Friday, January 1, 2016

Zoya Whispers: Swatch and Review

Happy New Year!  Did y'all have a great Christmas?  It was warm and rainy in Kentucky so it didn't really feel like Christmas.  That didn't stop my kids from enjoying their new toys!  I'm starting this year with a new blog look and just an overall way that I want to post.  I want you to come to my blog for nail polish swatches, reviews, tutorials and maybe some gossip to discuss.  I'm also going to put a little more of myself in these reviews. 

Let's start with the Zoya Whispers Collection.  That was a blind sided collection announcement.  I had no idea anything was coming.  I was kinda hoping they'd do a winter collection along with the MatteVelvets, didn't they do both last year?  Anywho, here's my review of the collection that came out of nowhere, the Whispers Collection.

The Whispers Collection is described as transitional shades.  "Experience color serenity with this muted and tranquil palette of transitional nail neutrals. "

Zoya Whispers Collection




Zoya April ZP824: "A light, rosy toned neutral that is a modern take on blush."  It's described as a blush but I would describe it more of a foundation for fair skin with pink undertones.  I looked at it and immediately wanted to rub it on my face, not my nails.  I ended up liking it, it's a pretty nude for my skin tone (pale leaning see through).  Three coats no top coat. 

Zoya April swatch
Zoya April

Zoya Cala ZP823: "A soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones."  But that skin tone is not mine.  It would be okay for a base for nail art, but I don't like it on my skin tone. Three coats no top coat

Zoya Cala swatch and review
Zoya Cala

Zoya Eastyn ZP825: "A subtle grayed grape that is more interesting than mauve and gives a modern alternative that is ever so wearable."  I really like this.  It is sophisticated and an interesting shade of gray/grape.  Graype?  It's a graype shade.  Two coats no top coat.

Zoya Eastyn swatch
Zoya Eastyn

 Zoya Misty ZP827: "An easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with just a touch of green to make it daring. "  The yellow toned green in the taupe base is not flattering on me.  I have a hard time wearing these type of shades.  I know people that could pull this off.  Sadly, not me.  Two coats, no top coat.

Zoya Misty swatch
Zoya Misty

Zoya Ireland ZP826: "A uniquely wearable green that is muted enough to make it subtle yet still interesting. This green is well balanced between blue & yellow so it’s flattering on all skin tones."  Okay, this green works on my skin tone.  Awesomely balanced shade and I love this one.  Two coats, no top coat.


Zoya Ireland swatch
Zoya Ireland
Zoya Lake ZP828: "A softened blue that gives the effect of serene water with just a hint of vibrancy to preserve its luminosity."  I really like this blue and wore this for a whole day!  (That's unusual when I'm swatching).  I loved it in bright lights and indoors, but when I was outside playing with the kids it appeared gray.  The weather was pretty overcast and the lighting just made all the blue disappear.  It's still a great shade.  Two coats, no top coat.

Zoya Lake swatch
Zoya Lake

 
What do you think about transitional shades?  I guess the idea behind transitional shades is to cleanse the palete between the dark winter shades to bright pastels in spring.  While I don't adhere to seasonally appropriate nails, I enjoy neutrals from time to time.  My favorites are April, Lake, Eastyn and Ireland.  Misty and Cala just had too much yellow for my taste. 

The Zoya Whispers collection is available now on Zoya.com.



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15 comments:

  1. Great swatches! I ordered the set via the sale, but I have a feeling I will be the same, and will be looking to sell or swap Misty and Cala. I expect to wear Lake and Eastyn a LOT! Thanks, beautiful nails!

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    1. Thanks! I was surprised by how much I liked Eastyn. I hope you like them!

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  2. April looks gorgeous on you! Cala would probably work on my skintone since I have yellow undertones.

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    1. I would like to see what Misty looks like on you, I bet it looks completely different than my swatch.

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  3. These colors are not for me but your pictures are so great I'm starting to 2nd guess my initial impression.

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  4. Beautiful swatches! I love your photos! I have three favorites from this collection. All of them look so different on my skin tone.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see yours! It's crazy how different neutral shades look on other skin tones.

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  5. I love everything about this collection. And your pictures look awesome!

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  6. Beautiful swatches and great review. I like several of these but I would have a hard time pulling off some of the shades.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful job! I think you wear Misty well too!

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