Monday, August 17, 2015

Zoya Paradise Sun, Summer 2015

Hi there!  It's Monday, boo.  Are your kids (or you) back in school yet?  Mine start Wednesday and they are very excited.  I am excited for them too!  But the Summer was so much fun I will miss having those little buggers home every day.  With school starting it feels like Summer is gone even thought the weather seems to have a different idea (hai 90+ scorching heat for the last few days!).  You know that means I have Fall polish to share and I am super excited to delve into that pile.  BUT I still have Summer polish queued up and ready to go so hang in there with me while I plow through these last few posts and then I promise I will have Fall polish up on my blog!  Today I have the Zoya Paradise Sun collection.  This is a 6 piece set of fun shimmers!  Honestly I am thankful that there aren't any neons in here and several of the shades can transition into the Fall!  The Paradise Sun collection is available on the site now and they are $9 each.  So are you ready jump in and see the Paradise Sun collection?  I am!  

*press sample*

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Genesis is a "crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish."  I love that Zoya put a white in their Summer collection.   It's so fresh and so clean!  I did find the formula a bit streaky and chalky.  It took me 3 coats to even it all out and get full coverage.  But that won't deter me from using this lovely shimmer white again.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

Zoya Genesis

Zoya Genesis

Zoya Genesis

 Zoya Genesis

Aphrodite is one of my favorites in the Paradise Sun collection - of course.  I love reds.  Aphrodite is described as a "vibrant summer red with micronized pearl metallic finish and multi-hued flash."  Didn't even notice the multi-hues until I saw my macro!  Hullo pretty!  I can easily see Aphrodite being worn in the next few months.  I found the formula to be almost a jelly finish but it covered great.  I used 2 coats and 1 layer of topcoat to finish.  

Zoya Aphrodite

Zoya Aphrodite

Zoya Aphrodite

Zoya Aphrodite

Selene is a "true teal with a micronized metallic pearl finish."  This is another fantastic color that is multi-seasonal.  It's kind of jungle-y and tropical which ties in perfectly to the popular palm print that we saw this Summer.  The formula and application were both great.  I used 2 coats and 1 layer of topcoat.  

Zoya Selene

Zoya Selene

Zoya Selene

Zoya Selene

Oceane is a "true turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish ."  This is another really lovely color and it reminds of of vacation.  Looking out over shimmery, sparkling water.  WAH, I'm gonna miss you Summer!  The formula and application were both nice.  The only issue I would mention is that Oceane is a possible stainer.  So use a great base coat, or a peel off base coat.  I used 2 coats and 1 layer of topcoat.  

Zoya Oceane

Zoya Oceane

Zoya Oceane

Zoya Oceane

Mae is the most "Summer-y" borderline neon color of the bunch.  But as I said, I appreciated that Zoya went out of the box and didn't do neons like everyone else.  That's what made this collection unique and fun.  But back to Mae!  Mae is a "warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish."  I loved the color and had zero complaints about the formula or application.  I used 2 coats and 1 layer of topcoat.  *apologies for no macro, I swore I took one but I can't find it anywhere!*

Zoya Mae

Zoya Mae

Zoya Mae

And finally there is Isa.  Isa is a "deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish."  There are some pretty colors at play in this polish, you will see them best once you get to the macro!  I loved the color of Isa, unique and pretty.  The deep shade will be easy to pull off in the upcoming months as well.  I used 2 coats of Isa and 1 layer of topcoat.  

Zoya Isa

Zoya Isa

Zoya Isa

Zoya Isa
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