Zoya Hudson Swatches & Review

Zoya Hudson Swatches & ReviewZoya Hudson from the Awaken Collection that I shared a Quick Look post on is great for putting a little bit of spring onto your fingertips.

It’s a soft purple that makes me think of Easter, and the silver brings to mind little droplets of rain that you see on the windowpane, as you gaze outside on a spring evening.

(I really love doing that! The sound of rain is so relaxing, haha, unless you have to go to the washroom!) 😛

This shade is just the manicure I needed to brighten my spirits because 2014 has been challenging so far on several personal levels.

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Zoya Awaken Collection Hudson Swatch

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Zoya Hudson Awaken Collection 2014


Zoya Awaken Hudson


Zoya Hudson Swatches

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Zoya Hudson Swatches & Review

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Zoya Hudson Swatch & Review

Zoya Hudson Swatches

Hudson by Zoya

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  • Purple orchid metallic (Yes)
  • Silver shimmer (Yes)

Key Notes

Zoya Hudson Review


Fresh like spring and as lively as dewdrops rolling off leaves, Hudson by Zoya is really pretty! It adds that soft pop of colour to waken up a manicure without being too bright. For this reason, I think that even those who tend to shy away from loud colours will warm up to this one.

Not only is it seasonally appropriate, but it has a lot of feminine charm – graceful is how I would describe it!


Hudson by Zoya has fine silver shimmer running throughout, and it’s very dense, so it’s very noticeable.

From a distance, it appears to have a sheen, but if you inspect your nails up close, you can see the small, individual pieces of shimmer.

Application & Formula

This polish went on smoothly, and the formula was on the thin side, but that didn’t affect pigmentation. I found that I only needed 2 coats to get full coverage. (I tend to use medium coats, but because it’s so pigmented, I think even with thin coats, you’d get the same opacity.)


  • Soft lilac
  • Dense silver shimmer
  • Smooth application
  • Great pigmentation


  • Not the craziest colour (but not all nail polishes have to be insane, right?)

Final Verdict: 8.5/10

I would highly recommend Zoya Hudson, if you’re looking for a spring shade that’s girly without being pink. It has just the right saturation of colour without being too wild and crazy. That’s why I think it’ll appeal to a lot of people of all different ages.

Have you tried Zoya Hudson? When you think of the perfect spring shade in your mind, what does it look like? What was the most recent Zoya nail polish you wore?


14 thoughts on “Zoya Hudson Swatches & Review

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Pretty Purple!

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Glad that you like it. I really enjoyed wearing this manicure, and you can always count on Zoya to have a wonderful formula!

  1. Jessica

    So pretty! This is a great spring shade. I also use manicures to brighten my day when things get tough…there’s just something about looking down at your hands and seeing a pretty color that can really boost the spirits :).

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Right, and it’s a spirit-booster that you can bring wherever you go, so it’s as convenient as perfume. Haha, well, not that you smell the nail polish, but I mean that you can have an hourly reminder of something happy to perk you up, if you want! 🙂 It’s like when you get a whiff of a great perfume you’re wearing, and something about it just makes you feel good inside!

  2. Cindi

    I fell first for the green polish in this collection, Dillon, but believe me, this is the second one I am going to get! I love that beautiful shimmer and metallic finish! It’s so girly.

  3. pema grey

    what a beautiful color on you! 🙂 this definitely makes me think spring (i wish the weather would start thinking spring! It’s snowing here in Iowa!)

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Pema Grey!

      Thank you so much!

      Oh my gosh, yesterday, it was beautiful (like actual spring weather), but the temperature hasn’t been consistent from day-to-day yet. I can’t wait until I regularly don’t need to reach for a jacket! C’mon, Spring! 🙂

  4. Jill

    The Awaken collection is the prettiest I’ve ever seen! All I need is Rebel and I’ll have them all. Hudson and Dillon are my faves 🙂

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Jill!

      It has that lovely soft look to it, and when the light shines on it (whether it’s dim lighting or full-on sunlight), it’s magical! Wow, that’s amazing that you’re almost done collecting the whole set! 😀 ENJOY!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Robbie!

      Haha, I just KNEW you’d love this one! 😉 (By the way, THF! Haha, this is an “inside joke”, in case someone’s wondering what the heck that acronym is!) 😛


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