Zoya Rebel is from the Awaken Collection, which is new for Spring 2014, and it’s one of those shades that also has an icy look to it.
On one hand, it reminds me of raindrops, but on the other hand, it conjures up mental images of icicles and Old Man Winter blowing cold air over the frigid land.
Unfortunately, yesterday, I woke up to lots of snow. On my way to work, I snapped a photo of the snow-covered plants. You may have seen the Instagram photo I posted. Yup – winter strikes back, indeed!
I’m still waiting for Mr. Winter to get the memo that he’s overstaying his welcome. He needs to share the calendar year with 3 others, y’know? C’mon! Sharing is caring!
Zoya Rebel Pictures
Zoya Rebel Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Zoya Rebel
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Full-coverage blue sky metallic (Yes)
- Silver shimmer (Yes)
- Name: Zoya Rebel
- Collection: Zoya Awaken Collection 2014
- Quick Look: Click here to see my Quick Look post on the Zoya Awaken Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Hudson, Brooklyn, Cole, Rebel, Dillon & Dot
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Zoya.)
- Where to Buy: Zoya website & NailPolishCanada
Zoya Rebel Review
Whether you see a swimming-pool blue or an ice-storm blue is in the eye of the nail-polish beholder. I can picture it swinging either way because it has very fine, silver shimmer throughout that gives it a sheen from a distance.
This is more saturated in person than it appears in my photos. That’s probably because the day I photographed it, the weather was gloomy and very cloudy.
The silver shimmer is dense, and it lends a very icy feel to the overall look. From far away, it looks almost metallic, but when you look closely, you can see the individual pieces of shimmer.
Application & Formula
Application of Rebel by Zoya was a breeze. The formula was pigmented, so I just needed 2 coats to achieve full opacity. I used medium coats, but the pigmentation is so good on this one that you could probably get the same coverage with 2 thin coats.
Final Verdict: 8/10
This shade will add a touch of spring (or winter) to your nails, and I think it would make a fantastic base for nail stamping and other nail art. It’s bold without being too bright, and even when the light is dim, you can still see the shimmer reflect the light.
If you did nail art on top of Zoya Rebel, what would it look like? When do you think the spring weather will hit us and be consistently mild?