Zoya Gems & Jewels Holiday Nail Polish Collection - IZZY, KISSY, NOEL, TWILA, HOLLY, RINA Swatches and Review

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To celebrate Holiday 2011, Zoya has released their Gems & Jewels Collection. This collection contains 6 polishes - Izzy, Kissy, Noel, Twila, Holly, and Rina.

Each Jewel shade (Izzy, Noel, Holly) is coordinated with a Gem shade (Kissy, Twila, Rina) for instant holiday glitz. Mix them up for a nice pop of color.

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(L-R: Izzy, Kissy, Noel, Twila, Holly, Rina)

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From the Zoya Website:

Zoya Nail Polish presents 3 new jewel toned metallic shimmer polishes and 3 glitzy, glitter glazes (featuring unique bar glitter) for an extra special holiday and winter 2011 season!

The Zoya gems & jewels collection allows for multiple looks!
• Wear the full coverage, jewel toned shades alone for a classic metallic shimmer look!
• Wear the glitzy, glitter glazes alone for a hint of glitz.
• Wear several layers of the glitzy, glitter glazes for a unique textured glitz nail look.
• Layer the the glazes over the shimmers to a totally glam nail jewelry look.
• Layer the glitzy, glitter glazes over other colors to create a totally unique look that is all your own (hint - hint: silver, gold, white and black totally rock under the glazes!).

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(Izzy, Kissy)

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(Izzy)

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(Izzy topped with Kissy (pointer and middle fingers), Rina (ring finger), Twila (pinky finger))

Izzy is a really gorgeous fuchsia (yes, another fuchsia!) that was opaque in ONE COAT. Yes, you read that right, no need to go back. One coat.

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(Noel, Twila)

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(Noel)

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(Noel topped with Kissy (pinky finger), Rina (ring finger), Twila (pointer & middle finger))

Noel is ice queen blue and went on fairly well. It was opaque in 2 coats.

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(Holly, Rina)

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(Holly)

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(Holly topped with Rina (pointer and middle fingers), Twila (ring finger), Kissy (pinky finger))

Holly is a really beautiful emerald green. It's likely you have one similar, but if not, this is a good one to pick up. It was almost opaque in one coat, but I ended up using two so I could cover some light spots.

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(Kissy, Twila, Rina - 2 coats)

All in all, this is an ok collection. Noel topped with Kissy would make a nice 4th of July mani, but collectively they look best with their corresponding shade. Personally, I would have liked it better if Zoya would have given the Gems a more opaque base and made 6 thick bar glitter polishes. Now that would be gorg. I think a Gem polish in a silver, a gold, and a purple added in would have been fab.... nix the Jewels.

Polishes from the Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection can be purchased alone for $8 each, as a set of six for $48, or in 2 seperate trios (one for Gems, one for Jewels) for $24 each.

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