June 3, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Summer 2017 Swatches, Part 1!!

*Sent for review*

The Zoya summer collection is always a favorite of mine and I couldn't wait to get it on my nails! I have the first half of the collection for you today and let me just say that these were a pleasure to swatch. The Zoya Wanderlust collection consists of 12 polishes- 8 cremes and the rest shimmers. First up we have this glorious pinky purple creme, Zoya Lois. You all already know that I love a good pinky purple, and this one is perfect. It has a lot of hot pink/magenta in it, so it's nice and bright.  

The formula of the cremes here is spectacular. No more than two coats needed, and you could probably do one coat if you do thicker coats than I do. They applied evenly and smoothly. So easy to apply! I used two coats for Lois. All swatches in this post are topped with one layer of top coat.

Though I am not usually a pink fan, there are two really excellent pinks that I am excited about in this collection. This is the first one, Zoya Winnie. Zoya describes Winnie as a "soft watermelon pink creme". It's not too soft though, it has a healthy dose of brightness, although it doesn't stray anywhere near neon territory. Winnie reminds me of watermelon candy more than fresh watermelon, but I love it and can't wait to wear it!

Two easy flawless coats. Such a great formula, A++ Zoya!

Zoya Mandy is one of Zoya's wonderful shimmers. They really do shimmers so well, they are so reflective and smooth looking. Mandy is a berry pink shimmer with a cool undertone. It really glows in the sunshine. 

This is two coats of Mandy. It was a little less opaque than the cremes, but I still found it to have good coverage. If you do very thin coats, you may need a third for full opacity. The formula was great, the perfect consistency for accurate application.

R.I.P. Zoya Byrdie... moments after taking these pictures, I dropped the bottle and it shattered into a million pieces. I am so sad about this because Byrdie is the other pink I am loving in this collection. It's the absolute perfect bright pink for me, a great balance of warm and cool, and so flattering on my skin tone. Zoya calls it a "muted fuchsia pink" but I didn't find it to be that muted. It's definitely got a smooth juicy quality to it, but it's definitely bright enough to be a summer pink polish. I'm going to have to buy another bottle of Byrdie, dropping it was so sad 😞.

Two super easy coats, could pretty much be a one coater. Why oh why did I drop this? I have only shattered two bottles of polish in my entire life. Why this one?

But at least I didn't drop this baby... if you ever read this blog, you already know that Zoya River is my favorite of this half. The shimmer in River is so molten looking, it actually looks like a river on your nails, only the most glorious blue tropical river you've ever seen. You may feel like there are other polishes vaguely similar to this, but I can tell you that in person, this one stands WAY out of the crowd. It's just stunning. The shimmer is far more glowing than others I can think of, LOVING this!

Two perfect delicious coats. I am putting this on my nails right away tonight! It did not stain at all when I swatched it, I will update if by any chance it does when I actually wear it.

Zoya Esty is a "rich bubblegum pink" creme. I think it's a little darker than a traditional bubble gum pink. Very barbie-esque. It is cooler toned and has none of the coral nuances that Byrdie contains. I like Esty, but I think the other two pink cremes in this collection are more unique. 

This is another two coats, or one coat if you do slightly thicker coats. If you're looking for a pretty straightforward bright pink creme with an outstanding formula, Esty is your girl.

I really enjoyed swatching these polishes. It was an absolute pleasure to apply them and they were so easy to photograph too. I can't wait for the second half of the collection because it has two weird greens (my favorite!!!), oranges, corals, etc. Living for the Zoya Wanderlust collection so far!!

The Zoya Wanderlust collection is available on zoya.com.

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