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Zoya Paradise Sun Swatch, Review & Mermaid Nail Art

Monday, June 01, 2015Nail A College Drop Out


Press Sample
A lil while ago I did some nail art with Paradise Sun's créme counterpart, Island Fun. So today--as the title suggests--I've got the swatch, review, and a wee bit of nail art for Zoya's Paradise Sun collection.

Mae | Selene | Isa
Oceane | Aphrodite | Genesis

On the nail art front I used nail vinyls to create the mermaid look you see on my index and middle fingers.
How? I started with a base of Genesis and allowed it to dry, laid down some Whats Up Nails vinyls, and sponged on Isa, Oceane, and Selene.

Mae
Mae is your typical magenta metallic polish. It reached full opacity in two easy coats.

Selene
Selene is a gorgeous teal that reached full opacity in two coats. When I first got this collection I didn't expect to like Selene as much as I do. No complaints here.

Isa
Isa is my absolute favorite from this collection. But I love purple so you shouldn't be shocked by that.
My camera could not quite capture this shade as it truly is, it comes off on-screen as more blue than it is purple. Either way the formula was great and only required two coats.

Oceane
 Oceane is two coats and pure love. That's all I have to say.

Aphrodite
Aphrodite is more of a jelly than any of the others in Paradise sun. What you see above is three coats and there is still some visible nail line. In real life this shade has more metallic shimmer in it, but my camera and lighting set up just couldn't capture it all. With that being said, Aphrodite is still a very likeable shade.

Genesis
Oh Genesis. You had so much potential. Sure it's a beautiful shimmery white, but it took four coats and it was still streaky. =( I'd pass on this shade if I were you. But if you're so pressed to have it, you could layer it over a more opaque white créme.

Click HERE for the Island Fun & Paradise Sun press release.
Click HERE if you missed the Island Fun nail art.

The Paradise Sun collection is available now on Zoya.com for $9 per bottle or $54 for the full collection.



Press Sample
Any shades you're craving or deciding to pass on? Let me know in the comments.
Tune in. Drop out. Love polish.

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56 comments

  1. Those are so pretty and the nail art is perfect!

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  2. Love the nail art! And your nails are getting longer!!!:D Without a doubt I know I would be getting Isa.

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  3. The swatch with Aphrodite reminds me of Ariel from The Little Mermaid!

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  4. Jen Sky WalkerMonday, June 01, 2015

    My bottle of Genesis wasn't that bad, but I've seen so many posts with people that had issues with theirs. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't the easiest to work with, but it seems I got a better batch. I really like the mermaid accent nails you used with this collection- it fits so perfectly!

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  5. Oh my lovely colours, really suits you x

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  6. Selene is gorgeous and I love your mermaid nails!!

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  7. Love it!! Isa is soooo hard to capture the color!
    I really love your mermaid nails, great use of those colors!

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  8. Mermaid nails FTW! So sad about Genesis :(

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  9. LOVE the mermaid art! These colors are deifnitely perfect for that! I used 3 coats for my Genesis but maybe my coats were a little thicker than yours. Overall, this collection was pretty cool for me!

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  10. Mermaid for life! Love those accent nails!

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  11. I love this mani! You make me wish I had nails :(

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  12. I want to try vinyls but I'm afraid I might get addicted. I love your art. I didn't have any problems with Genesis, maybe a bad batch?

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  13. I was thinking the same. Like "hmmm maybe a medium length set would be nice this weekend".

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  14. I've read a couple of other reviews and no one else (that I know of) had that issue. So I guess it really is a bad batch.

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  15. I looooove Genesis, but you're right. It is insanely streaky. Such a pity because it is a beautiful shade. But those scales? LOVE!

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  16. Dawn Gibson-ThigpenTuesday, June 02, 2015

    awesome nails! now i need to go get a mani! LOL

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  17. Thank you. It's my first time trying them out.

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  18. Thanks! All of the reviews I've read so far said three coats. I'm guessing I got a bad batch.

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  19. Thanks. I was surprised by how well I liked it.

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  20. Thank you. It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to do with the shades collectively.

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  21. I love love love Isa. But then again I love purple...

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  22. Thanks! I def wanna try more mermaid nails in the future.

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  23. Isa is beautiful but I'm scared of Selene... I'm not sure me & Teal can be friends. LOL

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  24. I love this whole collection. Your nail art is gorgeous! I love it with the cool colored shades in this collection.

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  25. I love that you can do nail art, really makes your manicure look fun! That orange red color is calling my name!

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  26. I am in awe. Your nails are so stunning!

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  27. So gorgeous. I love the mermaid scales. I wish Selene didn't stain for me so I could love it more.

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  28. Love the mermaid accents! I'm kind of sad about Genesis. I was looking forward to that one.

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  29. I wanted to love Genesis but apparently it had other plans.
    The scales were so easy to do. If you're into nail art, I definitely recommend giving them a try yourself.

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  30. Naked Without PolishWednesday, June 03, 2015

    The mermaid/gradient accent is perfection!! I'm sorry you had issues with Genesis, I didn't have issues with mine. Genesis was my favorite from this set.

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  31. Just try it. If you don't like it, you can always remove it. LOL

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  32. The Polished MommyWednesday, June 03, 2015

    Your nail art is perfect with these colors!! Love it!

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  33. Thanks!
    After reading a couple of other reviews, I've deduced that I have a bottle that's part of a bad batch.

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  34. You haven't tried yours yet? I'll be on look out to read your review of it.

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  35. Mine didn't stain. Did you use a base coat?

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  36. I'm usually not into reds, but Aphrodite is a really pretty shade to add to your collection.

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  37. thank you! the cool colored shades were my favorites too.

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  38. Michelle ChouinardFriday, June 05, 2015

    Love those mermaid nails!

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  39. Those mermaid nails are to die for!

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