Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ZOYA Ornate Collection - Review, Photos & Swatches

ZOYA's new Ornate Collection for Winter/Holiday 2012! Ornate features six gorgeous colors in shimmery, holographic and metallic finishes. The colors include - Holographic Shades in Aurora, Blaze, Storm, Metallic Foils in Ziv, Logan and Bar Glitter in Electra. I'm so happy ZOYA finally came out with these three Holos - all that shimmery goodness without the actual chunky shimmer that is also super easy to remove!

First up is Blaze, a cranberry red with fine holographic glitter. The glitter is rather scattered through and doesn't feel chunky. The base feels a little sheer needs a good two coats for opacity. Blaze is also a perfect pedicure shade and looks lovely layered on top of any red based shade.

Aurora is a purple plum loaded with holographic glitter. This one probably has the most closely packed, multi colored holos compared to the other shades in this collection. The purple base has a jelly texture so drying time in between coats is a little more and two coats gives you a complete opaque finish. The overall effect is glossy even without using a top coat.

Storm, a multi colored crystal and holographic shimmer in a black base. My favourite amongst the holos. I love back nail polish with a kick and this one is just gorgeous. I only needed two coats for full coverage and the overlall effect is stunning!

Electra, a multicolored bar glitter packed in a clear base that can be layered for a special effect or worn on its own. One coat does deposit quite a few chuny, bar glitter crystals but is also difficutlt to apply. With a lot of patience, it makes for a chunky, shimmery, festive manicure. It is also quite difficult to get off so be sure to use a saturated cotton pad with lots of remover.

Logan, a green-gold duo chrome with a foil finish. It is extremely shimmery with a beautiful foil finish and is completely opaque in one coat. Again, the closely packed crystals in a shimmery base make removal a pain, but it is so worth it with color as gorgeous as this. The metallic, foil effect doesn't even need a top coat to look shiny.

Ziv, a gold foil with gold crystals in an opaque base. Ziv is a one coater and dries super fast too. The teeny tiny gold crystals make it a very special gold polish. My only problem with Ziv is the tiny gold shimmer particles it leaves behind. Other than that, I absolutely love everything about this rich, gold color!

Available now at zoya.com

Price : $8 each

Zoya Nail Polishes are 5-free (Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP and Camphor).

What are your thoughts on the ZOYA Ornate Collection?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.