Zoya Sparkle Collection

    Good evening, Dear Reader!

    As I mentioned this morning, I received samples of Zoya's Sparkle Collection for Summer 2010 yesterday, and so I'm back with swatches of them. As the name would suggest, all six are glitters, and I used two coats of each. They're not standard glitters, they're more like a ton of glass fleck bits in a matching base. The applications was about average, I'd say - it took a bit of effort on the first coat to make it thick enough to need only two coats, but it wasn't some giant ordeal or anything. The second coat went on well, the drying time is good, and the dry manicure I did with one is relatively smooth. The official release date of the Sparkle Collection is today.

    I took the pictures in sunlight, and five are swatches, one is a complete manicure with top coat. I'll again use alphabetical order because there are just too many cool ones here to rank them by preference.

    I'm leaving out the fact that they're glitters in describing the colors since I told you all six are the same and described the glitter above - I have faith that you can retain that information for the time required to read one page. Zoya calls all of these metallic in their descriptions, I would not. The base nail polish seems to have some shimmer (I just took one out and opened it to check), but it's hard to see clearly through all the glitter bits. I definitely wouldn't call these metallic though. You can decide for yourself what you think.

    Alegra is a vivid fuchsia described by Zoya as "fuchsia pink sparkling metallic" (I almost matched the press release on that one!).

    Zoya Alegra Nail Polish from the Zoya Sparkle Collection
    Zoya Alegra
    Zoya Alegra Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Charla is a real stunner, a bright teal which Zoya calls "tropical blue sparkling metallic."

    Zoya Charla Nail Polish from the Zoya Sparkle Collection
    Zoya Charla
    Zoya Charla Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Gilda is a striking hot pink which Zoya calls "fashion pink sparkling metallic" (another near match!).

    Zoya Gilda Nail Polish from the Zoya Sparkle Collection
    Zoya Gilda
    Zoya Gilda Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Ivanka is another standout, a bright green described by Zoya as "mermaid green sparkling metallic."

    Zoya Ivanka Nail Polish from the Zoya Sparkle Collection
    Zoya Ivanka
    Zoya Ivanka Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Mimi, a royal purple, is the complete manicure with top coat. Zoya also calls this "royal purple..."

    Zoya Mimi Nail Polish from the Zoya Sparkle Collection
    Zoya Mimi
    Zoya Mimi Nail Polish, Two Coats

    The last one, Nidhi, is a great red that Zoya calls a "rich red..."

    Zoya Nidhi Nail Polish from the Zoya Sparkle Collection
    Zoya Nidhi
    Zoya Nidhi Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Today you've seen both Sparkle and Flash from Zoya, and there's not a loser in the bunch. Sparkle, like Flash, is made up of a good variety of bold shades that still look like a collection when put together, and the finish of the Flash colors is unique. The official release date for both is today, and they're available on Zoya's site.

    That's all for today, Dear Reader. Until tomorrow, love and nail polish to you!

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