Hello my dears, how's it going? I wanted to show you a fun little set from Zoya today. It was part of a promotion they did a while ago where you could get any three full-size polishes for $15 (which included shipping) plus an exclusive mini trio of shades that hadn't been available for purchase previously. I obviously jumped at that opportunity. I picked up a few shades I had previously purged from my stash and one new to me, but you'll see those another day. This post is about the mystery shades!
These three shades were created for Peter Som A/W 2014. I actually quite liked them when I saw them in posts back then, but I have to admit when I saw them in real life I was less than enthused. I suppose I (and a lot of other folks) had expected something more bright and exciting? I don't know, but definitely something we had never seen before from Zoya. Since I've tried them however, I have come around again and I actually really enjoyed them.
First is Charlotte, a camel toned nude crème with a slight green undertone. It was thin but creamy, and opaque in two coats. I don't know if it's the best nude shade against my skin tone but I like its simplicity.
This is Anais, one of my favorite names, a motor oil kinda color. It's almost black, but slightly brown and charcoal-y with a vein of silvery shimmer and super micro teeny copper bits. It's similar to OPI Queen of the Road. This had a thin formula too, but was easy to apply and opaque in two coats.
Severine is the last shade, it's a pewterish pale gold metallic that is slightly brush-strokey, but I actually don't mind that. This went on like a dream, also opaque in two coats. I liked this much more than i expected to.
I don't think I've ever tried Zoya mini bottles but I quite like them! They have a good amount of polish in them (0.25 fl oz) and the brush is not too small to get a good application. Unfortunately these three shades are not available for purchase on the Zoya website right now, I'm not sure if they ever will be. However, you may be able to find them on blog sales or places like Storenvy. Were you one of the many folks who took advantage of this promotion? Regardless, what do you think of these minis?
Have an awesome weekend!