Zoya Elements Collection

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Zoya sent me their new Elements Collection to swatch for you! This would more accurately be called the purple collection because every single color is purple. :P

I have many mixed feelings about this collection. I like the darker, vampy purples and the shimmer/glitter ones. However, most of them lean mauve and just simply look like old lady colors. There’s nothing wrong with old lady colors,  but they aren’t on trend or flattering to the eye.

I also had a lot of chipping issues with this collection. I tried four different basecoats as I was wearing these in real life. Regardless of basecoat, these polishes were chipping within 12 hours. I usually get 24-72 hours out of a manicure before my dogs and lifestyle cause some chips. Therefore, I was pretty disappointed even when using different basecoats – including Zoya’s own!

Let’s take a deeper look….

Zoya Leighton is a deep – almost black- purple. This is one of the more wearable colors for me, although it felt strange wearing such a dark color on a 90 degree day. LOL. I’ll usually reserve these deep colors for fall and winter.

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Zoya Gardner is definitely one of the more interesting colors in the collection and may even qualify as my favorite.

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Zoya Rumor is where we start getting into the overwhelmingly old-lady like colors. And I’m talking old ladies from the 90’s. :P

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Zoya Rachael is another vampy purple, just slightly lighter than the last vampy purple. You probably don’t need to own both.

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Zoya Maryann is a little better and more wearable, but the frosty finish kept nagging me as something an older lady would wear. Or man. I don’t judge.

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Zoya Maeve is about as middle-of-the-road purple you can get. It’s not dark. It’s not light. It’s a plain creme. Nothing to write home about but nothing wrong with it either.

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Zoya Ruthie is another old lady color! WTF! Am I being too harsh? I’d love to know someone else’s thoughts on these colors. Maybe I just have a stick up my butt.Zoya-ruthie zoya-ruthie-swatch

Zoya Donnie is a reasonably modern color but again doesn’t strike much joy or interest for me.

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Zoya Alyssa…yas. Another vampy purple that leans into an oxblood color. Probably one of the more interesting colors in the collection, but as you have probably surmised, that’s not saying much.

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Zoya Jenna…a meh bubble gum pink.

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Zoya Kendra…a BRAVE old lady color.

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Zoya Devin…ah! Finally something interesting! This one is a slate-gray-purple with a very interesting glitter/shimmer finish.zoya-devin zoya-devin-swatch

The Zoya Elements collection isn’t BAD. But it also isn’t good. I have seen Zoya put together much more interesting collections. Purple is one of my favorite colors, only second to pink. So I should have been inclined to love this collection. However, I found it repetitive and lacking inspiration. I feel aweful saying these things about Zoya because their collections are usually wonderful!

Color Street Coral Bay

Color Street Coral Bay is a beautiful sand glitter that has a perfect gradient into a coral accent. I think this wrap is just stunning and I loved wearing it.

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Glitter Dipped Shades Are Here!

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In a surprise release last night, Color Street put six new glitter-dipped shades on the site! These gorgeous nail polish strips are a solid color topped with a complementary glitter gradient. I’m in love with all six of them! Which one is your favorite?

Mediterranean Lavender

Mediterranean Lavender

Paris Coutour

Cuban Summer

Cuban Summer

Danube Cool

Danube Cool

Lisbon Nights

Lisbon Nights

Monte Carlo Jackpot

Monte Carlo Jackpot

Morgan Taylor Holo Collection

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Morgan Taylor sent me their holo collection to review for you. Of course on the very day I got these polishes in the mail, my pointer nail broke. #tragedy So, I hope you will forgive the ugly step-sister nail in these swatches!

Morgan Taylor Holo Lover

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Morgan Taylor Liquid Bling

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Morgan Taylor It’s Lit

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Morgan Taylor Diamonds in the Sky

This one is my favorite of the collection. The blue is just simply gorgeous!

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Morgan Taylor Glow All Out

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Morgan Taylor Disco Days

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These polishes are gorgeous, but did have a distinct smell. Disco Days was probably the least smelly. I’m not sure what was causing the smell but I would guess the pigments used since I don’t remember other Morgan Taylor polishes having a smell. The smell is like nail polish, but much stronger. Although, it’s not nearly as mad as Kleancolor which I can’t even use!

Zoya Jelly Trio

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Zoya sent me their new jelly polish trio to swatch and show you! Jelly polishes are typically sheer and looks a little “squishy” even when completely dry. The Zoya jellies are no exception and they are very gorgeous! The formula was nice and smooth.

Zoya Molly is a light raspberry. This is two coats. So, you can see that even though it’s a jelly, the color payoff is pretty darn good.

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Zoya Paris is a darker raspberry than Molly. These two are very similar and you probably don’t need both. I actually had to wear a different midi ring for Paris to ensure I didn’t mix up the pictures with those of Molly! This is also two coats.

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Zoya Alia needed three coats for me which was a little weird since it’s the darkest of the bunch. I prefer the other two colors, but Alia is gorgeous in its own right.

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Thanks again to Zoya for sending me their jelly trio! They are a lovely bunch of polishes!