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Zoya Delight Swatches

I managed to get an entire collection in this past weekend and it just so happens to be from Zoya. I really like these shades a lot as they are very Spring-y and perfect for Easter. In random order, here are swatches for Zoya Delight Collection.

First up is my favorite, Daisy.

Zoya Daisy

Daisy caught my eye immediately being that it’s a bright yellow shade. This is one of the few yellows I’ve seen done right with a shimmer finish. It is described as “a refreshing lemon merengue yellow metallic with an energizing turquoise metallic flash”. The shimmer looks like it’s a hint of green or silvery green. I find the formula for this really good and it dried pretty fast. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Daisy (in shade)

Zoya Daisy (direct sunlight)

Zoya Daisy (close-up)

Next we have Lillian.

Zoya Lillian

Lillian is a pastel blue shade that’s a bit light for the Easter theme but works perfectly as a Spring shade. It is described as “a faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish”. Formula is good and more opaque than I thought. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Lillian (in shade)

Zoya Lillian (direct sunlight)

Zoya Lillian (close-up)

Then we have Leslie.

Zoya Leslie

Leslie is a pretty purple or lilac shimmer that glows. It has a silvery green shimmer that ends up giving this shade a bit of a duochrome finish. This is described as “a soft spring lavender metallic with an energizing turquoise flash”. Formula is slightly creamier than the others in this collection. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Leslie (in shade)

Zoya Leslie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Leslie (close-up)

Next up is Tiana.

Zoya Tiana

Tiana is the green version of Tiana in color and finish. It is described as “a pistachio gelato green in a glossy cream finish”. I find it to be more sheer than I thought it would be but the formula is self-leveling. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Tiana (in shade)

Zoya Tiana (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tiana (close-up)

Up next is Rayne.

Zoya Rayne

Rayne is the blue version of Leslie. I am loving the shimmer in this shade. It’s like it has a hint of green in it. It is described as “a dewy, spring blue metallic with an energizing turquoise metallic flash”. Formula is beautiful as with most from this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Rayne (in shade)

Zoya Rayne (direct sunlight)

Zoya Rayne (close-up)

Last up is Eden.

Zoya Eden

Eden is a bright pink shade that lots of little girls would love in their Easter basket! I love how creamy and glossy this shade looks. It is described as “a classic spring flower pink in a glossy cream finish”. Formula is just like Leslie — really nice and creamy in application. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Eden (in shade)

Zoya Eden (direct sunlight)

Zoya Eden (close-up)

I love all of the shades in this collection. I’m disappointed when companies tend to play it safe and redundant with their Spring collections. The only thing that is possibly redundant in this collection is that there are 2 blues. Maybe they could’ve swapped one for orange but Zoya has several good orange shades already.

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


Nina Ultra Pro Mambo

Only a few more day’s before Christmas and I’m all set for it. Are you guys done with your holiday shopping? There’s always some last-minute gifts you can grab for everyone on your list. I’ll make a post tomorrow maybe on some really last-minute gift ideas. Today’s post is on the last Nina Ultra Pro shade from their Sultry Samba Collection a few years ago. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Mambo.

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo

Mambo is the purple creme in this collection. Just like most of the other shade, there is a dustiness to this. I have no idea how many coats this is or how the formula fared since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (in shade)

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (close-up)

Please excuse the lack of clean up in these shots. These were taken shortly after I just started blogging years ago.


Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha

Back when I first started getting into nail polish, neons were not my thing. It was one of the finishes I hated the most. At some point this has changed. I gravitated to the brighter and bold shades. Today’s post is on Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha.

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha

Cha-Cha-Cha is the orange from the Sultry Samba Collection. Unlike the other shades though, this one’s exceptionally bright — almost neon but not quite. There is a slight dustiness to this shade. Again, I have no idea how many coats this is or what the formula’s like since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha (close-up)

The direct sunlight shots are the most accurate ones to show how this shade really looks.


Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco

Time is flying by really fast. I’m glad I got the tree up when I did because my assumption that I won’t have time to do it after Thanksgiving is spot on. I’m almost completely done with gift wrapping as well. Today I have another shade from a few years ago. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco.

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco

Flamenco is a very pretty dusty pink creme shade. This is from the Sultry Samba Collection just like the other Nina Ultra Pro shades I’ve been posting recently. Just like the others, I have no idea how many coats this is or even how the formula is since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (in shade)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (lighting changed)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (close-up)

This is probably my favorite shade from the entire collection. My favorite is usually the red in the collection, but Tango wasn’t the bold kind of red I usually like.


Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova

Hope y’all had some great food yesterday for Thanksgiving! It has been a great year and I’m thankful for a lot of things. I have already started a little bit of this Thanksgiving sale craze last night and will be continuing a little bit today. Today I have another oldie but a goodie from Nina Ultra Pro. Y’all know by now that I found these pictures when going through an old folder in my photo account online. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova.

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova is a pretty bright dusty blue creme shade. It sounds kinda confusing cause bright and dusty can be seen as negating each other but it’s really not. Again, I have no idea how many coats this is or evem how the formula even is being that I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova (close-up)

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova (even closer)

I’m pretty sure this was the shade that caught my eye in the store and I ended up leaving with the entire collection. Sounds familiar?