Friday, August 19, 2011

Zoya Mirrors Collection

     Jem         Neeka       Yara      Nimue    Marina     Tao

Mirrors is one of two collections that Zoya launched this year for their Smoke & Mirrors Fall line. Here is a link to my review of the Zoya Smoke Collection.
This collection features a mix of shimmers, metallics and subtle sparkles that are guaranteed not to disappoint! Application wise I had no issues with these.  A few of the Metallic ones look a bit streaky in the pictures but in person it was not noticeable. I loved how opaque each color in this collection is, full coverage in just one coat. It doesn't get better than that! This color palette is not one that I'm naturally drawn to since to me they're more muted and "reserved"but they are appropriate for fall. It's a nice transition from Zoya's Summer Sunshine collection into the fall season! Lately I've been seeing a common theme that I've been enjoying a lot colors I never thought I'd like. So now I try to live with the motto "don't judge a polish by it's bottle". Has it worked? So far yes because when I first saw swatches of this collection I thought my must haves would be Neeka and Yara. I completely over looked Marina and Jem. So just know that sometimes it's good to step out of your comfort zone because you never know what you'll find outside the perimeter.


Tao
A smokey metallic silver grey, it's got blue undertones to it. For me it was the sleeper in the collection, good to go on a date with but not one you'd want to take home to meet the parents. 
Marina
It's odd to me that I liked Marina so much and the reason why is because it's so similar to Tao and I wasn't a big fan of that one. Marina is the slightly blueish version of Tao. The purple/blue sparkles stand out more in this shade and perhaps made it more exciting to me. Plus the coolness of this color looked great with my skin tone. hah really brought out the blue in my veins! 

Nimue
A shimmery frosted metallic purple that reminds me a a grape slushy. (I used to be addicted to anything grape frozen) I'm sorta on the fence on this one I want to love it more because it's purple but I didn't feel any deep connection with it. No Love match : (
Yara
If a dirty martini was a color it would be this! A sultry dusty Olive with flecks of golden awesomeness throughout make Yara hard to miss. I've never been a fan of this shade of green but now I've found the perfect go to if I need to put together an army green outfit. hah seriously Yara is magical.
Neeka
So Neeka to me is like Yara's older cooler sister. How is that even possible since Yara is such a trendsetter on her own? This Purple has attitude and you don't even care cause it looks good.
 I seriously need this gold shimmer sparkle in every shade now, hah Zoya please duggarize this and make 20+ babies because we are hooked! Neeka is my favorite out of the whole gang, this shade of purple has this royal feeling to it and it's truly stunning!
Jem
I really enjoyed this color and I didn't think I would. Poor Jem is the color that doesn't quite look like the others in this collection. Making you wonder who her father really is since she's not from the same metallic family as the others and she's missing the very noticeable gold shimmer in her. However she's got sparkle and a lot of it and the smallest hint of duo-chrome in her. So you say screw polish genealogy and can't help but fall in love with her. Only negative is I wish the duo-chrome came out more on the nail because it's soo pretty in the bottle but even with that this color still wowed me. It's okay to pass up Jem but only if you already own Valerie since they are very similar and hard to tell apart on the nail.
odd tidbit: For some reason wearing this made me feel like I had velvet on my nails I don't know why I felt like that I just did. (yah I know I'm weird)


Here's some more shots showing off the colors in different lighting. Did you guys really think I'd only post one of each?
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Outside Overcast

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Sexy Bottle Shot in the shade





Florescent
another "Sexy" Bottle Shot : )
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Disclaimer: Product was provided to me for review
















































Disclaimer: Items were provided to me for review




21 comments:

  1. i love all the shades... pretty gorgeous shades on ur beautiful hands

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  2. awesome  looking nails

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  3. Very nicely done.  Great swatches.

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  4. Awesome collection! Thanks for sharing the swatches!

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  5. <3 this, you SHOULD be proud xx  fabulous photos - the last one of Jem is stunning :)

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  6. Wow the collection is fab looking, think Tao is my favorite, loving that cool grey look

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  7. I love this collection from Zoya - she came out with yet another hit. I picked up 4 from the Smoke collection as well at the same time.

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  8. I so need Jem 2 reasons for the name and the polish its self.  Neeka's pretty hot too. :)

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  9. I don't own any Zoya :( I've been seeing SO many great swatches lately though!! I def need to get my hands on some!!
    KatXoXo

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  10. These swatches are great! I can really see the true colors of the polishes. You definitely know how to rock long nails!

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  11. Thanks Lailaa I'm glad you like the swatches! heh yah i suppose i know how to rock them!! 

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  12. No Zoya!! how is that possible? heh you better get to work on getting some! 

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  13. yes those two are really nice! I'd take Neeka over Jem if i had to though! 

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  14. glad you like Tao, it just wasn't for me. heh good to know someone out there is capable of showing Tao some love since i wasn't : ) 

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  15. Thank you Debbie for your kind words !

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  16. Thanks for the sweetness!

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  17. it's always surprising to me that companies are able to come out with good collections after already having 300+ colors under their belt since you'd think with that many you've done it all by now but nope they still manage to wow us with new stuff. 

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  18. Once again your pics and your nails are to die for!! I just order Yara, Neeka, and Jem. Thanks for such a great review!

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