Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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!
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