Did any of my fellow Canadians enjoy the mild, spring-like weather yesterday that went up to the double digits? It was lovely being able to wear a light jacket and feel the breeze make my hair dance. No shivering. No gloves. No scarf.
Things on the blog are warming up, too, with the latest nail arrival!
Put the ‘petal’ to the metal, and spring for a new nail polish from the Zoya Petals Collection! (If you want the colour story and official press release, click the above link for all the details.)
Today, I’ve got a fun Quick Look post with Zoya Petals Collection swatches and bottle shots!
The formulas on these were okay – a bit watery and streaky on the first coat. With a second or third coat, you can get great coverage. While it’s not the best formula that I’ve experienced from Zoya, it’s also not unmanageable.
My suggestion is to apply thin coats. Even if it looks very sheer and streaky with one coat, don’t be tempted to slap it on thick.
One of the polishes, Zoya Leia, is sparkly and sheer yet buildable. I see it mainly as a topper because to get it to completely cover your nail line, you’ll need four or more coats. (In the swatch you’ll see in a larger image later in this post, I used three coats.) It’s my personal preference to solely use this polish as a topper. (Check out my swatch of it layered over black, and you’ll see how magical it is!)
All of the polishes have sparkle in them. Leia, Aster, Azalea, and Zahara have the most noticeable sparkle. The kind in Laurel and Tulip is so subtle, it pretty much appears like a creme to the naked eye, unless you inspect your nails very closely or, I guess, look at it in the sunlight.
My favourite, as expected, is Aster, the periwinkle! Leia would be my second pick.
I’ll be doing detailed reviews on some after I wear them as full manicures and photograph them in different lighting (as usual). Keep your eyes peeled like a banana for those.
There are six shades in the Zoya Petals Collection:
Zoya Petals Collection Bottle Shots
Zoya Petals Collection Swatches
Click here to see my Zoya Aster Swatches & Review!
At first, I was going to layer Leia over other polishes in the Zoya Petals Collection, but I wanted to better show you the sparkle in this baby. That’s why I reached for my all-time favourite black nail polish, China Glaze Liquid Leather!
Zoya Leia (layered over China Glaze Liquid Leather)
Disclosure: All the Zoya nail polishes in this post were press samples provided by PR.
Which do you like the most? Would you prefer to wear Zoya Leia solo or as a topper? What other base colour would you be curious to try under Zoya Leia?