Saturday, January 22, 2011

Zoya Intimate Collection Swatches

Yay! My Zoya Intimate sampler came on Friday and I spent that night swatching! Love this collection (the first time I've purchased a complete collection, now that I think about it)! Here are the swatches and some comparisons to other polishes in my stash.


Zoya Dove - The formula on this was pretty good, but a little thin. Here's three coats.



Someone asked me what it looks like against the gray in China Glaze Anchors Away collection, Pelican Gray. Have a look for yourself:

Comparison: Zoya Dove and ChG Pelican Gray

Pelican Gray has shimmer in it, while Zoya dove is a creme. The formula on the China Glaze is really great, two fabulous coats.



The only other light gray I have is DC Concrete Jungle (which itself is a dupe of RBL Concrete Jungle). You can see that Zoya Dove is warmer than Concrete Jungle.

Comparison: Zoya Dove and DC Concrete Jungle


Zoya Marley - A shimmery light lavender that is really opaque; two coats here.




Before I ordered the collection, I was slightly concerned that Marley might be a dupe for Essie St Lucia Lilac (which is in my Top 20).

Comparison: Zoya Marley and Essie St Lucia Lilac

The base color of both polishes are very similar, but the shimmer in Zoya is much more apparent than in Essie (yes! there is the faintest of secret shimmer in the Essie, but you'd never see it on the nail. Ever).



Zoya Gemma - I was really looking forward to this polish, and it did not disappoint :D The formula is quite good, and is mostly opaque in 2 coats; here's 3 to ensure no VNL.




This polish is really unique, and the only other green I have that's even remotely similar in base color is American Apparel Army Jacket. Peep it out:

Comparison: Zoya Gemma and AA Army Jacket

I usually shoot my pictures with a diffused flash, so here's a pic with no flash.


Zoya Caitlin - Lovely formula, just 2 coats here. I've read that this may be a dupe for Petites Periwinkle.



Zoya Dannii - I was a little worried that this would look awful on my skintone, but I actually like it! Really pretty. I can't remember if this is 2 or 3 coats, but I didn't have any problem with the application of this.




Zoya Jules - Love this shade! Nice formula and I'm happy it doesn't clash with my skintone ^_^




It's not dupish to anything in my stash, but here it is against a couple gold-ish colors I have.

Comparison: Zoya Jules and SH Fedora


Comparison: Zoya Jules and SH Gilty Pleasure




So happy I got this collection! My picks are Gemma, Jules, and Caitlin.

Hope this helps! :)

57 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this, great comparisons! Especially Caitlin is gorgeous <3

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  2. THANK you for doing the Dove and Pelican Gray comparison. I've been searching for one, and asking, but, geeze, it's like pulling teeth to get a comp from the blogs I've been reading.

    Your nails are great, and the pics are gorgeous. Two polished thumbs up. lol

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  3. @Apriltini: You're welcome! Comps are my favourite, haha.

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  4. Beautiful swatches! I love these polishes. Gemma is stunning, and Jules and Dannii and Caitlin and Dove, all so gorgeous. Could you compare Dove and Essie Chinchilly? And Marley vs OPI Rumples Wiggin?

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  5. Oh and maybe caitlin vs orly cashmere cardigan? They seem to be similar.

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  6. @Robmass: I there! I don't have Essie Chinchilly or Orly Cashmere Cardigan, but I can do Marley and Rumple's Wiggin'! I know right off the bat that RW is a cooler purple than Marley and a straight creme. I'll put that comparison on the to do list! :)

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  7. First of all you have very pretty hands/nails.
    Thank you for showing the polishes.
    I deeply fell in love with 3 and have to get them!!!

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  8. I dont have zoya dove but i do have Essie chinchilly, which i think looking from your swatch could be a dupe :D

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  9. I dont have zoya dove but i do have Essie chinchilly, which i think looking from your swatch could be a dupe :D

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  10. Oh and maybe caitlin vs orly cashmere cardigan? They seem to be similar.

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