The sun is shining and it's trying to be a tiny bit warm where I live, so I think that makes it an especially apropos day to share these fresh & colorful swatches from Zoya's Spring 2015 Delight Collection.
- The Delight Collection consists of three creams and three metallics. The creams are typical single-tone creamy shades, while the metallics have what Zoya calls a "turquoise metallic flash," which comes across as a subtle blue shimmer in the right lighting.
- The formula for both types was very similar: two coats looked a little streaky for me, so I ended up using three thin coats of all six shades for full, even coverage. All colors went on smoothly and self-leveled, however, so having to do three coats wasn't a problem. I also used topcoat for all the swatches.
- If, like me, you don't have a perfectly steady hand, cleanup for the metallics can take a few extra minutes: those tiny specks of turquoise can get everywhere (as you might notice in a couple of my photos!). This wasn't a huge issue or a deal-breaker by any means, however.
Tiana is a pretty pistachio green cream that screams "spring!" to me. I think it would match well with a variety of colors and would make a great base for lots of different types of nail art.
Eden is a truly perfect classic medium pink cream. I loved this one the moment it went on my nails, and I'm still loving it so much looking at the photos. It's just so bright and happy (and this is coming from someone who doesn't gravitate toward pinks very often).
Lillian is a flattering sky blue cream that leans a little aqua in certain lighting. I love the potential of a good light blue and this one is no exception.
Rayne is a delicate spring blue infused with the turquoise "metallic flash" shimmer. This one reminds me of cool, fresh water, but it might also be the perfect shade for some Frozen-inspired nail art.
Daisy is a soft, buttery yellow with just the slightest hint of turquoise shimmer in the right light. I've never made a secret of the fact that yellow polishes don't do it for me (I think they look terrible with my skin tone), but this one would make a perfect accent in some floral (or other springtime) nail art: decisively yellow, but not overbearingly so, if that makes sense.
Leslie is a sweet, warm lilac that balances really well with the turquoise shimmer. In fact, of the three metallics, I think this one makes the best use of the turquoise. My pictures don't do it justice, but the effect is lovely in person!
I'm not generally a pastels kind of person in my day-to-day life, but I love looking at any & all swatches of this collection—I think I'm dying for spring and these colors really scratch that itch while the weather still lags behind a bit. My favorites are Eden, Leslie and Tiana; which ones do you like best?
The Delight Collection can be purchased at zoya.com for USD $9 each, or in top salons & spas.
Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by Zoya/Art of Beauty for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.