Friday, March 18, 2011

Zoya Kristi & Julieanne - Wicked & Wonderful

Hey everyone! Today I have swatches of two of the colours from the Zoya Wicked & Wonderful collection. Now I know all you Northern Hemisphere folk may have already seen these polishes as the collection was released in the USA a few months ago; however, the collection was only released a couple of weeks ago here in Australia to coincide with the start of our Autumn/Winter season.

I'm going to be honest and say that up until a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea that Zoya was even sold here in Australia! I also have no idea where I got this impression from, but this is not the case at all! Haha! You can definitely buy Zoya here in Australia and you can even buy it online if you find it isn't stocked somewhere near where you live! 

On to the swatches!

Kristi - Bright true red cream. Zoya describes this as a cream, but it almost has a slight jelly finish to it. This meant that the polish was a little sheer, and as such, I had to use three coats to get the opacity I desired. However, the formula was great, so applying a third coat didn't cause any issues.

Julieanne - Dark purple with gold, peach, yellow and green duochrome flashes. I absolutely love this polish!  It is so complex and fascinating. The duochrome effect was a little difficult to capture with my camera, but you can see it in the corners of the bottle in the photos below and it was definitely visible on the nail. Julieanne only required two coats and applied like a dream! I took extra photos of this one because it was my favourite out of the two! 

Both of these polishes were richly pigmented, applied really well and dried really quickly. The added bonus is that all Zoya polishes are formaldehyde, toluene, camphor & dibutyl phthalate free.

I am personally really excited for Autumn and Winter this year! I am loving all the fashion and beauty trends in stores and I'm especially loving the winter nail trends! I tend to favour darker nail colours in the winter and I can see myself wearing these two colours over and over again throughout autumn and winter! 

Zoya retails for $17AUD and my Australian readers can pick up Zoya from Art of Beauty Australia.

What do you guys think of these?

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  1. OMG! That's why i love red! Red nail polish is so sexy but in the same time so sophisticated :) JUst beautiful :) The purple one is also nice :)

  2. Julieanne is really pretty! Reminds me of Valerie.

  3. They both look fantastic on your nails but Julieanne is spectacular! Zoya never disappoints me :)

  4. Love them both. Thanks for letting us know about Zoya in Australia.

  5. Love the red shade. It's stunning!

  6. I love red polish for that reason as well! This one is particularly hot!

  7. Thanks hun! And I agree, Zoya do not disappoint!


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