So you know what comes to mind when the dreaded word “metallic” gets bandied about… stroke marks! Oh the horror! Seriously, I love the look of metallics but the uneven finish drives a perfectionist like me bonkers. I’m happy to report that while these aren’t completely stroke-free they are about as smooth as metallics can get. I think it’s because they aren’t what I think of as a traditional metallic. It looks as though each shade has a shimmery (not metallic) base infused with metallic micro-glitter.
In regards to application, each and every color in this collection flows like buttah and wow are they pigmented. I used two coats for each swatch though with some shades I could have gotten away with one. I am showing each polish at two angles so you can see the color with all its shimmer power and the base color as well.
Adina is the color that has been receiving the most buzz. Like the blogger it’s named after, Adina from Krasey Beauty, it is a unique flower. With its cool purple base and green shimmer Adina is a true duo-chrome, meaning it flashes different colors depending on the lighting and angle in which you view it. As much as I like the color, it doesn’t seem to flatter me but I’ll wear it anyway.
Based on early images, I wrote Adina off as a Ki dupe (like Zoya would ever be that lame, ha!) and was I ever wrong. Ki is an oilspill on the nails with its inky base and flashes of purple and green while Adina is much lighter and, I’ve got to say it, Scrangie-esque.
Reece is my surprise in this collection. I love it when a color sneaks up on me and this one certainly did that. I love the deep rose shade and the way the gold micro-glitter pops against it. It actually reminds me a lot of China Glaze Strawberry Fields only this is the non-glass flecked version.
Laney is a metallic silver that reflects different colors in the bottle, like a mirror, only on my hands it just looks tinged with green and not in a good way. In bright light, it’s a great smooth silver, which isn’t easy to find but, in low lighting it makes my hands look dead. Then again, that’s why I wear gold jewelry, silver makes me look washed out.
Happi is a deserving name for this popping pink. It’s very Hubba Bubba only with a gold flecked twist. Though of all the colors in this set, Happi’s gold micro-glitter shows up the least.
Gwin just might replace Lianne as my fave orange Zoya. It’s got that same gold-smattered Sunkist hue only this is much more pigmented. I love Lianne and always include it in my list of orange polish recs but the sheerness has always been its only downfall. Gwin definitely doesn’t have that issue.
Lana is a burnt orange-red with the gold glitter giving it a suntanned, baked feel. If I was ranking the polishes in terms of how much the glitter stands out, Lana would fall right behind Happi. It’s not all BAM sparkle with Lana, she’s a subtler lady.
The Zoya Reverie collection launches this month on Zoya.com and is available for pre-order NOW. Zoya polishes retail for $7/ea and can be found in salons nationwide. Find a salon near you with the Zoya Salon Locator.
How are you feeling about Reverie? Did the collection live up to your expectations? Surpass them? Disappoint? Which polishes will make their way to your collection?
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