I recently received the Zoya Whisper Collection, Transitional 2016 to review and I was enamored with the soft pastel cremes. I wanted to have better cuticles for these photos, but I just had to get this polish on my nails and show the world. I hope you all have been enjoying this collection as much as I have.
On to the swatches!
Zoya April is described as a "light, rosy-toned neutral that is a modern take on blush." This is definitely a cool-leaning nude, and went sort of beige pink on me - blush is a perfect description. This photo is 2 coats, no top coat. This had a thicker formula, but dries super shiny. Again please forgive me for those cuticles!
Next up is Zoya Cala, which is "a soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones." Except mine. This was straight up bleachy camel on me, and it made me look red and kind of awful. This was definitely my least favorite in the collection because it just doesn't look good on me. In addition, I was having some issues with the polish bubbling on me, but that could have been the cold that Ohio has been experiencing lately. This is 2 coats, and the formula was thinner than April. Dries very shiny!
Zoya Eastyn made me inhale sharply when putting it on. Easton is "a subtle greyed grape that is more interesting than mauve." My notes described it as a bleached mauve, kind of a greyed-out purple taupe. Really interesting color and I think it was much more flattering to my (very red this time of year) skin tone. :) This formula was amazing and this polish had 1-coat potential for me. This is two coats, and it dried very shiny. Easily one of my favorites in the collection. Easily.
I am a fan of green in general, it's my favorite color, so I figured I'd love Zoya Ireland. And I did. Zoya describes this as "a uniquely wearable green" and I'd have to agree. I noted that this was a muted sage green, sort of pistachio. Of course this made my skin go a bit red, but I didn't care because it was so beautiful. Soft and understated, yet bright enough to make me want spring. This had a thin but workable formula, and I found it very self-leveling and shiny at the finish. This was 2 coats, but one might do if you were careful and have short nails like me.
Zoya Lake is a "softened blue that gives the effect of serene water with just a hint of vibrancy to preserve its luminosity." (Gawd, I love the Zoya copywriters for this collection.) This came off as a slightly dusty robin's-egg-blue for me, and there were even hints of a steel grey tone coming through. This was surprisingly bright for being such a soft shade. I found this one to have a thin but workable formula, and it did go on patchy on the first coat. This is not in my top 3, but definitely gets an honorable mention. 2 coats, no top coat.
Rounding out the collection was Zoya Misty, "an easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with just a touch of green to make it daring." I chuckled at Zoya's description of this because I looked at it after I made my notes about the polish - I noted "army green taupe tan, a lot of shades at once. Tan nude?" Hahaha. At any rate, this is sort of taupe, sort of nude, sort of green, and I LOVE IT. It was a surprise favorite for me. This had a fantastic formula and shown here is two coats with no topcoat.
So there you have it, the Zoya Whisper Transitional collection! I knew not to think that these muted colors were meh, as Zoya cremes are some of my favorite formulas and colors in my entire collection. My top three were definitely Eastyn, Ireland, and Misty, with Lake getting an honorable mention. Did you pick anything up from the collection? What did you get, and what are you eyeing if you haven't? The collection is available, of course, at Zoya.com for $10.00 each.
Thanks for forgiving my dry red cuticles and hands, I promise they're looking great now that I have time to sit and write this. And I think I'll be posting more creative stuff on my blog!
Thanks for reading and have a great Valentine's Day (Galentine's Day too)!