Monday, November 11, 2013

Zoya Zenith Collection-- Holiday/Winter 2013

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Zoya Zenith collection swatch and review holiday 2013

Hi everyone!!   First off, I want to say THANK YOU to all you veterans for your service and sacrifice.  You are, and always will be, one of the greatest things about this country.

Zoya's holiday/winter collection is a particularly exciting one because rather than steep themselves in the trappings of most holiday themed collections, they went full on winter, with a twist.  The six-polish set is comprised of cold foils and metallics, dark, sparkling scattered holos, and one unique topper that gives the foils and metallics a decidedly and very cool sci-fi feel.


First up is Cassedy, a pewter foil.  This one's cool because real pewter has a slight moss green cast to it and Zoya captured it perfectly in this polish.  I've never seen anything like it.  Two coats.
 
Zoya Cassedy swatch and review

Zoya Cassedy swatch and review

Belinda is a shimmery metallic royal purple.  If I had to venture a guess, I'd say it resembles Butter London's limited edition polish, Pitter Patter.  I missed out on that one and it is such a stunning shade that I'm stoked to finally have one of these glowy beauties in my stash.  Belinda's got a better price point, too.  It makes me wonder why I don't reach for purples more often.  Two coats.

Zoya Belinda swatch and review

Zoya Belinda swatch and review

Seraphina is a bright, silvery, shimmery white foil (yes!! so cool) reminiscent of fresh snowfall in the dead of night.  Two coats.

Zoya Seraphina swatch and review

Zoya Seraphina swatch and review

Mosheen is a glitter topper filled with tiny holographic silver glitters and tiny iridescent pale turquoise bar glitters in a pale, icy blue jelly base.  The only issue I have with this gorgeous, fun, and festive glitter is that the tiny bars tend to hang off the free edge a little upon application.  It's a very minor annoyance for such a cool look but it is nearly impossible to tame the 'flyaways', such as it were.  For fun, because the base color is so pretty, I decided to play around with Mosheen on its own.  Here's one coat.

Zoya Mosheen swatch and review

 Two coats.

Zoya Mosheen swatch and review

 Three coats.

Zoya Mosheen swatch and review

Doesn't it look so enchanted ice palace-y?  It's fabulous layered over the preceding three colors, too, as I'm sure you can imagine.  I used one coat over each color.

Mosheen over Cassedy

Zoya Cassedy and Mosheen swatch and review

Zoya Cassedy and Mosheen swatch and review

Mosheen over Belinda.

Zoya Belinda and Mosheen swatch and review

Zoya Belinda and Mosheen swatch and review

Mosheen over Seraphina.

Zoya Seraphina and Mosheen swatch and review

Zoya Seraphina and Mosheen swatch and review

And last but not least, the Zenith collection is rounded out with two rock-your-world gorgeous jelly based scattered holos with exceptional twinkle and depth.  First is Payton, a warm plum purple holo, the one in this whole bunch with the most traditional holiday feel, in my opinion.  Two coats.
 
Zoya Payton swatch and review

Zoya Payton swatch and review

Dream, a slightly navy leaning royal blue holo.  Two coats.

Zoya Dream swatch and review

Zoya Dream swatch and review

The formulas on all six polishes are typical Zoya-- very easy to apply, standard opacity, little to no cleanup.  The collection is well rounded and cohesive, also, an attribute at which Zoya is one of the best at achieving.  Even so, it's easy to choose my must-haves from this-- Payton, Dream, Belinda, and Mosheen, for its uniqueness and for how stellar it looks over Belinda.  All six polishes retail for $8.

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Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!! ♥♥
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    1. I agree-- such a pretty collection!

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  2. What a beautiful review and what a beautiful collection! Zoya remains my favorite big brand!! My favorites are Belinda and Payton and of course Dream :-)!

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    1. Thank you, dis <3 They definitely don't disappoint! And there you are, after my own heart as usual ;)

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  3. I totally need Dream, thanks for these swatches, you are amazing!

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    1. Margo you're so sweet! You're most welcome, these were a blast to do!

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  4. Fabulous collection, i picked up dream and payton.

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  5. Fantastic pictures, Liesl! It's a gorgeous collection for sure! :) Mosheen looks super cool over Cassedy... I'll have to try that combo myself. :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you do much, Yun!! :) I was pleasantly surprised by how cool the two look together (though I don't know why, lol, Zoya's collections are meant for this kind of thing). You should definitely try it!

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  6. These look beautiful on you, Liesl!! My favorite is Dream. My Ulta STILL hasn't gotten these in their store so I guess it's the Fall Pixie Dust situation all over again!! ;D

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    1. Thank you do much, sweets!! Dream is fabulous. My Ulta gas yet to get these, too. I don't understand their shipment schedule at all, but I do know it's kinda fun stalking them :)

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  7. Beautiful swatches. So want to get my hands on these..

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    1. Thanks so much, Pearl <3 I hope you can snag a few!

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  8. I love this collection. I should have picked up Mosheen when I ordered Dream and Payton, it's amazing! Great swatches :)

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    1. Well you know Zoya and their sales :) Mosheen is really cool. And thank you <3

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  9. Beautiful swatches and combos! Wowzers. Remember, I am still up for a swap if you want Pitter Patter for Collide. Belinda is a lot more purple than Pitter Patter. PP is really dark. I think Dream is gorgeous here!

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    1. Thank you, Es <3 I can only imagine what magic you would've worked with them. And why did I think you gave Pitter Patter to Emily? I never did wear Collide like I said I would but I think I'm going to hold onto it for now.

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  10. I see a future post of "The Blogger Made Me Do It" coming up very soon. Holy macaroli, I think I've gotta have Seraphina and Cassedy. And I love Mosheen over Belinda because it looks just like fireworks, but Mosheen over Seraphina (!!!) looks like Cinderella's ball in a winter wonderland!! <3 Beautiful post. :)

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    1. Nice :D It's because Zoyers are awesome!! And I have to agree about Mosheen and Seraphina. The whole collection is pretty much rockin'. And thank you <3

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  11. I'm not usually drawn to purples, but Belinda is beautiful. I even like Mosheen and those holos are a beauty!

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    1. I'm not either, and I agree! I put Belinda on and I was like, "Whoa!!" I think part of the intrigue for me is the unexpectedness of the collection as a ehe for holiday.

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