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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!!