May 23, 2016

Zoya Seashells Collection Summer 2016 Swatches!!

*Sent for review*

Don't worry polish lovers! I've come to liven up your Monday with some Zoya Seashells swatches! For this half of their summer 2016 collection, Zoya brought back the beloved PixieDust formula and I am really glad they did! First up we have the lovely Zoya Cece, a sour apple green PixieDust with hints of golden shimmer. This is a great fresh green for spring and summer. Zoya describes it as "Full impact green, textured PixieDust with a thin vein of gold creating a fizzy lemon-lime effect". Very refreshing!

This is two easy coats of Zoya Cece. Most of these were two coats and wonderfully easy to apply. The draw of the PixieDust line, for me anyways, has always been the ease of application, relatively quick dry time, and the fact that you do not need a top coat. When I am in a huge rush, I grab a PixieDust and apply two fast coats with no base or top coat.

Here is Cece with one layer of Vapid High Shine Quick Dry Top Coat. This was pretty smooth with just one coat, so if you prefer your PixieDusts glossy, it's easy to achieve.

Zoya Bay is a clear sky blue PixieDust with ribbons of gold and silver shimmer. I like that Zoya used both silver and gold shimmer in this. It makes it look icy, but warm at the same time, if that's possible! Bay is described as "Sky blue textured PixieDust with fine silver and gold glitter creating a dreamy effect. Reminiscent of cloud gazing on warm summer days!". I could use some cloud gazing on warm summer days right about now, I am so ready for summer!

This is two easy coats again!

One layer of the Vapid top coat makes this one nice and shiny too! I actually think I might like this one shiny better! It makes the color richer and the shimmer pop.

Zoya Tilly is an interesting polish, and definitely unique. To my eyes, this looks like a silver PixieDust with purple-y grey accents. Zoya says it is "Starry grey textured PixieDust with a small holographic glitter interwoven with a darker gunmetal. Perfect for hot nights out on the town!". This is gorgeous and SO sparkly!!

Broken record here- two effortless coats!

Here's one layer of top coat. You can see the top coat here deepens the color a lot, but I think if you wanted it to be perfectly glossy, you would need a second layer of top coat.

Gold is my most used polish color. I use it as a neutral, so gold PixieDusts are the ultimate slap it on and go polish. Zoya Levi is sure to become my new go to. It's a nice evenly toned gold too, not too warm or yellowy, so I think it will flatter the majority of skin tones. Zoya describes it as "Beige gold textured PixieDust with medium holographic hexes. Designed to update a classic neutral pixie with a little more glam.".

This is the only polish in this collection that I felt I wanted to use a third coat. It was probably OK in two coats, but the third just made it totally opaque and brought out the sparkle. The formula was good and it was still easy to apply, just maybe a tad less opaque.

It's pretty with top coat too!

Zoya Linds is a bright cherry red PixieDust. Zoya says it has "red and fuchsia glitter to mimic the look of maraschino cherries dipped in sugar". It leans on the pinky side of red, rather than a warm red.

This is two coats. The formula was easy to apply, but I feel like it took a lot longer to dry than the others. I waited the same amount of time, but it looks like it wasn't fully dried here in these pictures.

Here is Linds with one layer of top coat.

Drumroll please!!!!! This one is my surprise favorite of the collection!!! I'm surprised because typically the green would be my favorite, but not here. Zoya Zooey is a delicious peach concoction with plentiful golden shimmer and iridescent holo accents. Zoya says this is a "classic pink textured PixieDust laced with a fine thread of gold and medium sized holographic hexes for an added layer of dimension". But I definitely think it is much more peach than just a classic pink. The golden shimmer makes it lean warm and almost coral. So pretty! I am going to wear this one first out of this collection!

You guessed it- two easy coats!! Love this one!!

Here's a shot with top coat. Like some of the others, the colors deepen with top coat. This is definitely more coral/peach pink now than classic pink.

*Sent for review*

My top picks here are Zooey and Cece. But the whole collection is beautiful and if I were purchasing them, I would most likely get them all. I have gotten a lot of use out of my older PixieDusts and I was very happy to see them come back. Nice one, Zoya!!

The Zoya Seashells collection is available now on

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