Zoya: Summer 2015 Island Fun & Paradise Sun Collections Swatches & Review
Happy Friday! I’m back down to nubby nails for now. As much as I love having my nails a bit longer, I’ve been so annoyed with them being on the “long” side lately, so I cut them all down to stubs! I’ve been really hard on my hands this Spring and probably will be this Summer so I just had to do it to avoid bad breaks and general gnarly-ness. I have to admit, it’s super refreshing to do that but not always ideal for blogging. :P
Today I have Zoya’s Summer collections to show you!
Paradise Sun Collection
“Oceane” is a metallic cerulean with matching shimmer and silver flecks. This is breathtaking. The color, the formula. Everything. 2 coats.
“Isa” is a cool-toned purple metallic with purple and blue sparkling shimmer. The shimmer in this almost makes it appear to be duochrome. It’s very interesting. 2 coats.
“Genesis” has silver, blue and pink shimmer in a milky white base. I’ve heard from a lot of other bloggers that this has been nothing but trouble for them. I used a light hand and somewhat thick coats and waited a good amount of time between coats when applying. I didn’t find it too troublesome. Depending on your painting style, you may have issues with this. Besides that, it’s really pretty and I quite enjoy it! 2 coats.
“Mae” has a hot pink metallic base with silver flecks and hot pink shimmer. I was afraid this would be frosty but it’s not. It’s perfectly glass-flecky and lovely. 2 coats.
“Aphrodite” has gold and red glass fleck in a super warm-toned red jelly base. It’s so warm it’s almost orange and may even appear orange on you, depending on your skin tone. So pretty! 2 coats.
“Selene” is a teal green metallic with teal and silver shimmer. Gorgeous. This is going to be amazing for Fall! Such a beautiful jewel tone. I do get a feeling that it could be a stainer so proceed with caution. 2 coats.
Island Fun Collection
“Jace” is a creme that’s the exact color of a granny smith apple. This is super unique! I can’t think of anything that’s just like it in my stash. Awesome. 2 coats.
“Demetria” is a super warm-toned red creme. Perfectly Summery red. Great formula. 2 coats.
“Nana” is a lush deep magenta creme. So shiny. Great formula on this one as well. 2 coats.
“Cecilia” is a bright teal green creme. I’m surprised, this is actually sort of sticky and difficult. Not what you’d expect from a Zoya creme. And what a bummer because it’s a pretty color. It’s not impossible but it does require more patience than usual. I also get the feeling this one could be a stainer but I’m not sure, I usually don’t get staining unless I wear it as a regular mani and I’ve only swatched this so far. 2 coats.
“Talia” is a vibrant medium blue creme with green undertones. Similar formula to “Cecelia”, thick and sticky. :/ And as much as I love colors like this, I’m pretty sure it will be a major stainer. You can see where I had some trouble with it and it pooled at my cuticle and that was as best I could clean it up. Sadness! It’s so pretty though. 2 coats.
“Serenity” is a slightly dusty purple creme. It reminds me of one of my favorite Zoyas ever… “Mira”! Nice formula on this one. 2 coats.
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