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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Zoya Summertime Collection Swatches & Review


Part One of the ZOYA Summer Collections: Summertime - Cremes





Cherry red creme

Basic red creme, I like its brightness and ease of application, but we've seen better & more opaque reds in recent collections. Nothing too stand-out about it, but it's a nice red if you dig 'em. I know it's spelled differently, but I can't get Bill Compton's voice out of my head... :-D

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.25

Use for Konad: Stamps well on lighter colors, but isn't terribly effective on dark colors.

Finish: Creme, 2 coats to be opaque, but still shows a visible nail line.





Bright, warm, red creme

A much warmer red than Sooki, but not really what I'd consider a 'brick red' as they describe it on the Zoya website. I DO, however, kinda dig this one, since it does have that warmer base, it seems more flattering on me. Application was the same as Sooki though. Looks similar to Sooki in the photo, but they're different looking in real life.

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.25

Use for Konad: Stamps well on lighter colors, but isn't terribly effective on dark colors.

Finish: Creme, 2 coats to be opaque, still have a visible nail line.






Fuchsia creme

A pretty fuchsia creme that borders on hot pink. Pretty because it is so bright and vibrant, but as with Sooki, not terribly unique.

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.5

Use for Konad: Stamps well on lighter colors, but isn't terribly effective on dark colors.

Finish: Creme, 2 coats to be opaque.






Red-based purple creme

I actually like this purple. It's girly without being pink, and it actually a relatively flattering color I think. 

Opacity scale (1-5): 4

Use for Konad: Stamps well on lighter colors, but isn't terribly effective on dark colors.

Finish: Creme, 2 coats to be opaque.






Blue-based royal purple creme

I think I'm partial to this color because it bears the same name as my 'niece' (I use quotation marks because my niece is actually an Australian Shepherd), but I think it's a cute color, and was easy to apply. 

Opacity scale (1-5): 4

Use for Konad: Stamps well on lighter colors, but isn't terribly effective on dark colors.

Finish: Creme, 2 coats to be opaque.






Dusty teal creme

I heart this color. Maybe it's because I'm big on blues, but there is just something lovely about the semi-muted quality of this color. Deeper and richer than Robyn, with more awesome added in. 

Opacity scale (1-5): 2.75

Use for Konad: Stamps so-so on lighter colors, but isn't terribly effective on dark colors.

Finish: Creme, 2-3 coats to be opaque depending how thickly you apply.


Overall,while this part of the Summer Collection isn't terribly unique, it's still lovely. These cremes are well-executed for the most part, and the colors sing true on the nail. Application was an ease, with 5 of the 6 polishes only requiring 2 coats to be opaque. I can definitely see myself using these in some of my designs!!


Disclosure: Products in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer for consideration. 


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