On the docket tonight is actually a spring collection from Zoya, called Petals. It's a very feminine collection with colors you'd absolutely expect in a collection of that name. Pinks, purples and corals, plus a ton of shimmer and glitter. However, I do think that for a collection of six, for four of them to be a variation on pink or coral was a bit overkill. And I did have some trouble with one of the colors, but I'll get to that soon. First, the nail art!
|Trolling for Petals|
Zoya Petals Collection Swatches
|Zoya - Aster|
Aster (2 thick coats) is the most unique color in Petals. It's a lavender jelly with iridescent angel dust shimmer. I needed thick coats, or would have done at least 3 thin ones to get full coverage.
|Zoya - Azalea|
Azalea (2 thick coats) needed to be laid on thick too. It's a hot pink shimmer with an excess of sparkle. It's a 5-year old diva princess's dream polish.
|Zoya - Laurel|
Laurel (2 coats) needed thickness as well, but I like the end result. It's a baby pink creme with just the slightest hint of rainbow shimmer. The sparkle is so small, it's even fainter than Northern Lights.
|Zoya - Leia|
Remember the color I mentioned I had a problem with earlier? Leia (2 coats) is it. As you can see, I didn't put any base down before Leia. On its own, its iridescent shimmer is very yellowing, simply because that's the effect the shimmer creates. Now, layer it over another color, and you get less of the diseased drag queen look. That's why for the nail art, it went on top of another, more opaque white. I can't stand it on its own in any light! Clearly, it's a topper.
|Zoya - Tulip|
Tulip (2 coats) has the same faint shimmer that Laurel has, but the color of the creme polish is more of a pale salmon.
|Zoya - Zahara|
I don't think Zahara (2 coats) is built for long nails. This jelly is a peachy orange glitterfest, but it's quite sheer. I'd personally be upset if I got a mani and that much of my nail showed through. So if you buy it, build it up with more layers than I did here.
Final thoughts on Petals are somewhat negative actually. The color variance is very ho-hum, and the formulas really bothered me. Some do make awesome transitions for Troll Doll hair though. If you are interested though, you can pick up Petals from Zoya here.
The products in this post were given for review purposes. The reviews are based entirely on my experience with the products and were in no way influenced by anyone.