Monday, June 25, 2018

Welcome to the Summer Season with the Zoya Sunshine Collection!

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Happy Monday, dear readers! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week has been off to a great start! It was a toasty weekend around here with the the mercury rising into the triple digits. With the high temperatures and the official start of summer last week, what could be a better time for the Zoya Sunshine Collection! This vibrant collection consists of 12 shades in a range of finishes from creams to shimmers to toppers. Most of the colours are a variety of red or pink, so if these colours are your jam, you'll be thrilled with this collection! Let's get a closer look at each of the colours!

Two coats plus top coat

A full coverage muted amethyst cream.

I know, I know, I started off getting you excited about pinks and reds and here I am jumping in with a purple shade. Delia is one of the outliers to the red and pink theme of this collection; it is a really pretty soft purple hue! It is a colour I tend to associate more with the spring, but I can see this being a great colour to match those summer bridesmaid dresses!

One coat over Delia plus top coat

A buildable, cotton-candy blue iridescent-holo topper with hints of pink and blue colored glitter with mega hex particles.

It is interesting to see the approach Zoya has taken with their toppers! I really like the combination of colours in this polish although I'm not particularly crazy about the mega hex particles. Obviously that comes down to personal preference. I know quite a few people that would love this polish!

Two coats plus top coat

The perfect summer pink in a full coverage cream formula.

I generally don't gravitate towards lighter pinks over the summer, but I have to admit this is a pretty great shade for the summer! It has just the perfect amount of brightness with easy application to boot!

Two coats plus top coat

A full coverage raspberry sorbet cream.

Ellie is the darker pink shade I have always associated with summer, so I'm happy to see this addition to the collection. The colour is fabulous, and the formula is superb!

Two coats plus top coat

A full coverage blue toned flamingo pink cream.

Sandy is a good option for those that prefer a cooler pink hue on their nails. The Sunshine Collection certainly has several pink options to choose from so you can pick what best suits your skin tone and preference!

Two coats plus top coat

A full coverage poppy red cream.

I'm really loving the red shades in this collection! I'm a fan of poppies so I'm thrilled that my nails can now match. I love the formula as well!

Two coats plus top coat

A bright and dazzling micro-shimmer red in a full coverage formula.

If you want a warmer red, Marigold is for you. The added micro-shimmer makes me think of the extra juicy tomatoes growing on my tomato vines right now! Marigold is one of my personal favorites from the Sunshine Collection.

Two coats plus top coat

A full coverage nude cream, perfect to match your morning latte.

I love a good nude polish, but Jack isn't as forgiving as I would like, both in colour and formula. I had hoped I would like this shade on me, but it didn't win me over. The formula was oddly thick and would not apply evenly, so my feeling may be slightly biased due to the poor formula.

One coat over Jack plus top coat

A buildable, golden iridescent-holo topper with hints of multi-colored glitter with mega hex particles.

Nahla is really interesting and not quite your typical gold polish. You can see subtle hints of other colours against the strong gold hues. I generally don't wear golds until it gets closer to the holidays so Nahla likely won't be getting much love until then.

Two coats plus top coat

A full coverage pink toned coral cream.

Coral pinks are so perfect for the summer, and Minnie is another highlight from this collection. The formula is a touch uneven, but it self-levels pretty well with some patience. I think a third coat would have resulted in a more smooth look than shown here.

Two coats plus top coat

A full coverage salmon toned coral with a pink and orange micro-shimmer.

While certainly not orange, Clementine is the closest Zoya got with this collection. Clementine is arguably my favorite shade in this collection, and I love the flashes of pink and orange as I move my nails! The formula was really easy to work with as well!

Two coats plus top coat

A full coverage juicy coral red cream.

I rarely get excited about a simple red cream, but something about Virginia really took my breath away. It kept catching my eye as I was typing away on my computer at work, and I'm already excited to have this on my nails again!

The Sunshine Collection is available for purchase now at These polishes retail for $10 each.

My top picks for this collection are Clementine, Virginia, and Marigold, although many of them are really pretty. With the exception of Jack due to the bad formula, you can't really go wrong with any of them. With a name of "Sunshine Collection", I was originally anticipating more orange and yellows in this collection. I'd love to see more colour variety from Zoya so I'm looking forward to seeing what Zoya releases next!

What are your favorite shades from the Sunshine Collection? What colours do you gravitate towards over the summer? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. Gorgeous summertime collection! I would love Minnie and Clementine

  2. Clementine is my jam. What a lovely collection

  3. Delia + Saldana is a beautiful combination!

  4. Saldana and Delia are so pretty. Great combo!

  5. After seeing this collection several times I now know for sure that Clementine will be mine!

  6. I have Clementine but I really like the Delia/Saldana combo you did. Now I want them both!

  7. Love Karen and Virginia best - bright red and pinks are my summer shades!

  8. I think Karen is my favorite! The rest aren't really my jam right now.

  9. This collection has some nice bright pinks and that purple that I'd love.

  10. I LOVE sandy on you!!! So pretty!

  11. I swear that Clementine looks fab on everyone. Great swatches!

  12. Beautiful shades.. Amazing swatches..Clementine is such a beauty :)

  13. While I am loving the collection...come on Zoya! Give us some blues and greens! Either way these are all stunning and once again their cremes still my heart!

  14. Delia with Saldana on top is so pretty! But yes, I'd love to see more colour variety as well. I hope there's more colours to come in the Fall and Holiday releases.


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