Zoya Charming Collection Swatches & Review

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Hello gang! Today I have for you the Zoya Charming Collection, Zoya's Spring 2017 release. I was so excited about this particular collection. Why, you ask? Because there is finally, a polish with my name! The spelling is different but hey- I'll take it! 

The details:

I used one coat of base coat and no top coat for all swatches. Almost all were done with two coats, unless otherwise indicated below in my review.

 

First up is Abby, a light lavender cream and my personal fave of the collection. Lavender just screams Spring to me and so I was really excited to see this color in the press release. The formula is also my personal fave of the bunch: though I used two coats for pics, you can achieve full opacity with just one coat of this polish. It's on the thicker side so if you opt to do two coats I recommend thin ones.

Jordan is the ubiquitous Spring pink of the collection ( And hey - it wouldn't be Spring without a little pink, right?). Nothing super ground-breaking about this shade; it's a pretty soft pastel pink and the formula is nice - though a tad thinner than Abby. You will need two coats for full opacity with this one. 

Tina is plummy, mauve-y toned purple. cream. The formula was similar to Jordan's. I sued two coats for opacity and had no issues during application. 

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Next up is...my namesake, Amira. Finally! It's so hard when you have a unique or uncommon name to find things with your name on them (I remember as a child wanting one of those cool license plate key chains with your name on it - endless disappointment). Alas this polish has my name with a caveat to it - it's spelled differently (my name is spelled Ameerah - which I happen to like better). Amira is a soft pastel blew with silver micro-shimmer.  I REALLY wanted to like this polish. For obvious reasons. But... I just don't. The finish is not my fave and I found the formula difficult to work with. I used two coats for pics and as you can see on my pinky finger in the pics, still had some patchiness and streaks. The formula has an almost jelly feel to it so you have to use super thins coats when applying. 

Lacey is a pastel green with the same micro-shimmer as Amira. Again, I was not that impressed by this polish. The formula was pretty much identical to Amira's and I had the same issues during application.

Last up, is Millie, a violet metallic shade with micro-shimmer. Again, not a fan. As you can see in pics, even with two coats, I just couldn't achieve full opacity. I opted not to use a third to show what the polish looks like against the others with only two coats. This leans on the frosted side of things which is why I'm not that keen on the color itself.  If yo enjoy colors like this, three thin coats is your best bet for opacity. 

So overall, I loved the three cream polishes in this collection, with Abby being my favorite. I was really disappointed with the shimmers, though. Especially Amira, which is a real bummer. I wish this collection had a brighter more Spring-like green in it as well.

The Charming collection is available on the Zoya website. Each bottle retails for $10. 

Have you purchased any shades from this collection? Are there any on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments!

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