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*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I am so seriously late with this review but I hope you'll forgive me and still have a look at my swatches :) So this post will be about the Zoya Wishes collection, the last collection of 2014. It consist of six new colours - three Magical PixieDust and three shimmery and creme shades.

 

Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Prim - periwinkle blue shimmer. Prim will certainly catch everyone's eye. This elegant periwinkle shade is quite unusual, at least I don't own many. Prim applied very nicely and was opaque in two thin coats, excellent pigmentation. It has very fine shimmer which is pretty but it also causes streaking so I needed to watch my brush strokes. I've applied topcoat as well.

Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Haven - rich plum purple with magenta undertones and subtle shimmer. Haven is absolutely stunning! It had a lovely formula that applied well and was opaque in two coats. It dried fast and glossy so I'm not wearing topcoat. It was little bit streaky but less than Prim. 

Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Willa - muted black creme. Willa is not exactly proper darkest black, it's a tiny bit lighter. Black is classic but I personally prefer black polishes that are well-pigmented. Willa seemed a little watery to me and I needed two thicker coats for good coverage. It applied easily and dried fast and glossy. I'm not wearing topcoat in the pictures.

Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Thea - blue-based purple glitter. Thea has the Magical PixieDust formula which has rough glittery texture. I've applied one coat of Thea over Haven. It didn't create as textured finish as it would with two coats but I didn't mind tha because I prefer Thea with topcoat - then it really comes alive! The last photo is with topcoat and for me it made massive difference. it beautifully shows the colour, the sparkly glitter and holo effect.

Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Nori - blue glitter with Magical PixieDust formula. Nori is the second textured polish from this collection. It's a bit sheerer so I've applied two thick coats but you might want to do three for deeper colour. It applied well and dried quite fast.

Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Imogen - black base full of holographic silver glitter. Imogen also has the Magical PixieDust formula and textured finish. I've applied one coat over Willa and then the last pictures shows it with topcoat. It applied well and dried fast.

Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches
Zoya Wishes Collection - Review & Swatches

 

So that's all of them! I think this collection came out nicely and I like the mixture of finishes. I am not a fan of Magical PixieDust texture but it looks stunning with topocat. My top picks are Prim, Thea and Imogen but with topcoat on ;)

 

Zoya polishes are available from Zoya.com for $9 USD each, or at The Nail & Beauty Link (UK) and at Nail Polish Direct (UK) and your usual outlets.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

It's finally happening!!! I have my own piCture pOlish collaboration shade and it's called Dragonfly! I've been lucky to be one of the winners of piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013 and my polish is being released today! I'm beyond excited and I truly hope you will love it as much as I do. It wasn't easy to keep this secret for well over a year and I'm glad I can now share it with you.

 

So without a further ado, let me introduce to you, the Dragonfly:

 

piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway

 

 

Inspired by the beauty and elegance of dragonflies, this shade represents the ever-changing hints of colour in their wings... I was particularly inspired by this and this photograph. As much as I'm not keen on other insects, dragonflies fascinate me and many of their species are oh so beautiful! I wanted polish that would reflect that.

 

Dragonfly is a deep teal green with bijou holo finish (a mix of delicate small holo particles and coloured flecks that look amazing in bright sunlight and three dimensional in low lights). This dark colour is perfect for the Autumn/Winter season yet the subtle holographic finish will look stunning in the Summer sun too!

 

The formula is 5-free and as good as all the other piCture pOlishes which I'm very happy about. It applied very nicely and two coats were fully opaque. It dried fast and smooth but I still applied topcoat. I was a little afraid that it will stain but after wearing it for three days I had no staining! I wore OPI Ridge Filler Basecoat underneath.

 

piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway
piCture pOlish Dragonfly by Lucy's Stash - Review, Swatches & Giveaway

 

 

What can I say, I love this polish so much and I'm so happy with how it came out! The bijou holo finish makes it quite special and is best visible in the shade and in the bottle. I want to say huge thanks to the ladies at piCture pOlish who worked with me on this and who made it all happen. It is really one of the dreams come true to have my blog name on the nail polish bottle! I will of course do a dragonfly nail art with it but as well but that's for another day ;)

 

You will be able to purchase piCture pOlish Dragonfly directly at www.picturepolish.com.au or at one of the international stockists: http://picturepolish.com.au/network. For the UK customers, the shops that will carry Dragonfly are Rainbow Connection and Sally Magpies.

 

Great news guys, I am giving away one bottle of Dragonfly to one of you! Unfortunately I can only ship within the UK so no international entries at this time please :( Click on the link below to access the Rafflecopter widget (for some reason I can't embed it):

 

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