I'm a bit late with this review as it took a bit longer to get to me. Anyway I'm really happy it's here and I can show you all these beauties! Let me introduce you to Zoya Ornate collection for Holiday 2012:
From the press release: The new Zoya Ornate Collection
is the perfect to decorate
your nails with stunning jewel tone colors and special effect pigments
this season. Featuring six stunning, glittering, crystal shades in our
new Power Pigment Full Coverage Formula. Superior coverage and dynamic
color in one. All in the long-wearing, toxin
free (BIG5FREE) formula you love... Each one is as beautiful as the
Logan - forest green foil with gold shimmer particles. Zoya does these foil-like colours so well, just check out Apple, Charla, Mimi and others. This green is a prefect shade for Christmas yet I don't have any dupes in my polish stash. The colour is very rich and vivid and the polish itself is well pigmented. I've used two slightly thicker coats for a full coverage. It dried fast and shiny so I didn't even use a topcoat for these swatches.
Ziv - warm gold foil with burnt orange/copper mini flakes. I like gold polishes and I've got few but none like this. Same as the Zoya Logan, this shade is unique to my stash. I like it's a proper festive colour I can wear on Christmas. It's very shiny so I'm not wearing topcoat. I've applied two coats which were fully opaque.
Electra - Holographic bar glitter top coat. This is not a typical polish you would find in a holiday collection but somehow it reminds me those strappy silver tinfoil strings we used to put on our Christmas tree when I was a kid. The polish is jam-packed with the glitter so you'll get more than enough on your nail. Sometimes I got even too much. The glitter is holographic so it's absolutely stunning in the sun or in the artificial light. Unfortunately camera does not quite show it. The layer of glitter dried little bit satin So I had to use topcoat.
Blaze - Raspberry half-jelly base with scattered holographic particles. Well look at that! The essence of awesomeness in the bottle! I absolutely LOVE this polish! It's jelly-ish, it has scattered holo particles in it, it's shiny by itself, it's well pigmented and it has the best rich raspberry colour! I've applied two coats that were enough for the full coverage. I was very surprised that also the first coat was very well pigmented.
Aurora - plum jelly base with scattered holographic particles. Another stunning shade that is very unusual for Holiday collection. The holo particles stand out beautifully against the dark purple base, I love it! The formula is good application-wise but the pigmentation is little lower. I guess it's because it's because of the jelly-ish formula. I'm wearing two thick coats but I think I would be better off with three thin coats. It has very glossy finish so I did not apply a topcoat.
Storm - black half cream half jelly with scattered holographic particles. Storm looks to me like a night sky or a deep space with millions of stars. It applied very easily and despite the holographic particles it dries glossy and smooth. I'm wearing two coats and the pigmentation was really good.
The Ornate collection is certainly very special and I'm grateful to Zoya I got the opportunity to try it. There's no Holiday red as I would have expected (and Zoya does great red polishes) or silver. Despite that I can honestly say I absolutely love this collection, especially the three holographic shades that have such a great formula. All polishes have applied very nicely and dried fast. The only two negatives I can think of is a bit lower pigmentation of the Aurora jelly base and a bit harder removal of Electra, Storm, Aurora and Blaze.
What do you think of Zoya Ornate collection?
*These products have been provided for a review