January 9, 2012

Zoya Spring 2012 True Collection Swatches

Good Morning!! Today I have an awesome new collection to show you guys from Zoya! Zoya is giving us 2 collections for Spring and they are both pretty awesome! They go on sale tomorrow (January 10th) so I thought this would be the perfect time to post them! I'll have the second collection (The Fleck Effect Collection) for you guys tomorrow morning! When I got this collection in the mail I swooned, you guys know that I am a big huge fan of polishes with a gorgeous subtle shimmer and there are a few like this in this collection! This year I've decided to keep a running list of favorites as I swatch and wear stuff so that I'm not scrambling at the end of the year to remember what I've loved....half of this collection is already on that list lol! I really can't wait to see what Zoya has in store for us for the rest of the year if this is how they are starting off!


Click the read more button for photos and reviews of each shade!

Bevin is a dusty light green with blue undertones. I love this one so so much, I have a thing for blue/greens like this...they remind me of the ocean! Well, not the ocean in So Cal...but the ocean in the Caribbean...the ocean in So Cal is disgusting looking. Bevin reminded me a lot of one of my all time favorite polishes...Misa Dirty Sexy Money. I pulled it out to compare but Bevin is much lighter, if you loved that Misa you will absolutely love this also. The formula was good not too thick or thin. You are going to want to use thin coats with this, the first time I put it on I used too thick of a coat and it didn't level out very well.  I used 2 thin coats for the photos below.

P.S. I know I can't be the only one who feels the urge to watch One Tree Hill now right? It's the only place I've ever heard the name Bevin haha!



Cho is a yellow toned beige with a very subtle silver shimmer. This one is what I wanted The Touch Collection to be, while I loved that collection the shimmer had a tendency to look a little frosty. With Cho the shimmer is so subtle that it just gives a little touch of sparkle in the right light and it doesn't overpower the polish. The formula was a bit thin but it ended up being nice and opaque in 2 coats.




Farah is an opaque light khaki-beige with subtle sandy, greenish undertones. That's the Zoya description and it sounds much better than I could have described it haha! I really really love this one, it's nice on my skin tone...it may even by my new mannequin hands polish! Formula wise it was on the thick side but I didn't have any issues with application and it leveled nicely. I used 2 coats for full opacity!



Lotus is a dusty purple with reddish pink shimmer! Ahhh love love love love, a subtle shimmer lovers dream! It's like Neeka but with shimmer that is somehow even more awesome! The shimmer wasn't super in your face even out in the sun but it gives the polish some dimension and is stunning when the light hits it! Indoors the shimmer was not noticeable but you could tell that it wasn't just a flat creme polish! The formula was good, it started out a little thin but was a bit more on the thick side by the time I got to the second coat...weird how that happens. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Skylar is a dusty medium blue with silver and gold shimmer. The shimmer in Skylar is super super noticeable, in the sun in sparkles and indoors and in low light it is gorgeous too! The formula was a bit thick but very easy to work with. It went on sheer at first but I only needed 2 coats for full opacity!



Tru is a red toned purple with a subtle red shimmer. The shimmer flashes a bit of an orangey gold also! Now I loved Lotus but I love True even more! Red toned purples are my favorite then you throw in awesome shimmer and I just can't even contain my excitement! Tru is my absolute favorite of the collection! I wore this on Friday and got so many compliments on it! The formula was a bit thick but again easy to work with. The shimmer is more noticeable than it was in Lotus but still not super visible in low light...its there just enough to make the polish not look flat! I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Overall I LOVE this collection, Zoya has not been disappointing lately! I know a lot of people are probably like ugh...more neutrals but I'm a fan! The shimmers in this collection are stunning and the cremes are great! My favorites, and the ones already on my 2012 favorites list are Tru, Bevin and Skylar...Lotus is on there also but not as much as Tru!

The True Collection will be available on Zoya.com on January 10th, each bottle retails for $8!

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25 comments:

  1. I think in the larger arena - neutrals are popular. There's a whole group of people who cannot wear crazy wild colors or nail art on the job. I totally love these!!

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  2. These look gorgeous, particularly Lotus and Skylar

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  3. I keep thinking that Skylar could be a dupe for BL's Victoriana. What do you think?

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  4. I don't have that Butter London, so I'm not sure about that :)

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  5. These are really pretty! I'm a little unsure about Cho, but will probably end up buying all of them anyway :)

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  6. I love this collection however i do feel the nudes where a bit out of place i think more glittery or even a opaque polish with flakies would have be nicer then the nude cremes but i do love this collection:)

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  7. I love this colors much.
    The polishes have much similarity with the upcoming "Holland" OPI collection.

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  8. I love them all but hope to see comparisons of some of these shades against the OPI Holland collection, as some have the same feeling to me! 

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  9. They're all beautiful, but I absolutely love Tru, Skylar, and Lotus. Cho is great as well!

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  10. Great swatches I was debating on which ones I should pick up I think Farah and Skylar will be in my future lol

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  11. Gorgeous Swatches, as usual :)

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  12. AmazingHollisterChic123January 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    haha fingerprints.

    GORG COLORS! How do you swatch without hitting your cuticles? Whenever i try not to hit them, there's a huge gap of unpainted space between the polish and cuticles.

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  13. Thanks Jodi ♥

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  14. I've gotten good at doing them neatly but I also go back and clean up the edges with an eyeliner brush and acetone

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  15. omgsh these colors really are beautiful!! but zoya polishes always chip on me super quick compared to other polishes :/

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  16. O.O  Tru, Skylar, and Lotus = LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE!!!  I just ordered them and your beautiful swatches are making me extra happy that I did!  Ohhhhhh they are gorgeous!!!  <3

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  17. It's true; the ocean in SoCal is gray, gray, gray.  It's because of the Aleutian current that comes down from Alaska and makes it super-cold and murky.  I feel like we've been seeing Bevin (or variations thereof) for the last year or so... I'm kind of over dusty blue-greens!  Tru, Skylar and Farah are turning me on!

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  18. I really love Beven and Skylar. There is a pink sparkly one in this collection also not shown here - maybe they did not send it to you for review I am thinking? The pale more nude shades are nice and clean - but I have so many in my stash from both French mani days and then the huge rash of years we all were going for mani hands - plus my job (if I even did wear polish on my fingers) had to be something very neutral - so I tend not to pick up too many shades anymore in that range. I did get a couple of the nude/buff shades Essie had put out in the past couple years to freshen up my wardrobe - but think I can pass on these. I did like the Zoya warmest shade out of the Touch collection called Shay - it gave up something new in the nudes and love the little shimmer in it. I don't know which of the 2 purples I will end up getting in this OPI Holland collection - like them both and might end up with both. Thanks for the great photos. PS - the over lay Zoya effects x3 coming out with these I am getting 2 of and those I think might be fun to wear over a log of my nuder/buff shades to freshen them up.

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  19. hmm nope there is no sparkly pink in this collection...it's only these 6 polishes. Unless you are thinking of the Fleck Effect pink perhaps? I'll be showing those tomorrow

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  20. My son's name is Bevin. I can't wait to get my hands on that colour!

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  21. My birthday is coming up and I plan to order these!  I wonder if we have to wait til spring for them to ship.  I Hope not. Maybe will get by my birthday on the 21st, fingers crossed.

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  22. Tru looks lovely. Red-toned purples are some of the most flattering colors on my funky skintone. This one looks really similar to swatches I've seen of the purple from OPI's Holland collection, but I'll probably have to own them both anyway.

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  23. Omg girl, wat socal beaches have u been going to? I guess I admit the orange county ones are pretty ghetto, isnt it funny how people hear oc and they picture the tv show, yet most of the oc is nothing like that. I suggest huntington beach or mission beach to see waters like Bevin, even Malibu I guess

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  24. Beautiful swatches! How similar are Bevin and OPI Mermaid Tears?

    "Never date girls named Bevin" Gotta love Skills

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  25. I think I am in love with Bevin... but I am currently torn between Bevin and Orly's Ancient Jade, Do you know how do they compare?

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