Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Collection Swatches, Review & A Mermaid Gradient

by Lisa Heath
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Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Collection Swatches, Review & A Mermaid Gradient

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Today I have the Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Collection to show you! I’ve already shown you the Zoya Nail Polish Paradise Sun collection, which is the sister Summer 2015 collection that released at the same time as Island Fun (just in case you missed it and want to take a look!)

The Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun collection consists of 6 creamy nail polishes in some nice, basic shades to keep your nails looking gorgeous this Summer.

Let’s take a look!

Zoya Nail Polish Cecilia

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Cecilia Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Cecilia Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Cecilia is described as a classic teal creme.  This definitely leans heavily into the green family.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Some have reported staining issues with Cecilia.  I used base coat and did not experience staining but please keep in mind its a possibility if you don’t use a base coat.

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Cecilia macro Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Talia

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Talia Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Talia Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Talia didn’t want to play nice with my camera.  It looks much more blue in my photos than in person.  Talia is described as a true turquoise, which I do agree with but it leans heavily into the blue family.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Some have reported staining issues with Talia.  I used base coat and did not experience staining but please keep in mind its a possibility if you don’t use a base coat.

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Talia macro Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Demetria

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Demetria Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Demetria Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Demetria is described as a vibrant poppy red, which I think is incredibly accurate.  This is a very bright shade without going into the neon category.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Demetria macro Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Serenity

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Serenity Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Serenity Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Serenity is my second favorite of the collection!  This is a vibrant yet slightly smokey medium purple. I used 2 coats for these photos.

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Serenity macro Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Jace

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Jace Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Jace Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Jace is a vibrant olive green creme.  I really need a green shade to wow me (I’m not huge on green shades) and this one didn’t do it for me personally.  Probably the only shade in the collection I don’t see myself reaching for other than possible nail art.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Jace macro Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Nana

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Nana Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Nana Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish Nana is my #1 top pick of the collection, just barely beating out Zoya Nail Polish Serenity!  Zoya Nail Polish Nana is a deep but vibrant fuchsia creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Nana macro Swatch

Mermaid Gradient Nail Art

Zoya Nail Polish Jace, Talia and Cecelia Mermaid Nail Gradient

I used Zoya Nail Polish Jace, Cecilia and Talia for this mermaid gradient.

To see a step by step, check out my tutorial on it!

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Overview

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Collection Swatches

Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun Collection Swatches

Between Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun and Zoya Nail Polish Paradise Sun, Island Fun collection wins hands down.  This surprised me because initially I was POSITIVE I would be all over the Paradise Sun collection but for some reason it fell a little flat for me.  Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun though is stunning.

I had no application issues with this entire collection and all 6 shades were fully opaque in just 2 coats.  I had heard that several people had staining issues with Cecilia and Talia, so that could be a downfall for some using those two shades.  I used 1 coat of Girly Bits Smooth Move base coat and experienced no staining.  I added in the warnings for those 2 shades though because enough did experience it so I wanted to let people know it is possible.

My top picks for this collection are definitely Nana and Serenity (in that order) followed closely by Cecilia.

Price: $9.00 Each

Where To Buy: Zoya Nail Polish Website

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What did you think of the Zoya Nail Polish Island Fun collection?  Any must haves for you?  Do you already own some and want to share your personal favorites?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Phyrra June 8, 2015 - 9:40 am

I love the teal and blue and purple so much! Your gradient is amazing!

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Deborah June 9, 2015 - 9:31 am

Demetria looks really gorgeous with your complexion, and that nail art.. it’s perfect!

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Simona June 9, 2015 - 11:09 am

The only one that doesn’t really work for me is Nana. I love all the rest!

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[email protected] June 9, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Love the nail art you came up with! This collection has been growing on me since I swatched it.

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Jess Scull June 10, 2015 - 6:46 am

Zoya slays again! Perfect collection!

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Roselynn June 10, 2015 - 10:03 am

Such gorgeous swatches, the best I have seen for this collection. And I love your mermaid scale mani, it came out beautifully.

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Lothwen June 10, 2015 - 10:05 am

Beautiful swatches <3 Cecilia and Nana are my favourites. And of course the mermaid gradient is stunning!!!

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Polished Hippy June 10, 2015 - 4:07 pm

I really like this collection and will be buying it. I love your nail art with this one, too!

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Katherine June 11, 2015 - 1:01 pm

What a great collection for summer! That nail art is lovely, and I agree – Nana is my fav too!

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