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Zoya Bubbly Summer 2014 collection

 

This is the last of the summer offering from Zoya and it’s the Bubbly collection. This was my least favourite of the three….hence the reason why I took so long to write about it. These polishes are glittery with a semi-foil finish. They also have a little transparency to it like jelly-finish polishes. The consistency is quite thick but for most of them you would need to apply at least two coats for full coverage. For these swatches, I used two coats. There are again two pinks, but this time I’m okay with that because they are very different from each other.

So, here goes!

Alma

Alma – a yellow polish with a strong orange undertone. It also has a metallic finish and hexagonal holographic glitter. Fully opaque in two coats.

Harper

Harper – a bubble-gum pink polish, with a milky texture and consistency. Also there is fine gold shimmer, coupled with larger, holographic hexagonal shimmer. After two coats, you can still see visible nail line. I’m not going to lie, I hated this one. Just everything about it. I tried it on my toes and I tried it on my fingers. So yeah…

Jesy

Jesy – An orange jelly, metallic polish with hexagonal holographic glitter. And it’s super thin. Not my taza de té.

Binx

Binx – a rich fuchsia jelly, metallic with fine gold glitter and hexagonal holographic glitter. Another very thin polish. I like this colour, it is very translucent, but the glitter makes it very viscous.

Stassi

Stassi – a green metallic jelly with a slight yellow undertone. There is also fine gold glitter and small hexagonal holographic glitter. Again, this was very thin and my nail bed can be clearly seen.

Muse

Muse – A royal blue metallic jelly with a hint of green. There is also fine pale gold, almost taupe coloured shimmer and hexagonal holographic glitter. This is very cool toned and thin.

Overall, I did not care for this collection. Not my speed. I am not a fan of this particular jelly formula. Because it is so thick, it is harder to layer. The most opaque shade was Alma and that milkiness does not work for Harper. I really prefer the cream jellies or ones with a fine shimmer. Also, the colours were not really unique, but it’s the texture that gives it any interesting-ness.

Normally Zoya hits a ‘six’ (a cricket reference) with their summer collections, but not this time. All polishes are available for US$9 each at zoya.com

Overall Grade: B-

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The rest of the summer 2014 collection are here and here.

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