Monday, November 18, 2013

Manicure Monday: Zoya in Aurora, Ornate Collection (Winter 2012)

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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A friend gifted me a Zoya nail polishes.

I took this picture from my Instagram. I realized I never did a thorough review of the Zoya polishes other than PixieDust; Zoya PixieDust in Beatrix and Zoya PixieDust in Stevie. Since their different in textures, I thought I should do one for holographic/normal polishes. For this post, I will review the polish first left from the bottom row.
Product Review: Zoya Nail Polish in Aurora

Where to purchase: ULTA and online at
Price: $8 for 0.5 fl oz/ 15 mL

Made in USA

Description from the website: Zoya Nail Polish in Aurora can be best described as a full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. The rainbow holographic sparkle turns this plum purple into something truly capt.

Family - Purple, Plum
Finish - Holographic
Intensity - 5 (1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque)
Tone - Cool
Thoughts: When I first received this, I wasn't too sure until I Google it. Then I fell in love!
Here's a closer look at the color, and it's very true to color!
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite OPI brush, this is in-between thin to medium.
Here's how the polish looks on my nails. This is 2 coats of Aurora topped of with Seche Vite Top Coat. This is also taken outside in daylight.
Here's another angle so you can see how holographic the polish is.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, they glide on smoothly and it's very easy to work with. When it comes to glitters, they can go both ways. Since the glitters are fine, it feels like a normal creamy texture. I also found that it's not hard to get the glitters on the brush. You do not have to search for them. With some, they float to the bottom. This is spread all over and they do not separate. Awesome! Secondly, I love how the polish has a jelly look with the holographic glitters. It's just pretty and perfect for fall weather. Lastly, this polish does not chip. It took 5 days before I noticed a slight chip and it was very minimum. I probably wouldn't have noticed if I wasn't examining my nails carefully. With that said, I never found a nail polish that shrinks as much as this. Within the third day, you noticed a huge shrinkage. I highly recommend you paint to the bottom of the nails. Even with the shrinkage, I love this polish so much that I even bought 4 more of this kind (2 other colors from this collection and 2 from the 2013 collection).

* Zoya; a brand I trust.
* Free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor.
* Holographic.
* Fine glitters; easy to apply and applies smoothly.
* Glitters do not separate or float to the bottom.
* Do not have to search for glitters with the brush.
* Hardly chips.
* Easy to remove.

* Shrinkage.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Other Zoya products reviewed/swatch:

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.


LauraLeia said...

This colour is perfect for fall! And the glitter makes it much nicer than a regular purple polish, hehe

Sachi said...

oh man. This is on my wish list for sure!

Lena L said...

wow, this is so pretty!
i think shrinkage in this type of finish is quite normal. i will deal with shrinkage if it's for a gorgeous color like this! ;p

shinyprettythings said...

I love these jelly holographic polishes from Zoya! I'm wearing the blue one from their current holiday collection. Aurora is gorgeous :)

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! I love the holographic polishes so much I ended up buying the other 4 that are similar in different colors. I cannot wait to play with them. :)

Ahleessa said...

I highly recommend this and great it's on your wish list... hehe~ :)

Ahleessa said...

Are you going to get this? It's so gorgeous and I cannot wait to play with the other 4 holographic polishes from Zoya... hehe~ :)

Ahleessa said...

Oh, you have Dream and that's the one you wore on Instagram? I bought that one as well including Payton from the same Winter 2013 collection. I'm excited to try them but I have so many on my list *sigh*.

Lena L said...

maybe. but i will just get one and mix and match with other zoya winter collection. :)

Ahleessa said...

Ahhh~ The most safest thing to do is get one or at least I tell myself... hehe~ What do you mean mix and match with other Zoya winter collection? Mix the polishes together on the nails?

Ahleessa said...

You definitely should. I know you're a fan of Zoya. :)

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