It’s finally here. You know summer is on its way out when Zoya introduces their fall collection. Focus (six transitional cremes) & Flair (six jewel toned metallics) are here for 2015 and they are stunning.
Today I’ll be reviewing Focus and stay tuned for the second half, Flair.
Sia is a must-have deep blue creme. Let me say that although these colors are familiar to some you may already have, what sets them apart is how pigmented they are and smooth they apply.
Lidia is the quintessential eggplant that is perfect for fall.
Janel is a warm toned red, and it reminds me of a comfy sweater!
Hannah is the other red in this collection and I wondered at first, why two reds in the same collection of cremes. But when you apply it this stunning red is completely different in tone. It’s just plain flashier!
Desiree is a deep rich brown and even though I have several Zoya brown tones, I don’t have one quite this rich.
And last of the Focus collection is Charli. It reminds me of wet dark cement in shade and the formula is perfect! Fabulous!
Remember, I still have the rest of the fall lineup to go, Flair. I’ll have swatches and review coming up this week!
Zoya says, “Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust* formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!” And I believe it! Seriously, this assortment reminds me of wrapping papers with it’s silvery blue, sparkly PixieDusts*, visions of sugar plums and winter’s night black.
I love how Zoya designed these six polishes to compliment each other so well, and I can’t wait to get my juices flowing. But for starters, I’ll keep it simple so you can see the collection now.
First we have silky Haven. So plumy and rich. I used two coats here, no top coat.
Thea, like Haven’s gorgeous sister! Two coats.
Here we have delicate Prim. Even her name is mild-mannered! Two coats, no top coat.
Nori, reminds me so much of sparkly gift wrap I love for Christmas. Two coats, no top coat.
Willa is dark and glossy, perfect! Two coats, no top coat here.
Imogen is such a sexy blingy black. Be still my heart! Two coats, no top coat.
So have you ordered your Wishes yet? I was surprised not to see some sort of red and/or green in this year’s collection, but maybe something is coming. I don’t know but you can be sure if it drops down the chimney, it will land on my fingers! On a scale of 1-10, I’d rate this collection 9 out of 10. I love the Magical PixieDusts* best out of the collection, and of the standards included Haven has my vote. By the way, drying time on all of these were speedy. I like that around the holidays don’t you?!
* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required. Order now! Available through Zoya.com and Ulta Stores.
I’m a huge fan of periwinkle lacquers. It’s like blue and lavender had a wrestling match and they drew a tie! It’s becoming on any complexion and it’s great for spring. wHet sent me some gorgeous shades to review and I couldn’t wait to get this one started. And since I’m testing the Incognito Nail Lacquer 7-day system, I chose their “Kerfuffle”, this luscious, highly pigmented periwinkle. Just last week I posted a review of my first bottle of wHet nail lacquer in Megalomaniac. I was so impressed so I couldn’t wait to review more!
I am on day two of the 7-day system, details below. I painted on one layer of the clear combo bottom/top coat. It’s a clear, glossy and thin sealer,mid you will. I will mention that the Kerfuffle is very pigmented and although one cost should do, I used two. And it’s super glossy, just like Megalomaniac. Love that! Then I followed with a top coat of Incognito. As of today, after doing dishes and general wear (I’m test on my dominant right hand and I use my left for swatching polishes) and there are no chips or tip wear. Check back here on this post for an update on Day Seven for results.
By day 7, I had very little tip wear, no chips and the glossiness never failed! I highly recommend this system!
UPDATE! Day 4 of the 7-Day No Chip Incognito System. Following the system suggestions, I’ve had no chipping whatsoever. Only very slight tip wear. Probably due to removing polish from my other hand…the one I swatch and review polishes on. It’s very difficult to avoid remover from getting on your working hand! But I can still tell the system is working great! This will come in so handy when we take our beach vacation and I don’t want to hassle with changing polish as often as I do at home. I’ll report back here on Day 7!
In the coming week, I’ll be reviewing more wHetness! 😉 as they say in the definition, “…to stimulate curiosity, appetite and desire.” wHet lacquers are 3-free, vegan formulas, made in the USA, 7-day chip resistant and based in LOS Angeles, California.
“wHet’s Incognito Nail Lacquer System is The best of Both Worlds!
wHet’s Incognito system uses technology that gives you long lasting, high gloss wear without any harmful chemicals or exposure to UV/LED light. Let’s not forget to mention it removes as easily as regular nail polish, making it possible for the color indecisive to change up their look with no hassle.
The Incognito system requires two simple steps for a 7-day chip resistant finish that mimics the high shine look of a gel polish. The dual functioning clear base/top coat, appropriately named Incognito, is applied to clean nails followed by the wHet lacquer color of your choice. The creamy consistency of the lacquer means it only requires one coat. Finish with a coat of Incognito over the lacquer and viola; you’ve locked in your polish for a 7-day chip free wear! Easy enough right?
For added shine and protection throughout the week, apply Incognito to your nails the next day and again 3-4 days later. When you’re ready to try your next fashion forward color simply remove the lacquer as you would regular nail polish. wHet CEO and Founder said he created the system to “combine the best of both worlds – a gel like finish without the harmful chemicals or hassle of removing it”.