Thursday, April 21, 2016

Zoya Petals Collection; Spring 2016

Good morning!  Tomorrow is officially Earth Day!  So I thought it was fitting to share the Zoya Petals Collection with you because it's that time of the year when Zoya offers their awesome Earth Day Exchange.  Let me fill you in on the promo this year and then we'll jump into the pictures featuring the Spring 2016 Petals Collection!  Every year Zoya has a fabulous offer where you can send in your unloved or used up nail polish to be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner and in return you get a 50% off discount code to buy new, gorgeous Zoya nail polish.  The catch is you just pick at least 6 bottles (and up to 24), use the code ZGREEN for 50% off and free shipping at checkout.  Then follow the instructions to send in your polish.  This is runs on the honor system so do the right thing!  Send in your exchange polish or donate it to a local cause.  And that's it!  Just in case you need more info, here's the direct LINK to Zoya's Earth Day Exchange page.  


Now that you know about the promo, let's talk about the Petals Collection.  Petals is a heavy pink-coral collection of shimmery shades that is reminiscent of flowers.  I like that the shimmer has varying degrees of strength, from subtle to in-yo-face.   The Petals Collection is currently available on the Zoya site and you can pick them up for $10 each.  I also saw that Zoya has Hot Lips that match the polish shades, cuteness!  Alright, time to jump into the post!  

*press sample*


Zoya Petals Collection


Up first I have Leia, a sheer opalescent white with flecks of fuchsia, green and gold.  So this is really pretty, but really sheer.  The website says you can wear it alone or as a topper, but I'd definitely suggest you wear it over a base color.  Other than the sheerness, the formula and application were both great.  I used 3 coats and a layer of topcoat.  

Zoya Petals Collection , Leia

Zoya Petals Collection , Leia

Zoya Petals Collection , Leia

Zoya Petals Collection , Leia

This is Zahara, a shimmering coral.  The shimmer effect on this one is about a medium range (with Leia being the strongest shimmer effect).  I really liked the color and finish of Zahara.  It'll be a nice shade to transition into Summer with.  Formula and application were nice, but you can see that I still had some visible nail line so it is on the sheer side.  I used 3 coats and a layer of topcoat.  

Zoya Petals Collection , Zahara

Zoya Petals Collection , Zahara

Zoya Petals Collection , Zahara

Zoya Petals Collection , Zahara

Tulip is a pastel salmon creme that translated fairly pink on my skin tone.  Tulip has the most subtle shimmer and I like the delicate look.  I also totally dig this shade for Spring and I bet once I'm really tan it'll look nice in the Summer too.  Formula and application were good.  I used 3 coats and finished with topcoat.  

Zoya Petals Collection , Tulip

Zoya Petals Collection , Tulip

Zoya Petals Collection , Tulip

Zoya Petals Collection , Tulip

Laurel is a warm pastel pink.  This one also has a very subtle shimmer which gives it a nice delicate look, almost like dew glistening on flower petals.  Formula was a bit streaky and I had a little difficulty evening it out, otherwise I would have gotten away with 2 coats.  I ended up using 3 plus topcoat.    

Zoya Petals Collection , Laurel

Zoya Petals Collection , Laurel

Zoya Petals Collection , Laurel

Zoya Petals Collection , Laurel

Azalea is a gorgeous hot pink with white and fuchsia shimmers.  I love the vibrant shade and the uber sparkly shimmer.  This is definitely a trans-seasonal shade.  Formula and application were both great. I used 3 coats and a layer of topcoat.  

Zoya Petals Collection , Azalea

Zoya Petals Collection , Azalea

Zoya Petals Collection , Azalea

Zoya Petals Collection , Azalea

Rounding out the collection, and kind of the odd man out is Aster, a periwinkle shade full of silvery shimmer.  This is actually another one of my favorites in the Petals Collection.  I like that it's a unique shade among the 6 so it stands out.  Formula and application were both great.  I used 3 coats and topcoat to finish.  

Zoya Petals Collection , Aster

Zoya Petals Collection , Aster

Zoya Petals Collection , Aster

Zoya Petals Collection , Aster
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