Jan 6, 2012

Zoya's True Collection - Swatches & Review

Hey Ladies!

First, just wanted to let you guys know that I added an email subscription option on the sidebar! 

As promised, here are the swatches for the True Collection by Zoya. I was so excited to see a Zoya box on my front porch when I got home from work. At first I thought it was my textbook order from Amazon so I took my sweet time getting out of the car. But when I noticed the huge "Zoya" printed on the side of the box I ran out of the car so fast that I forgot to turn off the car! LOL! It felt like I couldn't get the box open fast enough. I hadn't blogged in so long that I forgot how exciting it was to receive new collections for review. So let's get started! As a side note, I like to post Zoya's official description of the color instead of only posting my own take on it. Personally, I feel that Zoya is one of the few companies that has the skill of describing their colors down to a science! What they describe is always what you get!

Cho - Zoya describes this as an opaque yellow-toned light soft peachy beige with a hint of ultra fine silver shimmer. Spot on description! The shimmer is super ultra fine. Very subtle. So subtle that I don't think this picture even captures it enough to do it any justice. But trust me, its there! Application was great. I thought it was going to be super sheer but all you need is 2 coats for full coverage.

Farah - Zoya describes this as an opaque light khaki-beige with subtle sandy, greenish undertones and a cream finish. This color looks like Cho at a quick glance but they are clearly different. Put the two bottles next to each other and you'll notice how much more yellow Cho is and the subtle green undertone of Farah. Also, Farah has no shimmer. Application was great. I thought it was going to be chalky but it wasn't. 2 coats for full coverage.

Bevin - Zoya describes this as a dusty, medium sage green with teal tones and a creamy opaque finish. I don't see the teal tones but maybe I'm just blind like that. LOL! This color is so pretty! It's nice and light but not boring. Application was great and not chalky. You can almost get away with just 1 coat. But I don't have the patience to make sure I get it perfect on the first attempt so I just did 2 coats.

Skylar -  Zoya describes this as a medium steel blue with a softened, dusty look and speckled by visible gold and silver shimmer flecks. Again, spot on description! The split between gold and silver shimmer is pretty well balanced. I thought this was going to be one of those colors that leave your hands with a shimmery mess upon removal as if you've just strangled a fairy... but it doesn't! *heavenly song plays in the background* That is a big deal to me for some reason. Application was great. The first coat seemed a little sheer but the 2nd coat provided what was needed for a full and even coverage.

Tru -  Zoya describes this as a saturated, red-toned grape purple with speckled shimmer that reflects gold, orange and red. Beautiful! For once in my polishing life a purple has taken the #1 spot for me in a collection over a blue. You guys know I'm a sucker for blue. But this time Tru has won me over! This color is just so deep and rich. And the shimmer makes it a "tru" stunner. LOL! (Corny, I know.) Application was a dream. 2 coats for full coverage.

Lotus - Zoya describes this as a very soft, dusty blue-toned amethyst purple with colorful shimmer that reflects pink, red and gold. The shimmer in this color is gorgeous! Not so red but not so pink. I wish I had swatched this during the day so I could see it under the sun. Application was great. 2 coats for full coverage.

Overall, I love this collection. Shockingly, a purple has taken the #1 spot for me: Tru. So much prettier on the nail than I thought it was going to be based on what I saw in the bottle. Goes to show you that you can't always rely on what you see in the bottle. Bottles lie! The #2 spot goes to Skylar. I love blue and I love that name! The #3 spot goes to Lotus (love that name too). #4 goes to Bevin. I don't care much for Cho and Farah. But thats only because I'm not a neutral type of girl. With that said, there is no way that you can't find something to like from this collection. It has colors and types that appeal to different likes and preferences. Application for all of them were great. No complaints. 

So what do you gals think? Which ones will you be getting? 

Also, I will be swatching the Flecks Effect Collection this weekend and posting that first thing Monday morning (if not sooner). So be sure to check back.

Happy Polishing!


nails dryer said...

I am really fond of these colors! My style!

Megan Harmeyer said...

The last 3 (Skylar, Tru and Lotus) are TOTALLY my colors. Gorgeous!! I'm not much for neutrals, so I'll be passing on those. Great swatches!!

Sofia Gatchalian said...

Great swatches!

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