Thursday, February 17, 2011

Zoya: Intimate Collection Swatches

I have been interested in this collection since I first saw the promo swatches. I saw the sampler pack at a beauty supply near me a couple weeks ago, but I passed because I was still trying to find other collections. Over the last few weeks I've slowly bought them all.

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Dove, Jules, Caitlyn, Marley, Gemma, and Dannii.

This is 2 coats of Dove. 

Dove is a blue based grey creme. It was opaque in 1 coat but I used 2 because there was a bit of visible nail line. It was super creamy and applied like butter. 

I love the Zoya brush. I rarely have to do any clean up.

I love how soft Dove looks. It looks like smooth, wet concrete.

This is 2 coats of Jules.

Jules is a tan-champagne polish with gold shimmer. It's unique to my stash. The closest thing I could find to it was a franken but even that was way off.

My finger is playing peek-a-boo. :P

This polish is very pretty with all the gold shimmer peeking through. I'm still not sure what I would call the color. It's just tan and beige and gold and champagne!

This is 2 coats of Caitlyn.

Caitlyn is the younger, more purple sister to Kelly. Caitlyn is a purple based grey creme. It's a mix between a light purple and deep grey, like a slate grey with a bit of purple.

The formula on these cremes looks so creamy!

Again, this creme went on like buttah.

This is 2 coats of Marley.

Marley is a light lavender purple polish with silver shimmer. YUM.

This polish is so soft and sweet looking. It seems perfect for Easter.

There's a hint of silver shimmer which was hard to photograph but it was really lovely in the sun.

This is 3 coats of Gemma.

Gemma is a medium green polish with both blue and purple shimmer. It's very different. I was trying to distinguish the shimmer so I was looking at my nails under the light, closely. I couldn't believe it! There were little bits of blue and also little bits of purple shimmer!

The shimmer was incredibly hard to capture because it only wants to lean purple or blue and not both at the same time.

You can see both shimmers here. The blue is showing more towards the top and the purple is showering a little lower. Pretty cool, huh?

This is 2 coats of Dannii. Ew, sorry, my cuticles look really dry here.

Dannii is a purple polish with gold shimmer. It's gorgeous but it was also pretty hard to capture with my camera.

It looks nice with my skin tone, which is always a plus.

YUM.

This collection did not disappoint. The formula on these polishes were great. They were all 2 coaters except Gemma, which was 3 coats. I didn't have any issues at all. I think all the colors in this collection are amazing and different. I love, love, love these polishes.

14 comments:

  1. Amazing swatches! Love most of these colours, especially Caitlin and Dove. I have yet to try Zoya polishes though :)

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  2. These are so pretty! I've held off on getting them, hoping my Ulta would stock them (since they had the previous collection) but so far they haven't shown up there.

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  3. I want them all... One of my favorite shirts is very similar to Caitlin, so I especially want that one. I have nothing like Jules - that would be nice to have too.:)

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  4. dove and marley and jenna re soo pretty!!

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  5. Nice swatches, I really like Dannii and Jules.

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  6. These are all so beautiful.. especially Jules. I'm definitely going to be purchasing this entire collection next, it's flawless!

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  7. those are gorgeous! i saw the promos but i wasnt interested...now i am ! :P Gemma...ooh, i want!~

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  8. I am in love with Cailtin, Dove, and Marley. Absolutely gorgeous, great swatches!!

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  9. I really like Caitlyn and Dannii. <3

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  10. I love your swatches Rachel!! It is so bad reading your blog because you ALWAYS make me want so many new polishes >.< I've just added half the collection to my wishlist omg!

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  11. Jette- You should try Zoya! They have amazing colors and finishes.

    KarenD- I hope Ulta gets them so everyone can get their hands on them!

    Chelle- Thanks :). Haha but this collection is so amazing it speaks for itself!

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