Peony Princess is a glowing green with a slightly metallic green shimmer created specifically for Zang Toi's AW 14 collection. It's a slightly yellow green (more emerald than jade) but not so much to make it a spring green and while it isn't neon, this color isn't for a shy gal - your friends and coworkers WILL be looking at your nails! The formula is semi-sheer. I only used two coats and coverage on my pointer finger it isn't quite opaque. Brush strokes are minimal and not troublesome if you apply this polish in straight lines.
Peony Princess isn't available to purchase at this time, but Zoya's color expert Rebecca Isa could tell me pretty confidently that "you will be seeing this green again!" I wonder what collection we will see it in?
Art-Deco Goddess is a black nail polish with charcoal shimmer. I this polish is Raven, but I don't actually have Raven to compare it to. I was actually a little disappointed with the formula - it was more sheer than I expected for such a dark polish - but I was satisfied with the opacity after two coats. Raven is in stock at Zoya.com and retails for $9.
Shanghainese Songstress is a rich & deep shimmering garnet. The formula is thick but not sticky and very easy to apply. While this polish wasn't worn on the runway, the color was seen in Zang Toi's collection. I can say very confidently that this polish is Blair. I even swatched it comparison-style to confirm: I'm wearing Blair on my middle and pinky fingers and Shanghainese Songstress on my pointer and ring fingers. I'm wearing two coats. Blair is in stock at Zoya.com and retails for $9. I highly recommend this polish!
What do you think of these polishes? Will you be watching for the release of Peony Princess?