Zoya came up with twelve scintillating shades for Summer 2010 which are divided into two groups: Zoya Flash (the colorful creams) and Zoya Sparkle (metallics). I will be featuring the color story for both collections, then the review and swatches for the Zoya Flash collection.
Zoya Flash Collection
Robyn (ZP513) - perfect turquoise cream
Perrie (ZP514) - soft lavender cream
Dana (ZP515) - american rose cream
Jolene (ZP516) - summer pink cream
Maura (ZP517) - electric crimson cream
Jancyn (ZP518) - soft tangerine cream
Zoya Sparkle Collection
Ivanka (ZP507) - mermaid green sparkling metallic
Charla (ZP508) - tropical blue sparkling metallic
Mimi (ZP509) - royal purple sparkling metallic
Alegra (ZP510) - fuchsia pink sparkling metallic
Nidhi (ZP511) - rich red sparkling metallic
Gilda (ZP512) - fashion pink sparkling metallic
Flash and Sparkle by Zoya - available APRIL 1, 2010
I have been a fan of Zoya since I tried their nail polish last year. I am loving the rich formula that is such a dream to apply. I have a few of their collections in my nail polish stash, but when I saw the Flash collection, I just had to have it, so I bought this set on the Zoya website. I am such a sucker for cream polishes and the colors are so bright and cheerful, they really do scream "summer!". Here are some swatches and my thoughts on these.
Lovely color. It is a rose cream that looks more like fucshia on my tips. Love the brightness of the shade and yet the rose color lends a romantic, feminine look to it.
Tangerine creaaaam!! I like that this is not a dark orange because those shades hate my skintone. This is the perfect summer nail polish because it is just so pretty and bright and happy!
I think this is my least favorite. I am not too fond of the "electric crimson" color because I feel it might be too warm on my skintone. I would like to try using this as a pedicure color, though. It might work better.
Pretty barbie color. The description is spot-on. This is THE perfect summer pink. Can't look at it without thinking of cotton candy. What I like about this is that it doesn't look like Pepto Bismol on my nails (trust me, I owned a nail polish that looked like PB and it looked nasty). This is also one of my favorites.
Turquoise? Yeah but it's also a robin's egg shade on steroids, hence probably the name. It is such a lovely, lovely blue. I don't know why I am currently drawn to blue polishes when I used to hate them before. Anyways, these would look great on your piggies or tips while lounging by the pool. Perfect beach shade.
My favorite of them all because I love purples. This is such an amazing color, close to Malia but I still prefer Malia over this, but Perrie is a close second. It is indeed a soft lavender that is more spring than summer to me, but I'd wear this baby year-round.
All in all, I am liking the formula of this set. It didn't frustrate me by streaking, and it had just the right consistency (neither too thick nor too runny), and this was just a dream to apply. Since I love creams, these are totally up my alley. Staying power is also good; overall, simply good quality polishes.
The Shades Of U Rating: 4.75 out of 5