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Zoya Summertime Swatches

Some of you have probably seen these already, but I just got these in a few days ago. There was a delay for a good while. One of Zoya’s summer collection is named Summertime. These colors are bright and bold. Formula is quite exceptional and pretty opaque in general. I’ll be showcasing them in the order of the press release picture.

First up is Sooki.

Zoya Sooki

Sooki is described on their website as a “bright, clean, crisp cool cherry red cream with a subtle jelly finish” and that it’s a shade that makes “an irresistable, attention-grabbing red nail.” I couldn’t agree more! It looks so squishy and the finish is super shiny. Formula for this one was smooth and creamy. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Sooki (in-shade)

Zoya Sooki (direct sunlight)

Zoya Sooki (close-up)

Next up is Tamsen.

Zoya Tamsen

Tamsen bears the description of a “medium warm brick-red with strong orange undertones with an opaque cream finish.” It’s also “a special red that is both enticing and mysterious.” This one’s more orange-y than Sooki, but very similar. You can see the difference mostly in the under direct sunlight shots. Formula for this one was smooth and creamy as well. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Tamsen (in-shade)

Zoya Tamsen (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tamsen (another angle)

Zoya Tamsen (close-up)

Moving on, we have a shade called Areej.

Zoya Areej

Areej is described as a “soft, muted cool fuchsia pink with an opaque cream finish” and that it’s “a pink for when you want a bold pop of color but not something neon-bright.” This is one gorgeous shade that I absolutely love! It went on my nails so smoothly, almost like spreading perfectly softened butter! Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Areej (in-shade)

Zoya Areej (direct sunlight)

Zoya Areej (close-up)

Zoya Areej (lighting changed)

The next shade has a name I keep saying it wrong. It is Kieko, but I keep thinking it Keiko.

Zoya Kieko

Kieko is described on their website as a “warm, red-toned dusty light purple with berry tones with an opaque cream finish” and that it’s “a nice alternative to pure pink or berry, especially flattering on warm skin tones.” This shade is very vibrant and actually constantly reminded me of a co-worker friend of mine, Lilly. She has this very vibrant, jewel toned purple shirt that is the same shade as this lacquer. Application was smooth and easy. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Kieko (in-shade)

Zoya Kieko (lighting changed)

Zoya Kieko (direct sunlight)

Zoya Kieko (another angle)

Zoya Kieko (close-up)

Nearing the end, we have Mira.

Zoya Mira

Mira bears the description of a “blue-toned medium purple with dusty lavender tones and an opaque cream finish” and that it’s a “muted yet colorful purple that isn’t too dark.” This is another shade that I associate with someone. I have always been a fan of a fashionable woman in Russia name Mira and I can see a bit of her in this. Application is flawless and it dries to a super shiny finish. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Mira (in-shade)

Zoya Mira (direct sunlight)

Zoya Mira (close-up)

Last shade in this collection is called Breezi.

Zoya Breezi

Breezi is described one their website as “soft, dusty, dirty medium cerulean blue with an opaque cream finish” and that it gives a “super chic high-fashioned denim look for nails.” I’m not sure why almost all of these shades have been described with the word “dusty” or “dirty” since only 2, at most, looks like it could be in my opinion. This one’s very creamy and dries super shiny as well. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Breezi (in-shade)

Zoya Breezi (direct sunlight)

Zoya Breezi (close-up)

My cuticles took a beating after swatching these. Cremes tend to stick to my skin more too for some reason. 😦

What is your favorite in this collection? Mine is Sooki followed by Mira. Gotta love that beauty called Areej though. I’m glad Zoya has provided us some vibrant choices that are simply perfect for the summer.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


15 responses

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  2. I love all the colors, but Breezi for me really stands out. Or maybe I’m just partial to blue. 😛

    June 23, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    • The colors in this set are more vibrant than I thought! Breezi seems to be a crowd favorite!

      June 23, 2011 at 8:38 PM

  3. The word ‘jolly’ comes to mind. I think they look quite jolly on you. 😀

    June 23, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    • Now you’re making me think of Jolly Ranchers and candy in general! 😀

      June 23, 2011 at 8:39 PM

  4. Morgan

    i love these colors!!!!!

    June 23, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    • Thank you! Everyone seems to love their summer collections. I like the other set more though. I’ll have it up early next week.

      June 24, 2011 at 12:11 AM

  5. The Spy

    I think my favorite is breezi, though Sooki is also a great shade. Great swatches again!

    June 24, 2011 at 11:37 PM

  6. I have never seen more beautiful pictures. All these swatches are perfect in colour and application. =D
    New follower. Hope you can follow back.

    June 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM

  7. I liked the ir summer shimmers more. Not that these aren’t fine, just the shimmers were more interesting to me. I did get the purples, though–can’t remember if I went for Breezi or not.

    June 26, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    • I agree. I have the pictures from those ready to go too. I like glittery and shiny stuff more in general, so that was predictable of me on my part!

      June 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM

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