Hi all! Last week I showed you Zoya's Tickled Collection of bright creme polishes. Today I bring you the second summer Zoya collection, Bubbly. Bubbly is a collection of 6 bright sheer metallics packed with holographic glitter. Photos and full review after the jump!
Let me start off the review my giving you a quick rundown: I used three coats for each polish with a layer of top coat.
First up is Alma. Zoya describes it as a Golden Peach. Which is fairly accurate though it did lean more towards a yellow gold on me. The formula on this one was good. I didn't have any issues with dragging or streaks. This color is very sheer. Even with three thin coats I still had some visible nail line. This isn't normally a color I would go for but I found myself liking it more and more as I took my photos.
Next is Harper, my favorite of the collection. Zoya describes is as a Mexican pink, I would describe it as a Barbie pink. This was one of the most opaque of the bunch. The formula was a tad thicker than a few of the others as well which may be why I was able to achieve some opacity. This is one of the pinks that I think would be universally flattering.
Jesy is a coral-leaning orange and hands down the sheerest of the bunch. Even with three coats I wasn't able to achive much opacity with this. If you are okay with VNL you could wear it alone but I would only use this one for layering. The formula was similar to Alma's.
Binx is a purple or orchid tone and probably. The formula was on the thick side but manageable. Again it was on the sheer side even with three coats but I didn't find the VNL as noticeable as I did with Jesy.
Stassi is a gorgeous bright green. Green is my favorite color so I was thoroughly expecting to love this one. I adore the color but the formula was disappointing for me. I found it thick and had a hard time achieving even coats. I think a thins coat layered over a more opaque shade would be the best use for this one.
And lastly we have Muse, a bright metallic blue. Muse surprised me. I am not generally into shimmery blues, but Muse came alive for me on the nail. It has hands down the thickest formula of the bunch which made it somewhat of a challenge to work with. But it is also one of the most opaque so I think it's a decent trade-off and well worth the effort.
Overall I think this is a good collection of layering polishes. While the formulas are buildable I think they would be at their best layered over more opaque shades. My personal favorites are Harper, Muse and Stassi.
The Bubbly collection is now available for purchase on the Zoya website and retail for $9 a bottle/