Hello everyone. Happy Hump Day, you've survived and made it to the middle of the week, only a few more days till the weekend.
In the meantime, I've got a great new collection to share with you all from Zoya- Wishes 2014 Winter/Holiday. Six new winter inspired shades, three of which are Magical Pixie Dusts (matte textured glitter) and three regular nail polishes.
The Wishes Winter/Holiday Collection includes:
Prim: a shimmering periwinkle. Provided excellent coverage in one coat, and was very highly pigmented.
Haven: a shimmering deep majestic plum with magenta undertones. I also found this shade to be highly pigmented, and had great coverage in a single coat.
Willa: a classic black creme. Unfortunately there isn't anything too special to report regarding this shade. Most people already own a black creme or two in their collection, so this would then be a pass.
And now onto the three Magical Pixie Dust polishes.
Nori: a medium blue with various sized holographic silver glitter particles. This reads more of a summer shade to me than it does winter, but it's still pretty nonetheless. For a winter blue I picture a paler icier blue.
Thea: a medium plum purple with silver holographic glitter particles.
Imogen: a black with silver holographic glitter particles.
(all swatches shown here are two coats.)
Overall I enjoyed this collection. I like the fact that Zoya keeps things fresh by regularly introducing new shades of their Magical Pixie Dust line. I personally love these matte texture glitters because you don't use them with a base or top coat, and they dry relatively quickly. Whenever a little girl, say around the age of 5, asks me to paint her nails, I always make her choose from the Pixie Dust collection, and they always Love it. The sparkle and shine is always truly magical.
I think the Wishes Collection as a whole has a little bit of something for everyone. It is a nice representation of the season, as we transition from fall to the chillier winter months. I also find this collection to be a nice departure from the conventional Holiday collections most nail companies come out with, featuring red, gold, and silver glitters.
My personal favorites from this collection include: Imogen, Prim, and Haven.
Each bottle retails for $9-$10 per .5 fl oz, and is available now.
For more information on Zoya or to purchase online, check out their website: http://www.zoya.com/