Continuing with our Summer Collection Review Post Catch Up! These shades are all still available, so I still wanted to put up the review post on them all! (I just can’t NOT cross it off my list, that’s a blasphemous idea). And I think quite a few shades could transition into fall and the winter as well!
We’re looking at Zoya’s Summer 2020 release with the ‘Splash’ collection! This is their traditional release of 12 shades, with 7 creams, 4 shimmers and 1 topper. I snagged this off their website when they were running a 50% off sale (we always love the deals). We have a nice range of colors to look at, so let’s get right into the swatches! (Is this the shortest intro to swatches I’ve ever given? Who could have thought it possible).
Up first we have ‘Corinna’. This is a light baby pink base with golden shimmer all throughout. It had a more sheer 1st coat, but it was smooth so it would be great for a 1 coat “your nails but better” look. I built this up to opaque in 3 thinner coats.
In some angles in my bright lighting it can look like there are still some patches, but in day to day life it’s fully opaque. It’s a lovely palate cleanser that can easily transition to fall as well!
‘Jodi’ is a bright bubblegum pink that has a touch of purple to it, so it leans cooler than other pinks I have like it. It had a streaky 1st coat, which I always expect with more white-based shades like this. But it builds up well with a 2nd thicker coat. I had a few ridges on my nails peeking through so I did add a 3rd, but most people will be fine with 2.
‘Kristie’ is a bright fuchsia pink cream shade. It has a smooth 1st coat. I did have some nail line still showing through so I added a 2nd and it was easily opaque. This was a lovely cream formula that I’ve come to expect from Zoya!
Our next shimmer is ‘Leilani’. It’s basically ‘Kristie’ above with a ton of golden-orange shimmer added to it. It had a smooth 1st coat, though a little more sheer with nail line showing through. It builds up well with a 2nd, though I did add a 3rd coat to make it fully opaque.
I think the thinner formula helps to really show all of that shimmer, so I didn’t mind 3 coats too much! I absolutely loved the look of this polish and the way it almost glows on the nails.
‘Greta’ is our traditional cherry red cream shade. It has a smooth 1st coat, with some nail line still peeking. But a 2nd coat easily covers and makes it fully opaque. It’s a super smooth and juicy formula, so if you need a classic red to add to your collection, this is a great option!
And of course we have the shimmery version of it as well! This is ‘Celi’ and it’s a bright red base with more of that golden-orange shimmer we saw above. This had a great formula and was easily opaque in just 1 coat! Super smooth, and I could see bringing this into the holidays as well!
The shimmer in this one is almost more “scattered” and a little more subtle than ‘Leilani’ above, but of course it’s still stunning!
‘Emma’ is a bright peachy-orange cream shade. It had a sheer, streaky 1st coat – again, expected with a lighter shade like this. It built up well with a 2nd, and then I added a 3rd to cover any last streaks and ridges.
‘Harbor’ seemed to be the fan favorite of the collection, and for good reason! It’s a stunning bright teal cream shade. It had a good 1st coat, with just a few streaks, and a 2nd coat easily covered and made it fully opaque.
This seemed to have a thicker formula than the other creams in the collection, so it was super easy to control on the nails, even when applying thicker coats.
When you have a nail break halfway through swatching a collection. You’ll notice that these swatches can bounce back and forth between longer and shorter nails on me, I swatch these larger collections over multiple days so it can happen 😂
ANYWAYS, this is ‘Fisher’. It’s a light blue base with golden shimmer throughout. This had a smooth 1st coat, and starts to build up well with 2 coats. I added a 3rd to fully even it out and make it opaque!
You can get this opaque in 2 thicker coats, or 3 thinner ones. However I did notice that it would be more uneven with thicker coats, so I do recommend a little thinner application to help it out.
‘Maren’ is a bright, saturated cobalt blue. This has a touch of purple to it, so it leans a little more cool-toned than other cobalt blues I have in my collection.
This had a super pigmented formula and was easily opaque in just 1 coat! I do recommend wiping off the brush as you go as the polish can run down and flood the cuticles a touch.
Our last cream shade is ‘Jessica’ (I’m currently reading Dune and Jessica is one of my current fav characters, any other fans out there?). This is a rich deep purple cream shade. This had another super pigmented formula, though it was a touch more uneven on the 1st coat. But fully opaque with an easy 2 coats!
Last but certainly not least we have ‘Eclipse’. This is a shimmery, silvery base with larger silver glitters and iridescent flakies all throughout.
This will probably be a topper shade for most, but I ended up loving the look of it built up on its own! This is 3 coats, and though you will still have nail line, I loved the more ethereal look it gives the nails.
I also showed it in 1 coat over ‘Maren’ and ‘Jessica’, and it adds a touch of sparkle and shimmer while still showing the base color underneath!
Depending on your application, you can make the effect more sheer, or more prominent as well! Here my coats were a little thicker over ‘Jessica’ so there’s more shimmer and flakes!
And we made it, that’s the collection! We had a lovely range of colors, and some different finishes, as well as formulas here. It can definitely vary polish to polish, which is the whole reason I swatch and post these reviews! But overall, I would say there’s no completely unworkable polishes, or even any with difficult formulas. Everything’s opaque in 3 coats or less, and all are smooth to paint on!
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