January 05, 2013

Zoya Ornate Swatches

Hi everyone!  How was your holiday season?  I didn't even say Happy New Year to all of you!  I guess that's partly why I declared myself Worst Blogger Ever on Facebook.  ;)  I think I've figured out that my real problem is with procrastination, so I'm going to try to work on that this year.  It's always been a problem, and I'm ready to change it.  Doing my nails and blogging makes me happy, so why not just do it instead of putting it off?  I don't know.  Anyway....I am finally getting around to posting (most) of the Zoya Ornate collection!!  You've seen these a million times since I'm so slow to get to it, but I haven't seen them in a couple weeks, which makes this a great time to post them!  I'm missing Blaze because I left it at a friend's house (again, horrible blogger! LOL), but the rest are here, and they are fabulous!  

The formula on these was typical Zoya.  Fantastic!  I really had no problem with any of them!  The collection consists of Ziv - the lone foil, Electra - full of holo bar glitter, Logan - a gorgeous green with gold metallic tendencies, and Aurora, Storm and Blaze--- HOLOS!  Yes, Zoya has finally gotten into the holo game!  In a BIG way.  So without further ado... The Ornate collection for Winter 2012! 
Electra is a clear base packed with silver holo bar glitters.  This is one coat over Logan, but can be layered to nearly opaque for a neat effect.  

Ziv is a totally unique gold.  I don't have a lot of gold in my collection because I think they all look the same, but I definitely would have bought this one on my own!  Instead of the usual foil finish, there are darker gold flecks in the base making both the color and finish completely unique.

Ms. Logan is an evergreen shade with a gorgeous golden shimmer running throughout.  I haven't seen anything like it!  Very pretty and appropriate to the season!

Now, my two favorite (of the pictures I have... Blaze is definitely a favorite of the collection as well!)... The holos!  Both of these have an almost jelly base with scattered holo particles.  While the effect isn't linear, it couldn't be more gorgeous.  I think Zoya hit a total home-run with their first venture into holographic polishes!  

A gorgeous purple with scattered holo.  This shade is almost perfect and I've already worn it several times!  That's pretty rare with the collection that I have... 

OMG.  This is an absolute stunner!  If you aren't paying attention, you could see this and think it was a cool galaxy nails type finish, but then you really look and see all the colors.  

So there you have it!  The Ornate collection was BY FAR my favorite holiday collection, and possibly overall collection, of the year.  Every single polish was completely unique to my collection, and there's only one that I won't wear on a regular basis!  However, if I were asked which ones I couldn't live without, they would be Storm and Aurora.  Probably Blaze (but I didn't show her to you, so I can't officially pick it!).  As always, these are available on the Zoya website for $8 each.  However, they are having a promotion through 1/13/13 that allows you to purchase any three shades (excluding the new Lovely and Pixie Dust collections) and only pay shipping!  That's 3 polishes for only $10.  I would definitely check it out!  If you do, let me know what you pick up!  Thanks for reading :) 

*Items in this post provided for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not affected by the company whatsoever.* 



  1. Great swatches! I love this collection!

  2. I love how you captured th holo of aurora and it's amazing how you captured the gold flecks in Logan! Great pics of a great collection =)


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