Monday, May 23, 2016

Right on the Nail ~ Zoya Summer 2016 Seashells Collection Swatches and Reviews Part I

*press samples*

Hi guys! It's a little sad that I'm so excited for the finale of Dancing with the Stars AND the Bachelorette premiere tonight! Anyone else but me watching? I'm doubly excited about reviewing the latest Zoya collections coming at you for this summer season. There are 2 separate collections (the Seashells and Sunsets, respectively) for the summer and I have both of them to review for you. The Seashells collection reintroduces the famous Pixiedust formula that Zoya hasn't done lately while the Sunsets feature bright cremes. I'll be reviewing the first 3 colors of the Seashells Collection tonight, so shall we get started?

The PixieDusts have a very gritty texture and dry to a matte finish. Some people aren't a fan of having the texture on their nails, so if that's you, you may not be a fan of this 6-piece collection. I happen to love them, so your mileage may vary. They suggest not using a basecoat or topcoat with these, but I used a peel-off basecoat for easy removal. Since you can't use a topcoat, these will take a little longer to dry (less than 30 min). If you do want these to have a smooth finish, you'll need some Gelous and several coats of thick topcoat. I used 3 coats for all of my swatches, but that's because macro photos show everything. If you have shorter nails or use thicker coats, you may only need 2 coats.

Zoya Bay (3 coats)

Zoya Bay is a bright blue with lots of blue and gold shimmer/glitter. Just look at how chunky this is! And I don't mean this in a bad way at all. It was a bit sheerer than the other polishes, but you can likely get away with 2 coats if you're not stingy with your application. I think this would look especially great on deeper skintones. 

Zoya Cece (3 coats)

Zoya calls Cece a fizzy lemon-lime color, and I didn't even think about that, but it completely fits! It's a bright green base with tons of green and gold shimmer/glitter. Another beautiful color! 

Zoya Levi (3 coats)

Levi is a beige gold with loads of gold and holographic shimmer/glitter. It's more of a neutral gold than a yellow gold if that makes sense. The formula with Levi was a bit different than the other polishes. I used 3 coats for the swatches above, but I really should have just used 2 for this one. Every coat seemed to make the polish thicker and thicker, so I should have left it at 2. I like this color, but it's not my personal favorite.

These retail for $10 and you can find out more about them on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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