I got my hands on the +Zoya Nail Polish Spring 2016 Petals collection and for the most part it did not disappoint.  The "shimmers" of the collection are not shimmers at all, but the colors are beautiful.
I only swatched 5 of the 6 colors, the 6th color will be used in my upcoming NOTD mani.  I will say the 2 "shimmers" are exactly the same, as well as the 3 described as metallics.




They are discussed below from least favorite to favorite.

Laurel (pink, shimmer, warm)

Formula: ok, formula.  The 1st coat is pretty streaky and patchy.

Opacity: (intensity level =4) It's a 2 coater, but mainly due to it being streaky.  

Brush: Love the brush, it fans out very nicely, able to get nice clean lines at the base of the nail.

Finish: it has a very glossy finish and dries quickly.  Sadly the micro shimmer is only visible under a microscope.  This should definitely not be considered a shimmer.  It's basically a cream.

Recommendation:  I give this one a 3 out of 5 because the formula is streaky and the "shimmer" is nonexistent.  I'm not the biggest fan of Barbie pinks, so I say pass on this one, as every polish brand has a color like this in their collection.


Tulip (coral, shimmer, warm)

Formula: ok, formula.  The 1st coat is pretty streaky and patchy.

Opacity: It's a 2 coater, but mainly due to it being streaky.  

Brush: Love the brush, it fans out very nicely, able to get nice clean lines at the base of the nail.

Finish: it has a very glossy finish and dries quickly.  Just like Laurel, sadly the micro shimmer is only visible under a microscope.  This should definitely not be considered a shimmer.  It's basically a cream.

Recommendation:  I give this one a 3 out of 5 because the formula is streaky and the "shimmer" is nonexistent.  I actually love the color, but I am kind of on the fence about this one.  Tulip would probably look amazing with 1 coat of Zahara layered over top of it.  I recommend Tulip mainly because I am really loving the color.

Zahara (coral/orange, metallic, warm)

Formula: Great formula, applies easily and beautifully!  All polish formulas should be like this.

Opacity: (supposed to be a 4) It's a 3 coater, with 2 coats you can clearly see my smile line.

Brush: Love the brush, it fans out very nicely, able to get nice clean lines at the base of the nail.

Finish: It has a glossy finish and the shimmer is gorgeous and highly visible!!  I would consider this a shimmer instead of a metallic as Zoya describes it on their site.  You can actually see faint flecks of fuchsia...just stunning.

Recommendation:  I give this one a 4 out of 5.  I love everything about this one except that is needs 3 coats at least. I was most intrigued by this one when I saw the collection.  I definitely recommend buying.

Azalea (pink, metallic, cool)

Formula: Great formula, applies easily and beautifully!  All polish formulas should be like this. 

Opacity: (4) You could get away with 1 coat, but the 2nd coat really amps it up.

Brush: Love the brush, it fans out very nicely, able to get nice clean lines at the base of the nail.

Finish: It has a glossy finish and the shimmer is gorgeous and highly visible!!  I would consider this a shimmer instead of a metallic as Zoya describes it on their site.  You can actually see faint flecks of fuchsia...just stunning.

Recommendation:  I give Azalea a 5 out of 5!  Everything about this polish is perfect.  If you like this shade of pink I highly recommend getting this!


Aster (blue/purple, metallic, cool)

Formula:  Great formula, applies easily and beautifully!  All polish formulas should be like this.

Opacity: (4) This is a 2 coater, unlike Azalea, it not as opaque on the 1st coat, but still looks great.

Brush: Love the brush, it fans out very nicely, able to get nice clean lines at the base of the nail.

Finish: It has a glossy finish and the shimmer is gorgeous and highly visible!!  I would consider this a shimmer instead of a metallic as Zoya describes it on their site.  You can actually see faint flecks of fuchsia...just stunning.

Recommendation: Like Azalea, I give Aster a 5 out of 5!  Everything about this polish is perfect.  If you like a periwinkle shade I highly recommend getting this!.  This is my number 1 pick of the collection.


Here's the my swatch video from my Youtube channel: