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Zoya Summer 2008 – Chit Chat

The Chit Chat collection from Zoya is just one of their summer offerings launching May 1st. Filled with golden metallic goodness, each shade has ribbons of shimmer and micro-glitter flowing throughout yet dries smooth to the touch.

Each lacquer was tested using two coats, except where noted, without a top coat. For the most part they all applied smooth and even with good pigmentation. I just wish the spectacular glitz factor would have translated on camera. I think the sunlight shot of Lianne captures it well but it’s really something best admired in person.

Regarding the name change: A lot of you have asked about why there isn’t a Mismas in this collection. I wanted to address you all at once. While I am extremely honored and flattered that Zoya would want to immortalize me in polish, I suggested that they name the shade after someone who would truly love and appreciate it. So naming the shade Bekka, after the color’s designer, seems fitting.

Gaia – Oh how I wanted to love Gaia (the label says Gala but it’s Gaia) because the color is outstanding. It has an icy white base but the ribbons of gold shimmer make it a perfect warm weather shade. Not at all dingy or white out-esque. Unfortunately, the formula is its downfall. After three coats it still wasn’t opaque or even on the nail.

Erika’s cool baby pink base has a slight lilac undertone but the gold shimmer gives it warmth. I think it’s the combination of the two that make this pink very neutral and wearable. As you can see, with three medium coats my whites are still slightly visible so, this may work better as a sheer.

Bekka is described as a “cool chartreuse metallic”. Three coats on me looks like a semi-sheer neon yellow leaning towards green. This shade just doesn’t work for me and if I’m being honest, it doesn’t really fit in the collection. I think coral would have been a nice transition between Erika and Lianne.

Lianne is my absolute favorite shade in the bunch. This gorgeous tangerine is right on trend and so so sparkly. The base color has a creamy melon feel but the glorious shimmer really makes it a knockout! I know I’ll be sporting Lianne on my tips and toes a few times this summer.

Annie is a red orange and looks like a duo-chrome in the bottle. On the nail the red is more prominent in indirect lighting while it looks more orange in the sunlight. The golden red base makes me think this will look best on warm and dark skin tones.

Elke has a berry red base but the shimmer warms it up. I think if you’re going to do a red in the summer, this is the way to go. With a glossy top coat the finish looks jelly-esque which gives it a lighter feel than your typical heavy winter red.
The Chit Chat collection is available for pre-order on the Zoya website and will be available in salons across the country after May 1st.

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  1. Lena says:

    Hmmm, not really feeling it. After Zoya’s brilliant fall and winter collection of last year, this is kinda blah…

  2. Stephanie says:

    Yea – I’m really not feeling this collection either. Was this the collection that Zoya said they would name after you? Did they ever explain why they decided to name it something else? I think it’s pretty screwed up, especially since you show them a lot of love on your blog.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Ooops I missed your explanation. lol. I got distracted by your pictures.
    : ) Well as long as they didn’t switch it on you without an explanation.

  4. BeautyChick101 says:

    I have to get my hands on Lianne for sure. I don’t have any good oranges in my collection yet, and this will be a great one for summer!

  5. silverin says:

    Hmmm, not so much. And really, the color formerly known as Mismas isn’t what I think would be a “you” color. Just from what I know about you from your blog, Mismas should be a deep, cool green.

  6. silverin says:

    Oh, and there definately should be a “Mismas”!

  7. Anonymous says:

    You are a class act. Well said.

  8. Carleenp says:

    You should have kept the Mismas name. You deserve it! I like the oranges, but my husband loathes them! I wore an orange shade last week and he kept commenting on how he disliked it. So to avoid torturing him, I guess I won’t wear much orange this summer!

  9. Smiley8066 says:

    Wow…not impresses at all. I am very, very disappointed. I wanted to love these, but I don’t think I will be getting any of them

  10. CincyFan says:

    Thanks Silverin! Maybe someday there will be a polish designed just for me but I’m not counting on it. :)

    Thanks for weighing in ladies! If you end up getting one of these shades or seeing them in person, I’d love you to come back and let us know what you think.

  11. Nikki says:

    Wow….I absolutely love zoya, but this is kind of disappointing to me. I love pink, but not that one. Altho the orange does rock my socks, this collection could have been so much better. It really did have the potential. And I think i dislike the “green” and white the most (altho if the white wasnt streaky id be all over it like a fat kid on a cupcake). This collection almost feels like a wanna be China Glaze Surf Collection, but they missed the wave. And i agree with the above poster, that green def isnt a mismas green ;0( And i would also love to see one that is sometime in the future ;0)

  12. hontapocasgreen says:

    Annie is sizzlin’ hot, but too bad I don’t care for Zoya polishes. I wonder if it’s twinny to anything else. As for the color formerly going to be Mismas,that particular shade of green simply isn’t you. I would think that if someone were to come with the idea of having a polish named after someone AND you’re in near proximity to them, at least they could’ve consulted with you. Psssh, even your blog carries detail of what type of greens you like. Never once did I perceive you as being the head over heels for neon type.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I like them! Will you be swatching the Gossip collection anytime soon?

  14. Anniemal says:

    I understand you didn’t want to have this yellowish thing named after you:( I hope one day we will see true Mismas green!

    And I always wanted to wear a shade of my name, but both Anne and now Annie by Zoya are warm toned which is not my thing at all. Poor me.

  15. yummy411 says:

    wow i agree! you are a class act! thanks for sharing!

  16. yummy411 says:

    oh michelle! how about mixing up some green pigments and putting it in some clear polisht to possibly create the real mismas– color at least?!

  17. m says:

    I kinda like the Bekka & Lianne, although they are too sheer. Thanks for all the nice pictures.

  18. CincyFan says:

    I love you all! (((HUGS)))

    Anon #2 – I don’t have Gossip yet but when I do, you’ll see it.

    Yummy – I have mixed green pigment before to make polish but I can’t make a glittery green. The glitter settles out. I think it’s a feat best left up to the manufacturers.

  19. Lorena says:

    Thank you for explaining the name change to us. What you decided was definitely very classy of you. I’m kinda mad of what they did, you know? Like hontapocasgreen said, they could have asked you what kind of green you wanted, or even if they didn’t ask you it’s pretty obvious from your blog. It would have been awesome if they created a Rainforest dupe named after you, but no, they had to make that yellowy thing.

    Now to get back on topic, that orange is really pretty. I buy from 8ty8beauty and they don’t sell Zoya so I can’t try them, but I sure enjoy looking at your pics.

  20. ocelot1 says:

    hmm lianne looks kinda nice…but it might be the orange pacific fiasco on me…bekka doesnt look green at all!!if they wanted to name an np after u, they shouldve ACTUALLY made it green. what a blah collection. when does the hills one come out? i think i might want the lauren conrad one.

  21. Davina says:

    I don’t blame you for not wanting that polish named after you because honestly it’s quite fugly (no offense to bekka though). Just not a very friendly color.

  22. saysitopipi says:

    I just order about 6 zoya nail polishes since you rave about them and I have never tried them. I got lianne from this collection and Lo from the gossip one and a few from other old collections, so hopefully I love them and they look great!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Good girl re: name change of polish. When I first saw it I didn’t see it as “you” at all and I’m glad you allowed it to be named after someone who it “is”. I’m sure one of these days we will see a better attempt. I think Zoya just missed the mark on this collection. I’m not wow-ed.