Hi all!! Zoya's been playing around with those holographic glitters we saw in this spring's Magical Pixies, and to marvelous and extrinsic results. This summer's effects finish collection, called Bubbly, is a set of six jelly based GLASSFLECKS (thank you, Faeries!!! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for another set of glassflecks!), the likes of which haven't been seen since Zoya's Sparkle collection of summer 2010, this time with an extra dimension of color and gleam from the glitters. That's not where the differences end, though. The glitters are very small, and while quite obvious, they don't make these polishes troublesomely thick-- rather, they balance out the relative jelly thinness and help make each of these polishes opaque in two, rather than three or more, coats. Each swatch here is two coats without topcoat.
Alma is a golden orange, light enough that the holo glitters can really make an appearance. It's in Alma that these glitters really shine to their best advantage. This one has a remarkably rich appearance for something so light-- think royal garb in ancient Persia.
Harper is a deliciously bright, sugary pink, a slightly different polish from the rest of this set in that it's more opaque-- I'd almost call it a crelly. Harper's still got that golden glassfleck flash but it lacks the depth of the rest of the set. It doesn't matter, though-- the lively pink, subtler flash of gold, and bright violet, aqua, and yellow flashes of the glitters are the perfect storm and Harper is a standout among standouts.
Staasi is the requisite green in this set, and if you weren't satisfied with the level of true greenness in Ivanka from the Sparkle collection, or maybe found it a little too close in color to Charla, Staasi will appease you. Staasi a definite yellow leaning green, both lighter and brighter and all around more summery. It feels rainforest-y to me, all tropical trees and brightly colored flora.
Jesy is the brighter, tangerine leaning sister to Alma. If the golden tones of the former are not your thing, Jesy's a gorgeous alternate-- it's got that same decadent summer brocade-y thing going on and the glitters play the same fabulously flashy starring role.
Binx gets the designation of being the one I almost always seek out and gravitate towards-- the most elegantly wearable color in the set. Binx is an exotic orchid purple with a bit of a rose gold quality to it, enlivened by the glitter and the glassfleck, more Carnivale than ancient middle eastern dynasty. It's gorgeous.
The formula is the same throughout the collection-- elementary to apply, little to no cleanup. I had absolutely no problem in the application of any of these polishes. My choices of this truly outstanding collection are the deep-sea conjuring Muse, the county fair sweet Harper, and the bright, bejeweled Binx.
The Bubbly collection is available on Zoya.com for $9 each, or $54 for the set of six.
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