Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Zoya Awaken and Monet Collection Swatch and Review

**Press Sample**
Hello Lovelies! Happy Tuesday, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I've got for you, swatches and my review of the new Zoya Awaken Collection with the new Monet topper.

First up, is Cole. Cole is described as a "full-coverage peach whisper cream." I used 3 thin coats for my swatch here. The formula was a little streaky but the third coat evened it out perfectly. My camera had a hard time picking up the true color of this polish but with a tad bit of editing my photo is pretty true to the color it comes out on the nail. Topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up, we have Rebel. Rebel is described as "full-coverage blue sky metallic with a silver shimmer." I don't see a lot of silver shimmer in the bottle, I pick up a lot of pink and green shimmer as you can see in the photos.

I used two coats of Rebel topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up is Hudson. Hudson is described as "a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer." Again, the shimmer I pick up is pink and green. I used two coats of Hudson topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up is Brooklyn. Brooklyn is described as "full-coverage, white-gold shimmer metallic." Oh man, this polish was less than easy to use. The color was extremely streaky and the metallic is more of a frost.

For Brooklyn I used 2 coats topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up is Dillon. Dillon is described as "a full-coverage, green mint metallic with a silver shimmer." Once again, I picked up pink and green shimmer in my swatches.

I used 2 coats of Dillon topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up, we have Dot. Dot is best described as "a full-coverage pink petal cream." I love this pink, it's definitely a great pallet cleanser.

I used three thin coats of Dot topped with HK Girl Topcoat. This one, like Cole, was streaky but evened out after the third coat.

Lastly, we have Monet. Monet is best described as "a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper."

I used one coat of Monet over Hudson. I love the effect this had. I tried it over several of the polishes but I loved the way it looked over Hudson best.

Overall, I absolutely adore this collection. The colors are perfect for spring, and makes me wish I lived somewhere other than Arizona, since most of the time we go straight from Winter to Summer ;). The ones I loved most were definitely the shimmers, because of how pretty they were and how easily applied. My favorite of the entire collection is Rebel, because it is so unlike anything I have in my collection.

You can purchase the Awaken collection from Zoya here, each bottle retails for $9 and Monet retails for $10.

Do you have a favorite of the collection or be purchasing any of these colors?

Until Next Time!

**Press Sample**


  1. I like Cole. Not sure I find these shades too unique or too fit for spring though...