Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

*press samples*

Hi guys! I can't believe it's Wednesday already. Short work weeks for the win! The pen show I was talking about actually starts tomorrow and I am so excited. My husband is the one more into fountain pens, but I've become quite fond of them over the years (and some of the awesome people who go to the shows)! I haven't mentioned it in awhile, but check out his blog for some interesting ink and pen reviews (he also makes videos on Youtube). Tonight I have the first part of the Zoya Sunsets Collection which features 6 bright cremes that only need 1 coat.  Follow me after the break to see if this rang true. 

Long story short, I did not find these to be one coaters. This isn't to say that they are sheer at all, but I needed 2 coats for all of the polishes in the collection. Even at 2 coats you can still see a faint visible nail line (VBL) on a couple of them. I suppose if you use extremely thick coats you may be able to get away with a single coat, but I would think this would take longer to dry than to just use 2 thin ones. As always, your mileage may vary. 

Zoya Brynn (2 coats)

Up first is Brynn which is a bright blue-toned pink creme that almost leans towards a crelly. It's definitely a bright color, but I wouldn't call it a neon by any means. Everyone needs a nice pink polish for summer, right? Two smooth coats were needed for full coverage. 

Zoya Cam (2 coats)

Cam is easily in my top picks for the collection. It also happened to be the first polish I wore from the collection. It's an eye searing orange creme that just looks juicy, right? Ok, eye-searing may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it's still an in-your-face color. It's on the verge of being a neon, without all of the pain that usually comes with neon polishes. You can still see a slight hint of VNL after 2 coats, but you have to look super closely and the lighting I have enhances it.

Zoya Dixie (2 coats)

And lastly we have Dixie which is a coral-pink creme with some red undertones. Zoya calls it a "juicy watermelon red," but I always think of watermelon having more red than this. Either way, I think this is going on my toes tonight! Don't you think this would make for a great summer pedicure? I was slightly messy in my application (I kept getting some of the polish on my cuticles which I'm usually pretty good at avoiding), but that could very well be from having an off night. Again, you can see a tiny bit of VNL, but I'm just being picky at this point. 

What do you think so far? These retail for $10 and you can find out more about them on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. I'm not sure if they're at Ulta just yet, but keep your eye out for them at your local store. 

*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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