Monday, July 23, 2012

Zoya Diva Collection

Swatches & Review

The other day, I reviewed Zoya's Gloss collection, which is part of their Fall collection. Since their Fall collection is divided into three sub-collections, this is the second part to their Fall release. Zoya's Diva collection consists of 6 metallic nail polishes. Since it is fall, the colors in the release are expected to be more in the darker shade. Coming from the colorful & bright summer and spring collections, it is nice seeing some dark shades, even though Fall means school is going to start soon (boooo!). Anyway, here are the colors from the Diva collection:
Elisa is described as a Crimson red metallic, which is what it is, a vibrant, shimmery red. The description and the color reminds me of Crimson Chin from Fairly Odd Parents! It is extremely pigmented, so it can easily be a one coater. Although this is a Fall collection, this color reminds me of the reds during Christmas time.
Suri is a shimmery royal purple. Unlike Elisa, Suri required two coats because the first coat was sheer and patchy. I have two pictures of this because I had a hard time capturing the color of this with my camera. Although you can not really see it, there are red and blue sparkles under all the purple. It looks amazing in sunlight.
Song is described as an Egyptian blue metallic with a subtle sparkle. To me, this is like a royal blue packed with blue sparkles! The sparkles definitely were not subtle. This, like Elisa, is a one coater. It is absolutely gorgeous. The only thing I did not like about this color is that it stained my nails even with two base coats under it, which is what normally happens with blue shades for me.
Ray is a pine green color. It is a bit darker than pine green to me, but it is very close. Like Elisa, this reminds me of Christmas. I think this and Elisa would be a nice combo when the Holiday season comes around. The first coat for this was very sheer, but it was opaque by the second coat. The shimmer in this was very subtle.
FeiFei is a gorgeous sheer gray/blue-based foil metallic shade. It is packed with many sparkles that consists of larger shimmers than what I have shown in this collection so far. The sparkles really pop. Since this has a sheer base, it required three coats, but I think two thin coats would work for this too. I feel like I can just stare at this all day! It is so pretty, and it seems to have a slight pink duo-chrome to it. There is no gritty feeling to it at all. The downside to FeiFei is that it really, really stinks. For some reason, this smelled so bad while I was applying it. It basically smelled like skunk, no lie. After applying it and waiting for it to dry, the smell goes away so I guess that is okay. Just applying it smelled horrible.
Daul is a sheer purple-based foil metallic. It is similar to FeiFei, but with less colored shimmer because the main shimmer in Daul is gold. Daul does not have the smell while applying like FeiFei does, which is good. Like FeiFei, this required three coats, although I think two thick coats may work for this as well.

Overall, I like this collection. This collection consists of colors I do not normally wear, but it does not clash and make my skintone look bad with them on. My favorites from the Diva collection is FeiFei, Suri, and Song. My least favorite is Ray and Elisa. I found that half of this collection stains the nails, such as Elisa, Ray, and Song. The other three, Suri, FeiFei, and Daul were the easiest to remove, although FeiFei and Daul has a bunch of shimmer coming off with it. I like how this collection does not only consist of one type of metallic finish, but it gives a variety of metallic finishes. It is not like the foil metallic finishes that Zoya did for their Summer Surf collection. These take a while to dry, which is a problem I usually have with Zoya nail polishes. Unlike their Gloss collection, these do not dry super glossy, so wearing it with a top coat may look better.

These are available for purchase on now, and they retail for $8 per 0.5oz bottle.

*The products in this post were provided to me for my honest opinion/review. I was not paid nor compensated for the review.


  1. I loove SONG! :)

    By the way I have a blog award for you!

    1. I like it too! Too bad it stains for me. lol.