Zoya Awaken

Are you prepared for the pretty that is Zoya Awaken and Monet for spring 2014?

The Awaken collection features six new perfect-for-spring shades in both cream and metallic finishes. But alongside this lovely collection is a new “nail topper” called Monet. Monet is a multi-colored holographic glitter in a super pale pink base. You can use it to layer over all these shades or whatever you like!

Oh how I wish all these flowers were real and bloomed in my backyard, but they are from Michaels Craft Store. If these were in my yard they would last approximately 5 days before I accidentally murdered them. She of the black thumb. 😉

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Zoya Monet Bottle


Zoya Dot


Dot is a pale pink cream. I used three thin coats for this one and it came out very soft and pretty.

Zoya Cole


Cole is a peach cream. This is two coats. Very pretty muted peach shade.

Zoya Brooklyn


Brooklyn is a pale yellow metallic. Watch our for brush strokes with this one! This is two coats.

Zoya Monet

Zoya Monet over Cole

Monet over Cole. This is two coats of Monet kind of dabbed on because it’s a bit thick.

Zoya Dillon


Dillon is a mint green shimmery metallic. Gorgeous pale green shade and an excellent formula. This is two coats.

Zoya Rebel


Rebel is a pale blue shimmery metallic. I love the soft gold in the shimmer, so pretty. Great formula and it covered in two coats.

Zoya Hudson


Hudson is an orchid purple shimmery metallic. Another gorgeous shade with that nice gold shimmer. This was two coats.

Zoya Monet over Dillon

Monet over Dillon

Monet over Dillon.

Zoya Awaken Collection

Overall: Such a lovely and feminine spring collection. I really liked all the colors but the shimmery metallic ones were definitely my favorites. They have such a creamy, smooth and easy application. Dot and Cole are nice shades, but Dot  isn’t all that unique. While Brooklyn is a nice cool-toned yellow, the formula is rather brush-stroke-y. Monet is super cool looking but harder to work with because it’s a bit thick. The best way to get the glitter covered evenly across your nails is dabbing it on rather than brushing it on, which tends to wipe the glitter from the base of your nails to the tips. It does look the same over all the shades though, so it’s not like it totally changes colors depending on what is underneath.

Availability: Zoya.

Pricing: $9.00 each and $10.00 for Monet.

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Written by Kelly
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