Zoya - Thrive - Spring 2018 Collection

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Hiya guys! It feels so incredibly awkward to write about polishes meant for Spring when just outside my window the snow is coming down. Yes, Jersey decided it's not quite ready to let go of the snow. I don't think it's supposed to come down too hard, but still snow is snow. And it's very unfortunate for my car and me because we both hate driving to work in this kind of weather. Okay, I actually hate driving period but that's besides the point haha. But snow aside, I can at least bask in floral glory through the power of polish. Today I'm sharing swatches for the Spring 2018 collection titled Thrive by Zoya, which consists of creams and shimmers. This collection is filled with soft shades that remind me of a gorgeous spring garden and make me yearn for sunshine. Sigh. Let's go ahead and just make due as we take a closer look at the swatches!

Zoya - Thrive - Spring 2018 Collection

The Thrive Collection by Zoya is now available for purchase online. Each full-size bottle retails for $10 or you can pick up the set for $60.

Zoya - Trudith
Zoya - Trudith

Trudith can be described as a muted wisteria purple creme. I would like to note that my swatches do appear a little on the lighter side compared to in person. It leans like a plum and is a smidge darker, but unfortunately my camera could no capture it accurately. The color itself is really unique to my collection as purples released during spring tend to lean on the warmer and brighter side. Definitely starting us off on the right foot and as I've said many times before you can never go wrong with a creme finish. It will always be one of my favorites!

The formula has a really good opacity throughout the application although it's not a one coater. It has a nice balanced consistency with the perfect amount of sleekness to each layer. If you apply heavy-handed it can appear to be thin and flood the cuticles though so be weary. That said, it has great self-leveling throughout for a nice even finish that dries to a high shine on its own. Shown here in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Zoya - Trudith

Zoya - Brandi
Zoya - Brandi

Brandi can be described as a blush pink creme. And what's Spring without a touch of pink! I'll be the first to admit I'm not a crazy fun of pink polishes in general, but that doesn't stop me from admiring. The tone is perfect for spring as it channels the floral vibe down pat. I ended up really loving the way it looked against my skin-tone, which was a huge surprise for me. It did bring out some warmth, but didn't clash and instead gave me a nice glow to my skin. Which this sister needs since she's spending all her time indoors and away from the snow, haha.

The formula has a very opaque application, the most opaque by far from the entire collection. It's easily a one coater, however, due to my strong nail line it did seem visible for my taste. It has a nice balanced consistency, not too thick or too thin. Like the others here, it dries down super smooth and to a high shine finish on its own. Barely any need for topcoat. I also experienced no staining on removal to either my cuticles or nail beds, which is always a nice note in this color range. Shown here in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Zoya - Brandi

Zoya - Monroe
Zoya - Monroe

Monroe can be described as a glamour red-toned pink creme. This shade almost feels like the sister that no one invited but decided to crash the party anyway, haha. The color itself is gorgeous (Marilyn Monroe vibes anyone?), but it feels a little too loud and strong for a Spring collection. Though I do have to give it up for going with something outside of the norm for the season! If nothing else this hue feels super sleek and cute to wear for a stroll around the park. The tone also compliments my skin-tone (and any for that matter) really nicely and is one of my favorites to wear from this collection.

The formula has a very opaque application although not quite a one coater on its own. You guys know me, I prefer two easy thin coats then trying to work with one heavy one. The consistency is again well balanced, but can flood if using heavy handed brush strokes. I didn't experience any staining on removal to my nail beds, but there was some very minor staining to my cuticles. It was nothing major that couldn't be scrubbed out and it's honestly expected coming from a red-pink shade. Shown here in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Zoya - Monroe

Zoya - Haruko
Zoya - Haruko

Haruko can be described as a soft violet metallic. Although my photos don't do it any justice, there is a gorgeous violet-ish color shift to the finish. It's very subtle even in person, but definitely there and more stunning in direct sunlight. But I am a bear as you may know that swatches in the attic so no sun shining photos for us. But anyway... this shade is much more in line with what I mentioned before about light shades for Spring. It's actually my top pick as favorite amongst this collection due entirely to the gorgeous finish combination. Very unique and perfect against any skin-complexion.

The formula has a very sheer application although it does end up building-up well for full coverage. It has nice self-leveling that evens out the layers perfectly. The consistency leaned on the thin side for me even with light handed strokes, but not enough to flood my cuticles. Lots of shimmer in person, I know I said it once already but photos cannot do it justice. It dries down to a smooth high-shine finish on its own like the others in this collection. Shown here in three coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Zoya - Haruko

Zoya - Darby
Zoya - Darby

Darby can be described as a dusty gull gray metallic. Another stunning shade from this collection that definitely won me over. I mean blue... need I say more? Haha. It's a really pleasant tone and like some of the others, the hue stands out among the crowd for the season. It just has that little touch of something different that draws me in. The bottle has this stunning lighter blue shimmer metallic shift, however once on the nail it seems to disappear. I mean I know I'm not the greatest at capturing this stuff on camera, but even in person it didn't seem to stand out whatsoever. That's definitely a real shame, because the simple effect would have made this shade stand out even moreso. Either way it's a cute color to have in your collection if you don't already own something similar.

The formula has a sheer application that builds-up really well for full coverage. It's very similar to Haruko in terms of formula and consistency except it doesn't lean as thin. Though as I mentioned, the shimmer-y touch of the finish feels almost nonexistent. Once again it has that perfect smooth high-shine finish on its own. I'd also like to note that I experienced no staining on removal to either my cuticles or nail beds. Shown here in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Zoya - Darby

Zoya - Leisel
Zoya - Leisel

Leisel can be described as a pink toned shimmering topper. I'll admit that I tried to be cute and see how this would look on its own for my swatches. While I don't hate the look, I definitely don't love it either. This was made to be a topper and it should stay that way, haha. On its own like this, it crashed hard against my skin tone and took away from the gorgeous finish. That said,... that blue to purple contrasting shimmer is everything! It made me swoon more than once and has me wanting to swatch it again over a base. Look for a photo of that on my Instagram this weekend!

The formula has a very sheer application as it is intended to be worn over a base. On its own you will have a visible nail line as shown in these swatches. That said, if you don't mind the nail line it actually builds-up well for a sheer-jelly kind of vibe. It has a well balanced consistency, not too thick or too thin. Like all the others, it dries down to a high-shine smooth finish on its own. The finish itself is extremely shimmer heavy (especially if layering), so it can be sticky to the skin on removal. Shown here in three coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Zoya - Leisel

To recap, the Thrive Collection by Zoya is now available for purchase online. Each full-size bottle retails for $10 or you can pick up the set for $60.

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