**The Zoya Delight polishes were sent to me for review**
So I have to say that when my Delight polishes arrived I was excited – my first bright colored polishes of the year, yay! But then… then I started swatching and I got REALLY excited! I thought I knew my favorites right off the bat just from the bottles, and so I saved my absolute favorite for last. But then I was surprised to find that I had more favorite picks than I thought as soon as I started gazing at them on my nails!
So the Zoya Delight collection is a beautiful set of Spring colors for 2015 that have only been released recently. If you’re a lady that loves color like I do, this set will have at least one that you will love. I know some ladies who love color but always shy away from pastels, and that’s another reason I love these… you get this beautiful mix of both pastel colors and bold bright colors that you just automatically want to pair together. I look at these colors and think of all of my favorite Monet paintings and the bright and beautiful Spring flowers that I just love to imagine in my front yard. Unfortunately for me, I’m not particularly good at keeping plants alive, haha. But LUCKILY for me, I don’t have to water my nails or make sure they get the proper sunshine – though the truth is that with the shimmer colors in this collection, I do feel compelled to run outside into the sun to see all the gorgeous shimmer in its spectacular glory. These colors also make me think of French Macarons, those gorgeous little nuggets of delicious satisfaction in bright Spring colors… okay, now I’m hungry!
So here’s the rundown of the colors in the Zoya Delight collection, with the descriptions as shown on their website:
**Eden = “Eden by Zoya can be best described as a classic spring flower pink in a glossy cream finish.”
**Daisy = “Daisy by Zoya can be best described as a refreshing lemon meringue yellow metallic with an energizing turquoise metallic flash.”
**Leslie = “Leslie by Zoya can be best described as a soft spring lavender metallic with an energizing turquoise flash.”
**Lillian = “Lillian by Zoya can be best described as a faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish.”
**Tiana = “Tiana by Zoya can be best described as a pistachio gelato green in a glossy cream finish.” (Thanks so much Zoya, for the subsequent 5 pounds I’m bound to gain when I pull out our ice cream maker because of this yummy description, LOL
**Rayne = “Rayne by Zoya can be best described as a dewy, spring blue metallic with an energizing turquoise metallic flash.”
So now that I’ve described these refreshing colors and gotten you salivating for some sunshine, flowers, and maybe even some yummy Spring treats, let’s get on to the Delight-ful swatches! I used three thin or medium coats for each polish, and I used one of my generic topcoats.
First up is the lovely Eden, a gorgeous bright pink cream polish. Getting solid opacity with this color is easy-peasy, and it self-levels really well. I had no issues with application.
Next up is Daisy, a pretty sunshine yellow shimmer. The formula is much thinner on the shimmer polishes in this collection, but three coats will still give you solid opacity. I especially had fun using this one in some nail art that I’ll show you in my next post. It’s basic nail art, but partnered with Rayne, it was really fun! I’m not sure if this is the “right” yellow for me, and I know some say you have to find the right yellow for your skin tone, but I really did love the look of this polish on my nails so I hope she’s “right” for me.
Our next gal is Leslie, the beautiful lavender. So when I saw this in the bottle, it automatically reminded me of Julie, my namesake polish. Last time I looked she isn’t on the website anymore, so I’m not sure if they’ll bring her back or if there’s a new Julie in the future. Either way, they are pretty different actually, and I’ll try to compare the two in a quick future post. Because of the similarity to Julie, I felt less than impressed with Leslie in the bottle. But it was one of the first polishes I swatched, and I suddenly regretted not giving her full credit. Leslie very quickly became my second favorite polish in this set, and I LOVE how it looks on my nails. It’s such a feminine and delicate purple but not quite pastel, and I’m a HUGE sucker for turquoise, the color of the shimmer in this polish. So if you’re like me and think this is a run-of-the-mill lavender, please give her a once-over the next time you’re at Ulta because this color is truly beautiful. Again, this is a thinner consistency, but that’s often the case with shimmer polishes. Three coats will achieve easy opacity, and I once again had no issues with application.
Seriously, don’t you love that purple? Sigh, so so pretty!
Alright, so next up is Lillian, the beautiful faded aquamarine cream. It was super easy to get good opacity with Lillian, and the formula leveled right out so I had no uneven spots. This is an overall color that I don’t have much of in my collection, so I was excited about this one. It’s very nautical in my eyes, and that is a VERY beloved theme for me, so I love love love it. I also love how this color worked out in my nail art (come back for that post soon!!).
Next is Tiana, a beautifully pure pistachio green cream. This one reminds me of Spring treats and plants, so hey it’s win-win! Again, the formula is solid and very easy to get good opacity and level application. To be honest, the only thing I don’t like about this color is that the Zoya description of pistachio gelato makes me really want to gather up some ingredients and pull out my ice-cream maker, hahaha, and those are some extra pounds that I can’t afford right now! I don’t know about you but I also think of mint when I gaze at this green.
Last up I have my top favorite from this set – Rayne. Rayne is this GORGEOUS blue with the perfect turquoise shimmer. Let’s face it, I’m pretty much a sucker for turquoise, and this nautical color that makes me think of being at the beach or a mermaid tail is the perfect color for me. I’m sure you can understand why Rayne is so popular with Zoya fans, and why I’m obsessed with her. I saved this polish for last in my swatching because I really wanted to not have to take it off for more colors right away, haha. Subsequently I used it as the base for my nail art, so I get to gawk at her beauty just a little longer Anyway, this color is truly beautiful and takes my breath away!
There’s something so electric about Rayne that I can’t stop gushing over this color, and I’m rather eager to pair it with some of my other to-die-for favorite Zoya polishes.
So I hope you enjoyed these pics of the new Zoya Delight collection, and have a chance to get your hands on at least one or two, if not the whole set. You can purchase these polishes for $9 each at Ulta stores (coupons coupons coupons ladies!) and from Zoya directly HERE.
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