Hi friends!! Today I get to show you the second half of Zoya's Summer 2014 collection-- the cremes, under the title Tickled. I love cremes and I love the fact that I can count on Zoya to deliver a great set of them twice a year. That said, Tickled is one of the classiest collections I've seen, and for summer, no less. I used two coats of polish, unless otherwise stated, and one coat of GlitterDaze Super Smooth Keratin Topcoat.
Wendy is a salmon creme, a softer, muted take on the classic bright coral, with a perfect formula. I feel like Zoya's been stepping up their cremes lately-- what seemed to be a weak spot is as consistently nice as any of their other finishes.
Rocha is a bright poppy red shade with a surprising and very subtle shimmer. I suspect it's got more to do with helping the formula out than actually being ornamental because it only seems to be perceptible while the polish is wet. It's a little thick, but totally manageable.
Tilda is the most noteworthy color in this set, a medium sour apple green that keeps this collection from becoming too "safe". This is one your skin tone will make or break and your taste for jolie laide colors will dictate whether or not you need it. Tilda's a tad thick but actually has the best formula of these six, which is saying a lot because as I've stated, they're all pretty great.
Ling is an elusive blue falling somewhere between royal and cyan, with the slightest hint of dustiness. It's a little bit country in feel and while medium-dark blues are no stranger to any collection or season lately, this one feels particularly fresh. It's nearly a one-coater, as deeper blues often are, and I'm pleased to report that I had no staining with this one.
Rooney is a lively damask rose creme, akin to Wendy in that it's a touch more proper and muted than classic summer fuschia. Again, this boasts an amazing formula.
The Tickled palette as a whole reminds me of a painting, very country garden tea party. The colors are soft, wearable, and both new and old classic. I don't know if this suggests a trend towards a more subdued nail look in general, but I do know that I love this collection, with the personal exception of Tilda (and the appreciation that it does nicely round out the set). A few people are saying boring, but I say it's fabulous and, with or without the corresponding glassflecks of the Bubbly collection, the prettiest summer offering in recent years.
The Tickled collection is available on Zoya.com for $9 each or $54 for the set of six.
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