Zoya Lovely for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review

Zoya Lovely

Zoya Lovely for spring 2013 features six new shades in a shimmery metallic finish and pastel creme finish.

This collection definitely makes me very eager to get warmer weather, sunshine and singing birds here STAT!

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Piaf, Gie Gie, Julie

Zoya Piaf

Piaf is a yellow mustard-esque shimmery metallic. This is definitely not a very common yellow, and happily it works on my skin tone! This had a really nice formula; creamy and good coverage with just two coats. It’s kind of unusual, and my favorite one in this collection.

Zoya Gie Gie
Gie Gie

Gie Gie is a light blush pink shimmery metallic. It’s a very soft and feminine shade and very spring-like. Good formula, just two coats.

Zoya Julie

Julie is a soft lavender shimmery metallic. Gorgeous shade, I really like this one. It’s also extremely feminine and soft looking. This was three thin coats.

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Blu, Neely, Jacqueline

Zoya Blu

Blu is a very pale pastel blue creme. It’s a very whitened blue. It’s not chalky looking, but it was on the slightly streaky side. It did even out really nicely with three thin coats.

Zoya Neely

Neely is a pale spring green creme. It’s not mint, much softer than mint. Really a pretty shade, it’s my second favorite one here. This one wasn’t as streaky as Blu, but I used three thin coats to get the coverage I wanted.

Zoya Jacqueline

Jacqueline is a soft yellow/nude creme with just a very slight hint of shimmer. This was the one I had the most issues with formula-wise. It applied pretty uneven, and even after three thin coats you can see some streaky areas where it didn’t completely cover. It’s is still a nice pale shade though and would probably work great with a white under it.

Zoya Piaf and Neely Dots

Then I decided to take my two favorite ones and do dots (of course)! So here is Piaf with Neely on top.

Zoya Piaf and Neely Dots 2

Zoya Piaf and Neely Dots 3

Zoya Lovely Collage

Overall: Good solid spring collection. The shades scream spring, and I like that there are two different finishes. In the case of this collection I prefer the shimmery metallics more than the cremes because the formula is just smoother and creamier with them. I think the most unique shades are Piaf, Julie and Neely.

Availability: Shipping starting January 1st on Zoya.com.

Pricing: $8.00.

What do you like/dislike about Zoya Lovely? Anything here make you want to fast-forward 3 months to spring?


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  • December 28, 2012

    These are lovely! I’ll probably get Piaf and Neely, at the very least. I hope they look okay on my skin tone. I tend to have trouble with lighter colors. :(

  • December 28, 2012

    I’m definitely going to end up buying all of these :) My favorite of the collection is Neely cuz I love green. I didn’t think I was going to like the metallics but they’re really nice.

  • December 28, 2012

    These are cute. Love the shimmery shades.

  • December 28, 2012

    loving piaf! and I am not a fan of most yellows. awesome swatches as usual, thanks

  • December 28, 2012
    Valerie Vanity

    Love allllll of these!!

  • December 28, 2012

    I like the blue and green creams. I think I’ll give the others a miss this time… I like Zoya as a polish brand though!

  • December 28, 2012

    LOVE this collection! My favourites are Julie, Blu, and Gie Gie. Blu reminds me a lot of Essie Borrowed & Blue, but I’m totally ok with that since it’s one of my favourites ever :)

  • December 28, 2012

    Julie is a really pretty shade! These make me so excited for spring!

  • December 28, 2012

    Blu is at the top of my list for spring! I’m interested to see how Piaf looks with my skin…

  • December 28, 2012

    I like the shimmery polishes from this collection. The cremes seem too similar to other polishes I already have, although they are pretty and cotton candy-like.
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  • December 28, 2012

    I’m loving Blu and Julie, but I’m afraid I have more purple nail polish than any other color!

  • December 28, 2012

    Nice swatches, but most of these seem just a bi too icy for my taste. How does Piaf compare to the Misa Wanderlust collection color Epiphany?

  • December 28, 2012

    I think this is the first collection in a long time, from Zoya, that I actually don’t like. I will be skipping every single one of these.

  • December 28, 2012

    Each one of these is like Easter in a bottle :) I like that Zoya seems do to a mix of shimmers and mattes in a lot of their collections, similar shades but different finishes
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  • December 28, 2012

    I love this collection. Jacqueline is probably my fave, but they all tempt me.
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  • December 28, 2012

    I love love love those shimmery shades. Very feminine. Very spring.. they all do remind me of Easter eggs! I am not sure how I feel about the creams, and I HATE streaky polish so I’m glad you warned us about the formula. Looks like only half of this collection is making it home..

  • December 28, 2012

    Glad to hear Piaf has a good formula! It’s the only one I was interested in buying.

  • December 28, 2012

    So eastery! Love Blu and Neely.
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  • December 29, 2012

    Oohh! I want all the shimmer ones and Neely. So pretty and they do scream spring like you said :)

    I went to a shoe store yesterday and they already had a lot of pastel color spring shoes out on the shelves. I mean it’s not even Jan yet and it’s 17 F degrees outside plus a lot of snow. The first thing in my mind isn’t really buying a pair of pastel mint green sneakers 😀 Though those shoes and your swatch pics have made me want to fast forward to spring already.
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  • December 29, 2012

    I like Neely, but the collection left me rather unamazed in its entirety…
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  • December 29, 2012

    From the bottle pics, I didn’t expect the shimmers to be so opaque! But well some, Zoya..
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  • December 29, 2012

    I really wasn’t thrilled about the promo shots for this collection but ohhh man, I need Piaf!
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  • December 29, 2012

    I already want 4 of them !

  • December 29, 2012

    I don’t think I’m ready for pastels yet! Out of these, only Piaf appeals to me.
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  • December 29, 2012

    Jacqueline! If only for the reason that Zoya FINALLY made a Jackie or Jacqueline. I’ve been waiting patiently.
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  • December 29, 2012

    I’d be quite excited to get Piaf. I think it would be so pretty in the summer.

  • December 29, 2012

    Of course, I’m diggin’ your dot mani! Pastels aren’t normally favorites but I like the shimmers!
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  • December 29, 2012

    I really like the looks of Blu, I might need to it. I don’t think I have any blues quite that pale in my collection. How does Neely compare to China Glaze Refreshmint? I know I don’t really need another mint green… but I think I might get sucked in anyway, lol. Jacqueline reminds me of a yellow I have from Nubar, Primrose?, same shimmer and streaky formula! I was going to get that one as well, but I think I’ll pass now.

  • December 29, 2012

    I just bought all 4 =/. I’ve been waiting for a while now for Zoya to have a polish in my name and finally!! I missed it while it was out for Fashion Week, so I’m glad I finally got my hands on these. Now to wait patiently until they’re shipped.

    • December 29, 2012

      Oops….meant all 6.

  • December 30, 2012

    The shimmery shades really spell Easter for me. :) Very cute!

    I love how you really enjoy dotticures. Each time I see them on you, I smile! They’re so fun to look at, and I can tell you enjoyed painting it (which means even more).
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  • December 30, 2012
    Jenn Staz

    Pastel cremes are my favorite type of polish. I’m definitely going to pick up Neely. Bummer about Blu being a little streaky- at this point I feel like I have enough polishes where I need to avoid ones with any sort of formula issues, whereas I probably would’ve picked it up last year.

  • December 30, 2012
    J Latham

    The cremes are kinda pointless.
    I like the shimmers but Zoya are way too expensive in the UK.

  • December 30, 2012

    Blu looks very similar to Essie’s Borrowed and Blue. Are they a dupe?
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    • December 31, 2012

      Sorry I don’t own that Essie.

  • December 30, 2012

    oh my! it’s too soon for Spring colors. even still, they are very girlie and purdiful and do indeed scream SPRING!
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  • December 31, 2012

    It’s so hard to find a yellow polish that doesn’t look weird with my skin tone. I really hope Piaf passes the swatch test at my local crack/Zoya dealer.

  • January 1, 2013

    Gorgeous swatches! Unfortunately I’m not a fan of the shimmers! And Gie Gie seems very similar to OPI Pedal faster Suzi! from last spring.. I really like Jacqueline though, such a shame on the formula..Will prob get it anyway and the other two cremes will most likely sneak into the shopping bag as well just cause they’re such lovely spring shades! :)

  • January 3, 2013

    How similar is Jessica Barely Blueberry to Zoya Blu? Do I need them both? Thanks Kelly!!

    • January 4, 2013

      Barely Blueberry is a slightly lighter blue and more like a jelly almost. It’s very sheer and build-able, yet still has this soft look to it. Blu is more like a whitened light blue pastel, very creamy and opaque.