Zoya Evvie is part of the limited edition Zoya - Peter Som Color Box from New York Fashion Week 2012. Zoya, along with several other polish brands, is pretty active during fashion week, working with different designers to create nail looks to compliment their clothing collections. Most designers utilizing Zoya picked existing colors from the Zoya line. But two designers, Peter Som and Bibhu Mohapatra, actually worked with Zoya to create brand new colors to be used during their shows. The Peter Som collection was announced for sale on February 10th and I jumped on it. I usually don't buy polish without having either seen it in person first or having searched online for as many swatches as I can find. But swatches of the colors didn't exist yet online, so I'm not sure if it was the whole "limited edition" part of it or that they were offering free shipping, but as soon as I saw the announcement on Zoya's Twitter feed and saw the bottle pictures on Zoya's site, I placed my order. And having received the set yesterday, I'm so glad I did.
Besides Evvie, the Peter Som Color Box includes a pale pink cream called Audrey and a plum "nail gloss" called Katherine. Katherine is a sheer gloss with "double the shine" that is meant to be worn either as a single coat or can be worn in multiple coats to build the intensity. Adding a clear topcoat is supposed to create a gel like look.
In a video Zoya posted from the Peter Som show itself, their nail techs suggested that it can also be layered over other softer colors to give them an updated, fall look. I decided to swatch the colors on a nail wheel and then experiment with layering Katherine over them. Evvie is not exactly a "soft shade" like Zoya suggests to layer Katherine over, but since it's part of the set, I figured I'd try it and not just swatch Katherine over Audrey alone.
Overall, I'm very happy I decided to purchase this collection. It sold out completely in about 3 days. I did not purchase the other limited edition color box that followed, which was the Bibhu Mohapatra Color Box. The colors in the Bibhu Mohapatra box just did not interest me much. I'll be curious to see swatches of those colors though, once they start popping up online. As of right now, both color boxes are listed on Zoya.com, but marked as Sold Out. I could have sworn that I saw dates listed for restock when I checked the site Thursday, but as of Friday the dates were gone and replaced with the Sold Out message again. So I guess we'll just have to wait and see if Zoya decides to make these available again or not.