Zoya – Aspen

Zoya - Aspen BottleNew Matte Velvets. I am SO EXCITED. The Zoya MatteVelvet polishes are some of my forever favorites. I actually passed on the original 2009 collection, but now I’m only missing Harlow and Loredana. I absolutely love Posh, Dovima, Savita, and Verushka.

When I first put on this polish, I texted Alli and said: I have waited for this polish my ENTIRE life. Maybe that’s a big of an exaggeration – but it was instant love. For years I tried various shimmery white polishes, but they all required so many layers and the whole adventure was just exhausting and frustrating. It’s really my fault for skipping out on China Glaze Frosty.

So here we are, a white matte velvet. It reminds me of the way fresh snow sparkles at night. I like the the matte and satin polishes, but I absolutely love the added shimmer and sparkle in Matte Velvets & suedes. It’s really, really stunning. I was sure it was the most wonderful unique polish ever, but Alli reminded me of deborah Lippmann Pseudo Silk Kimono.

As far as the application goes…it was just okay. Between the texture of the polish and the fact that it’s white – it does take 4 coats to get a nice even streak free finish. If you’ve worked with mattes or suede finishes before you’ll know what to expect. If you haven’t, I suggest doing thin coats, adding a little extra wait time in between. If you apply the polish too thickly you might end up with pockets-o-polish that take ages to dry and when they do you’re left with a bumpy finish.

Zoya’s 2015 MatteVelvet Collection for Winter 2015 includes 6 brand new beauties:  I’ll probably pass on Iris and Honor, but I definitely see a place in my stash for Sue and Amal. Maybe I can convince Alli to try Yves. It would look SO good on her.

Each MatteVelvet polish retails for $10. You can buy Zoya nail polish direction from Zoya’s website. My Ulta also carries new Zoya collections and when I went this past weekend, they had a full display! Of course, a quick search on amazon gets you prices as low as $6. Up to you!

Swatches below!

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Zoya Matte Velvet - Aspen

Zoya - Aspen

Zoya - Aspen

Zoya - Aspen

What do you think?