Monday, March 7, 2016

Spring 2016: Zoya Petals

Yay! It's time for spring polishes! I favor neutrals and pastels (with the occasional hot pink thrown in) all year long, so spring releases and new colors are always my favorite. The Zoya Petals collection landed on my doorstep Friday evening and was on my nails by Saturday morning! It is a 6 piece collection consisting of of 2 peaches, 2 pinks, 1 purple, and a 1 opal-y sheer topper.

Group shot:


First up, this is Aster. I have never loved a purple polish so much! It is described as a "fresh periwinkle with flecks of fuchsia to create a dewy finish, mimicking the look of spring flowers in the morning." The formula was perfect and only two coats were needed. My former florist Mom assures me that it is a pretty great color match to the real flower.



The other darker polish in this collection is Azalea, which also matches the real flower. It is described as a "classic spring pink with a captivating white and fuchsia flash." This only needed two coats, too, and it just beautiful.



Zahara is "a brilliant shimmering coral made modern with an opalescent effect." It is not my favorite color with my skintone, but it should be prettier with a tan. The formula was a touch draggy and thick but I don't always wait as long as I should when swatching.



Tulip is described as a "pure pastel salmon cream with the slightest hint of sheen to mimic a petal soft finish." I love this color on me but the formula could've been better. I used 3 coats for this swatch and also a topcoat, which I don't normally show in swatches, to even it out. If I wear this again, I'll probably go for four thin coats.



The lighter pink shade is Laurel, which is one of those universally flattering colors. I know everyone will look good wearing this color, described as "a warm pastel pink with the slightest hint of sheen to mimic a petal soft finish." The formula, however, is the same as Tulip. Wait between coats and plan for 3, maybe 4, layers of polish.



Last but not least, the opal topper is Leia, "best described as a sheer, opalescent white with flecks of fuchsia, green and gold. Just as beautiful on its own or layered over your favorite spring shades!" This is two coats shown over Laurel (pointer finger), a black creme, white creme, and alone on my pinky. I am def going to use this in galaxy nails!


Here it is with Aster on my middle finger and Aster alone (bottom) on my ring finger.


And here is Leia over Zahara on my middle finger and Zahara alone on my ring finger (and pointer)

Aren't these pretty? My favorite, which may surprise you, is Aster! You can find them available now on


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