July 16, 2012

Zoya Fall 2012 Gloss Collection Swatches

Good morning guys! Hope you all had a great weekend, mine was good for the most part! Today I have the first of 3 collections from Zoya for Fall to show you. This part is called the Gloss Collection and it consists of 3 jelly formula polishes! When I got the Zoya Fall Collections in the mail I was most excited about these 3 polishes...I'm a big fan of jelly polishes, I love that Zoya is doing them!

To see swatches & reviews of each polish click the read more button below!


For all of the swatches below I used Butter London Nail Foundation as a base coat, since it's a bit milky it helps out with the opacity of sheer jellies like this. Formula wise all 3 polishes were the same so I'm just going to talk about them up here. I found the formula to be on the thick side, I had some problems with dragging and balding. If you get these I would suggest waiting 2-3 minutes between coats so that you don't have the balding and dragging problem I did. I also found that the dry time was pretty slow, it was crazy humid here this weekend so I'm not sure if that was causing the slow drying but I thought I'd mention it.

Frida is a teal jelly. This one was love at first sight of the bottle...on I don't love it quite as much but it's still beautiful! I used 3 coats for the photos below, there was still some visible nail line so if that isn't your cup of tea 4 coats would be best for this one.



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Katherine is described by Zoya as an eggplant jelly. I think this color is a bit unusual, it looked more purple in the bottle than it ended up being on the nail which was a slight disappointment for me. I'm on the fence about liking this one, I definitely don't have anything like it! I used 3 coats for the photos below.



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Paloma is a berry jelly. Surprisingly, out of the 3 polishes in the Gloss Collection this one ended up being my favorite. It was so juicy and squishy looking on, it's everything I love about jellies! I used 3 coats for the photos below.



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Right before I sat down to swatch this collection I got an order from CrowsToes in the mail so you guys know I had to do some jelly sandwiches. All 3 of the polishes in the Gloss Collection are fantastic for jelly sandwiches, I seriously cannot wait to do more with them...especially Frida!

First up is Frida sandwiched with CrowsToes Absolum- Your Potions Master


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 Below is Katherine sandwiched with CrowsToes Gomez!


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Last up is Paloma sandwiched with CrowsToes Morticia!


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Overall, I don't love these quite as much as I thought I would. I think they are fantastic for jelly sandwiches but on their own the only one I'd wear again that way is Paloma. What do you guys think? Will you be picking up any of these up?

The Gloss Collection from Zoya is available for purchase now on Zoya.com for $8 per bottle!


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36 comments:

  1. Vedrana BrankovicJuly 16, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    Unlike you, I'm not fan of jellies and sorbets and I don't like these three polishes. What I do like are your jelly sandwiches and I can see myself wearing jelly polishes only in sandwich mani.

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  2. the jelly finish works better with brighter colours, in my opinion. it looks kind of weird on darker fall colours like these. I agree with you, Paloma is the one that looks best and it is the colour that wouldn't be part of a fall collection, in theory. Great effort with the swatches though! as always the look the best ;)

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  3. I love the idea of using a neutral base coat to help give a more opaque base for the jellies but it sounds like it messed with the application! I used a clear base coat (and needed 4 coats of each polish in the end!) but had no application issues at all. Interesting!

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  4. Wow, your stash is amazing! I would love to have that much nailpolish-brands in germany. We don't have that much variety.



    Greetings from germany :)

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  5. Oh.My.Gosh. Those glitter sandwiches are magical! So beautiful!

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  6. Katherine is always gonna be a fave of mine!

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  7. I agree with you the only one I should wear is paloma also,

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  8. wow...another fall collection that i want to get my hands on!!

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  9. Katherine is a great colour! Very vampish!

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  10. These are beautiful, but I agree. I would probably only wear them for jelly sandwiches.

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  11. Loved the glitters... The zoya collection not so much:(

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  12. I see myself buying all three, I do like them sheer on my fingers, looks weird on my toes!

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  13. how do we purchase the glitter polishes?!??!?!?

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  14. CrowsToes is available at shop.llarowe.com and overallbeauty.com

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    1. Hi, will you be reviewing the Crows Toes polishes seperately? I love Gomez, but I'd wait to see your verdict before buying..

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    2. Will you be reviewing the Crows Toes polishes seperately? I love Gomez but I never buy until I get your verdict lol!

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  15. I love the combination of Frida and Absolum. It looks great on you.

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  16. Yay! Jellies! And what a sandwiches! I am so lame in doing such combos, so these of yours are a joy to my eyes :-)

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  17. They look lovely on you!! I'm a bit disappointed by the look of the jellies, I was really look forward to Frida.Great jelly sandwhich combos, especially Paloma with Morticia.

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  18. I think Katherine is the only one I'd hesitate at, but I kinda love it as a jelly sandwich. I wonder what it would look like with a sandwich of OPI's Pirouette My Whistle? I think white and silver glitter might look amazing with it.

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  19. I love all of these. They say there is no such thing as a stupid question so here goes...What are jelly nailpoishes? I know gel where you have to cure them. I'm brand new to this stuff so I'm learning something new everyday

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  20. Jellies are sheer polishes, it's hard to explain. They aren't as opaque as creme polishes, they almost look squishy on the nail and dry super glossy!

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  21. ValiantlyVarnishedJuly 16, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    I agree with you that they look better as jelly sandwiches than on their own. I love the CrowsToes polishes!

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  22. The glitters are nice, but I don't like the jellies. I usually love jelly polishes, but these seems to be too sheer and I'm not satisfied by the choice of the shades. :/

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  23. I've been wearing Katherine as a sandwich with OPI Save Me- it tones down the glitter and lets the holo bar glitter really stand out. I wouldn't normally wear jellies on their own but LOVE them as part of a glitter sandwich!

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  24. I am a huge teal and turquoise lover so I definitely want Frida!! Maybe Paloma, too.

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  25. Eventually, it'll probably be a while though (I have SO much in line in front of them right now). They are pretty awesome though so if you are on the fence about Gomez I vote for buying it, it's beautiful!

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  26. Amazing! So much depth to all of them! Great combos

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  27. Loving those sandwiches! Gorgeous!!! :D I will most likely pass on this collection though. My nails are just way too stained (corn chip yellow, ewww!) to wear anything this sheer. The Diva Collection on the other hand...I'm going to NEED almost all of them, lol! :D

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  28. I'm totally gonna be jumping on these - love jellies!

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  29. I love sheer jellies. Great with a similar color underneath. So many different jellie sandwiches could be made. The more sheer the better for these IMO :)

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  30. What is your technique for jelly sandwiches? I just bought Paloma and Frida and am excited to try them out! I'm thinking base, jelly, glitter filler, jelly, glitter filler, jelly, top coat? Is that too many coats? I want to get that 3d layered look! Thanks :D

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  31. I usually do my base coat, 2 coats of the jelly, 1 coat of the glitter then 1 coat of the jelly and finish it off with a top coat!

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