Saturday, May 5, 2012
Zoya Blogger Collection
So this post is a little overdue. I received my Zoya Blogger Collection about 9 days ago, but it took me three attempts at pictures over the past week and a half to get the lighting right for these bottle shots to even come close to showing the beauty of these colors. The Blogger Collection is a collaboration between Zoya and Birchbox, both of which I've mentioned several times on my blog. I don't remember exactly how long ago it was, but I did participate in voting on the mood boards, created by bloggers, in order to choose the colors for this collection. When the winners were chosen and the collection came out, I almost didn't order it. But I quickly realized the colors were all jellies and two out of the three are like nothing I already have. So then it didn't take long for me to place my order. The set is $22, which is actually a couple dollars less than what you would normally pay for 3 bottles of Zoya, and Birchbox is offering free shipping on this collection. Plus, I had some Birchbox points saved up on my account, so when I applied them to my order, it took 10 dollars off and this little set of lovelies became mine for just 12 bucks!
The blogs whose mood boards won are blogs I'm sorry to say I'm not familiar with. All three blogs are full-on beauty blogs and I tend to lean more towards nail polish specific blogs. But if you're an avid beauty blog reader, I would be sure to check out the three blogs behind these polish creations. Coraline is a "warm juicy tangerine" inspired by the mood board designed by Eleventh Gorgeous. I don't have any true orange jellies, so I'm happy to own this one. Kate is a "pinkish grapefruit" based on the mood board designed by The Small Things. This reminds me of a few of the OPI Texas sorbets but I haven't compared them yet. Regardless, it's a gorgeous color! And Belle is a "a coppery pink which features microscopic bits of iridescent glitter" created from the mood board designed by Captiol Hill Style. That's right, it's a jelly with shimmer! I'm most excited about this one! Belle is definitely unique compared to any jellies I currently own.
I can't wait to try these out. I wanted to try them as soon as I got them, but I was in the middle of working on ideas for my Rainbow After the Rain manicure and these didn't fit in with that. But after I do my ombre for part 6, I'm thinking I might try to incorporate one of these in the glitter tips part of the ASBMF Challenge.
One of the other great things about this set was that once I ordered, I was able to forward a copy of the confirmation email to Zoya and I received 200 points towards my Zoya Share the Love points total. The Zoya Blogger Collection is still available for purchase through Birchbox but I'm not sure if the Share the Love points are still available for redemption on this collection. They had posted on Facebook on April 27th, that you had until midnight that night to set up an account with Zoya, if you didn't already have one, in order to redeem the 200 points.
If you're not familiar with the Share the Love Program, it's basically a system where you can get rewarded by Zoya for referring your friends and family to sign up with Zoya. Speaking of which, if any of you do not already have an account with Zoya, but have been thinking about it, now is a great time to sign up. If you click on my personal link and set up an online account (click "create an account" at the very top once you follow my link), a coupon for a FREE Bottle of Zoya Nail Polish will automatically be placed in your new account and can be used immediately on a current order. TIP: If you use this coupon and add 2 more polishes to your order, you get free shipping too! The coupon will appear in the "My Coupons/ Promos" section of your "My Account" Page.