Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: Zoya Sunshine Collection

I was really excited about this collection, so when Zoya had it's BOGO offer I picked it up in it's entirety. You know I love foil finish polishes so yes, I'll be gushing a little. It's taken me a while to get around to swatching them but here they are: Zoya Sunshine 2011

Zoya Sunshine

Application For all Colors
All colors were applied over Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator and topped with Seche Vite.

As per usual with Zoya, I had great wear (for me).

Now on to the Lovely Ladies of Sunshine...


Zoya Apple


A delicious vibrant green  foil comprised not only of green sparkle, but you'll see gold orange and red in there if you look carefully. It's a sister to Ulta Limelight in terms of being a green foil. It reminds me of Ulta Into the Limelight just a little. No issues with application.

Aside from the Paltrow spawn, is there another girl around named "Apple"? Just wondering...


Zoya Faye

Zoya Faye

I was pre-destined to love this one. Plum/rose gold foil. Could possibly be a contender for my Princess Leia in the Gold Bikini by my oldest definition. Reminds me of Zoya Shivon or China Glaze Awakening, but foiled. Also reminds me slightly of Zoya Anastasia, but less brown-purple. A dream color... But what a pain in the butt for application! Not sure why, but this one did not want to adhere to my nail. I kept getting polish goop and streaks. I hope it was because I had just removed my Shellac mani from Vegas. But even after I took off the color and reapplied I still had issues.


Zoya Kimmy

Zoya Kimmy

Totally Juicy! This color just reminds me of candy. Nice sweet color for summer. Gorgeous orange foil with gold accents. It's a red orange, if you like that sort of thing. No problems with application or wear.


Zoya Reva

Zoya Reva

Berry Red foil with more shimmer particles. I'm reminded of Zoya Gloria but her darker sister, which had a similar quality in terms of foil texture. This is like jam on the finger tips. I also thought of Wonder Woman's boots. No issues with application.


Zoya Rica

Zoya Rica

Sort of a foil Grapefruit color. It's that color that isn't pink or orange but somewhere in the middle. Coral?  And it's a STYRCH SLAYER!!! I actually sort of fell in love with this. It reminded me a lot of Zoya Tiffany, but it's pinker. They could nearly be twins. I swatched them side by side, but you're going to have to decide if you want more pink or more peach. But it might take you three coats to get absolute opacity depending on how heavy handed you are with a brush.


Zoya Tanzy

Zoya Tanzy

A true orange foil. This one, like Rica, may require you to use three coats for full opacity. I almost wish I hadn't worn it the same day as Rica. I might have been more impressed with it if I hadn't worn them together.  It's glittery gorgeousness, though.

I still love foils. I know some people are getting tired of them. I do wish that Zoya had gone to a greater variety of colors here, like maybe a yellow foil, or a nice sandy taupe foil. It is almost like Zoya is on a quest to get every possible shade of red in every single finish. It's repetitive. But these area ll bright and fun for Summer.

Bottom Line
I love the entire collection, simply because I'm biased toward foils. My Must-Haves are Rica and Faye. Apple if you want a green. The reds don't dupe any of the Zoya previous foils, but you might be able to skip them if you have the others.

By the way, I totally want whatever name book Zoya is pulling these names from. Seriously.

You can purchase Zoya Nail Polish from their website. Bottles are $8 a piece, or $48 for the sampler set.

I purchased these polishes with my own money, thank you.