Soft and Velvety or Sparkling Jewels - You Decide
By Melanie Parker
Zoya's Winter Matte collection does double duty as soft and velvety matte finished shades or as shiny and sparkly jewel-toned nail lacquers.
Veruschka is a evergreen velvet that covers well in two coats. Named after the legendary 6’3” glamazon model from the 60s and 70s, it is the star of the collection. This shade is lovely with a matte finish and really does remind me of a green velvet ribbon. Even if the matte finish is not your thing, you can use a top coat to make this polish shine and sparkle.
With one coat of Poshe top coat, Veruschka transforms into a brighter, shinier emerald microglittler polish that is just perfect for Fall and the upcoming holiday season. It’s shown here with my new favorite nail treatment by Palladio. I use the Palladio Moisture Surge Nail Repair in place of a base coat in the winter months. Even though my nails do not peel or split, they can use all the moisture they can get in the colder months. I bought this at Sally’s Beauty Supply and although it looks mint green in the bottle, it dries clear enough to wear under sheers. I am a big fan of Palladio herbal lipglosses, too. If you like sheer with a little sparkle, try Pink Candy.
Harlow is a raspberry shade that covers in one coat with the matte formula. Whereas, Savita is a darker purple and needs 2 coats to provide even coverage. They appear muted and chalky in their native matte finish.
It’s no surprise that I like Harlow and Savita much better with a top coat of Poshe, as well. Harlow’s fuchsia microglitter makes it interesting and unique. It reminds me of an amped up China Glaze Secrets. Truth be told, I do not like Barney purple polishes in crème or shimmer finishes, but if you do, Savita is quite a vivid hue. Purples and blues are hard to photograph and display on a monitor. In real life, Savita has no obvious blue tones. It’s a bright grape base with violet microglitter.
Zoya polishes are available at select nail salons and artofbeauty.com. Palladio products are available at Sally's Beauty Supply, head2tobeauty.com, and select nail salons.
Photos: Melanie Parker.
Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this review were individually purchased.