Zoya Intriguing Holiday 2020

Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of the full Zoya Intriguing Holiday 2020 collection*. ‘Tis the season for some very sparkly and festive shades! Are your fingernails ready?! Don’t forget to check out my swatch video of all the shades at the end of this post!

This post contains products received in PR*

About Zoya

Zoya polishes are 10 free, meaning that they are formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, THPH, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide or lead. Their polishes are also safe for pregnant women, are breathable and vegan!

My thoughts on the Zoya Formula

Overall, I really enjoy the Zoya formula. The most impressive quality of Zoya nail polishes is the opacity of their lighter cremes. Often “skin-coloured” or lighter cremes require at least two if not three coats to reach full opacity. Zoya’s lighter cremes are almost fully opaque with ONE coat. That is incredible! So clearly the pigment is there. And this rings true for most of their other shades as well.  In terms of wear, I find that the Zoya formula is chip resistant until you hit around the 4-5 day mark, which is pretty typical, if not a bit better than typical.

In terms of the brush, it is the thinner style, but they do offer a wider brush called the Z-Wide Brush which can be purchased separately for $2 each.

Zoya Intriguing Holiday 2020

“This collection offers a wide range of winter-themed shades and finishes including metallic greens, wintery blue micro-shimmers, and red-toned purple creams. This variety embodies the magic of the holidays.”

Nico

Nico is a gold-leaning chartreuse with a sparkly pearl finish. This shade is the sheerest of the collection, but reaches good opacity with 2-3 coats. If you don’t like visible nail line, you’ll likely want three coats. What this shade lacks in opacity, however, it gains in sparkliness! I love the twinkle this shade has. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Eunice

Eunice is a lime-leaning chartreuse with a smooth metallic finish. This is such an unconventional shade for the holidays, but I’m loving it! Chartreuse is typically a rare shade to find, so it is lovely to see it in this collection. I am also looking forward to using this shade in the Spring! Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Regina

Regina is a deep emerald green with a smooth metallic finish. The name is perfect for this shade, because it is absolutely fit for royalty! The deepness of this jewel-toned green is beyond stunning! An absolute holiday must-have. This shade is also beautiful matte! Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Meredith

Meredith is a sparkling deep sapphire blue with a metallic finish. Zoya’s descriptions are always interesting, because this shade is actually described as a shimmer. To me, this is a very metallic shade but it does have that extra sparkle to it. This is such a beautiful winter blue. The matte version of this shade also gives you a look at all the dimension hiding beneath the depths of this shade! Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Nisha

Nisha is a violet-leaning deep royal blue with a smooth metallic finish. This is a really beautiful blurple. This smooth metallic also looks a little sparklier than the others, giving it an extra special touch. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Koley

Koley is a fuchsia-leaning ruby red with a smooth metallic finish. I love the pink undertones to this red, which isn’t something you’d typically expect around the holidays. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Soko

Soko is a hot candy apple red with a creme finish. This is such a bright and happy shade. As usual, Zoya’s cremes have excellent opacity, making this a near one-coater! Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Beverly

Beverly is a muted burgundy with a creme finish. I love this dusty take on a burgundy. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Avi

Avi is a dusty heather purple with a creme finish. We have seen shades like this before, for example Michaela from Fall 2019, but this is a lighter take on a beautiful Winter-y shade. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Brett

Brett is a dusty denim blue with a creme finish. Another classic shade that looks really beautiful matte. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Isti

Isti is a sparkling silver and blue in a matte glitter finish. This Pixi Dust is unlike any of the others I own. It is much less textured and appears slightly less matte. But the sparkly and slightly rough texture is undeniable. If you are someone who actually hates the texture of Pixi Dusts, you could easily top coat this one. Here I used two coats, no top coat.

Lottie

Lottie is a sparkling white champagne with a metallic finish. This shade is both sparkly and chic. I really do love these metallics from Zoya that have more of that dimension element to them. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Thoughts on the Intriguing Holiday 2020 Collection

The holiday collections from Zoya always feature sparkly and festive shades prominently, and this year is no exception. What we are seeing that is quite different are interesting versions of classic holiday shades. Besides a classic emerald green, we also have some really lovely chartreuses. And instead of a classic Christmas red, of which there are already a lot of contenders, we have a more feminine fuchsia version and a hot candy apple red. Overall, I’m loving this collection and Intriguing is definitely the word for it! It’s just so interesting.

If you are interested in any of these shades, make sure you check out the full collection here on the Zoya website!

Want to see the shades live and in action? Check out my live swatches below!

Have you tried out the Zoya formula? What is your favourite shade from the collection? Let me know down below!

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review. As always, all of my opinions expressed here are never solicited and are entirely my own.

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