Zoya Ornate for Winter 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Good afternoon! Guess what just landed on my desk? Zoya Ornate for winter 2012!

This collection of six new shimmering, glimmering lacquers features some really cool shades and finishes. The coverage was really great with these as well. Almost all were totally opaque in two coats.


Ziv

Zoya Ziv
Ziv

Ziv is a warm gold foil with deeper gold glitter pieces. Great foil finish and uber-shimmery. It went on a bit sheer at first (no streaks whatsoever though) but I only needed two coats.


Logan

Zoya Logan
Logan

Logan is a deep emerald green foil with green and gold glitter pieces. This is a deep green, however it isn’t blackened, so you can definitely tell it’s green. Love the gold shimmer throughout. Super creamy and lovely, and just two coats.


Aurora

Zoya Aurora
Aurora

Aurora is a purple base with heavy holographic shimmer. So pretty! This might be my favorite one. The shimmer in it is super intense and obvious. This was just two coats.


Blaze

Zoya Blaze
Blaze

Blaze is a cranberry red base with heavy holographic shimmer. On the nail you see mostly red, purple and pink shimmer and it looks really gorgeous. Actually this one might be my favorite…it’s a tie with Aurora! This was creamy, smooth and two coats.


Storm

Zoya Storm
Storm

Storm is a black base with holographic shimmer. This one was just a wee bit less opaque so I used three thin coats to get the tips fully covered. Nice deep black and very strong holo effect.


Electra

Zoya Electra
Electra

Electra has a clear base and features holographic bar glitter. This is one you would probably want to wear over another color since the base is clear and not fully opaque. This is two coats above. I am not really a fan of bar glitter, but that’s just my personal preference.

Overall: Strong collection! I really like that the finishes and shades are slightly different than the typical holiday/winter collections that come out. Aurora, Blaze and Storm in particular are not shades you see very often. The formula is really great with these and I LOVE all the holographic shimmer!

Availability: Shipping starting October 15th on Zoya’s site.

Pricing: $8.00 for 0.5 oz.

Soooooooo what do you think? Are there any here you are dying to add to your stash?

-Kelly

Note: Zoya is cruelty free.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my legal page.

87 comments

  • October 11, 2012

    Except for Electra (not a fan of bar glitter either) they all look freaking awesome!!

  • October 11, 2012
    Emily

    I am in love with all of these, EVEN THE GOLD! Seriously, I hate gold. That really says something.

  • October 11, 2012

    I really want Aurora, Blaze and Storm! The others I’m not bothered about, but those three are absolutely gorgeous.
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  • October 11, 2012

    These are so gorgeous! I wonder if I can convince Santa to bring them to me for Christmas… ;-)
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  • October 11, 2012
    TieDye64

    These look fabulous! I’ll be skipping the bar glitter, though…not a fan.

  • October 11, 2012
    Amber

    Hmm, maybe I’ve just been into nail polish too long, but the only ones that really appeal to me are Blaze and Storm. And even those aren’t *must haves*. More like *maybe I’ll pick up someday if I feel like paying shipping when Zoya has a promo*.

    • October 11, 2012
      Sophie

      Amber, I totally agree with you on the color choice. It may not be related to how long you’ve been into polish; rather, IMHO, the other shades just don’t talk to me. =(

  • October 11, 2012
    GwenSA

    Aurora’s got me drooling!

  • October 11, 2012

    Oh my God, this is such an amazing collection and the photos are even more fantastic than before (didn’t think that was possible but you totally did it)! I need everything (maybe except for Electra)! Another fantastic holiday collection!
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  • October 11, 2012
    Monica

    I want all of these! I think they’re pretty unique and different for the holidays. I’m loving Aurora and Storm.

  • October 11, 2012
    Danisha

    I think thank you I know what I’ll pick (3!!)
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  • October 11, 2012

    SO much glittery goodness!! I’m drooling over Logan, Blaze, and Storm…so perfect for the holiday season!
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  • October 11, 2012

    Blaze is stunning!!

  • October 11, 2012

    How is removal on these? Been on a glitter polish kick but not loving hard removal or the glitter migrating all over my hands during removal =P but oh man are these pretty!!!
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    • October 11, 2012

      The gold and silver ones tended to get all over my fingers, but the others were super easy and not messy.

  • October 11, 2012

    I think they’re all pretty but right now I think Aurora is the only one that is drastically different from what’s already in my hoard. I’ve got so much nail polish that I need to be super picky. :P
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  • October 11, 2012
    tai

    I’m in love!

  • October 11, 2012
    Lesley

    Logan, Aurora, and Blaze FOR SURE. Storm maybe. ;)

  • October 11, 2012
    Icequeen81

    Liked the red one , the green reminds me of the zombie of china glaze awakening.

  • October 11, 2012

    Wow, Aurora and Blaze are gorgeous!
    And it’s so great to see two reviews of nail polish collections by you in a row!

  • October 11, 2012
    Courtney Mitchell

    I’m loving this collection! I think Logan is my favorite so far.

  • October 11, 2012

    Love the swatches. I can’t wait for this collection to be released.
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  • October 11, 2012

    I’m in love with Logan. *sighs dreamily*
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  • October 11, 2012
    Carrie

    This might be the first time a red is my favorite. Blaze looks lovely! Others are nice, but just not calling me.

  • October 11, 2012

    waaahhh so pretty!! xx
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  • October 11, 2012

    I legitimately think I stopped breathing when I saw Logan, Aurora, Blaze, and Storm. Oh. My. Gawd.

  • October 11, 2012

    Gosh, the ones with holographic glitter in them are pretty! Storm might just calm my lemming for OPI My Private Jet (old version)! Aurora and Blaze are gorgeous as well.
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  • October 11, 2012

    I love love love this winter collection!!! My favorites are Logan & Aurora!!! sooo gorgeous ♥♥♥
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  • October 11, 2012
    Celise

    Blaze is just gorgeous!

  • October 11, 2012

    Awesome! Logan remind’s me of L’Oreal’s Infallible shadow in Golden Emerald in nail polish form.
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  • October 11, 2012
    Mich

    I need all but Electra. I hope they do another bogo or similar deal by December so I can order these! So lovely

  • October 11, 2012

    I’m in love with Aurora and Blaze!
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  • October 11, 2012

    Monday. They’ll all be here Monday. I think I can survive the weekend. I think. Maybe. *twitches*

  • October 11, 2012

    Ooh I love the black holo sparkle SO MUCH! I love all the holos, really.
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  • October 11, 2012

    I am dying over Storm and Logan!
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  • October 11, 2012

    Breaking the mold, I need Electra to go with my bar glitters from last year. And Aurora because its so stinking pretty
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  • October 11, 2012

    Oh my gosh. The glittery silver and gold… I love. LOVE
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  • October 11, 2012
    Cindi

    Storm is so pretty. It makes me think of the night sky. Nail polish run tomorrow!

  • October 11, 2012

    When removing the holographic ones, do they remove like normal holographic ones, or is it like small glitter & is gritty when you remove it?
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    • October 12, 2012
      beachgal

      Good ? I would like to know this also.

  • October 11, 2012

    Lucky! This whole collection is on my Christmas list! I love sparkly metallic finish that Zoya does so well!
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  • October 11, 2012
    Apriltini

    Thank you so much for swatching these. You’re the first blogger I follow to do so. Great pictures, as always. I’m not really feeling these colors. I wanted to like them, but they’re just a little off of what I was hoping for. Oh well, maybe the next collection will wow me. :)

  • October 11, 2012

    The only one that really caught my eye was Storm. I love Zoya though, I usually always have good luck with the lasting power on them but the other colors of this collection I think I’ll pass up.
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  • October 12, 2012
    Paddychat

    Ahhhh ! Blaze and Storm !!!! <3

  • October 12, 2012
    Elka Bolhafner

    Snap! I was just thinked yesterday that I needed a good red holographic. Hello, my pretties…..

  • October 12, 2012
    Andrea

    OH NO! What Happened?
    I really thought I didn’t really want anything from this collection.
    I NEED THEM ALL! (except the bar glitter, hate that)
    Damn You Kelly ;D

  • October 12, 2012
    Crystal

    First time commenting, but I’ve been following your blog for quite a while – wonderful blog you have! Blaze is a must for me and even though I am not a fan of most purples, I think I have to have Aurora. Holographics always steal my heart.

  • October 12, 2012
    Katy

    There all such lovely colors! I would say though that Storm looks a bit like Model’s Own Thunder and Lightening, just slightly better coverage.

  • October 12, 2012

    Why are you doing this to me!!! I’ve promised myself not to buy any more polish for the next two months and you’re showing me these gorgeous glittery polishes.
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  • October 12, 2012
    Jess

    LOVE Blaze…want! Need! Great swatches, Kelly!

  • October 12, 2012
    Alex

    These are AWESOME. I totally fall in your camp when it comes to bar glitter, though.

    Two quick dupe questions:

    How does…
    Aurora compare to Zoya Nova?
    Blaze compare to butter London Disco Biscuit?
    Storm compare to butter London The Black Knight?

    Thank you, Kelly! I’m a long-time lurker, first time commenter. I love your blog. :)

    • October 12, 2012
      beachgal

      I can comment on Blaze vs. London Disco Biscuit – Blaze is a lot deeper and cranberry in hue. Disco Biscuit is a jelly (kind of sticky my bottle is) with more of a glass fleck than holo in it) – and also DB is in the hot pink hue range.

    • October 13, 2012
      Lynn

      Blaze is nothing like Disco Biscuit. One is pink with small glitter, the other is reddish purple with holo. Storm is black with holo, The Black Knight is black with glitter. Same for Aurora and Nova, one is glitter and the other is holo. All the polishes you listed are significantly different

  • October 12, 2012
    Alex

    And by two dupe questions, I obviously mean three…

  • October 12, 2012

    Great Swatches as always Kelly!!!
    Hugs,
    From the Zoya Fairies

  • October 12, 2012
    Liz

    It’s been a while since I’ve been excited about an entire collection. I need all of these!

  • October 12, 2012
    bel

    Love this collection! I told myself to stop buying nail polishes at least til next year, but I don’t think I’ll be able to resist Blaze and Storm. The others are pretty too, but I can talk myself out of getting them, haha.

  • October 12, 2012

    Eeeek! Logan, Aurora, Blaze, Storm… heck, I love them all!
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  • October 12, 2012
    Kristin

    OHHH these are so beautiful! I have become such a fan of Zoya polish since seeing them on your blog, but I have no idea where to purchase them! I love buying local, so besides purchasing online, where do I get these beauties!!! I have to have that Logan and Storm!!!!

  • October 12, 2012

    Aurora, Blaze, and Storm are so cool! I need to get my hands on them ASAP.
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  • October 12, 2012
    Lara

    Aurora <3

  • October 12, 2012
    Leo McK

    I should really stop looking at Zoya swatches. So difficult to get hold of in the UK, and there’s always at least one that ends up on my lemming list!

  • October 12, 2012
    Katherine

    Now that I’ve picked my jaw up off the floor: wow! These are awesome! I especially love Aurora and Storm. To be honest, I love them all but I am going to try to be good and tell myself I have similar things.

  • October 12, 2012
    beachgal

    Thanks for the swatches – first I have seen of this collection and I hesitated to order them all as I did not wear any I ordered of last holiday Zoyas (yet). I am not a fan of the gold – pretty but I don’t tend to wear gold foils but maybe 1 time in holiday and then not again and I have others already…and not a fan of the glitter one – just not a fan of glitter anymore (been glittered to death). Liking Blaze and Aurora but not the black one – it’s falling flat for me – another that has stuff in it but too dark and buried to see well and I know you put a ton of light on your photos to pull up what is in them.

  • October 12, 2012

    Want them aaaaaall!
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  • October 12, 2012
    robin

    I literally want them all! I think they are firehouse! I would have thought Logan would be your favorite ofvthe bunch! I think Aurora has to be my favorite!

  • October 12, 2012
    Catherine

    Awesome collection! But how does Ziv compare to OPI’s Goldeneye?

    • October 13, 2012

      Not sure, that collection hasn’t come to me yet.

  • October 12, 2012
    Jenn F.

    I like all but the black and red one lol

  • October 12, 2012

    These are gorgeous. I am curious how the Zoya Logan compares to Zoya Apple. It looks very similar in the bottle.
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  • October 12, 2012
    Sarah

    Can’t get Blaze and Storm soon enough!! I will probably pick up Ziv too, as I don’t really have a good gold.

    Wicked swatches as always, Kelly!

  • October 13, 2012
    Kara

    I was looking at your past post on Cult Nails Coco’s Untamed Collection as well where you show a swatch of I Got Distracted. How does it compare with Zoya Storm? They look very similar to me.

  • October 13, 2012

    Santa, all of them except Electra please! :)
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  • October 13, 2012

    I’m pretty sure I NEED Aurora! Its beautiful.
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  • October 13, 2012
    Kara

    Logan and Aurora!! Gorgeous colours.

  • October 13, 2012
    Allie

    These look so awesome! Question though, is the glitter in storm, blaze, and aurora gritty at all?

    • October 14, 2012

      Nope, not gritty, and especially with a top coat it’s smooth sailing. Electra is the gritty one here.

  • October 13, 2012

    Wow, this collection is beautiful! I especially love the green (of course)! ;)
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  • October 14, 2012

    Aurora, Blaze, and Storm are the ones I want the most! I love Zoya!

  • October 14, 2012
    camille

    This one might just end up being the first whole Zoya collection I order. Electra, Storm, and Aurora remind me SO MUCH of colors I had as a little kid and pre teen in the 90′s & early 00′s! NEED. Love that the 90′s trend is even trickling down into nail land :D . Don’t Storm, Blaze, & Aurora remind you of shades Hard Candy might’ve put out back in the day?

  • October 14, 2012

    Aurora is probably the only one of this collection I’ll be picking up. I love holos as much as the next person, but I already have quite a few, and I’m trying to cut back on how much nail polish I already have. I might be bad, and pick up a few others, if zoya has another amazing sale, like they did in the end of august!
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  • October 14, 2012

    I neeeeed Blaze and Aurora!!! Gorgeous!!!!

  • October 14, 2012
    Lily

    O.O WOW!!!!!! I knew Aurora was going to be amazing but wowweeeee your swatch just took it to a whole other level of amazingness!!! :D This collection is gorgeous! Zoya has been knocking my socks off for the past couple years and I’m so happy to see them put out amazing collection after amazing collection after amazing collection! :D

    Aurora is my favorite hands down! Those holo twinkles sparkle so brightly from that beautiful red violet base! *swooooooooon* :D Blaze is coming in for a very close second favorite after Aurora…though it might be a tie when I see them in person! OMG so gorgeous!!! Loving how strong the holo sparkles from the black base of Storm. Pretty twinkles often get lost in black bases so I’m impressed by Storm! Logan is such a beauty! Love the gold sparks amidst the vampy green! <3 I wonder if Ziv is close to OPI Dazzled By Gold. It definitely reminds me of it a bit. Electra looks pretty in the bottle but I'll probably need to see it layered over a darker shade to decide if it's a must have or not. I love bar glitter if it is the kind that behaves (lays nice and flat, doesn't clump up). This is such a strong collection. I kinda wanta just order the whole thing, lol! Yay, Zoya! *\o/*

  • October 15, 2012

    I was so surprised by Logan! I hope it gets a lot of lovin’ even though it’s in a collection of holos lol. I think it’s a stand out :)
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  • October 16, 2012
    Andrea

    Are there any dupes for Storm? What about Cult Nails I Got Distracted? I haven’t had much luck with Zoya polishes and wondered about alternatives.

  • November 12, 2012

    Blaze is on my wishlist! Would be great for holiday parties!
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