Ok Zoya babes, yesterday I showed you the delectable cremes from the Island Fun collection and today I have the shimmering metallics from the Paradise Sun group! These metallic shades are described as being “fully saturated with a gorgeous micronized metallic sheen, these shimmering beauties are much like sunshine sparkling on water. Meant to be used as an independent color, these shades feature a full-coverage, densely pigmented formula.”
Most metallic polishes that I have used tend to be streaky with visible brush stroke lines (which I can’t stand.) Luckily, these aren’t like that, they are more of a standard shimmer-like polish. Some of these shades are on the thin side and required 3 coats to build up opacity and get rid of my visible nail line, while a few were good with just 2 coats.
Aphrodite is described as a vibrant summer red with a micronized pearl metallic finish. This one seems to have more of a crelly (creme + jelly) finish with flakie pieces instead of a straight shimmer/ metallic look. It was also the thinnest of the bunch and after 3 coats you can still see a tiny bit go my visible nail line. I love this color, but it seems more appropriate for the Christmas season, although it would work for 4th of July!
Isa is a deep blue based purple with aqua shimmer. This one does shift between blue and purple, but the purple shift was hard to capture on camera. The aqua shimmer in this one is very pretty and noticeable. I used 2 coats.
Selene is described as a true teal with an aqua fleck that resembles deep layers of ocean water. This is more of a Christmas-y green and doesn’t really remind me of the ocean all that much. (It also looks extremely close to Zoya’s Giovanna polish.) In the photo I used 2 coats and I also had a little bit of staining on my fingers/cuticles with this one.
Mae is described as a warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish. This formula was also slightly thinner and I needed to use 3 coats.
Genesis is described as a crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish – designed to look like micro-fine diamond dust. It doesn’t really look like much in photos, but it’s much prettier in person. It will probably look even better once I get a little bit of color on my pasty white self. This formula was a little bit thicker so I had to try to do 2-3 thinner coats to prevent it from becoming streaky/patchy.
Oceane is described as a true turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish that reflects the clearest blue ocean waters. The formula on this was fantastic (I used 2 coats) and the color is just so gorgeous for summer!
I really like all of the polishes from this Paradise Sun Collection, even if some were a bit “Holiday-ish” feeling in my opinion. My favorites are Oceane, Genesis and Mae!
*If you are a creme polish lover, you might want to check out Zoya’s new Island Fun Collection!
What do you think of these mesmerizing metallics…will you be picking any up?
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