Hi everyone! Today I have the creme half from Zoya's summer releases, the Island Fun Collection. This collection consists of 6 saturated creme colors that are perfect for summer. These aren't as bright as you would traditionally expect for a summer collection, but they are all rich saturated colors that read more like summery jewel tones. I generally love Zoya's cremes, so let's take a closer look at these!
Jace is described as a modern tropical green creme. Formula was easy to apply on this one, but it was a little thinner than the other polishes in the collection so it required 3 coats for full opacity. I really love this shade of green SO much! I would describe it as sort of a dirty lime color, and it's certainly unique among my green cremes.
Cecelia is described as a classic teal creme. Formula flowed nicely and easily with complete opacity in 2 coats. I have heard several reports that this is a stainer, so I was very careful when I was swatching with application and I made sure that my nails/cuticles were well moisturized and used 2 coats of a ridge-filling base coat before application, so I urge you do take precautions with it when you wear it. That being said, I did not experience any staining of my nail plate or cuticles during swatching or during removal. A lot of my teal cremes are so dark, so I like that this one has a bit of brightness to it while still maintaining it's richness. It makes me think of the Jungle Green Crayola crayon.
Talia is described as a true turquoise creme. Formula was very good with full opacity in 2 easy coats. Like Cecelia, I have heard that this one was a stainer so I took the same precautions with it while swatching and experienced no staining of my nail plate or cuticles during swatching or removal. This one was a bit deeper than I was expecting and I'm pretty sure I have some similar colors in my stash, but it's still a lovely blue.
Serenity is described as a summer purple creme, reminiscent of beautiful blooming irises. Formula was super nice on this one with complete coverage in 2 easy coats. This color was a beast to get a color accurate picture of. It wants to photograph more cool toned and lighter than it is in real life, so I did some color adjusting on it to try to get it somewhere in the realm of accurate (I hope I didn't fail TOO bad). It's also sort of a chameleon in that it leans a bit warmer/darker in low light and a bit cooler/lighter in brighter light. It's a pretty polish though, that's what really matters and you just HAVE to see it in real life. It's one of my favorites!
Demetria is described as a vibrant poppy red creme. Formula was very nice to work with and it had full opacity at 2 coats. Demetria definitely has very warm, orangey undertones while still maintaining its redness (in other words, you aren't going to mistake it for orange like some orange-leaning reds). I love reds this tone, so this is certainly a winner for me.
This is a nice collection of cremes even if generally the colors aren't too terribly unique. I do like that they are something a bit different among all of the collections of bright and neons for summer and I do appreciate a well done iteration of a classic color. Even though I'm a bit scared of the staining potential that has been reported for Cecelia (though I did not experience it), it is one of my favorites along with Jace, Serenity, and Demetria.
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