How ready are you for summer? Because while I’m not particularly craving sweating the second I’m outside of the AC and going through sunscreen like it’s my job, I am excited for beach parties and more margaritas than usual. So I was super excited to get my hands on Zoya’s new shades for summer. There are two new collections – Island Fun and Paradise Sun – and both of them will make you giddy for the sun and fun of warmer weather.
All of the Island Fun shades are super pigmented (so make sure you wear a base coat to avoid staining your nails) and have a cream formula. My favorites in this collection are Demetria (sooo pretty!) and Cecelia, but if you like greens, Jace is really interesting and different than anything already in my (vast) stash of polishes. Here are the shades you’ll find in it:
- Jace – A modern tropical green
- Cecelia – A classic teal
- Talia – A true turquoise
- Serenity – A summer purple
- Nana – A deep summer fuchsia
- Demetria – A vibrant poppy red
Paradise Sun is probably my favorite of the two collections (if I was forced to choose) just because I love the micronized metallic pearl finish. It’s super shiny and pretty and just all around perfect for pedicures. (Not that the shades wouldn’t look good on your fingers, I just usually tend to go for more neutrals and creme shades). Out of these shades, I absolutely love Genesis, and Mae and Aphrodite are close seconds. But I have to say – I also am really into Oceane, which is truly an achievement for Zoya because I’m not normally a lover of turquoise shades. So kudos! Here’s what you’ll find in this collection:
- Genesis – A crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish
- Selene – A true teal with a micronized metallic pearl finish
- Oceane – A true turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish
- Isa – A deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish
- Mae – A warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish
- Aphrodite – A vibrant summer red with a micronized metallic pearl finish
Each polish retails for $9 and you can find them online at www.zoya.com. (If you prefer to buy in person, I usually have good luck finding Zoya colors I’m coveting at ULTA, so check there). Happy shopping!