Zoya’s Zang Toi @ NYFW 2014 Custom Color Trio kit review

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  • Manufacturer: Zoya/Art of Beauty
  • Availability: September 2014 from the webstore only - set sold during New York Fashion Week
  • Contains: 3 nail colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$24.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Zoya’s Zang Toi @ NYFW 2014 Custom Color Trio kit

Not necessarily a breathtaking collection of colors, as things go: pastel pink creme, pastel blue creme, solid black creme. Basic colors. But basic colors that I don’t have from Zoya; and all three were $24 instead of $36 - so an effective savings of $2 per bottle. The pink was the thinnest of the trio, with a few uneven spots in a two-coat manicure…but no bald patches, no massive slubbing or streaking. So “thinnest” is relative here. It’s a good solid set, especially if you love pastel polishes. The pink and the blue are true pastels, not tinted neutrals.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Zoya's Ballet Babe polish. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of this polish. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of this polish.

I'm not sure, but I think this Black Swan polish might be the re-release from Zang Toi's Imperial Russia NYFW collection. (That polish was described and named in the enclosed brochure, but it wasn't part of the trio.) Without more swatches from other bloggers, it's hard to tell. This could be that Black Swan, or it could be just another black nail polish that was called Black Swan after Claudine's release in the Cashmeres collection.

This kit contained:

  • Ballet Babe — pastel ballet-pink creme
  • Black Swan — black creme
  • Boy Toi — pastel blue creme

Most of Zoya's other polishes have single-word names, unless they're in these limited-edition kits - I think Maria Luisa is the only other two-word polish name in the current lineup.

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