Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Zoya Smoke Collection

Today I have the other half of the Zoya Fall collection of Smoke and Mirrors. Here's a link for my review of the Zoya Mirrors Collection

Zoya Smoke is a collection of 6 Creme Shades. While the Mirror's Collection was all about shimmers and sparkle the Smoke collection is more sultry and somber. Application wise these polishes went on super easy. These cremes are a little thicker than most polishes but it made application super quick. Most of these could easily pass off as one coaters! For the swatches below I did two coats. I love being spoiled by well behaved polish like these cremes because they make painting your nails a joy! All these polishes dry darker than what they appear like in the bottles and had a super high shine without a top coat. My Standouts in this collection are Dree and Petra.

        Jana      Dree       Petra      Codie     Anja      Cynthia

JanaThis color at first glance is more of a grey slate but the more I wore it the more dusty light purple it looked to me. Zoya's website describes this color as a medium nude putty with grey, mauve and purple tones. Anyone ever watch the Power Rangers? Weren't their enemies called Putties? hah I think this is the color costume they wore : )

This color is a perfect olive army green. (If such a thing exists) Dree is similar to Yara but lacks the gold shimmer  and if I'm not mistaken is a touch lighter. For me Dree was the most exciting out of the collection only because the other colors lacked the personality that Dree brings to the table. Isn't it weird how colors affect us and have the power to change how we feel! 

So When I first saw this in the bottle I thought to myself okay a dark grey, how exciting! Once I put it on my nails and it dried i had that "Woah" it's a purple moment! It's got a rich smokey feeling to it.  Petra to me is like an undercover detective. She's strict and to the point but she still knows how to have some fun when she's off the clock! She's my undercover purple!

My first thought about Codie was that she was just a very very dark green but after looking at all the pictures I took of her I saw that the green was overtaken by the fact that this is a really dark rich brown , almost black. The green is still there but it's just an afterthought.

This is a dark smokey blue. If Navy and Teal had a baby this is what you'd get. Cynthia left me with a bit of a heartache because i was hoping she'd turn out a little lighter than she was and most of the time I just felt like I was wearing a black. Anyone ever wear one black and one navy sock and not notice it till the end of the day? Yah Cynthia made me feel like I did that.

Anja Anja Anja....... She's so dark and Sultry she can put a spell on you! This Burgundy is the perfect dark vamp shade that will go well with either a glass of fresh blood or wine. I'm hoping that most of you would prefer the wine over the blood but hey to each their own! 

Here's some more Eye Candy Shots of the Smoke Collection. The order for each color is the same as above and they're in order of:
Sun, Shade and Flash


Don't these colors look great together! 
Disclaimer : Product was provided to me for review


  1. I'm actually loving Cynthia,so deep and do  "I spy" some shimmer in it?

  2. there is the smallest touch of shimmer, but for me it's nothing to get excited over. Not very noticeable on the nail, in fact it wasn't memorable enough for me to write about. But you have a very good eye!

  3. I'm excited to buy most of this collection in a month or so! Can you think of any dupes that you may have for Dree? I'm wondering how similar it is to China Glaze's Westside warrior, which I already have. 

  4. gorgeous colours! i love anja :D

  5. yes they are gorgeous! Anja is pretty sweet!

  6. I bought the entire mirrors collection but picked a few from Smoke. I got Petra, Cynthia, Jana & Dree, Glad I got them - the others were just too dark and I have enough that I have bought that look like I will see color and only end up with black. They do look pretty all together on the color wheel. I am so think Zoya came out with the best of all the fall collections.

  7. Extra word here  - disappointment in Cynthia that I dropped in my SC last's really too dark - it does not really tinge blue it's so black in most all lighting. I could have left that one and bought another. Right now Road House Blues from OPI has my like to it for a fall deep blue.

  8. I checked my stash and i don't have any dupes for Dree, I have a lot of greens but nothing is similar to Dree. I don't own CG's Westside warrior but from the swatches online it looks much darker and it's a different shade of green. 

  9. i know a lot of the smoke collection dried darker than what it is in the bottle and a few of them pretty much did look like an off shade of black in certain lighting. I like brighter colors in general but Zoya did come out with a great fall line, I was surprised i like so many of them!

  10. yah i feel you on Cynthia. oh i don't have any from the opi touring collection. none of them called out to me ,heh. That blue is pretty nice though since it's blueish purple.


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