Zoya Wonderful Collection for Fall 2010 Swatches & Review

Hello again!

I know many of you have been excited and anxious to see the new Zoya collections for fall 2010! Well I just posted Wicked and now have Wonderful, which consists of 6 new creme colors. Oh and did I mention one of them was named Kelly? YES, finally we have a Zoya Kelly, and I might add it’s totally unique and amazing :)

The formula on most of these was superb. Most only needed two coats for complete opacity.

Check out the swatches & review below!


Kelly is a dark grey with purple/blue undertones. I am actually very happy that they didn’t go with a typical “Kelly Green” color for this one. They even told me they thought that would be too obvious. This color is SO TOTALLY up my alley! Not only is it a grey creme, which I love, but it has thins amazing smokey blue/purple to it which makes it very unique compared to other grey cremes I have. I heart it and am really happy this is my namesake :) This was two coats.


Shawn is a myrtle green color. What I love about this one is it’s full of color and pizazz, but still subdued and not too bright looking. I think it’s a really great green for a fall collection and my second favorite of this bunch. This was two coats.


Kristi is a bright cherry red. I love these kinds of reds that have pink in them, they are immensely flattering to my skin tone, and are always so shiny! This looks like more of a summer red to me, but I really don’t care because I don’t wear my polish according to season anyway. This was two coats.


Stacy is what they describe as a mahogany red, meaning a reddish/brown. Hmmm. I’m not sure I liked this one on me much. The color didn’t do much for me and I did have a hard time with getting the coats even, as you can tell. I believe this was two coats and I really should have done a third to make it more even. Not my fav personally, but do think it would flatter other people better.


Burke is a dusty, subdued red with brown undertones. This didn’t look like anything special to me in the bottle, but it turns out I kinda like it. It’s still got a bright, shiny thing going on, and it doesn’t look like most other reds I already own, so kudos! This was two coats.


Cola is a medium brown/red. They describe it as a desert sand red and when I Googled “desert sand red” and looked at the first link, it does indeed look like the sand in that picture! I can appreciate this color but didn’t love it on me. I had very minor issues with getting this one even, but not as bad as with Stacy. I used two coats here, but think three would have been more ideal.

Overall I think this is a pretty good fall collection with a couple stunners, which are Kelly, Shawn & Burke.

These should be available for sale starting today!

Ok folks I wanna know, how are you feeling this collection? Which ones do you want to pick up?



  • July 1, 2010

    AAGGHHH kelly is to DIE for!! i cannot wait to get my hands on it! i was wondering when they were going to do a polish with our name ­čśÇ shawn is equally hawt!

  • July 1, 2010
    Miss D

    I’m loving the collection overall. I was not familiar with Zoya until I’ve seen your tweets about it, as I am an opi girl myself. Where can I pick this up and what price range is it in?
    :-) Miss D

    • July 1, 2010

      Hi Miss D,

      Oh boy you are in for it now, discovering Zoya haha! They have such a huge fabulous line of colors. You can find their stuff on The Art Of Beauty website (link below) and they are $7.00 each or $36.00 for a set of 6. :)


  • July 1, 2010

    Kelly is a gorgeous color! I definitely added this to my must have list. I’m also really diggin Shawn.

  • July 1, 2010

    I think I’m in love with kelly (you AND the color!). Thanks for the swatches!

  • July 1, 2010

    so gorgeous! I already ordered Kelly and Shawn!
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  • July 1, 2010
    Miss D

    Uh oh…I can hear my debit card quitting me now lol. Thanks!

  • July 1, 2010

    Four more reds in this one? Hmmm. I do like Kelly, though, ha-ha.

  • July 1, 2010
    aaminahs mom

    wow kelly is my favorite out of the bunch im feelin shawn too that wil be all

  • July 1, 2010

    I really like the Kelly color. Yay – I’m glad they made a good color for you;) It actually looks like the color I’m thinking of painting my kitchen cabinets.
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  • July 1, 2010

    I have to agree – Kelly and Shawn are the standouts of this collection. I kind of dig Cola – I think it would probably look nice with my skintone.

  • July 1, 2010

    Kelly!! I love it!
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  • July 1, 2010

    I think I’d definitely like to pick up Kristi and Kelly

  • July 1, 2010

    Love Kelly and Cola!!!

  • July 1, 2010

    And Kelly is by far the best one! :)

  • July 1, 2010

    How close is Kelly to MAC’s Blue India? Thanks for doing these!!

    • July 1, 2010

      Hi Kirsten,

      It’s nothing like Blue India actually. This is most definitely a grey with purple/blue undertones whereas that is definitely blue with slight grey undertones.

  • July 1, 2010

    I’m in love with Kelly and Shawn, they are stunning!
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  • July 1, 2010

    I think Shawn is the green color I’m going to have in my fall wedding… Need to talk the fiance into letting me get it! 0:)

  • July 1, 2010

    Hah! It’s only fitting that Kelly be a stunner!
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    • July 1, 2010

      Hi Phyrra,

      Awwwwwww :)

  • July 1, 2010

    Even though it’s from the Wonderful collection I may need to wear Shawn when I go and see Wicked in August!!

  • July 1, 2010

    Kelly is the only one I really MUST have. Shawn is a possibility. I would love to see Kelly swatched next to Chanel Paradoxal… I’m so torn over it. I love the color, but I’m not sure about the shimmer in it… Kelly almost looks like the base color of Paradoxal (grey/violet) but without the bright purple shimmer, but that’s just based on looking at random swatches in different lights, etc. I haven’t seen either in person.

    • July 1, 2010

      Hi jamie,

      I have Paradoxal on the way but I can tell also from pics online they won’t be anything alike. Glad you liked Kelly also!

  • July 1, 2010

    Kelly and Shawn = must have!

  • July 1, 2010

    Help me VV! I want some of these and some from the Wicked set, but I have had such a weird, frustrating time with Zoya (bubbling, long dry time). Can you (or anyone) recommend some tips? What base coat do you recommend? Do you use a topcoat? I have zoya ones, but it was disaster with the spring collection. Help!

    • July 2, 2010

      HI SB Sweetie,

      I use Nubar Foundation & Diamont for base/top coats and never have issues. The only time I have had issues with Zoya bubbing is when I use their base/top coat and the quick dry drops so I don’t use them anymore.

  • July 1, 2010

    I like Kelly the best. From the comments, I think most agree with this opinion.
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  • July 2, 2010

    Kelly, Shawn, and Cola are my faves. I like the deep, burnished look to Cola, and the other two are just stunning. Thanks for the swatches!

  • July 2, 2010

    Must. Have. This. Collection.


    Or at least Kelly, Cola and Shawn

  • July 2, 2010

    I definitely love Kelly!! Wanted to love Shawn, but my skintone is cooler than yours, and the yellow based colors just make me extra pink! Was really lemming Burke, but w/brown undertones, usually doesn’t flatter me at all, sadly.
    Paradoxal – was able to check that out and passed. Again the taupe-ness of it killed it when applied against my skin. Saved me money for more Zoya’s!

  • July 2, 2010

    Shawn is my favorite. I also like Cola. I know I want all the glitters and just these two. Will save me some money.

  • July 3, 2010

    Kelly! You’re the one that I want…… ooooo ooooo ooooo, yeah!

  • July 4, 2010

    Yay! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the swatches for Wicked and Wonderful. I think Kelly is by far my favorite from Wonderful. I just hauled a bunch of polish this weekend and I’ve on a self-imposed polish no-buy mode for the next month or two…we’ll see how long this lasts, HA!

  • July 4, 2010

    Love Kristi and Shawn!
    Your skin has warm undertones, right?
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    • July 4, 2010

      Hi Sanna,

      Correct, I have yellow undertones. :)

  • July 4, 2010

    I love Stacy and Kelly, will try to buy them for sure.

  • July 5, 2010

    Hi Kelly:

    Zoya must have’s: Kelly, Shawn and yes, even Stacey (it’s the mahogany red I adore in this color.) Why doesn’t Zoya’s web site have the gorgeous swatches of their nail colors so their customers can actually see what they are buying? I know BB Couture uses your swatches and gets your permission to use them on http://WWW.Overall Beauty.com but Zoya doesn’t seem to do that. Anyway, Nameste.

    Happy 4th of July

    Mc Huggs :)

  • July 6, 2010

    OHHHH I love them all! They all look very rich !!!
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  • July 6, 2010

    Kelly is AWESOME. I also love Shawn and Kristi. Thanks for posting these! <3

  • July 6, 2010

    Kelly looks like such a neat colour, and its opacity looks perfect. i can’t put my finger (no pun intended) on exactly what colour it is. viole-gr-avy methinks, really unique
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