Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Zoya Fall 2013 Satins - Giovanna and Neve Swatch/Review

Hello!  I just spent a long weekend with friends at a cabin for a much needed vacation.  It was nice to relax, talk, eat, and just enjoy the company.  I also took the opportunity to tell them about my blog!  It took me about a year and a half to muster up the courage, but I finally decided to share it with them.  They were all very supportive and had lots of questions.  It was fun sharing my hobby with them and I am glad it's finally out there.  So if any of my "real life" friends are reading this...Hi! Welcome :)
Today I am wearing some of my new Zoya polishes.  These are from their new Satins Collection.  The blue is Neve and the teal is Giovanna.
*Provided for Review
Zoya describes Giovanna as an "emerald green metallic".  This manicure features two coats of Giovanna.  I noticed that the formula was a little thin and watery.  To make it manageable, you have to really clean the excess polish off of the brush before applying it to your nail.
Zoya describes Neve as a "sapphire blue metallic".  Neve is very opaque in one coat.  I added two out of habit, but you can totally get away with one.  Neve was a bit watery too, but nothing I couldn't work with.
My favorite of the two is definitely Neve.  The color is so rich and dimensional.  I think Giovanna is a little flat for a metallic.  I am not that big of a fan of metallic teal polishes, so I may just be hard to please when it comes to that shade/finish.
Both of these colors are available on the Zoya website for $8.00.  I'm sure they will also start appearing at Ulta within the next few weeks (perhaps they are already there).  If you haven't tried Zoya and would like to, feel free to click my referral link at the bottom of my site.  If you use my link, you will receive a free bottle of nail polish.  If you add two polishes to your order, you will get free shipping.  Zoya is such a great brand and I highly recommend it.
Have a wonderful day!
Note: Zoya Neve & Giovanna were provided to me for my honest review.  See my Disclosure Policy for more information.

31 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! :) Giovanna looks too teal to me to be called emerald, but what do I know? :D I still really like it and Neve. How far off from Song is Neve?

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    1. I agree, it's not quite emerald. I'll compare Neve and Song for you soon.

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  2. Omigosh I NEED Neve, stat! They both look gorgeous together like that.

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    1. Yes, I thought they worked well together:) Thanks for your comment!

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  4. Loving the emerald greeeeeen!! <3

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  5. Giovanna is my favorite! I think it's funny how a lot of us are worried about how others will react to our blogging. I know I am, but most people support it.

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    1. I know, it's weird. I just never know how to explain it where I don't sound like a crazy person taking pictures of my nails. Everyone I have told have been very supportive :)

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  6. I agree, Neve seems to have so much more dimension to it. The multi colored shimmer makes all the difference!

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  7. I reallllyyy like these two polishes together, the colors just play off each other really well! However I think giovanna is my favorite!

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    1. :) Thanks for taking the time to comment. I like them together too :) Kindof nautical.

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  8. Yay I'm glad you finally told your friends about blogging. I think it's wonderful to have the support and understanding of your friends. I'm amazed you kept it a secret for that long. :) These two colors are really pretty, especially the teal green. There's something about it that just really appeals to me. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Yes, it was nice to get it off my chest and out in the open. I still have some people to tell, but I'll take it slow ;)

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  9. I'm glad you aren't hiding it from your friends anymore - be proud, and you should be - lovely swatches as always!

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  10. These are pretty! Last year people at work saw me taking pictures of my nails and asked me what I was doing - I told them I had a nail polish blog and they looked at me like I was nuts. But then I noticed they kept looking at my nails to see what I had on.

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  11. These two are my immediate faves of the collection, too... nice to be forewarned about the formula on Giovanna, though. So glad you had such an amazing time with your gfs and I'm totally proud of you for telling them about your blog! You've put so much work into it and it's so good, it's worth sharing and I know they'd agree with me :)

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  12. Lovely combo Essie! So proud you "came out of the closet" this past weekend. I had a great weekend as well, can't wait to hang out again soon.:) I'll always be your biggest fan **insert creepy laugh here**

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  13. Neve is my favorite of these too! It is so gorgeous!

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  14. Hi Essie, I am so happy for you that you had such a lovely break!!! It sure sounds like fun!!! What a beautiful mani you got for us today, these two polishes play so well together with Neve being my favorite as well!!! Have a wonderful day <3

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  15. I have a feeling Neve will be making appearance in my stash soon... =)))

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