Feb 16, 2015

Zoya veltvet collection: Matte is back!


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Hello Sweeties! How was your weekend? Did you spend a nice Valentine's day? Today I bring you athe awesome Zoya Matte Velvet colection. Zoya has re-edit two past matte collections and a matte Velvet topcoat for this growing trend of matte nails.


Here you are the ultra chic Zoya Matte velvet collection, six sultry shades you'll have hard time chosing from!

Zoya Loredana: A medium gunmetal grey, packed with silvery shimmer and a velvety finish.This shade gives the nails the appearance of brushed steel. Application was super easy.



Zoya Savita: bold, vibrant medium purple with strong red and gold shimmer 



 Zoya Dovima: matte black with silver shimmer.



Zoya Posh: A medium cool-toned wine red with metallic red shimmer .



Zoya Harlow: a medium violet with strong silver shimmer.



Zoya Veruschka: A deep evergreen garnished with strong metallic shimmer



All the swatches show two coats over a basecoat, but obviously without topcoat. The matte formula is one that tends to dry fast, so it does not allow for multiple brush strokes, or they will show. It takes very little to get used to, and once dried the effect is so chic! In this collection I find that Savita, Harlow and Veruschka to have slightly better formulation and consitency than the others, thus they're applied more easily. I found Dovima to be a little too thin in the first coat, and the brush seemed to "slip" on the basecoat leaving a not very even coat. But the second coat covered it all and the surface looked perfectly smooth. If you find it difficult to apply, just skip the base coat, and you'll see how much easier it becomes! In fact Zoya recommends avoiding base coat and of course topcoat. But I almost NEVER skip base coat, it worked fine for me all the same!

Which I particularly appreciate of Zoya polishes lately is the fact the are specially indicated for pregnant women! These beauties, as all zoya products are toxin free formula, are cruelty free and Big5Free certified. That means these nail polishes and the ingredients are never tested on animals, do not have any animal derived ingredients and are also completely free of Formaldehyde, Resin Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phatalate (BBP) and Camphor.


So what do you think of this collection? If you like any of the Zoya polishes, remember Zoya Switzerland has strongly discounted the Fall and Winter collection from 2014, including the  the Matte Velvet collection (CHF 15,50 instead of CHF 21). Also entering my exclusive code POLISHEDPOLYGLOT_FAN during the checkout for an extra 20% discount!
Love,
Nati

36 comments

  1. Di questa collezione ne avevo presi diversi (mi mancano solo Loredana e Harlow) quando erano usciti nella loro versione "originale". Dicono che sia migliorata la formulazione, ma io onestamente con una base rubber mi trovavo bene già da prima. Dicono anche siano leggermente cambiati alcuni colori, ma per quelli in mio possesso non vedo differenze, forse il mio Veruschka è un pelo più scuro, ma potrebbe semplicemente dipendere dalla luce solare con cui hai fatto le foto.
    Comunque, saranno rognosetti da stendere e dureranno poco, ma io li trovo davvero elegantissimi!

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    1. Certo Cristina! veramente belli da vedere!
      Ho Veruschka e Harlow in versione originale e sono identici a questi! Secondo me non ne hanno migliorato la formulazione, o forse di quelli piu scuri, ma non saprei.

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  2. They are all very pretty, but Posh and Savita are just gorgeous!

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  3. Woew, they're gorgeous each and everyone of them, love the matte finish. :-)

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    1. I am so glad you like them Ann-Sofie :)

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  4. Veruschka is my favorite here! I don't think I've tried a matte nail polish at all! The closest thing I've tried is an OPI liquid sand. Loved the shade but didn't feel the need to collect more :)

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    1. hey Sunny, Veruschka is gorgeous and so sophisticated! I bet it look great on you. You should give a try to matte, it is a big trend this year ;)

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  5. Son una auténtica pasada! Mira que no soy de esmaltes mates, pero estos me parecen la mar de chulos!
    un besote

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    1. la verdad que si, esta colección está muy lograda! besos!

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  6. This collection is one by one absolutely gorgeous. Because I am a very big green polish fan of course my favorite one is Veruschka. But how can I not like such a vibrant and amazing purple shade as Savita or a classy gray like Loredana :)) Love your swatches!
    Have a fantastic week!

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  7. se ven bien, pero creo que con uñas largas

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    1. si, claro, pero mis pobre uñas no han crecido bastante, jajaja

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    2. Las mis crecen bien pero las mantengo medianas, no muy largas porque me estorban al corregir. ademas soy un poco torpe, osea que me puedo aruñar si estoy descuidada.

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  8. I am soooooo in love with this collection! The finish is to die for! Dovima and Veruschka are my two favorites.

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    1. Me too! and now I can't wait for the spring matte shades ;)

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  9. I am loving each color! Wow. I haven't tried any matte nail polishes yet.. I don't know why.. but this collection makes me want to try it so badly :) just lovely!

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    1. You should definitely try! they are lovely indeed :)

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  10. OMG, I need to get these, Natalia, they are all so stunning! I have never tried anything from Zoya but I will be picking a couple of these up!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Zoya is really a great brand, you should try them out!

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  11. Questa collezione era davvero bellissima, io ho il Veruschka versione originale :)

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    1. si, anch'io! sono contenta che l'abbiano re-editata cosi ho potuto avere anche gli altri :)

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  12. Very beautiful colors! I like very much the red one ;D

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    1. I'm glad you like it! I wore the red one for Valentine's day and my hubby was very pleased! (he loves red)

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    2. ha ha..My boyfriend also likes when I wear red nail polish ;D

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  13. Cavolo se sono belli!!! Io ho solo due Zoya presi al Cosmoprof :) mi piacerebbe avere questi matt, sono favolosi!

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  14. son belli proprio tutti, soprattutto il viola!

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  15. Me matas, que bellos son todos!!!! ♥♥♥

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  16. Such a lovely collection! I like these kind of finishes and I love your photos :-D

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  17. They're all beautiful but I have a special thing for Toledana... wow! Great swatches! Thank you, Natalia! :)

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  18. Loredana e Savita mi piacciono particolarmente, ora come ora :) Mi fa strano non vedere nemmeno un blu, in questa collezione :O

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  19. They are all really beautiful and I love matte finish :-) Maybe my favourite could be Savita :-)

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  20. Me encanta Dovima que color tan bello

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