Zoya Awaken Collection (Spring 2014) Swatches and Review

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Ahhhh…it’s finally starting to feel like Spring around here! What a crazy winter! At least last season’s insane cold makes me even more grateful for the light, springy polish collections! Today I have swatches of the Spring 2014 Zoya Awaken Collection (original press release here). I love the soft, but punchy, rainbow and the mix of cremes and shimmers!

Dillon has got to be my fave. I’ve never been a green polish fan, but I love the mints! This one has a beautiful silver shimmer. I used two generous coats for opacity. 

Zoya Dillon from the Awaken Collection (Spring 2014)

Dot is a soft pink creme. This was originally released as part of the Zang Toi Spring 2014 Collection. I’m all about pretty pink cremes, so no complaints here colorwise! This was a bit sheer and a little streaky at first. I used three coats for my swatch below.

Zoya Dot from the Awaken Collection (Spring 2014)

Hudson is the purple version of Dillon. It’s a medium lilac/lavender shade with silver shimmer. I thought the formula was perfect and I love the clean, purple result! My swatch is two coats.

Zoya Hudson from the Awaken Collection (Spring 2014)

Cole is a super soft, medium orange/peach creme. I don’t love this shade on me, but it’s a beautiful color. My camera is notoriously bad with oranges. In real life, Cole is a bit more melon-y, if that makes sense. Like Dot, I had to use three coats to get everything smooth and even.

Zoya Cole from the Awaken Collection (Spring 2014)

Zoya describes Brooklyn as a “white-gold metallic shimmer”.  It’s more yellow-gold than I expected, but still very pretty. Yellows don’t work well on me, but I thought this was nice. Its metallic finish shows some brush strokes, but otherwise, the formula was good. This is two coats.

Zoya Brooklyn from the Awaken Collection (Spring 2014)

And last, but not least, Rebel (my second fave) is a light sky blue metallic with a silvery shimmer. The formula was flawless. This is two easy coats.

Zoya Rebel from the Awaken Collection (Spring 2014)

This Spring, Zoya also released Monet, a “multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper”! (Is that a mouthful or what?) Cellophane truly looks different over any color…so I imagine it would be amazing over any color in the Awaken Collection. (Can you believe I forgot to swatch it?!?! I will!) All swatches in this post are finished with one coat of Zoya Armor topcoat.

I’m so ready for these colors and Zoya never disappoints! What do you think? Do you have any of these yet?

The Zoya Awaken Collection and Monet topcoat are available now. Awaken polishes retail for $9 each and the Monet topcoat is $10 (US). All can be purchased at Zoya.com, select stores and spas and in ULTA beauty stores (not online). Zoya offers frequent promotions, so be sure to follow their Facebook to get the scoop!

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by Zoya PR for my consideration. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    Some nice shades!

  2. Cindi says:

    I ordered Cole and I really want Dillon too. Our stores don’t have this collection it yet, but on line they are available! Brooklyn reminds me a lot of Piaf which I am wearing now, but it isn’t a good shade for fair skin like mine. It sure is brushstrokey though, I can see it in the pics. Too bad my skintone clashes because I like how elegant and sophisticated Brooklyn looks.

  3. Lou says:

    Love the look of Cole, a great purple shade! Fab swatches as always

  4. These are some great spring colors!

  5. Shipra says:

    Wow, your swatches are amazing! This collection was awesome! <3

  6. I really want every color in this collection. Love.

  7. Great swatches! I really like Cole and Dot.

  8. I’m wearing Cole right now, and wore Dot before that! What I mean to say is, these are my spring staples!

  9. Danny says:

    Rebel is so lovely! Love Zoya! :)

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