Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches (Metallic Holos)

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches

Oh my stars – the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Metallic Holos are a sight to behold!

Officially launching on August 15 on Zoya’s website, the collection features an intense twinkling effect without the chunkiness you’d get with glitter.

Make sure you have something to wipe down your computer or cell phone because, if you’re like me, you are going to drool over these sparkly wonders.

All of them come alive on your nails and ignite like a crackling fire. They’re the kind of nail polishes that can distract you easily and make you check out your nails throughout the day.

Merida (green), Finley (purple), Britta (plum), and Ash (red) were my favourites from the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection because they were rich shades that pop!

The formula on these was excellent. I only needed to use two coats for all of them to achieve full opacity, with the exception of Alicia (silver and gold), which I used three coats.

As per usual, the pigmentation and consistency of Zoya nail polish is consistent and top-notch. They were all smooth and easy to paint with – as easy as cremes! They also have a forgiving formula, so you can paint over the same section a few times to even things out.

There are 12 shades in the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection. They’re broken down into two sets: Metallic Holos and One Coat Creams.

There are six Metallic Holos:

  • Alicia
  • Troy
  • Merida
  • Finley
  • Britta
  • Ash

There are six One Coat Creams:

  • August
  • Mallory
  • Tara
  • Courtney
  • Wyatt
  • Noah

Click here to see my Zoya One Coat Creams Swatches!

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection (Metallic Holos) Pictures

Zoya Metallic Holos Urban Grunge Collection

Zoya Metallic Holos Zoya Urban Grunge Collection

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection (Metallic Holos) Swatches


Zoya Alicia Swatch Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches

Zoya Alicia


Zoya Troy Swatch Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches

Zoya Troy


Zoya Merida Swatch Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches

Zoya Merida


Zoya Finley Swatch Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches

Zoya Finley


Zoya Britta Swatch Zoya Urban Grunge Collecion Swatches

Zoya Britta


Zoya Ash Swatch Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches

Zoya Ash

Disclosure: This post contains press samples provided by PR.

Which are your favourites from the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection (Metallic Holos)? Does Zoya make a nail polish with your name? (Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I have yet to see a Zoya nail polish called Mary! I’m hoping that when they come out with one, it’ll be green!) 😉


20 thoughts on “Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches (Metallic Holos)

  1. Melissa

    They’re all gorgeous, but Merida and Finley are calling my name! I’m going to have to get those as soon as I see them in my local Ulta. Too pretty! Thanks for sharing the swatches with us. As always, your nails look amazing!

  2. Debi Vaught-Thelin

    Serious question:
    Alicia is the only one that really looks like it could be a holo. Are the others truly such? I am not seeing it, but it could be the screens.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Debi!

      Of the Metallic Holos, the ones that are truly holos are Alicia, Merida, and Finley.

      It’s more apparent to the naked eye. (Holos have always been tricky for me to capture with my standard artificial light. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to photograph them in direct sunlight by the time I came home from work. However, if I review any of them in-depth for a separate post, I will definitely try to capture it in direct sunlight, so hopefully you can see the holo a bit better.)

      They are definitely holo, in that they have a rainbow look to them. However, holos are notoriously tricky to capture in a photograph, especially when using standard artificial light.

  3. KarenH

    I love these as I do all of Zoya’s polishes. Like you Mary, I am waiting for them to come out with Karen. Just hope it is not too “wild” a color!!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Karen!

      Wow, you’d think that for traditional names like ours, Zoya would’ve already had a polish for them. 🙂 It’s exciting, though, because we get to anticipate what the colours will be. (I would probably buy two bottles when a Zoya Mary comes out.)

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Mollie!

      Thanks for patiently waiting to see my swatches! 🙂 Once they arrived, I swatched them as quickly as possible…that is, after I wiped the drool from my mouth. 😉

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Anouk!

      Out of these six polishes, the ones with a true holo effect are: Merida, Finley, and Alicia.

      Holos are tricky for me to capture with artificial light, but if I review any of these in-depth, I’ll make it a point to also show them in direct sunlight…to hopefully coax the camera to capture the magic. 😉

  4. Margot

    Green is not my color, but Merida looks dark enough that it could be worn as an alternative to black. I haven’t seen it in real life yet. I hope I’m not disappointed!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Margot!

      Oh, you won’t be disappointed with Merida! It’s a very pretty evergreen. Also, the holo in that one is beautiful and very obvious! Also, I can see this as being a fantastic festive polish that you would love pulling out during Christmas. It’s so gorgeous, and the formula is top-notch.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Barbara!

      Aww, thank you! Glad that you enjoyed my swatches. It’s always fun sharing a passion with like-minded nail-polish enthusiasts! 😉

  5. Sue

    Zoya finally came out with “Sue” with the new set of Matte Velvet colors last year, and it’s completely and totally boring, at least I thought so. But then I am not a fan of pale colors or nudes.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sue!

      Aww, that’s unfortunate that the nail polish with your name doesn’t appeal to you. (I’m still waiting for them to release a polish called Mary. Hope it’s green!) 😉


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