Friday, November 18, 2011

Zoya Gems and Jewels - Swatches and Review

  As soon as I saw the press images for this collection, I knew I was going to absolutely love it.  And I was right!  This lovely winter collection features three foils and three fabulous bar glitters.  All foils are shown with two coats, and all glitters are shown one coat over the corresponding foil.  All shown outdoors, shade


 A gorgeous raspberry-pink foil.


This amazing glitter is full of small pink and holo glitter with large holographic bar glitter.  The holographic effect of the bar glitter is amazing.  This is the star of the collection, in my opinion.  Shown over Izzy.


Medium blue foil.  Think last year's Crystal, but without the gold flecks.  While I think I prefer Crystal overall due to the gold, this is still a gorgeous color, and perfect for winter.  It just makes me think of snow and icicles.


Bright blue glitter, with large bar glitter that flashes blue and green.  While this glitter lacks the amazing holo effect of Kissy, it is still very pretty.  Shown over Noel.

Emerald-green foil.  This is a very pretty green, and very festive - a perfect Christmas green!


Emerald green glitter with blue-green bar glitter.  Again, amazingly festive.  This looks to me like a wreath.  In fact, you may very well see this in some sort of wreath-like nail art later... haha.  Over Holly.

Overall Thoughts

The foils in these all apply amazing smooth and cover perfectly in two coats.  The glitters are a lot of fun - bar glitter can be a pain but I think it is done very nicely here, and it is unique.  Kissy is the standout of the collection if I had to pick, due to the strong holo effect of the glitter, but all six polishes are really wonderful.  I did not show the glitters alone, but you can wear them on their own and build up to opacity in about 3 coats.  However, like most chunky glitters they can have a tendency to chip like crazy if worn alone, and the bar glitter can make for some nasty overhang if you aren't careful.  I would recommend they be layered over a corresponding color (or a totally different color, for a different look).  Lots of layering possibilities here!  Great formulas on all and beautiful colors get this collection a definitely thumbs-up from me!

DISCLOSURE: The polishes featured in this post was provided to Polishology by Zoya for review purposes.  This is an honest and independent review and was in no way influenced by the company.


  1. I have Kissy and Izzy myself and they are amazing colors. <3

  2. I have 4 of the colors from this collectino and I love them. I can see myself wearing Holly all December long! LOL

  3. Those Zoya glitters look AWESOME!

  4. I find this collection so great. Zoya is a good Nail Polish.