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Zoya Awaken Spring 2014 Collection Nail Polish Trend Alternatives

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Pastels are always on trend for Spring and Zoya released a new Spring 2014 collection named Awaken. It is a beautiful range of 7 new colors.
Zoya Awaken Spring 2014 Collection Nail Polish

Left to right the Zoya Awaken polishes pictured are:
Dot- full-coverage pink petal cream (Originally released as “Dot” for fashion designer Zang Toi’s SS14 collection).
Hudson- full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer.
Rebel- full-coverage blue sky metallic with a silver shimmer.
Brooklyn- full-coverage, white-gold shimmer metallic.
Dillon- full-coverage, green mint metallic with a silver shimmer.
Cole- full-coverage peach whisper cream (originally released during NYFW as Stella for Peter Som’s SS14 Collection).

full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. – See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Hudson-ZP722.html#sthash.fg84XORp.dpuf
full-coverage pink petal cream (originally released as Dot for fashion designer Zang Toi’s SS14 Collection). – See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.8TJWRmAY.dpuf
full-coverage pink petal cream (originally released as Dot for fashion designer Zang Toi’s SS14 Collection). – See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.8TJWRmAY.dpuf
full-coverage pink petal cream (originally released as Dot for fashion designer Zang Toi’s SS14 Collection). – See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.8TJWRmAY.dpuf

As much as I love Zoya polishes and this beautiful spring palette, I just don’t want to spend $64 on the new collection.  I thought I’d look in my current Zoya stash and see what I had that could compare.

I ended up with a really pretty combination although I couldn’t find anything comparable to the orange, yellow, or blue shades because I just don’t usually buy those colors.

Zoya Spring Polish Alternatives

Zoya Spring Polish Alternatives Apple (green), Happi (bright pink), Erika (milky pink peach), Julie (lavender)

Apple is a Luminous yellow-toned apple green packed with gold metallic sparkle. A dimensional green that’s clean and bright.
Happi is a Pink metallic duochrome. A frosty hint of gold creates a unique peachy-pink.
Erika is a soft, girly pale baby pink with lots of fine gold shimmer. A work appropriate soft pink with a shimmery twist.
Juile is a full-coverage, soft, wisteria purple metallic (no longer sold on Zoya’s website)

Zoya Spring Alternative Polishes swatched: Erika, Julie, Happi, Apple

Zoya Spring Alternative Polishes swatched:
Erika, Julie, Happi, Apple

I sampled these each on a nail and it looked happy and fun but some great 2-color combos for nail art would be:

Erika & JulieHappi & AppleJulie & Happi

 

Zoya Julie, Erika, Apple, Happi, Julie swatched on paper in sunlight

Zoya Julie, Erika, Apple, Happi, Julie swatched on paper in sunlight

I know I don’t have model-nails/hands like some of you! I did take these photos in sunlight and the colors on my screen are pretty true.  They all wore exactly like they look in the bottle with 2 coats over one coat of Zoya’s Get Even Ridge-filling basecoat (which is great BTW) so if you see them in person be assured that what you see is what you get with these!

I thought I’d get a little artsy and make you a rainbow for spring 🙂

I hope the flowers will be blooming soon wherever you are!

 What are your favorite spring nail colors?

Zoya Nail Polish Rainbow Art swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Rainbow Art swatch

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Zoya Nail Polish in Blair

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 Zoya Nail Polish BlairZoya Nail Polish in “Blair” is described on the Zoya site as

Zoya Nail Polish in Blair can be best described as: Cool blackened red with subtle hints of purple and smooth metallic shimmer. A cool-toned sister to Colbie- dramatic red with depth.

Family – Red
Finish – Metallic
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Tone – Cool

This polish came out exactly as described but does not look like the color in the bottle.  It does dry to a dark, purply red and in my opinion looks to be more of a wine-aubergine and reminds me of one of Mama’s old Ettienne Aigner bags.  It was opaque in 1 coat.  As pictured: 1 coat of Zoya Get Even ridge filling basecoat, 2 coats of Blair, and 2 coats of Orly Sec n Dry.

Zoya Nail Polish in BlairI bought this polish with my own money. I wasn’t compensated for the purchase or paid for linking to the products’ pages.

Zoya Nail Polish in Sarah

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Zoya Nail Polish Sarah Red

Zoya’s Polish in “Sarah” is described on the Zoya website as

Pearls of dark fuchsia, red-violet and ruby tones in a bright sparkle finish.  A very rich and different shade of cool red sparkle that will stand out in a crowd.

Family – Red
Finish – Metallic
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Tone – Cool

I just got it yesterday and it does look exactly as described and was opaque in 2 coats. Pictured with 1 coat of Zoya Get Even ridge-filling basecoat, 2 coats of polish, and 2 coats of Orly Sec n Dry.  I am cool-toned so I thought this would look good on me, and it does, but the real reason I got it was because it was apparently named after me 🙂

Zoya Nail Polish Sarah RedI bought this polish with my own money. I wasn’t compensated for the purchase or paid for linking to the products’ pages.