Zoya Swatches


Good Sunday Morning! Today I am bringing you some random Zoya swatches. As you may know, I don’t normally wear pink that much, BUT I saw Scrangie do a whole plethora of pink swatches not too long ago and I wanted at least 50% of them for myself! See she started a crazy lemming in me. So I ordered some of the Zoya ones and am showing them to you today, along with some other colors I wanted, but didn’t have yet. All pics taken in sunlight with no top coat.


 
Erika

Isn’t Erika just pretty? I love it. It’s a very light pastel pink with lots of gold shimmer. The gold is really what makes this one stand out. It was pretty sheer, this is three coats, but it went on smoothly and with no issues. Love!

Sweet

Sweet is a really flattering almost chalky light pink creme. It was a bit streaky at first and took three coats to smooth out and get even coverage but I usually do three coats anyway so it’s not a prob. And look how shiny with no top coat! Another affectionate term I call this one is “Pepto Bismol Pink” and I do not mean anything bad by that. See pic below to see what I am talking about…

Sweet with Target’s version of Pepto.

Whitney

Here is Whitney, a medium pink creme. I also find this one incredibly flattering and opaque in only two coats! 

Kiki

Now Kiki is what I would call a blue-ish pink shimmer. The base is medium pink but it has tones of blue running in it and silver sparkle. I am not totally fond of this one, I think it’s a tad *showy* for my hands, but would definitely do a pedi with it in the spring/summer! It’s a great pedi color for going on vacation to Hawaii or Mexico (hmmm tropical island on the brain?).

Mikka

Part of me bought this color because the pronunciation of the color is the same as my maiden name (diff spelling though), but really, the color spoke to me also. Hard to describe this one. I would say it’s a purple/brown base with silver threads in it. I only used two coats here, but could have used three I think to make it more even. I really like this one a lot and can see wearing it as mani or pedi all fall.

Nina

Here is a lovely dark brown creme. The reason it looks a bit messy on my hands here is because my brush had a few strands that were longer than the other so they kept touching my cuticle area as I swiped it on. Other than that this polish is really nice! I did need three coats but it’s a pretty true chocolate brown creme.

Raven

Ahhhh Raven. Raven goes on a bit more sheer than some other blacks, but after three coats it’s a jet black with silver shimmer. It’s not silver glitter, this is definitely more subtle. If you are a true black polish fan like I am it’s worth owning, especially because you can wear it with their Color Lock System and get really good wear out of it. If you are kinda like “oh brother, another black, how can this one be different?” then I say bypass it and stick to what makes you happy!

I will be bringing you my Essie swatches today or tomorrow, never fear! Oh and here is an announcement (trumpet sound). I will be having another polish giveaway contest very soon so stay tuned. It’s a color that I guarantee almost everyone I know of loves, so I think you’ll be excited!

Vamp it up!


15 comments

  • November 16, 2008

    As far as the pinks go, I am digging Erika and Kikki! I am not a pink girl either but sometimes a little variety is nice.

  • November 16, 2008
    Vampy Varnish

    Hi Katee – Agreed!

  • November 17, 2008

    Wow! It’s an entirely new experience being able to see nail polish applied to nails! A lot of these colors I’ve seen in the bottles and thought “Yuck!” but in looking at some of your photos, I’m thinking I might give a few of them a shot. There are some things here I’d never have considered in a million years (like sparkly grey polish). I wear Zoya’s “Whitney” polish (and other polishes that look pretty similar) all the time, and I don’t stray far from it.

    I’ve gotta say, though, that the deep opaque green, the one that looks as if it could be the color of a Volvo, still looks as horrifying applied to your nails as it does in the bottle!

    Otherwise, I’ve had my eyes opened! All these years, I’ve glanced past all the bottles to zero in on anything that looks like my saturated raspberry, and ignored everything else. I learned a lot today just scrolling down your page. Thanks!

  • November 17, 2008
    Atomica

    Hahaha! The picture with the bottle cracked me up! :D

  • November 17, 2008
    Vampy Varnish

    Hi Lola – Thanks for writing in! Yes it’s true, when you see something on an actual person and not in the package it really can make a huge difference. I see that all the time with polish or eyeshadows, etc. I am glad I have “opened your eyes”!

  • November 21, 2008

    I don’t wear pinks very often but Erika is seriously beautiful! And Raven is hot for sure!

  • November 21, 2008
    Vampy Varnish

    Hi Sanna – I know right? I feel the same way!

  • November 22, 2008

    I think this is first time I’ve seen Erika. Love it!

  • November 22, 2008
    Vampy Varnish

    Hi Hailey Cosmic – Isn’t it so pretty? I totally love it also.

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