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Jun 12 2015

Zoya Paradise Sun Summer Collection

Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom.

zoya paradise sun summer 2015 nail polish collection swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Today is a big day for me! It’s my last day of work as I head out on maternity leave!

I thought it would be appropriate to plan for my review of Zoya’s Paradise Sun Summer Collection to go live today, because I am full of excitement about what the summer holds for our family with baby coming in a matter of days; and these colors match my excitement.

Yes, if I had to color my excitement about the future right now – it would be in happy, metallic shades of BOLD that just scream, “tropical getaway,” lol!!

So how about we just jump in – I know you may have already seen swatches and reviews so I’ll just shut up and get to the nail porn!

Genesis:

zoya genesis swatches review on BeautyJudy summer 2015
Genesis is described as a white with micronized metallic pearl finish. At first I thought of Genesis as an icy pick for summer, but as I thought about it more, “icy” turned into lemon water ice – the look reminds me of a favorite summer treat! I applied two coats and did have a little trouble with the formula applying with even strokes. I would not add a third, but I will probably wear this as a base for nail art vs. on its own.

Aphrodite:

zoya aphrodite swatches review on BeautyJudy summer 2015

Aphrodite is described as a vibrant summer red with micronized metallic pearl finish. My take on this is a tomato red with glass fleck – the coordinating red glass fleck shimmer adds such a pretty depth. I wore this for six days. SIX DAYS. I only had chips on my thumbs, and tip wear. I used two coats. This photo is from day one. I didn’t try a third coat to see if it would be more opaque.

Isa:

zoya isa swatches review on BeautyJudy summer 2015

Isa is described as a deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish and aqua flash. I tried taking pics of this in the sun and the sun, oddly, wasn’t doing it justice! I thought the aqua and micronized pearl came through better in this natural, shaded light photo. This is two coats. Great formula.

Oceane:

zoya oceane swatches review on BeautyJudy summer 2015

Oceane is described as a true turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish. The press materials describe the finish as “reflecting the clearest blue ocean waters,” and I have to say, this does make me want to be somewhere tropical standing in a blue ocean. I used two coats for my swatch, with lighter, careful brush strokes because I was worried this one might be brush stroke-y!

Selene:

zoya selene swatches review on BeautyJudy summer 2015

Selene is described as a true teal with a micronized metallic pearl finish; it has an aqua hint to it. I’ve been craving shades like this lately. I used two coats for my swatch, again approaching brush strokes gently. I love the idea of wearing this with Oceane in a mani somehow.

Mae:

zoya mae swatches review on BeautyJudy summer 2015

Mae is described as a warm magenta pink with micronized metallic pearl finish. My picture doesn’t do the shimmer justice, but I loved how bright this one was even with clouds in the sky! I used two coats. Formula was fine.

Zoya Paradise Sun collection has been available since May 5. You can find them on Zoya’s website for $9 a piece or $54 for the six-piece set.

Have you picked up these pretties? Any on your lemming list?! My favorites from this collection are Oceane, Selene, Aphrodite and Isa!

Disclaimer: I received the Paradise Sun collection for consideration from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • Norah Salazar

    What a pretty collection. I love the colors! And happy maternity leave, it goes by fast.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Norah 🙂

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    You got gorgeous photos of these shades!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Lisa!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    This collex is gorgeous. Too bad Genesis is such a drag, and some are stainers. I’m sure I won’t be able to resist picking up at least Isa, though.

    • BeautyJudy

      While I wore Aphrodite, I didn’t notice any staining. I haven’t worn any of the others yet, I am dying to wear Isa next. If I can help it, I try not to read other reviews before I do my own of a collection, so I’m not sure if others are reporting staining!

  • marciaf

    I bought polishes during Zoya’s new special and I’m sorry I didn’t get ISA. Gorgeous shades.

    • BeautyJudy

      Marcia – if you’re anything like me you’ll add it to your never-ending lemming list, lol!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I bought that purple. love it

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s so pretty!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    You have such nice nails, and all the colors look great on you. Isa is probably my favorite.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks, Cindy! I’ve spent the majority of pregnancy with really awful nails and now they are growing strong and I feel like cutting them, lol

  • http://www.katstayspolished.com/ Kat D

    Love your nice long nails! Isa was my fave of this collection!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Kat! It’s like a little parting gift from pregnancy – they have SUCKED the entire time except the last month, lol!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I’m wearing Selene right now! That one and Aphrodite are my faves!

    • BeautyJudy

      I love the polish color, but I love the name Selene, too!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I think this is a beautiful collection. Selene is my fave

    • BeautyJudy

      Selene is so gorgeous!!