Friday, October 17, 2014

Zoya Harlow-- Matte Velvet Collection

*press sample

  Hi everyone!!  Of the six rereleased Zoya Matte Velvets, the most highly anticipated is cult classic Harlow. Last holiday season, Zoya did a special repromote of four of the matte shades and Harlow was left out.  The Faeries that be have done a marvelous job of whetting our collective polish appetites and the inclusion of Harlow in this relaunch has indeed sent many hearts aflutter, and mine along with them.  Being one who missed Harlow the first go around, I couldn't wait to see how it actually panned out.

Zoya Harlow-- Matte Velvet Collection swatch and review
Zoya Harlow-- Matte Velvet Collection


Zoya Harlow-- Matte Velvet Collection swatch and review
Zoya Harlow-- Matte Velvet Collection

Zoya Harlow-- Matte Velvet Collection swatch and review
Zoya Harlow-- Matte Velvet Collection
  I was reading through one of those desert island scenario threads in one of my facebook groups and one gal stated quite specifically that she would choose the original Harlow, which leads me to believe there are some differences but I don't know what they might be or if this is even true.  If you know anything, I'd love to be informed.  This Harlow is a cool, blue toned matte magenta with an abundance of silver shimmer.  Its actual finish is most similar to Loredana {HERE}, but unlike Loredana's wet multicolored shimmer, Harlow's is monochromatic and silver, both wet and dry.  It's a pretty color... not my favorite.  I'm stoked to have it in my collection, though.  Two coats over OPI Ridge Filler base.  NO TOP COAT.

   Harlow is available on zoya.com for $9.

   Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!! ♥

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*press sample

34 comments:

  1. Oh wow this one is really pretty too :-D Looks great on you <3

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    1. It really is :) And thank you!! <3

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  2. Oh My Goodness.... love! So wishing that Zoya shipped to Canada :)

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    1. They don't yet? They need to get on that!

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  3. Beautiful swatch! This is one of my favorites from the collection!

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    1. Thank you!! You've got good taste :)

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  4. This is pretty! One of my favorites in the collection.

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    1. Lisa, you should totally get it <3

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  5. Oh my this is stunning!! Beautiful swatch once again!!

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  6. Do you have any napkins laying around? Because I sit here drooling like I'm a crazy person or something!

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    1. Lolol! Yes, these Mattes should come with some kind of warning, to wear a bib before viewing, lol ;)

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  7. I LOVE Harlow! Such a fabulous matte :)

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  8. Gorgeous swatch! Harlow is definitely my fave!

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  9. And here was I thinking I wasn't going to get any of them. You've changed my mind.

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    1. Well you're most welcome, lol :) :)

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  10. This color is right up my alley! It's matte, yet it has shimmers, how awesome!

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    1. It's really some kind of magical, isn't it? :)

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  11. I think I just found my next shade to order from zoya... gorgeous.

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  12. Oh man! Darn you and your swatches, every time I come to your blog and see one of these Matte Velvets, I feel I need to have it. And Harlow is now at the top of my list!

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    1. Right on!! :) And thank you so much! Fortunately, Zoya's been putting on lots of sales, right? ;)

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  13. Oh this is just stunning! I feel like I need the whole collection...and I'm curious now, too, to know if there is a difference between this one and the original! Perhaps we'll never know ;)

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    1. Yes, it remains a polish mystery! I asked in one of my fb groups and got nothing, lol.

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  14. My heart stopped when I saw that first picture, and in that moment I acquired such an all-consuming need for this polish that I don't even know what to do with myself right now. Beautiful, just beautiful.

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    1. Nice! Purple to blue to red multichromes tend to do that to me. I hope you find yourself satiated soon :D

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  15. Beautiful swatches! This is a nice color for sure! I'm on the fence though since I saw a similar shade in the Jesse's Girl satin finish collection and I might be content with that for $2.99. I might be completely wrong about it though since I don't think it has those silver sparkles....decisions decisions!!

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    1. Usually, if something's that similar I say pass but these Matte Velvets really are remarkable! At least go check out the swatch wheel in Ulta ;)

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  16. Okay, this one I like more betterer than Loredana...aren't you shocked? :P I wonder if the difference is the shimmer? You said these wear well, so maybe those original ones that chipped so badly didn't have the shimmer? Without the shimmer they kinda seem chalky...I can see them chipping badly.

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    1. I was thinking it's a slight color variation. Older blog posts say rose and this isn't rose by any stretch of the imagination (at least, not mine). All photos are, of course, deceiving. Regarding chipping, I cleaned the kitchen in one and washed my hair in another and I had some slight chipping on a couple nails with weak spots. I don't know if that's more my shape or the basecoat I've been using but I've been so pleasantly surprised by these.

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    1. Wow, thank you, Es! ♥♥ They're really quite photogenic-- a nail blogger's dream, lol :)

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