Zoya Seashells & Sunsets Collection - Swatches & Review

Friday, 3 June 2016

While it may officially be winter here in Melbourne, my nails and I are going to ignore the cold and embrace all the bright summery polishes that everyone is releasing.  Who said summer polishes can't be worn in winter?  Anyway, today I have Zoya's Seashells & Sunsets Collection.  This collection consists of six creme polishes and six PixieDust polishes.  

This half of the collection consists of the six PixieDust polishes.  I hadn't actually tried any PixieDust polishes before this collection so to have such a range of colours is very exciting for me.  I quite like the texture of these polishes.  They aren't too rough to drive you mental or scratch things.  I found each shade was easy to work with, however they varied between needing two or three coats to be opaque.

Bay is described as a sky blue, textured PixieDust with fine silver and gold glitter creating a dreamy effect.  I found that this one was a little on the sheer side, especially on the first coat.  If you have shorter nails or don't mind polishes being a little sheer at the tips indirect light then you can definitely get away with two coats. My swatch shows three coats (and is still slightly see through at the tips in direct light).

Cece is described as a full impact green, textured PixieDust with a thin vein of gold creating a fizzy lemon-lime effect.  This one is quite sparkly in person.  I used two coats for my swatch.  It was still a little through at the tips in direct light.

Levi is described as a beige gold, textured PixieDust with medium holographic hex glitter.  I think this one in particular will be great as an accent nail.  This one did surprise me with how opaque it is.  In the bottle it looks like it would be base heavy but it wasn't at all.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Linds is described as a cherry red, textured PixieDust with red and fuchsia glitter to mimic the look of maraschino cherries dipped in sugar!  This one to me seems more matte than the other shades.  I'm not sure if that is intentional or not.  It is opaque in two coats.

Tilly is described as a starry grey, textured PixieDust with a small holographic glitter interwoven with a darker gunmetal.  I quite like this one.  There is just something about it.  My swatch shows two coats.

Zooey is described as a classic pink, textured PixieDust laced with a fine thread of gold and medium sized holographic hexes for an added layer of dimension.  Such a pretty polish.  I used two coats for my swatch.

This half of the collection consists of the cremes.  Now these are advertised as being one coaters.  Personally I don't think they are.  Some you can get away with one coat (particularly if you have short nails) but others I think you definitely need two coats.  They all are really easy to use and have a great formula.  All of my swatches are of two coats.

Brynn is described as a popsicle pink creme.  Such a pretty colour.

Cam is described as a deep, fully saturated orange creme.  Now this one isn't as red as it appears in my picture.  It's definitely orange.  

Dixie is described as a juicy watermelon red creme.

Dory is described as a vibrant cornflower blue creme.  Gorgeous colour.  This is one of the polishes that you can definitely get away with one coat.  It also has one of the best formulas in this collection.

Liv is described as a fun-filled purple creme.  Love this one!  Not only is it a really pretty colour but it also has the nickname of my daughter.  She also loves this one.

Ness is described as a softened jade green with a hint of blue.  This one isn't as bright as it appears in my picture.  It also has a slightly dustier look to it.

I am a fan of this collection.  While I am not the biggest fan of all the colours (not that they are bad colours, they just aren't my type of colours) I do love the formulas, especially the cremes.  My personal favorites are Levi, Zooey, Tilly, Liv, Dory and Brynn.


  1. Wow, I always love Zoya collections & those pixie dust polishes are amazing. Zooey has to be my fave. However Dory looks gorgeous too & I love the way the cremes appear so bright!
    Vicky xx

    1. I love the pixie dusts as well. I think I need more of them in my life now. Love the cremes. They may even stamp as well. I really should test them :)

  2. The Pixie Dusts are my favorites here!!

    1. They are really pretty. Have you tried Pixie Dust before?