May 27, 2014

Zoya Spring 2014 Awaken Collection Swatches

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Today I have the Zoya Spring 2014 Awaken Collection. I am on a mad dash to try and swatch everything as quickly as I can for Spring, before the Spring is over. I also have several Summer swatches upcoming too, but have no fear they will all be done by the end of this week. The next collection will be up on this blog tomorrow, so make sure you come back for more...

(NOTE: all swatches are using Barielle's Hydrating Ridge Filler as a base coat)

TOP LEFT - COLE: This is a gorgeous very pal creamsicle color. The formula on this was not the greatest for me. I had to thin this polish A LOT (around 8 drops of thinner were added)! and had to let the bottle sit some to allow the thinner to settle in. I had to really work with it to not get streaking, but by the third coat it did level out. I used Seche Vite for a top coat to assist in smoothing things out. It really is beautiful, but it does take a little elbow greese to get it right, in the end the results are beautiful and worth it!

TOP CENTER - DOT: This polish is a very delicate soft pink that I LOVE. The formula on this one was perfect and no thinner was required. It went on very smooth and didn't give me any issues. This is three coats and I used Seche Vite as a Top Coat. This is the perfect delicate pink and I love how it looked on my pale skin. 

TOP RIGHT - BROOKLYN: This is a a very frosty shimmery gold color and it is GORGEOUS, but unfortunately the formula was TERRIBLE (and I'm being nice lol). I will honestly say this is my least favorite Zoya ever of all time, and I own hundreds of Zoya polish. It was THICK and extremely streaky and frosty. I battled with it for a while and I finally gave in and left it be as is. NO LIKEY for me on this one. This is 3 coats with no top coat.

BOTTOM LEFT - DILLION: This is a really pretty greenish blue color. It leans more on the green side, but still has blue as well. This one was slightly thick and I did have thin it but nly slightly (about 3 drops). I used 3 coats and no top coat.

BOTTOM MIDDLE - REBEL: A really prefect blue. The formula was great on this one and required no thinning. This was the best formula of the entire collection. This reminds me of the pixies visually, but with a smooth surface. So if you really look the look of the textured and glitter polishes, but need smoothness on your nails (no texture feel) this is a perfect solution.  I can not say enough great things on this one. This is 3 coats with no top coat.

BOTTOM RIGHT - HUDSON: This is the same texture and formula as Rebel above. PERFECT PERFECT. This is my favorite color and formula of the entire collection. If you can only pick one polish in this collection I would go with this or Rebel. I wish they had made Brooklyn this formula instead of the frosty nightmare it was. This is 3 coats with no top coat.

Thanks so much for visiting today :) See you again soon. PS let me know your thought and if you own any of these I would love to know what your thoughts are, leave the in the comments below.

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