My name is Janice and I am a polish enthusiast. I’d like to thank Aprill for giving me the chance to blog again.
Back in 2009, I started a blog named Gettin’ Nailed and thus began my foray into online nail polish adventures. My collection ranges from common drugstore finds to high-end rarities. Over the years, I’ve owned over 2500 bottles but currently pared down to around 800.
We’re starting off the winter season right with Zoya Zenith Collection. It’s not the typical red/green/gold miasma with glitter but an assortment of foil, holographic and glitter that will look great at any holiday and New Year’s celebration.
**All polishes were applied with three coats with the exception of Mosheen, which is one coat over a base color.**
Seraphina is a silver foil/crème hybrid. Silver foil particles are suspended in a dove gray base. The crème base sets Seraphina apart from other silver foils.
I compared Cassedy with another fall 2013 foil, OPI Haven’t The Foggiest and CND Vinylux Steel Gate. Cassedy is darker with larger foil particles than Haven’t The Foggiest. Steel Gate, a close relative of Chanel Graphite, is markedly greener than Cassedy due to the combination of charcoal and gold particles.
Belinda is a purple shimmer with pink and blue sparkle. I have a confession: I’m not a big shimmer fan. It’s very rare I get worked up about one but Belinda is an exception. It’s a very rich, vibrant purple and screams “Opulence—I haz it.” Too bad it doesn’t come with a miniature pet giraffe.
At first glance I assumed Belinda to be close to Pretty Serious Poltergeist Puddle. The base color is similar but PP has a heavy glass-flecked sparkle.
Payton and Dream are jellies with suspended holographic particles. They’re not true holographic polishes such as the China Glaze OMG or Kaleidoscope collections but closer to the LA Colors holographic polishes.
Payton and Dream were also photographed outside due to the lack of rainbow effect under the light box.
Fun fact: Aprill’s light box helped me get back into swatching. My daytime hours tend to be busy so I needed something reliable indoors without spending lots of money. If you’re looking for a DIY project, it’s a great one! Unlike Aprill, I resorted to my husband’s hacksaw for sawing out the plastic.
Mosheen is also gorgeous over lighter pastels such as OPI What’s With The Cattitude.
While Zenith isn’t the typical holiday collection, it accurately captures the winter season’s contrast of dark and light with a splash of sparkle. It’s very versatile and is great year-round.
I can’t wait to show you more swatches in the near-future! Stay tuned for more goodies