it looks more black than blue on me. I like how the green slinks through here and there, but I do wish the sparkle was more prominent on the nail.
Note: this post contains press samples provided by PR.
Have you picked up any colours from the Zoya Party Girls Collection? What shades do you consider to be your tried-and-trues? Do you stay within your nail comfort zone or explore the outer limits?