Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Zoya Wishes Collection-Swatches and Review

*Press Samples
Hi there everyone, sorry for the long break.  I've just had some weird stomach bug for a week now and it's really been getting me down.  I'm trying my best though.  I hope my American friends had a good Thanksgiving.  My family and my in-laws had a combined dinner and day and it went very well.  Friday we did some shopping and saw The Grinch in the play version in downtown Chicago.  It's back to work now, which is bringing me down, but we must prevail haha!

Today I have a review of the Zoya Winter/Holiday collection featuring six polishes, three regular polishes and three of the chunkier pixiedusts.  Keep in mind I'm not the biggest fan of textured polishes, so let's get started.  Also the video review will be at the end if you prefer that, plus a very important question ;)

Haven-holiday plum liquid metal with a touch of orchid

Haven really surprised me.  Haven is a nice deep metallic purple without with brushstrokes and it's a gorgeous color.  I wore it for four days straight and got a bunch of compliments on it.  I think it's pretty unique to my collection and it had a great formula.  I used two easy coats with topcoat below.

Imogen-black crystal pixiedust with holo glitter

Imogen is a a black textured polish with very chunky silver and holo glitter.  I didn't have any problems with application even with the amount of glitter.  I used two coats below.

Nori-sapphire blue pixiedust 

Nori was a little different because it was a little less glitter dense.  It reminds me of Zoya Dream in pixiedust form.  It was less dense in glitter but still really opaque in formula and covered well in two coats.

Prim-velvet blue metallic

Oh Prim, my very favorite from the collection.  I know that Prim is polarizing because it is metallic and has brushstrokes but I think it's fantastic!  I consider Prim a periwinkle metallic blue and I think it's gorgeous for Winter and even into Spring when it's still cold.  The formula was perfect and I used two easy coats with topcoat below.

Thea-deep amethyst pixiedust

Thea is along the lines of the blue in that the glitter does get covered up by the colored base.  This one reminds me of Zoya Aurora in pixiedust form, a warm purple in color.  I had no problems with formula again, I used two coats below.

Willa-black cream

Last up is Willa which is a black cream.  I thought it was a little bit on the thinner side meaning that there are more opaque blacks out there.  It was good though, just not the greatest black polish of life.  I used two coats with topcoat below.

Overall it's not my favorite Zoya collection, it's just okay.  I'm not the biggest fan of the combined regular and pixiedust polishes together in one collection and it's not the most unique in terms of color.  My favorites are Prim and Haven.  What do you think of this collection?  Most importantly....did you order the Cyber Monday Zoya Mystery Box?????  I caved and did!   It was then weird to admit to my husband that I ordered a box of something that I had no idea what was in it ;)  Leave me a comment with your thoughts!

*Polishes in this post were provided for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. Wonderful swatches of these colors. I really like the three textures.

  2. Great review and fabulous swatches. I was really surprised with this collection and ended up grabbing the whole thing (I'm such a sucker!)