Sunday, September 2, 2012
Zoya Fall 2012 Collection - Diva
Diva is technicially a fall release however it looks like an early holiday release to me, Diva contains a shimmery deep red polish and that shade automatically makes me think of the shades that I wear all the time around the holidays. Deep reds with a shimmer finish also look great in the fall months, some of the best shades remind me of fall leaves and I always wear a shimmery red from Deborah Lippmann during the fall months and then switch over the best selling Ruby Pumps shade from China Glaze. I am interested to see if the red in this collection is more fall leaves or holiday parties.
Each fo the shades in the Diva line up contains shades that are either a shimmer or a metallic finish, I think that these shades will be more covetable than those in the Designer line. Most of these shades are very unique and I rarely seen any that are even close to some of these. The shimmery versions will be harder to pull off and they are not for faint of heart. Personally, I would start out by wearing the shades from Designer on my nails and then the shades from Diva on my toe nails. Once I got more comfortable with the more dramatic finish, I would start wearing the Designer shades on my nails.
Here is the Designer collection from Zoya!
Elisa - bright shining medium crimson red with subtle gold shimmer and a glowing metallic finish (cool)
Suri - medium blue-toned purple with delicate red and blue shimmer and a smooth metallic finish (cool)
Song - bold vibrant medium primary blue with silver and blue glittery metallic sparkle (cool)
Ray - dark blackened pine green with smooth delicate silver and green frost shimmer (cool)
FeiFei - medium steel blue base with heavy gold, blue, and pink iridescent metallic sparkle (cool)
Daul - medium red-toned purple base with heavy purple and gold iridescent metallic sparkle (cool)
This is the only one of the three collections so far that I am considering buying the sampler set, I love all six of these shades and I actually want to order all six of them. It only makes sense for me to order the set and to make sure that I can get my hands on every single shade. Elisa is my favorite of the shades, this is one of the few red shimmers that I have seen that have a subtle gold shimmer mixed into the formula, most reds with shimmer have a ton of gold or silver shimmer in and this shade is much more subtle. I really love this shade and would wear it all through the fall and winter months. Song is my second favorite shade, I love metallic blues so of course I would want to order this shade, I feel that I can never have too many good navy shades!
The above two shades are my favorites but I still really want all the shades in this collection, this collection is a strong series of shades for both the fall and then well into the holiday season!
photo courtesy of Zoya