Monday, April 18, 2011

Zoya Summertime Collection

Hidy ho, my friends. Today we have the Zoya Summertime Collection, which consists of six creme polishes. Before we begin with the swatches, let me say that the formula on these? Terrific. Seriously, it was great. Each polish needed two coats to be smooth and opaque and they dried quite shiny.

It was weird, though. For three out of the six polishes I had issues with the brushes. On one, the bristles were way too short, and on two more they were bent and growing out of the brush all weird. But maybe I just got a funky batch.

Also, I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I love that Zoya polishes are named after women's names. Love that.

Breezi could've been a one-coater. A nice dusty medium blue. Also, I think the name Breezi is fun.

Tamsen is a standard tomato red. I've never heard the name Tamsen before, but I like it.

If Tamsen is tomato, then Sooki is cherry! It's bright (brighter than my photo suggests) and reminds me of a classic pin-up girl's lipstick. And Sookie St. James from Gilmore Girls.

Areej is a dusty rose red purple. It's not too muted that it looks dated, but it's certainly not eye-popping bright.

Kieko looks similar to Areej in the bottle, but it's more purple in real life. And the name reminds me of Keiko Agena, who plays Lane Kim on Gilmore Girls. Wow, two GG references in one post!

Mira is definitely my favorite out of the collection. It's a bright medium purple with blue undertones. It looks like it could be similar to China Glaze Grape Pop or Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas, but I don't have either one, so I can't compare. I have this one on my toes right now!

I feel like I don't have a lot to say about these polishes, and I guess it's because...they're so run-of-the-mill. The formula is superb, so if you need a nice purple or red, pick these up. Also, these don't scream "summer" to me.

And I'll never understand why companies put out two polishes that are so similar in the same collection (OPI does this a lot, I feel.) Areej and Kieko are quite similar, as are Tamsen and Sooki.

I'm not trying to be negative, but I'm just not in love with this collection. The formula? Yes. But that's about it. Are there any that you're loving? Which ones are you picking up?
these products were sent to me to review. see disclosure policy for more information.


  1. love the colors! yes, I hate when they do that, LOL

  2. Very pretty! :) I only got Sooki, and love it!

  3. i like Kieko and Mira

  4. Those are very pretty swatches =) Love the colours!

  5. I bought them all. Zoya had that buy 6 get 6 free a while ago. Love Sooki since it's such a bright red.

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  11. I like Areeji! I don't have it yet but she will be on my next order, I think!

  12. this is nice vibrant color!


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