Disclosure: This set was sent by Zoya for review.
Zoya is rolling out some beautiful polishes for us this spring, as part of their official summer releases. Today I have the Stunning Collection.
Stunning is a set of six cremes, but Thandie, Micky, and Yana have an extremely subtle shimmer. It’s so faint I thought at first I was imagining it.
First I tried Darcy, a bright daffodil yellow. I found the formula a bit thin, and the application streaky and patchy on the first and second coats. I used three coats. This photo and all other photos today are under indirect outdoor light and are shown without any kind of top coat. All other polishes required two coats.
Hmmm, doesn’t wow me. I love the color yellow in general but don’t think Darcy flatters my skin tone and actually think it makes my skin look grayish. I swatched Zoya’s Creamy last year, and while I no longer own this color, I don’t think there’s a big difference between the two. You might have better luck wearing this one; I’ve read at least one blogger who said Darcy was her favorite from the whole set.
Thandie is a bright (not neon) medium orange that has a slight dusty hue. I rarely find an orange I like, but this is one of them! Don’t think I have anything like it in my stash.
I was really surprised at how much I like Thandie.
Micky, whose name makes me think of my favorite Monkee from the ’60s — go ahead and laugh, I don’t mind! — is a medium coral pink. I love pinks but tend to reach for cooler or lavender ones, so the warmth of Micky is a nice change.
Micky’s a fun retro look.
Yana looks only slightly darker than Micky in the bottle and in these photos but I think they look much different in person. Yana is a bright geranium pink. Love it. Like I don’t wallow in pink already!
Rocky is a medium blue, slightly dusty. I was reminded of two other cremes from Zoya, Robyn and Yummy, but I like Rocky better because it’s not as bright or neon.
Finally, Josie is a medium grass green, not a lot to say about it. It’s pretty but for some reason doesn’t grab me the way most of the rest of the set does.
Overall, I think the Stunning Collection is great for summer. Makes me think of citrus fruit, flowers, grass, and blue sky. My favorites are Yana, Thandie, Micky, and Rocky.
I also wanted to compare the bottles in Stunning to five of the ones from last year’s Beach Collection. Beach had no yellow, and Stunning has no light pink like Beach’s Shelby (not shown). In my opinion, there are no duplicates.
Disclosure: The Stunning Collection was sent by Zoya for review.
P.S. I will not be able to review the Irresistible Collection for at least a few more days. Zoya sent it but it has vanished into the ether.