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Zoya Twist Collection for Spring 2009

moxie, malia, barbie, cassi, jo, harley, zoya, twist, spring 2009, nail color, nail colour, nail polish, nail lacquerYou kids know how into the whole gray trend I’ve been. Since last spring, I’ve told anyone who will listen about how amazingly cool gray looks on nails. Of course it didn’t really hit until last fall (look at me being ahead of the game!) and I’m pleased to see it carrying over to spring in Zoya’s newest collection, Twist.

Like I mentioned in the preview, when I look at Twist, I see a light and airy version of fall’s big trends with a cranberry splash and two traditional pinks thrown in for good measure. Berry lips were big last fall and now we’re seeing that translated to tips for spring. Both OPI and Sally Hansen included a berry creme in their collections. An interesting “twist” for sure.

Let’s start with my obvious fave – Harley. Harley is a warm mid-tone gray shimmer. The light bronze ribbons of shimmer keep this one from being too cool for the olive skinned girls to pull off. If you haven’t tried gray yet, this is one you’ll definitely fall for.
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Harley’s closest living relative is OPI “Sheer” Your Toys though SYT is a bit more blue-gray. I showed it next to Sephora by OPI Run With It! just for comparison’s sake but as you can see, they’re very different animals.
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Malia is about as light as I can delve into purples with my skin tone. It’s not love at first sight but it’s a far cry better than what lavender does to me. Malia’s violet hue looks warm next to my skin even though it’s much cooler toned in the bottle. This one gave me some streakiness during application though I was able to smooth it out with very steady strokes.
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Moxie is a dream to apply. Zoya’s creme formula tends to give me issues due to its thicker viscosity but Moxie flowed on perfectly. This bold berry really stands out against the other shades in this collection, making it the odd man out yet refreshingly unexpected at the same time.
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Moxie isn’t the most unique girl at the party with Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Beet Stain and OPI Miami Beet (from the upcoming South Beach collection) as convincing dupes but I can say that she applies better than the Sally Hansen and is more pigmented than the OPI.
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Cassi is a salmon pink shimmer. A nice warm pink for conservative girls and pink fans alike. Two coats gave nice, even coverage.
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Barbie looks exactly as the name implies, Malibu Barbie pink. It totally reminds me of the pink Barbie convertible I had as a child. Vibrant and cool-toned, there is a subtle hint of shimmer in the bottle but on the nail it’s barely apparent.
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Jo is the other big winner in Twist. A total jackpot of a blue. I’d dare to call it cornflower but the subtle way it leans towards purple keeps me from doing so. Whatever you call it, it’s unique, stunning and totally unlike any polish I own. Like Gabriel Byrne said to Winona Ryder (as Jo) at the end of Little Women, “such a little name for such a person,” Zoya’s Jo is such a color.
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The Zoya Twist collection is available online at and at salons and spas across the country. Check the salon locator on Zoya’s website to track one down.

So what do we think? What are you loving? Hating? Indifferent about?

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  1. Chrissy says:

    Cassi, Jo, and Harley – LOVE them! If I was actually going to purchase, I’d probably buy Cassi first as it differs the most from others in my collection. I already have tons of blues and grays, so technically I don’t “need” any more of those :)

  2. Emily says:

    is there a resemblance between malia and china glaze spontaneous?

  3. Mimi says:

    can you compare Malia with some other purples of that shade? thanks!

  4. csuthetaphi says:

    I like this collection a lot. Very pleasantly surprised!

  5. Tiffany says:

    that gray is PERFECT!! i am in love with every one of these colors. will be purchasing this collection. thanks always for the great reviews and pictures.

  6. wonderlandchick says:

    I might need to buy Jo and Harley.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The picture of Jo reminds me of L’Oreal Blue Laguna. I wonder how similar they actually are in real life

  8. Alishia says:

    If you had to pick between Harley and the MAC Hello Kitty grey – I know one is more shimmer and the other is solid – which would you pick?

  9. Anonymous says:

    I have Cassi, Harley and Moxie. The shimmer in cassi is very pretty, but this color is just not me. I love the other two!

  10. Down Comforter says:

    Love ‘Jo’ – really nice periwinkle-y shade :)

  11. CincyFan says:

    Chrissy – sounds like you have my kind of collection going there.

    Emily – I don’t believe I own Spontaneous. I’ll check and let you know.

    Mimi – I don’t have any other purples that shade. I tend to stick to bright or dark purples

    Csuthetaphi – Hey buddy! Well you know you’re more than welcome to come over and borrow anytime. :)

    Tiffany – you’re welcome. It is pretty perfect. Loves it!

    Wonderlandchick – if you do, let me know what you think.

  12. CincyFan says:

    Anon#1 – You know, Patti who writes for Blogdorf Goodman said the same thing to me. I believe they are close, I just don’t have Blue Laguna to compare

    Alishia – Hmm, that’s a hard one. You’re talking about a decorated HK bottle with gray goodness inside vs. a beautiful shimmer. I can’t choose!

    Anon#2 – Two out of three ain’t bad. :) Hopefully you have a friend or family member that will love Cassi.

    Down Comforter – It’s a really unique shade of blue. Did you pick up a bottle?

  13. Jason says:

    Harley rocks – for men too! I bought a bottle from Art of Beauty after seeing it on your site and it looks great on my toes (only place I wear nail polish).

    Thank you for the great reviews and new color previews Cincy!

  14. Alison says:

    They’re really pretty, I notice you compared with miami beet from OPI south beach colection. Can’t wait for your swatches of these!

  15. dreamwisp says:

    I bought Moxie, hoping for the perfect berry creme, and, agreed, it applies like a dream, but it is far too fuscia-y for my ultra-pale skintone. I may swap it out for Jo or Harley.

  16. Cee says:

    Thanks for showing Harley compared to Sephora OPIs Run With It. At first glance of your swatch I was hoping that it was not similar

  17. MakeupArtistLisa says:

    MALIA LOOK SOO GORGEOUS ON FAIR/PALE/LIGHT/WHITE skintones! it looks soooooo lovely!

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