Happy 2011!

Let’s ring in the new year with a bang, shall we? 🙂

We are marching rapidly into spring (at least that’s what I am pretending because I have been so cold lately) and with that means some beautiful new nail colors.

The Zoya Intimate collection features six new colors invoking thoughts of “temptations, whispers, dreams, secrets, illusions, liaisons, trysts… lingerie… kisses.”

  • Marley – lavender pink with a whisper of metallic
  • Dove – delicate, pale gray cream
  • Caitlin – misty, moody gray violet cream
  • Dannii – sparkling, enchanted orchid metallic
  • Jules – soft, glimmering gold kiss metallic
  • Gemma– mysterious green/purple duotone metallic

I for one am super excited about this collection because I think the colors go together so perfectly and I love that we get a variety of finishes as well. There isn’t a single color here I didn’t like and a few that I just L.O.V.E.

The formula was excellent, as per always. I thought most of these colors were going to be three-coaters as I applied them because they seemed on the sheer side. Happily every single one was opaque in just two coats!


Marley is a pale lavender with just a hint of pink to it. It has very fine silvery blue shimmer in it, which isn’t that apparent until you see it in the sunlight. This is a very pretty color and totally perfect for spring.


Dove is a light concrete grey creme. I’m a sucker for grey colors and this one is really nice. I think perhaps of all the color in this collection this is the least unique (you might find you already have a grey similar) but it’s still nice!


Caitlin is a deep greyed out violet, or perhaps can be described as a dark cornflower blue. You know me and cornflower blue (or perhaps you don’t), it’s one of my very favorite colors on planet earth. I am in love with this one, it’s beautiful. You might think it’s similar to Zoya Kelly but it’s MUCH lighter, and way more purple.


Holy shizz!!!! Gemma is a kind of light olive/murky green base with heavy blue/purple duochrome. I have NEVER seen another green duochrome like this, and it was what first caught my eye when I saw the promo pics. It absolutely lives up to what I was expecting and more. It’s an amazing green color and the duochrome just makes it THAT much more unique and cool. This is my favorite one here for sure!


Jules is a soft champagne/gold metallic with tons of gold shimmer. I wasn’t expecting to like this one as much as I did after swatching it. It’s not your typical gold metallic, it almost has a grey/taupe tone to it. Hard to describe but you can tell by looking at it that it’s different. Beautiful.


Dannii is a vivid, saturated purple/pink metallic with tons of pink shimmer. This is another outstanding, unique color in this collection folks. This could very easily now be one of my favorite purples ever, it’s so pretty in person, you MUST own it. It’s my second favorite here, but very close with Gemma.


Hello, I think we have established that this collection is pretty great. It might have a few colors that aren’t completely original (Marley & Dove), but all are still really quite pretty. The must haves I think are Gemma, Dannii, Jules and Caitlin. And yes I realize that’s 4 out of 6. 😀

Now that spring has sprung on the nail collections, I would love to know what you think of these!


Written by Kelly
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