Flakies, Flakies & more flakies! I can never have enough! How about you? When I heard Zoya was coming out with three, I was SO excited! These babies can turn any boring cream polish into something extraordinary & gorgeous. There have been and are many flakies out there right now (Sally Hansen, Essie, NFU OH ect), but I think these from Zoya are definitely my favorite.
Some of you may ask.. what IS a flaky anyways? It’s basically a clear topcoat filled with tiny reflective flakes that have a subtle shimmer in hues of green, orange, blue, ect depending on the light or base color. For my base coat I used a basic black. (Which by the way I absolutely HATE applying black polish. Something about it always comes out sloppy & messy) You can use these over anything your heart desires, but I find the color best shows up on a darker polish.
The 3 Zoya came out with are ~
Maisie, Chloe & Opal
I also took close up shots so you can see what they look like in the bottle ~
Maisie ~ Turquoise base with blue & green flecks.. This definitely reminds me of warm weather, ocean blue water.. and margaritas by the pool. Too much? :p
You can DEFINITELY see the green & blue flakes in this. It’s stunning. I used 2 coats over basic black to build up more flakie goodness. You can use one if you want, but for me.. the more flakes the better!!
Chloe ~ Girly girl in a bottle. This has a pink base with hints of gold, red, blue & green flakes. Surprisingly, this one was the only color that would not cooperate with me as far as photographing goes. Believe me when I say these look FAR better in real life.Especially Chloe.. Right now she’s my favorite out of the three.
Again, I used 2 coats over basic black. I am definitely going to try this over Tru. I think it would look SO pretty!
Opal ~ Light green base with green & SUBTLE blue flakies. When you look at the bottle, it kind of looks murky. Murky but pretty.. does that make sense? haha. I assure you, it is far from murky when you put it on. This would be SO awesome for St. Patrick’s Day over any shade of green polish.
I do have to give Zoya a huge thumbs up for putting these out. NONE of them are dupes for each other or any flaky polish that’s out there right now. I love that they have stepped out of their comfort zone. Well done Zoya. Reward yourself with some m&m’s 😉
What do you guys think about these? Are you loving or hating the flaky trend right now?
These can be purchased on zoya.com for $8 each. **The Fleck Collection was kindly provided to me by Zoya for review. All opinions are my own**
great pictures as usual I’m so excited to get these
These polishes are so awesome. I so want to get them.
These are BEYONDDDDDD GORGEOUS!! Love them all.
They are really interesting because of the different colors, love them!
LOVE the blue one !! Thanks for the idea of putting it over the black..I never thought of doing that:) I guess that is why you are the one doing the reviews and not me, LOL!
How do these compare to the Sally ones? Any dupes?
Not a single dupe in my opinion!
Molly D. says
OMG!! I love Maisie!! WOW! I’m definitely going to have to get that one! Thanks Jess!
Nicole Fye says
OMG you’re killing me I want them all! And of course I am broke. Bahhhhhh :/