Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of the Zoya Dreamin’ Summer 2021 collection*. Vibrant pinks and beachy blues, Zoya is bringing it to you this summer with Dreamin’! Don’t forget to check out my swatch video of all the shades at the end of this post!
This post contains products received in PR*
Zoya polishes are 10 free, meaning that they are formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, THPH, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide or lead. Their polishes are also safe for pregnant women, are breathable and vegan!
My thoughts on the Zoya Formula
Overall, I really enjoy the Zoya formula. The most impressive quality of Zoya nail polishes is the opacity of their lighter cremes. Often “skin-coloured” or lighter cremes require at least two if not three coats to reach full opacity. Zoya’s lighter cremes are almost fully opaque with ONE coat. That is incredible! So clearly the pigment is there. And this rings true for most of their other shades as well. In terms of wear, I find that the Zoya formula is chip resistant until you hit around the 4-5 day mark, which is pretty typical, if not a bit better than typical.
In terms of the brush, it is the thinner style, but they do offer a wider brush called the Z-Wide Brush which can be purchased separately for $2 each.
“Fresh for Summer 2021 is the Dreamin’ Collection featuring a set of bright, classic, and feel-good shades to enjoy the warmer weather with.”
Desi is a medium coral red jelly with pink undertones. This is a beautiful twist on a cheerful Summer red! This formula is not their classic creme formula, as it is much more sheer, so those who do not like visible nail line showing (VNL) will likely need 2-3 coats for full coverage. I also encountered some bubbling with this shade, so to avoid that make sure you use the fewest strokes possible when applying and let layers dry completely. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Polly is a medium strawberry milk pink with coral undertones and a creme finish. This is a beautiful pinky coral that is perfect for the Summer! This is their classic creme formula that has great coverage. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Darla is a medium orchid pink with a creme finish. Another luscious creme with great coverage! Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Skipper is a medium neon purple jelly. This shade is in the EasyNeon formula, which is the collection released before this one (soon coming to my blog). These shades are sheer jellies that need to be built up in 2-3 coats depending on your preference, and they dry matte so you will want to use a glossy top coat if you want a glossy finish. This one was a bit streaky, and you’ll see in the swatch video I only used two coats when I probably should have used three. This shade would definitely have benefitted from having the Zoya Z-wide brush to reduce streaking, which the entire Easy Neon collection has. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Mateo is a medium, slightly muted, blue jelly. This is another jelly that will require 2-3 coats depending on your VNL preference. Here I used two coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Summer is a blue jelly with green-gold shimmer. I found that this jelly built up the least so will likely need three coats for those who want the full effect. However, this shade is simply stunning and the perfect sparkly blue for Summer! This shade also looks great matte! Here I used three coats and a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Thoughts on the Dreamin’ Summer 2021 Collection
This is another collection where I am just loving the overall colour story. You’ll see soon that I actually decided to do a fluid art mani with the entire collection because I was so obsessed! I think it’s interesting that Zoya is releasing more jellies in their collections. Usually they strictly include cremes and sometimes metallics, so jellies is a fun way to branch out, especially during the Summer!
If you are interested in any of these shades, make sure you check out the full collection here on the Zoya website!
Want to see the shades live and in action? Check out my live swatches below!
Have you tried out the Zoya formula? What is your favourite shade from the collection? Let me know down below!
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review. As always, all of my opinions expressed here are never solicited and are entirely my own.