Zoya Fire & Ice Collection Winter/Holiday 2010 Swatches & Review

Good morning/afternoon world! Hope your week is going by smoothly so far.

Zoya’s new winter/holiday collection for 2010 is called Fire & Ice and it’s comprised of six new glittery metallic colors. There are three here that are more foil-like and three that are more shimmery.

Confession: I am not a huge fan of glitter. I find that these types of polishes tend to chip a lot quicker on me and removal is a serious pain. Having said that there are some colors here that I really like, despite the glittery mess they may make when I want to take ‘em off! Here is a video I did on my YouTube channel that might help some of you with glitter removal :)

The formula was pretty standard for Zoya, meaning really nice. The first three colors here (foil ones) I did need three coats for maximum opacity. The last three I only needed two.


Crystal

Crystal is a medium blue foil with heavy yellow glitter. This is the one that caught my eye immediately when I first saw the package and I thought I would just love it. I love the blue/yellow combo, it’s pretty unique. But once I applied it I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. It’s nice, but didn’t slay me. I did wear this one already a couple weeks ago and it chipped within a day and a half. For me that’s pretty standard for heavy glitters.


Gloria

Gloria is a pink foil with super heavy gold glitter. This is really pretty, I wound up liking it more than I thought I would.


Tiffany

Tiffany is a pale champagne pink foil with heavy gold glitter. Not really loving this color on me really, it’s just ok in my book.


Lisa

Lisa is a bright cherry red with red glitter and a gold duochrome effect. Wow! This baby is RED and super pretty. I am totally loving this one and somehow this was uber creamy also. Great winter/holiday color!


Sarah

Sarah is a deep red with red glitter and gold flashes. This too is just stunning. It’s deeper and not as bright as Lisa. You have to see it in person to see how amazing the shimmer and depth is.


Valerie

Valerie is a dark purple with a gold and pink duochrome effect. Beautiful! It’s so deep and pigmented and the glitter inside gives it a beautiful glow. This was my favorite one here.

Overall:

I love the deeper shimmery colors, and only like the lighter foil ones. I felt like the deeper ones applied more creamy and definitely more opaque and I just *really* felt them for this upcoming holiday season more than the others. For me the must haves are Lisa, Sarah and Valerie.

Which of these is calling your name?

-VV

39 comments

  • October 5, 2010

    I actually just bought Valerie. While I think the other colors are nice, Valerie is the only one that really interests me. Kinda wish I bought Lisa and Sara, though, but whatever. I’ll stick with Val for now.
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    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Kelsey,

      You picked the best one! :)

  • October 5, 2010

    Love Valerie! So deep and glow-y. I’m feeling a little tired of glitters right now, though, they seem to be everywhere!!! That being said, I am rocking Deborah Lippmann Superstar today and it is totally getting me in the fall mood! Haha
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    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Varnish Vixen,

      Yeah I know what you mean about glitters, they do seem to be all over.

  • October 5, 2010
    Lisa

    Hmmm, there is not really a colour I like, too shimmery :p But they are okay in the end =)

    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Lisa,

      Haha :)

  • October 5, 2010
    SB_Sweetie

    I like the deeper colors, but I’ve sworn off Zoya polishes because I can’t get their formula to work for me. I always get bubbles & really long drying times, so I’ve just abandoned Zoya. Valerie is my hands-down favorite here.

    • October 5, 2010

      Hi SB_Sweetie,

      Oh no, really? What top coat are you using with them?

    • October 5, 2010
      SB_Sweetie

      I’ve tried all the various combos: Zoya’s base & topcoat, Nubar, Essie….It must be just me with too thick application. I seem to always get bubbles with Zoya and it’s just so frustrating. If I don’t use a base coat, it’s better, but then, there’s staining. I will just admire them from afar!

      • October 5, 2010

        How strange! I am sorry. Though I do know someone else who has that same issue with Zoya on her nails :(

  • October 5, 2010

    valerie looks amazing!
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    • October 5, 2010

      Hi jbrobeck,

      It’s very pretty!

  • October 5, 2010
    Dawn

    I’m loving Lisa, Sarah and Valerie – beautiful!

    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Dawn,

      Are you going to pick any up?

    • October 5, 2010
      Dawn

      Don’t know of anywhere around here that sells Zoya. I might have to check out ebay

  • October 5, 2010

    What can I say? Zoya has completely turned me around! Always with their pretty colors, but their formula used to stink – now I don’t care anymore, and luckily, their formula IS a lot better now! I have Crystal and Valerie on their way to me, can’t wait! Although I do suspect Crystal might be close to OPI Reflecting Pool.
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    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Feline,

      Yay! I think you will especially love Valerie, purples rock :)

  • October 5, 2010

    I want them all!!
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    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Sminkan,

      Are you going to get any ya think? Valerie is the BOMB!

  • October 5, 2010

    These are unbelievably beautiful! I want them all! :D
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    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Solveig,

      Glad you like them!!

  • October 5, 2010

    OMG! I need them all! Crystal, Valerie and Gloria are my favourites! :P
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    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Pamsan,

      Woot!

  • October 5, 2010
    Valerie C.

    I love Valerie and Sarah. I’m glad my namesake is one I want to buy :)

    • October 5, 2010

      Hi Valerie,

      Yes you definitely need your namesake :)

  • October 5, 2010
    Jackie S.

    Oh wow!

    Valerie is gorgeous!!
    In fact, I can honestly say I like them all!!

  • October 5, 2010

    Total LOVE! I can’t wait to get my hands on these. Feline is right, Crystal reminded me of something and that’s exactly what it is, Reflecting Pool.
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  • October 5, 2010

    I think I like Crystal and Valerie best!

  • October 5, 2010
    pegg

    Valerie is sooo gorgeous! I’m on such a purple kick lately for nails – I don’t generally like the color, but every time I see swatches I most want the purple one! :) Thanks for showing these.

  • October 5, 2010
    wenq502

    valerie looks similar to one of the MAC nailpolishes

  • October 5, 2010

    I really like Gloria and Valerie.
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  • October 5, 2010

    Very pretty! Valerie is definitely my favorite.
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  • October 5, 2010

    Crystal and Valerie looks too cool! I want them!
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  • October 6, 2010

    Wow. They look good on the nail but in the bottle they are positively blazing! How gorgeous would they look just sitting on a windowsill in the sunshine – in bigger bottles….
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  • October 6, 2010
    maria

    I like Zoya’s formula pretty much. I ordered Tiffany and Valerie, but they will arrive only in november for me.

  • October 6, 2010

    I love all of these!
    Maybe I´ll give up on Lisa. But definately getting most of them!
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  • October 6, 2010
    sobriquet

    I was really anticipating these swatches when I saw the bottle pictures on other sites, but honestly I’m a bit disappointed now that I see them swatched. Somehow despite the glitter, they do not seem very lively to me. Oh well, I still love you zoya!

  • October 7, 2010
    Lucy

    I’m ordering the whole collection. They are gorgeous.

  • October 10, 2010

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