As much as I love glitter and shimmer, I can also appreciate a good cream- easy to remove, versatile (can wear alone or use in nail art, etc.), so I was definitely excited to see what looked like a variety of great creams for summer when Zoya announced their Island Fun collection in a press release!
The Zoya Island Fun collection consists of 6 pigmented and bright creams. Each shade retails for $9 and will be available both on the Zoya website and in stores. I used Out The Door top coat for the photos below. Unlike the Paradise Sun collection (which all had pretty different formulas), these were all pretty similar in two groups. Jace, Talia and Nana were definitely more thin than I prefer for cream polishes which led to some cuticle pooling and cleanup required but they weren’t streaky and had good opacity. Cecelia, Serenity and Talia had a nice thicker formula and the same great opacity. Let’s take a look!
Zoya Jace is described as a modern tropical green in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula. Two coats. This just is a touch lighter in person.
Zoya Cecilia is described as a classic teal in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula. Two coats. It’s such a beautiful color- a touch more green in person.
Zoya Talia is described as a true turquoise in full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula. Two coats but you could easily wear one thicker coat. Really liked this color- it does photograph a bit more blue so I tweaked the colors a bit to show it more accurately. Others have reported staining with this one, so be careful! I used nailtek ridge filling base coat and didn’t get stained while swatching but she sure looks like one of those people who make you think everything is cool and then stab you in the back when you let your guard down.
I see you, Talia…..I’m watching you.
Zoya Serenity is described as a summer purple in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula. Two coats but you could get away with one. This has that skunky smell to it (that goes away when it dries) that some purples and blues have. (Between this one and Nana, I’m wondering if there is a secret shoujo manga fan in the Zoya naming department.) This is not really that color-accurate- I attempted to color edit it to get it closer but I couldn’t get it to look right so I didn’t save it that way. This is a more warm grape purple, not a blue leaning one like it photographs.
Zoya Nana is described as a deep summer fuchsia in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula. Two coats but with careful application you could get away with one coat.
Zoya Demetria is described as a vibrant poppy red in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula. Two coats but you may be able to get away with one.
Overall, I’m a way bigger fan of these creams than I was of the Paradise Sun half of the summer releases. I think Zoya really has great strength in creating wearable but fun cream polishes. I do wish the formula on some of these was a touch thicker like most of Zoyas creams but they are still pretty easy to work with overall. These are available now on the Zoya website if you’d like to order any for yourself. If you’d like to see how these shades look on a darker skin tone, check out Moni’s Manis post here.
What do you think of this collection? Which shade is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!