I have a special post for you all today! Yes, I know by now that you’ve probably seen lots of swatches of the Zoya Holiday Matte Velvet collection, but they are so beautiful you really can’t see too much of them… And I’m GIVING AWAY A BRAND NEW SET to one lucky winner!! Okay, so let’s start looking at the swatches, then you can register to win your own set of them!
Aspen is a gorgeous white with Zoya’s signature mattevelvet finish with glass flecks teaming with a multitude of colors.
My swatch is 2 coats with no top coat, then top coat on my ring finger and pinky.
Sue is a soft neutral with the signature matte velvet finish, again with the glass flecks which makes these polishes literally glow with multiple colors. My swatch is 2 coats with no top coat then top coat over my ring finger and pinky.
Alma is a classic holiday red made a little extra special with the glass flecks matte finish. My swatch shows without and with top coat, it’s literally like 2 polishes in one. 2 beautifully smooth easy coats for the below swatches.
Iris is a deep amethyst purple with fuschia matte flecks. This one was a little thinner than the others and dried quickly, so be sure to get enough on your brush for your first swipes on the nail. This can cause balding and brush strokes if you try to go back over it. My swatches are 2 coats.
Honor is a rich evergreen shade, perfect for the holidays. There have been reports of this staining, so I took extra precaution with 2 coats of peel off base. I could definitely still see the potential though, so plan accordingly.
Yves is a rich cobalt blue with sky blue glass flecks. Another one with stain potential, so I recommend using 2 coats of a high quality base coat and maybe a peel off base coat to protect your skin when removing. A staining polish, while frustrating, does not have to be a deal breaker. Just plan accordingly and you should be fine. This is 2 coats, first with no top coat then with top coat on my ring finger and pinky.
My thoughts: Zoya, have I mentioned lately how much I love you? This collection, even with its few flaws, is fantastic. Completely gorgeous, nice formulas, transformable with top coat, and probably one of the prettiest whites I’ve seen in a long time! You need this collection, it truly is a must have.
Zoya is also available at Ulta and select Wholefoods Stores.
Click below to register to win this collection!
Until next time, stay polished!