Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Zoya: Whispers Transitional Collection

Press Sample

Good evening, dear readers, and happy hump day! I've been trying to get this post up for a few days now, but it seems as though everything has been going against me. I've not been sleeping well, and by the time I had some time to myself to write, things started to really jumble together and not make sense. Thankfully I'm not to tired yet, so let's get to the post!

I always look forward to the Zoya transitional collections, and this year is no exception. The Whispers Transitional Collection is composed of six muted neutral shades with hints of colour. As much as I love wearing really colourful nails, I do love my neutrals!
These shades are great if you work someplace that doesn't permit you to wear bold or bright shades. Let's get a closer look at the colours in the collection!

A light, rosy toned neutral that is a modern take on blush.

It has been raining a lot here lately, and it's only going to keep doing so for a couple months. April adds a beautiful touch of brightness that I just love! I had a little bit of patchiness with the first two coats, but a third coat leveled the polish out beautifully.


A soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones

I love this nude! My original swatch pictures are more colour accurate and not quite this yellow, but for some reason they are getting more of a yellow tinge with uploading on my blog. I used three coats for these swatch photos. The first two coats had a little bit of balding in some areas, but the third coat fixed it up nicely.

A subtle grayed grape that is more interesting than mauve and gives a modern alternative that is ever so wearable

These are looking more yellow to me with the uploading to my blog as well; I have no idea what is going on here! At least it isn't too far from accurate! I really dig this shade! I love the hint of purple here! The formula was fantastic and easy to work with; I used two coats for these photos.

A uniquely wearable green that is muted enough to make it subtle yet still interesting. This green is well balanced between blue & yellow so it’s flattering on all skin tones

I definitely don't have a shade quite like this in my collection! It's a fun shade of green that isn't too pastel. I had no issues whatsoever with the formula, and I used two coats for these photos.

A softened blue that gives the effect of serene water with just a hint of vibrancy to preserve its luminosity

I'm getting a little frustrated with these photos uploading slightly yellowed, so I'm going to have to look into it further to fix it. Lake definitely looks more sky blue in real life than it is here, and it is quite a pretty shade. I had a little bit of patchiness during application, but a third coat evened my nails out perfectly.

An easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with just a touch of green to make it daring

I'm probably a little biased since I love taupes, but Misty is a favorite from this collection. Of course it's looking a little more yellow than it should with the upload. I have no issues to report with this polish, and I used two coats for these photos.

My accent nail for all the photos used all six shades from the collection.

I really like this transitional collection as we leave the holiday season and start thinking about spring. I apologize for the photos looking more yellow than they should be, and I need to find out what is going on and how I can fix it. I've uploaded a few times already and it's the same thing; I may just have to try again tomorrow.

The full Whispers Transitional Collection is available for purchase from the Zoya website here. Hopefully they will have the colours listed individually at the close of their current promotion.

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful night!


  1. Love these! I cannot wait to swatch them on my own.

  2. I like Ireland but these feel kind of drab for me.

    1. When I was little, I used to call these types of colours "dirty" before I had better terminology. They're definitely not for everyone, and hopefully the spring collection will be more to your taste. :)

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