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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Zoya Ignite Collection for Fall 2014 - Swatches and Review

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Tonight I have the new Ignite Collection for Fall 2014 from Zoya to show you. This is the collection I wasn't prepared to like because I thought they were going to be metallics, which I really don't care for. But they're NOT!

Zoya Ignite Collection
Fall 2014

And in the shade they're REALLY gorgeous...

The Ignite Collection is 6 new shimmer shades in gorgeous Fall colors.

Continued after the jump...

All 6 of these had the same formula and application so I'll just address that here. NO issues. The formulas were creamy smooth and application was super easy. I do have to warn you about one of these being a stainer though. Remy (the blue/teal) is a definite stainer so use base coat and take special care when removing or your skin will be stained as well. I used two coats with no top coat for all swatches and have included both artificial lighting and indirect natural lighting/shade photos.

First I had to play around with them so I did a few quick gradients with the Entice collection as my base colors.

Both collections coordinate so well!


And on with the swatches!

Yuna is a medium neutral-based grey full of golden shimmer/micro-flake particles.


Teigen is described as a "violet plum with copper liquid metal." I'd say it's more of a burgundy red with purple undertones. The abundance of gold and copper shimmers/micro-flake particles do give it a metallic feel though. You can see the purple coming out more in the shade.


Sansa is a deep blackened purple base full of purple and gold shimmer/micro-flake particles. With one coat of this you can definitely see the purple, but on me, the second coat brings the base to a near-black.


Remy is a dark blue base with teal, copper and gold shimmer/micro-flake particles, giving it an over all blue-leaning teal appearance.


India is a deep rusty red full of gold, copper and even violet shimmer/micro-flake particles.


Autumn is a rusty, autumnal burnt orange/copper full of gold and copper shimmer/micro-flake particles.


As I said, I wasn't really expecting to like these but I really did - mainly because they weren't metallics! My favorites are Sansa and Yuna. What do you think? Favorites?

These polishes, as well as 100s of other great Zoya polishes, are available on, at select salons and spas and at Ulta. You can also follow Zoya on Facebook to get in on their frequent promotions and discounts as well as other information. These polishes retail for $9.00.  Zoya lacquers are 5-free (free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor) and cruelty-free.

For those of you in Canada, check out Nail Polish Canada - they sell Zoya and offer free shipping within Canada (with no minimum)! You can check with them as far as availability on specific collections.

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  1. Amazing collection... every color looks so beatiful in your nails!
    i need Remy, India and Yuna!

  2. Not sure if my last comment came through so I am trying again. Lovely swtaches and combos and a gorgeous collection. Just wondering if you could compare Yuna with OPI Live and Let Die? I am sure they're very different but it's hard to picture in my minds eye. Does that make sense?

    1. Makes perfect sense! But I'm sorry I don't have the OPI to compare for you.

  3. Holy cow! I was thinking of only getting the Ignite collection, but your gorgeous gradient made me realize I need both! Thank you for always showing your lovely swatches :)

  4. Oh no! Just like Michelle Andrews, your gradients made me believe I need them all. I'll have to be on the lookout for comparison posts because I can't afford to get them all.

  5. This whole collection looks soooo pretty, and the cremes are really nice too! I love the gradients you did :D

  6. These are gorgeous - I want them all!

  7. I didn't think I wanted any of these, but after seeing your swatches, and your gradients... oh my... somebody hide my credit card!!! :)

  8. The Entice and Ignite collections do for me what the Tickled and Bubbly collections did not - they make me want ALL THE THINGS!

  9. I loooooove the gradient s you did! They're completely amazing!

    Sansa might need a home here, maybe Remy...

  10. In my opinion this is one of the best collection from Zoya in a long time.

  11. I ove all and each shade of this collection, I'm looking forward to it being available in my country!

  12. O M G ! I am in serious trouble! I want them all! Those absolutely gorgeous gradients you did - you SHOULD hang your head in repentance for creating so many lemmings all in one fell swoop! I want every polish you used for them. Why is it that I had previously looked at a few of those cremes and went "meh" but then opened up your blog, see the gradients and it's "WOW".

    I thought I was safe, and would have a little respite, from nail polish buying, for awhile since I like pastels and brights, and have not looked forward to the dark (dreary) fall/winter nails but THAT'S not happenin'. Guess I need to roust out my wallet from its' vacation-by-the-poolside-with-a-drink-in-hand that it thought it would have!

  13. I wasn't going to consider this collection until I came here. You're really dangerous :D
    Sansa, Remy and Yuna...*___*

  14. Loooove the gradients you did!! Remy didn't stain me which I thought was really odd because every other zoya blue stainer gets me bad every time no matter how many coats/which base coat I use. Maybe I just got lucky!

  15. You enabler ;) I need both sets after seeing those gradients!!!!! Ignite is one of the best fall collections I've seen!!! Thanks for the gorgeous review!! Xoxox

  16. Beautiful swatches!! And I adore your gradients as well! I didn't have any staining of the nail plate with Remy, but I was careful to avoid my cuticles with it because I was afraid of stains.

  17. These amazing images will sell a lot of this collection! bravo. I would not have been interested in the Entice Collection until I saw your gradients... Shucks. now I have to get both collections!

  18. This is nice! I like how the glitters merged with these nail colors ! It makes me think that I should try out the sparkly set up on my nails again. I would definitely find these items on stores nationwide.


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