Zoya Mirrors Collection

    Good morning, Dear Reader!

    After I thought I was all done yesterday, a set of Zoya's Mirror Collection sent for review arrived, and I have swatches of them for you today.  This is a really cool collection - each of them applied really beautifully, the one I'm wearing dried well in reasonable time, and they're fun to look at.

    All of these are base coat, two coats of color, and top coat, and I let each dry for a few minutes before taking a picture in sunlight.  There's no real significance to the order of the swatches.  Now that you know all of that, let's look at pretties.

    Tao, which Zoya describes as "smoky slate gray metallic", is what I'd call a light gunmetal shimmer, and a good one.

    Zoya Tao
    Zoya Tao Nail Polish, Two Coats

    I'd agree with Zoya that Marina is "smoky steel blue," but I say it's a shimmer and not so much metallic.

    Zoya Marina
    Zoya Marina Nail Polish, Two Coats


    Nimue is called "smoky rich thistle metallic", and and strange as it sounds, I think "smoky thistle" is the best description of Nimue, a shimmer.  A technical difficulty resulted in less nails swatched for this one.

    Zoya Nimue
    Zoya Nimue Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Zoya says Neeka is "sparkly amethyst purple  metallic," it's a bit deeper purple than Nimue and has little gold glitter.  Neeka is right along the lines of Sally Hansen Salon Arabian Night from a collection Tracy Reese did with them a few years ago.

    Zoya Neeka
    Zoya Neeka Nail Polish, Two Coats

    The other with glitter just like that in Neeka is Yara, where it's in an olive green shimmer base.

    Zoya Yara
    Zoya Yara Nail Polish, Two Coats


    These five are all lovely, but I think almost any polish would pale in comparison to Zoya Jem.  It's described as "sparkly fandango pink metallic," but mine's nothing like fandango pink at all.  It's a fantastic red plum shimmer, and there's something about the shimmer in it that makes it look just like cool custom car paint.  It makes me think of a neighbor I had when I was a teenager who was terribly proud of his IROC-Z.  The custom paint job even included his name on the driver's door - too bad it was spelled wrong... Anyhow, this is Zoya Jem - see if it transports you back to the days of watching a whole bunch of guys trying to construct an entire car out of Bondo.

    Zoya Gem
    Zoya Gem Nail Polish, Two Coats

    I think the whole Mirrors Collection is excellent (Zoya's really been making great colors), but Jem put it over the top.  Jem is one amazing nail polish.

    That's what I know about Zoya Mirrors, so until next time, Dear Reader, love and nail polish to you!

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