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Today I had the pleasure of swatching the Zoya Island Fun Summer 2015 collection. It really was a pleasure- the colors are gorgeous and the formulas are some of Zoya's best ever. First up is my new favorite creme, Zoya Cecelia. Cecelia is the most beautiful teal creme, the perfect balance of green with hints of blue. This color is just everything I want in a summer polish. It makes me feel like I am about to go on a beach vacation. I can't think of a dupe for this. Other teals in my collection are more blue or darker/dustier. Cecelia is a Must Have for me, for sure!
This is three thin coats of Cecelia, although I think most people will be fine with two coats. It is very nicely pigmented and easy to apply. I found the consistency of most of the Island Fun polishes to be a little thicker than some other Zoyas, but in a good way. It makes them easier to control with little risk of flooding the cuticles.
Zoya Nana is a bright berry fuchsia creme. This is a classic vibrant summer pink. It has a great super glossy look to it all by itself (though I did use top coat in these pictures). Nana is a great bright pink alternative for those who maybe don't love neons.
This is two easy coats of Nana. Application was great, I am really impressed with the formula of these!
Zoya Serenity is a pretty medium purple with blue tones. Zoya says it is "reminiscent of beautiful, blooming irises, a harbinger of summer!". It definitely does remind me of purple irises and I do love those in the summer. Serenity is a great purple creme for year round, not just the summer.
This is two coats and application was nice and easy. Great opacity and nice consistency.
This lovely grassy green creme is Zoya Jace. Zoya calls this a "modern tropical green". I like that description because Jace definitely makes me think of being surrounded by plants, like in a greenhouse or maybe a tropical jungle! I love that this isn't a super bright or neon green, yet it still feels so summery and fresh. I also think it's a very wearable green, even for those who maybe don't wear much green on their nails.
This is three coats of Jace. The formula was a little less even than the other Island Fun polishes, maybe a little streak prone. I also thought it was slightly less pigmented than the others. It wasn't bad or a struggle at all, but it just wasn't as effortless as some of the others.
*Sigh*. Just looking at Zoya Talia makes me more relaxed. One look at this and I conjure up images of sitting poolside and sipping a pineapple coconut something-or-other. Talia is a beautiful blue turquoise creme. It's nice and bright, but not in your face or over the top. Now I just need to book a great vacation so I can wear this while sitting poolside, haha!
This is two lovely coats. Easy to apply, great consistency and perfect opacity. A real winner!
Zoya Demetria is a bright red creme with hints of orange. It's definitely a summer red, like bright poppy flowers. You all know I'm not a huge fan of red, but I actually want to wear this sometime soon. It's really pretty and looks great with my skin tone. It seems like it will be flattering on a lot of people as well.
This is two coats of Demetria. One coat gives you sort of a jelly look, and you could really wear it at one coat if you like the squishy look with some VNL. Two coats provides full coverage. This was a little thinner in consistency, so don't load up your brush too much. I flooded my cuticles on the first nail I did, but then I got the hang of it and it was fine.
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Overall, I love the Island Fun collection a LOT!! I think Zoya's formula here is just lovely, it has that slightly thicker gel-like consistency that is so easy to apply. The colors are so beautiful and summery, while also being flattering and totally wearable. My top favorites are Cecelia and Talia, but I really like them all!
The Zoya Island Fun collection is available now at zoya.com.