Alright, I believe this is the last of the fall collections I’m going over for the year! A strange thought really as the weather has JUST now cooled down, and it truly feels like fall NOW. But that’s now how it works in the polish world, okay, we gotta keep going, it’s almost HOLIDAY COLLECTION time.
So let’s look at this last fall review ALRIGHT.
This is the Fall 2021 release from our pal, Zoya. It features 6 cream shades – the Zoya cream formula is usually amazing, so I’m always excited for an all cream release from them. It may seem boring to you, but they’re a great option to build up a collection, and a stash of lovely, wearable colors. And I just love all polishes okay. This is the ‘Nostalgic’ collection, and features some lovely dusty, and almost muted shades, perfect for the cooler temperatures.
I grabbed these from the Zoya website as always, where you can grab them as a set or as individual shades. I do also recommend watching Zoya’s social medias around a new collection release, as they’ll often bundle them with other products as well for a discounted price! In fact, for this collection, you can still grab the Nostalgic Bundle, which features the 6 polishes along with 6 wide brushes and the Defend & Shine kit. (I already had those items so didn’t want doubles, and went ahead and just ordered the 6 polishes on their own).
We’re continuing right along with the blog backlog! These collections have been up on my Instagram for a while, but of course I wanted to get the corresponding blog posts up as well! I still like to get these up even if it’s been a while so there’s a later reference to come back! These aren’t limited edition shades, so anytime you might want to look them up and grab them, you’ll have this to look at. And it can be hard to scroll through posts on Instagram to find specific shades, so that’s where the blog posts come in. Alright enough rambling about why, let’s just get into the post!
Zoya recently released their Easy Neons collection, but it wasn’t their full summer release, so we got another 6 piece collection for that! This is the ‘Dreamin’ collection, and it features 6 shades for Summer 2021. It has a range of more corals, pinks, purples and blues. As always I did grab this off of the Zoya website in a nice little bundle deal that included the wide brushes. (Side note: can Zoya make these normal, or an option to have them automatically included? I have so many skinny brushes just saved up from switching over that I just don’t know what to do with. ANYONE ELSE? Okay I’m done with that.)
This is a long post full of a lot of thoughts, so I won’t ramble at the beginning!
Today we’re looking at the newest release from Zoya. They’re called the ‘Easy Neons’ and as you can probably guess, it’s 6 shades of neon polishes. In 2016 Zoya released a collection called the Ultra Brites, which was their version of a neon release. I wasn’t fully into polish at that point, so I didn’t have them myself – but based on other blogs and reviews of them, they were streaky and required a white base to even really show up. Not great. So when Zoya released these, they promised a new and improved neon formula, basically a step up from the Ultra Brites. They also automatically come with their wide brushes to make application even easier and smoother. Normally you have to buy the wide brushes separately and switch them out – I really wish there was an option to not have to do this, I have boxes of their old skinny brushes that I feel weird just throwing away. ANYWAYS.
They had a pre-order deal where they were a touch discounted, and also included more of their remover, so I went ahead and purchased. I was also so intrigued myself to try out this neon formula and see what I thought. It retails on the Zoya website for $66 for the whole set or each polish is $11. They are $1 more than their normal polishes, I’m assuming because of the pigments needed.
And do I have a lot of thoughts here. Buckle in, let’s discuss, I go over it ALL.
HAPPY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS, EVERYONE. We’ve all lost an hour of our lives, how we all doing here. I’m truly feeling it as I’m trying to be productive, and it’s already 1pm. Although I could say that happens on any other Sunday so maybe I’m just looking for a scapegoat here. ANYWAYS, all that matters is that I’m being productive and getting you blog posts, right? Alright enough rambling, let’s get into it.
You thought I was done with the spring collections, right? Well that’s obviously WRONG, we’ve still got more to look at! Today we’re looking at one of the final releases I have, and that’s Zoya’s offering for Spring 2021. This is the ‘Darling’ collection and features 6 cream shades. I grabbed this collection on the Zoya website when they were running a promo where I got 6 wide brushes, as well as 2 additional polish shades with the box set. It also came in one of their fancy white boxes so I got to pretend I received this in PR for a little bit, and that was nice. The collection retails for $60, or $10 each for individual polishes.
We’re almost all caught up on my blog post backlog, and I’m so happy to be back to blogging! I did miss it, and that’s it, that’s all I have for an intro. This is short for me, this is a new record. Yes, I’m currently padding it even more by saying how short it is, what about it.
ANYWAYS, Y’all know the drill! We have a new Zoya release to look at for Winter 2020. This is the ‘Intriguing’ collection, and it features 12 shades as usual. We have some creams, some shimmers, and then one textured shade!
I grabbed these during a 50% off sale on Zoya’s website. I always wait for a sale – Zoya’s collections are never limited edition, and the polishes will still be available on the website even after the collections are no longer featured – so if you see any shades that catch your eye, you don’t have to worry about rushing to buy it immediately. Otherwise, they normally retail for $10 each.
We have lots of polishes to look at, so let’s get into the swatches!
Slow and steady, we’re slowly catching up on my backlog of blog posts! I’ve mentioned this in other posts, but for some reason I definitely got behind on blogging, and just needed a break from it, which I took for a couple months! But now I’m feeling motivated again, and posting! I know some of these collections are “older”, and we’re well into the next season but I did still want to post these reviews, especially for brands that keep shades around. I’m writing this post actually in December, but I adjusted the date to when swatches went up on my Instagram – to keep them spaced out and not overwhelm anyone reading the blog! (And of course, I know people would be more interested in winter collections, so I want the current season to be the most recent posts on the blog). ALRIGHT ENOUGH BACKSTORY.
Today we’re looking at the Zoya release for Fall 2020! Zoya keeps around the shades released in their collections as individuals (you might just have to search the shade name, or scroll through the library to find them). And they fully advertise at least 2 collections at a time, so there’s no need to rush out and buy this collection immediately. This post is to help you decide for whenever you choose to grab some of the shades!
This is the Luscious collection, and as usual is made up of 12 shades. We have creams, we have some foils, some shimmers and one gorgeous shifty beauty! These retail for $10 each on the Zoya website – though I did grab them on a 50% off sale. (I always recommend following brands on their Instagrams, or through their newsletters to get information about sales. I’ve been able to grab all of their seasonal collections this year on some sort of deal!)
We have a lot of shades to look through, so let’s get right into the swatches!
Continuing with our Summer Collection Review Post Catch Up! These shades are all still available, so I still wanted to put up the review post on them all! (I just can’t NOT cross it off my list, that’s a blasphemous idea). And I think quite a few shades could transition into fall and the winter as well!
We’re looking at Zoya’s Summer 2020 release with the ‘Splash’ collection! This is their traditional release of 12 shades, with 7 creams, 4 shimmers and 1 topper. I snagged this off their website when they were running a 50% off sale (we always love the deals). We have a nice range of colors to look at, so let’s get right into the swatches! (Is this the shortest intro to swatches I’ve ever given? Who could have thought it possible).
My windows are open, the sun is shining, and it’s 60 DEGREES, Y’ALL. Yes, you’re going to keep hearing about the weather as it finally gets warm down here in the Windy City. It was a mild winter, but I still look like a crazy person just sitting in every patch of sunlight that we suddenly get. I don’t want to get too hopeful, but I think we just might be getting into spring down here.
So of course, we must continue looking at spring collections! Annnnnnd today, we have the new Zoya Calm collection for Spring 2020.
Calm is the perfect description for this collection. When I look at it, I just feel calm. It’s not going to be super crazy colors and textures, it’s 6 shades of neutrals and light pastels. Sometimes you just need a little palette cleanser and some soft shades.
As I said, this collection features 5 creams and 1 shimmery shade. We have 3 more neutral beiges, and then 3 softer colors. I picked these up when Zoya was having a BOGO sale, so I got all 6 shades for $30. I highly recommend following Zoya on Instagram, and their email lists! They’re constantly having sales and deals, so you can snag their shades at a lower cost, which I love to do. Of course, this whole collection is up on the Zoya website now!
Listen, I fully planned on having this up earlier, and then the Sims 4 was on sale for only $6 and suddenly it was 7pm and I had done nothing else. That game is dangerous, let me tell you. My Sim is way more productive than me, I want her focus. How does she just sit down and write an entire book without moving for 7 hours, I need to know.
Yes, I am an adult woman who just turned 25, and this is my winter break and I’ll spend it how I want. I do promise there will be actual work and productivity had over my mini-vacation.
Now! We’re looking at the last holiday collection I have to review! Wild to think that the holiday collections are already passed, and then spring collections are already being shown and previewed! The nail polish world moves fast I tell you.
But I’m getting ahead of myself, we still have this holiday collection to talk about. This is the Twinkling collection from Zoya for Holiday 2019! It features 12 shades, as usual, and has a variety of creams, a couple shimmers, and a couple more interesting finishes. I ordered this off of the Zoya website when their trios were half off! So I basically got the whole collection for half off the normal price which is always my favorite thing. Zoya is always doing promotions – and they teased a special sale for December 26th, so if any of these shades appeal to you, there will an opportunity to get them discounted very soon!
I will admit, I fell a little behind on my comparison posts. With all the traveling I’ve done these past two months, they fell a little by the wayside in favor of actual collection posts. But every time I get back into pulling comparisons, I love it. And I’m surprised by dupes I find within my collections.
So don’t you worry, even if they happen to fall behind, they’ll never completely leave. THEY’RE TOO DANG HELPFUL AT THIS POINT.
Now I do want to point out, of course, I don’t do comparisons for every single collection. For ones that I know are completely unique finishes and won’t have dupes, like the Essie Glazed Days and Gorge-ous Geodes for example, I won’t do a comparison post. I know I won’t have anything like it in my collection, so there’s no need. Only if there are ones with similar finishes that will actually be worth comparing will I pull them.
We got a couple all cream-finish collections coming up, so there will be lots of comparisons on the way! Let’s get into it already.
We’re looking at the Zoya Sensual collection for Fall 2019 today! I had 7 shades from this collection that I pulled comparisons for. The others I didn’t find anything close.