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Hello lovelies,

 

I still owe you the second half of Zoya's Fall collection - Ignite. I've already reviewed the Entice collection here. The Ignite collection is full of deep shades with shiny metallic particles.

 

"Inspired by the classic wools, textured brocades and metallic accents of the season, Zoya's new  ENTICE & IGNITE collections create a palette of lush, deep color including wines, browns, navies and treys."

 

Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Yuna - dark grey base with green undertones and metallic copper particles. Yuna is very interesting and very chic colour and it definitely goes with almost everything. I can imagine wearing this shade with black, green and blue clothes but also with white and denim. Great shade! I'm wearing two thin coat without topcoat.

Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Remy - dark blue leaning towards teal with gold flecks. Remy is like a dark mermaid-y colours, reminds me of Zoya Charla, only darker. I'm wearing two coats and no topcoat. Unfortunately I must say that Remy stains a little bit so double up on base coat!

Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Sansa - eggplant purple with gold particles. The base colour is very deep but the amount of gold particles lighten it up so it doesn't look too dark. I think Sansa is more suited for the winter season. Two thin coats were nicely opaque!

Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

India - deep maroon red with gold metallic particles. India is gorgeous warm autumn shade that is a good alternative for red-lovers for the A/W season. I'm wearing two coats without topcoat.

Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Teigen - medium berry base full of metallic gold particles. Teigen is lighter than the other polishes in this collection and I don't think I have a dupe for it. All I needed were two regular coats for the coverage you see in the pictures.

Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Autumn - rusty copper base full of gold particles. Autumn looks the shiniest and the most metallic to me from the whole collection. I'm wearing two thicker coats and no topcoat.

Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Ignite Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

I absolutely adore all the Ignite collection colours! I've always been a big fan of shimmers, metallics and other interesting finishes and Ignite is just spot on. At first I thought that India and Teigen are going to be the same because they look so similar in the bottles. But once I started applying them it was clear to me that they are very different.

 

All polishes had almost the same formula. They applied very easily and were opaque in two coats. Drying time was fast and they dried smooth. I would sill recommend wearing topcoat to extend the life of your manicure but my pictures show how the polishes look without topcoat.

 

This collection is available now directly from Zoya.com for $9 USD each, or $54 for the whole collection or at at The Nail & Beauty Link (UK) and at Nail Polish Direct (UK).

 

*PR samples

 

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

It's the last day of the month and that means Nailvengers Assemble! nail art challenge! Joining me in the challenge will be Sammy (The Nailasaurus), Alice (One Nail To Rule Them All) and Allie (Brit Nails). Amelia (xAmeliax) won't be able to participate this month.

 

This month's theme is Gradient Nail Art. I'm already in kind of a Halloween mood so I did dark-tipped gradient that reminds me of zombie-ish theme.

Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art

 

For this manicure I have used Pandora's Polish, a brand new to me. It is part of PANDORA’S Makeup Box brand, a brainchild of Susan Kirsch. The creation of PANDORA’S Makeup Box was an extension of Susan’s love for people and makeup, as well as her understanding of her clients' needs and comfort with their everyday makeup routine.

I've been sent two shades to try - Chai Latte and Flanel. By themselves they are very chic and office-friendly and very nice for Autumn season. They both have very good and well-pigmented formula which means two coats were fully opaque. Both shades are available here.

 

I've decided to combine Chai Latte and Flanel into this gradient and then I took and inspiration from Boom Nails LDN and drawn just simple lines over it using Nails Supreme Nail Art Pen.

 

Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art

 

 

So that's this month's challenge done! Let me know what you think of this manicure and if you would wear it for Halloween :) Here's more from Nailvengers:

 

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