Zoya Seashells Collection Summer 2016

Zoya Seashells Collection Summer 2016 – Press Samples

Hello all! Today I have the Zoya Seashells Collection to share with you. I decided to split these into two different posts, because there’s a lot of stuff to talk about! Also, I will compare each Zoya to other Zoya’s I have…which is even MORE photos! With that, I’m just gonna jump straight into the polishes!


cam Zoya Cece Zoya Cece

Formula/Application: The formula on all of these pixies (YAY PIXIES ARE BACK) was great. Application was a breeze, in two coats, I had no issues. Also, removal wasn’t bad with a soaked felt pad sitting on the nail for a minute or two. I will be copy/pasting this description for each color

Coverage: Opaque in two coats

Color: Lime green with gold flash

Finish: PixieDust

Notes: I know texture polishes aren’t some people’s thing, but I really love them. I think this is such a fun color for summer!


bay Zoya Bay Zoya Bay

Formula/Application: The formula on all of these pixies (YAY PIXIES ARE BACK) was great. Application was a breeze, in two coats, I had no issues. Also, removal wasn’t bad with a soaked felt pad sitting on the nail for a minute or two. I will be copy/pasting this description for each color

Coverage: Near opaque in two coats

Color: Sky blue with silver/gold flash

Finish: PixieDust

Notes: This one reminds me of an ocean shore with sand. I love how everything blends together, it’s so pretty!


tilly Zoya Tilly Zoya Tilly

Formula/Application: The formula on all of these pixies (YAY PIXIES ARE BACK) was great. Application was a breeze, in two coats, I had no issues. Also, removal wasn’t bad with a soaked felt pad sitting on the nail for a minute or two. I will be copy/pasting this description for each color

Coverage: Opaque in two coats

Color: Starry grey with a small holographic glitter interwoven with a darker gunmetal

Finish: PixieDust

Notes: This one is textbook platinum! It’s so gorgeous, and I love the pop of gunmetal with the holographic flash of the smaller glitters. Ok, I lied when I said before I had a favorite. This is my favorite.


zooey Zoya Zooey Zoya Zooey

Formula/Application: The formula on all of these pixies (YAY PIXIES ARE BACK) was great. Application was a breeze, in two coats, I had no issues. Also, removal wasn’t bad with a soaked felt pad sitting on the nail for a minute or two. I will be copy/pasting this description for each color

Coverage: Opaque in two coats

Color: Watermelon pink with gold flash and larger holo glitter

Finish: PixieDust

Notes: This is THE summer color. Vibrant watermelon pink on a hot day with a cute dress (and sunscreen, of course) and your day is made! I know, fantasy world for all the people that work full time jobs. I can dream!


levi Zoya Levi Zoya Levi

Formula/Application: The formula on all of these pixies (YAY PIXIES ARE BACK) was great. Application was a breeze, in two coats, I had no issues. Also, removal wasn’t bad with a soaked felt pad sitting on the nail for a minute or two. I will be copy/pasting this description for each color

Coverage: Opaque in two coats

Color: Beige gold with larger holo glitter

Finish: PixieDust

Notes: Eh, this one is OK on my skin tone. Not my favorite, but then again I’m negative shades of tan. Maybe if I get a little color on my skin I would like it more!


linds Zoya Linds Zoya Linds

Formula/Application: The formula on all of these pixies (YAY PIXIES ARE BACK) was great. Application was a breeze, in two coats, I had no issues. Also, removal wasn’t bad with a soaked felt pad sitting on the nail for a minute or two. I will be copy/pasting this description for each color

Coverage: Opaque in two coats

Color: Cherry red with pink and gold flash

Finish: PixieDust

Notes: I really want an Icee right now.


Onto the comparisons from the Zoya Seashells PixieDusts and previous PixieDust colors!

Zoya Cece

Chita has definitely more of a forest green look to it, but still some of the same gold shimmer. Completely different color categories, not even a near dupe!

Zoya Bay

Nori is a deep blue PixieDust, while Vega is a Ultra PixieDust with bigger particles that have a way more textured look. It’s a dustier shade than Bay, and doesn’t have the same gold flash. No dupe here!Zoya Tilly

Tilly is definitely more platinum, which Cosmo is silver. No dupe.

Zoya Zooey

They’re both pinks, which is as near as these two colors come to each other.

Zoya Levi

Levi is the one I had the most similar to. When I pulled it out of the box I thought it was Tomoko. As you can see from the picture, however, Tomoko and Levi are both golds, but Levi has more copper to it. Godiva and Bar are not near dupes, either.

Zoya Linds

Miranda and Linds are similar, but Miranda has more of a Raspberry tint than the cherry red. Also, no gold in Miranda.


Zoya also sent two lipsticks to go with their Zoya Seashells Collection! I’ll share one now, and one tomorrow with the Sunsets collection.

Zoya Lipsticks Zoya Mellie

Zoya Mellie

Zoya Lipsticks

So, Mellie is a pretty gorgeous red leaning coral with cool undertones. I like it a lot, and it’s pretty nice and pigmented! I was surprised. I didn’t line my lips, and after wearing for several hours I didn’t notice any feathering. I would suggest priming your lips, as I noticed the color settling in areas where I was a little dry.


So, here is Zoya Seashells Collection Summer 2016! What do you guys think of it? Are you as happy as I am that PixieDusts are back??

 

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  • The Mani Café

    great swatches. i think i prefer the creme collection though! more my thing than textures! thanks for the giveaway!

  • marciaf

    I’m not into textures but Tilly is so beautiful I’d want it anyway

  • These are ridiculously gorgeous!!! I am waiting for one of my nails to grow out before I play with these! <3

    • I know how you feel! I find I don’t enjoy polish as much until I get my nails the length I want

  • I’m so glad the old-style Pixies are back and in such nice shades! Love your pics of them!

  • Gorgeous swatches – and great comparisons! I was digging through my Helmers for the old Pixies and was impressed that these are all unique. The golden shimmer makes them so pretty!

    • Thank you so much! I feel like I do this with every new Zoya collection, go through my old stash to find a dupe. They’re so good, though, that they offer new things every time!

  • Naked Without Polish

    Zooey is everything!! I love it!

  • This is a crazy-comprehensive post. Also your face + lipstick = love

    • better than my nostril boring into your soul! <3 thank you, sweets

  • imperfectpaint

    Great post! Zoya PixieDusts are the only textured polishes I like. I love Bay, Tilly, and Zooey the best out of this bunch.

    • Thank you so much, doll! yeah, Tilly is pretty crazy gorgeous. Zooey and Bay are, too! Agh! I like too many of them!!

  • Cat Ray

    I love the Zoya Pixie Dusts– glad they are back! I love Cam, Bay, and Tilly the most…. Zooey and Levi are a smidge chunky for my tastes, but I do think they are pretty!

    • They are a bit more, like their ultra PixieDusts from a while back. Not quite to that extent, but enough to be a bit more textured

  • All of these are gorgeous polishes, but I am most intrigued by Tilly. So pretty! And that was super helpful for you to compare it to previous collections — I’m sure its helpful if you already have something similar!

  • Catherine

    I love Zooey, but think overall that I prefer the Sunsets.

  • Great post, just a note — top polish is Cece, not Cam