Friday, February 17, 2012
Zoya Color Box: The Peter Som Collection
When I heard Zoya created three custom colors for Peter Som's Fall/Winter 2012 fashion show, I actually hesitated clicking 'add to cart' because I'm someone who wants to see a few swatches before purchasing. But then I met a gal at the Custo Barcelona show who was behind the scenes at the Peter Som show and she convinced me I needed these polishes in my life! Great decision. My friend, are you out there? ;)
This was my first time ordering a Zoya color box. The feeling of opening a black, velvet box with three amazing nail polishes snugly tucked inside is nothing less than magical!
I adore everything about the way Zoya packaged the Peter Som polishes - there is even a little booklet included! These polishes are almost too pretty to disturb... but let's get to the swatches anyway :)
Audrey is a sheer pinky-nude that covers impressively even. I love the way Audrey lights up my nails! Any trace of yellow is covered and my nails look smooth and clean. Wouldn't it make a great polish for a glitter sandwich?
In the picture below, my ring and pointer fingers are naked to show you the subtle wash of color (2) coats of Audrey provides.
Katharine (my bottle is labeled Katharine: the website spells this polish as Katherine) is a sheer eggplant purple. Katharine is much sheerer than a jelly polish. But like Audrey, Katherine applied perfectly even and smooth. This would be a another great shade to use in a glitter sandwich. Below I used (2) coats.
Zoya describes Evvie as a "rich, decadent, smoky, eucalyptus cream". What a delicious and accurate description! Zoya gave Evvie their best formula - it's almost a one-coater. This shade is everything I want in a fall color (I can't believe I'm talking about fall polish already...) and it's so unique and fresh. This smoky evergreen has a chameleon quality to it - in low light, Evvie looks more grey. Can you think of anything like this? I sure can't!
Audrey, Katharine, and Evvie are custom colors created by Zoya for Peter Som's Fall/Winter 2012 fashion show. Bravo, Zoya! This collection actually sold out from Zoya's website within one day, but hopefully the fairies will think about bringing these beautiful polishes back this fall.