Saturday, March 1, 2014

Zoya Awaken and Monet Spring 2014 Swatch and Review Plus Freehand Groovy Nail Art

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Ah Spring is in full force in the nail world! I'm loving it. My favorite season for nails. Lots of pastels with pops of color :) Today I have the brand new Zoya Awaken collection plus the extra Monet glitter top coat to show you.
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 Zoya Awaken
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 A semi quick freehand design using the entire Awaken collection. Read after the break, my thoughts and swatches of each shade.


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I love seeing how collection combine together.
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 Zoya Dot Pink Petal Cream, Full Coverage Formula
  (originally created for fashion designer Zang Toi’s SS14 collection).
a full-coverage pink petal cream (originally released as Dot for fashion designer Zang Toi's SS14 Collection). - See more at: http://zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Dot-ZP720.html#sthash.fZkGaeJ1.dpuf
a full-coverage pink petal cream (originally released as Dot for fashion designer Zang Toi's SS14 Collection). - See more at: http://zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Dot-ZP720.html#sthash.fZkGaeJ1.dpuf
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 This turned out to be my favorite shade of the collection, and required the most patience to apply. The formula was hit and miss for me. A little on the thin side so it required some clean up from polish going where it wanted, not where I wanted. However, self leveling and very glossy. I needed FOUR coats to achieve full coverage. Shown here without top coat.
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 Zoya Cole Peach Whisper Cream, Full Coverage Formula
  (originally created for fashion designer Peter Som’s SS14 collection).
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The only other cream in the collection. Not my favorite on my skin tone, but still a lovely shade. Three coats and not quite as self leveling as Dot. No top coat here.
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 Zoya Brooklyn White-Gold Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula.
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 An interesting shade, a soft gold for sure. Two coats and good formula however, she shows brushstrokes for sure. All swatches are over Zoya base coat, Zoya top coat used here.
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 Zoya Rebel Blue Sky Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula.
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First of the three shimmers in the collection I tried. They all have same excellent formula, opaque in 2 coats, with very beautiful visible shimmer!
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 Zoya Hudson Purple Orchid Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula (Yes, it's a Radiant Orchid!)
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 Zoya Dillon Green Mint Shimmer Metallic Full Coverage Formula.
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 Zoya Monet Multi-Color, Cellophane Holographic Topper.
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 I've shown Monet over Cole in the above photo and over Brooklyn here. I love the idea of this topper and love it in the bottle, I don't think the shades I chose to put it over highlight it's prettiness well enough. My bottle was also on the thick side, so less is more on the brush when applying.
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Have you picked up any of these yet? What's your favorite season for nails?

Zoya Awaken are $9, Monet is $10 and are available at zoya.com

All the best, 
Victoria 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

14 comments:

  1. I love how you combined the colors for that groovy manicure!

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  2. Great collection and I love how you created a manicure with the shades too :)

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  3. Fantastic swatches! Love the nail art!

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  4. I just love the colors. Pink is my fav. Actually I liked all 😍

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  5. Too bad Dot is a 4-coater, because it's so pretty! I want Cole.

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  6. I have Rebel and Monet. Just put on Rebel last night! I so wish I would have grabbed Dillon. SOOOOO pretty!

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  7. I am so loving all these, but Dot and Cole really caught my eyes. Sighing - over the application of those two...

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  8. Great swatches as always!! I had similar issues with Dot as well. Yayyy for spring. Can't wait!

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  9. Just seeing all these bottles together made my heart skip a beat--they're so pretty! Really sorry to hear about Dot's formula because that soft pink is so sweet it makes me wanna melt. The shimmers are verging a little too far onto frost for me, but I for sure need to get my hands on Monet!

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