This collection consists of shimmers, and most of them are siblings to the crème versions in the Island Fun set! I'm usually a person who will pick a crème over a shimmer any day of the week, but I actually like these more! WHAT! That's a first for me. These polishes-especially a few in particular-literally feel like they glow on the nail. Maybe I will be a shimmer convert after this! Lets get into it!
|Zoya Paradise Sun 2015|
First up is Mae, a bright magenta shimmer. The formula on this was perfection! I fell in love with this one immediately! It reminds me of one of my favorite Pixiedusts--Arabella-- but without the texture. These are almost as sparkly as the original Pixies....maybe that's why I love them so much!This is 2 coats.
Also--I'm using direct light more these days but shimmers tend to get lost in direct light so I've included larger pics of the filtered lighting!
|Mae (filtered light)|
|Mae (direct light)|
(note: this does stain though so be sure to have an extra thick layer of base coat or use a peel off base. If you do get staining, a quick scrub with a toothbrush and toothpaste usually works for me)
|Zoya Oceane (filtered light)|
|Oceane (direct light)|
This is Genesis...a shimmery white. This is the one I was the most excited about! My camera really has a hard time with whites though....so frustrating! I don't have Zoya Snow White to compare but to my knowledge this is similar to that. I did have a little bit of a hard time with the formula, it was thick and I wasn't able to get as thin of a coat as I wanted without it being super streaky. BUT I do love how it turned out and I will be playing with it more to unlock her secrets :)
This pic is 3 coats.
|Genesis (filtered light)|
|Genesis (direct light)|
Next is Aprhodite....the goddess of love, awwwwww. This one is more like a jelly type formula, I did 2 coats but I think 3 are in order. The formula here is very different than the rest in this collection.
|Aphrodite (filtered light)|
|Aphrodite (direct light)|
This is Selene...a shimmery teal that leans a little more green. Super opaque, amazing formula, but also stains if you're not careful! This reminds me a lot of what the Matte Velvet green (Verushka) looks like with topcoat.
|Selene (filtered light)|
|Selene (direct light)|
Lastly Isa, a "blurple" (blue-ish-purple) shimmer that is a surprise favorite for me! When I used this for the blobs in the mani with Serenity it couldn't believe how much it glows. I mean! Gosh. Great formula again, super opaque, and no staining!
|Isa (filtered light and color corrected)|
|Isa (direct light and color corrected)|
This collection is available now on Zoya.com and should be in stores soon! Zoya retails for $9!