Zoya Focus Collection and Hocus Focus Nail Art

Are you ready for some sickeningly sweet cremes? Sadly, they're not particularly good tasting. Trust me, I tried. They're the other half to Zoya's newest collection pair, Focus and Flair. As I mentioned in my review of the Flair collection, my heart was really more drawn to Focus, so let's check that out today.

I'd seen a fantastic dark to light gradient on Pinterest in the past (this one here) and wanted to duplicate that at some point, but I really loved the idea of two colors from this collection, Hannah and Lidia, together. So I sponged on a gradient with the two and embellished it with some skull charms from my collection. I believe the charms were from Born Pretty Store and Winstonia, but they don't appear to have these particular charms anymore.

I call this nail art "Hocus Focus".

Hocus Focus
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See how well the two shades blend with each other, even with my not-so-on-point gradient? I guess I just need to do more gradients! I didn't adhere the skulls with anything other than top coat, because I knew I would be taking this off for more swatching.

Now let's look at Hannah, Lidia, and the rest of the girls from Focus up close!

Zoya - Charli
Zoya - Charli
First is Charli (2 coats). I think Charli is much prettier to me than the Flair counterparts Aggie and Tris. It's a unique army green putty creme with excellent coverage. In fact, all of the Focus collection has fantastic coverage, but I was surprised by this one in particular.

Zoya - Hannah
Zoya - Hannah
Hannah (2 coats) was a surprise as well! Sometimes, when reds are so bright, they lose opacity and appear sheer, even after two even coats. But Hannah applied beautifully, and is now a favorite maraschino cherry red of mine.

Zoya - Sia
Zoya - Sia
Ok...this color is regal as hell! Sia (2 coats) makes me want to swing from the chandeliers it's so stunning! (See what I did there?) It's the most royal blue I've ever swatched. It literally looks like the picture of the swatch in person. Damn!



Zoya - Desiree
Zoya - Desiree
Remember when I warned you not to eat these? It's hard to avoid Desiree (2 coats) because it looks like such a luscious dark chocolate, melted perfectly on my nails. I stick to what I said though...it doesn't taste good.

Zoya - Janel
Zoya - Janel
I'm a little upset that there were two reds in Focus, but to be fair, they are different. Janel (2 coats) is less maraschino, and more cherry pie; it's a darker and deeper red.

Zoya - Lidia
Zoya - Lidia
Finally, Lidia (2 coats), which was the other half of the gradient, is a deep mulberry creme. A pretty obvious fall color.

I really appreciated a few colors in this collection (Charli and Sia in particular), but then felt a little let down by a few others. Although they're beautiful, they didn't feel unique to me. That could be because of my overly huge collection though.

Focus and Flair can both be purchased from Zoya directly here, or wherever Zoya is sold.

1 comment :

  1. I love the most Charlie. This is a fantastic collection!

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