Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Zoya Surf and Beach Collections

I'm happy to share with you my review of Zoya's upcoming *Surf and *Beach collections.  These two new collections, which will be available on April 1, feature all sorts of bright and fun shades for the summer.  I will begin with my favorite of the two, the Surf collection.
From left to right: Carly, Kimber, Rory, Myrta, Meg and Zuza

Two coats of each: Carly, Kimber, Rory, Myrta, Meg and Zuza, indoors, with flash.  

The Surf collection is comprised of what Zoya calls "foil metallic" colors.  I call them FAB-U-LOUS!  Carly is a gorgeous pinky-purple.  Sometimes I wonder what people mean when they describe colors as rich but when I look at Carly, that's the first word that comes to mind.  Kimber is a deep bright pink and so vibrant.  Rory (which I have a soft spot for due to her name alone as it is my cat Sydney's "shelter name") is what I suspect would be the result if pink and lilac had a baby.  Just lovely!  Myrta is like the Red-Orange (or Orange-Red, I forget which is which) Crayola crayon, foil-style.  I was so pleasantly surprised by her.  Meg is the most beautiful granny smith apple green.  Love!  Last, but most definitely not least, is Zuza, the most beautiful teal and certainly another favorite.  Each of these colors was perfectly opaque in two coats and I found them soooo easy to work with.  I'm pretty sure this is my all-time favorite Zoya collection to date!

Next up, the Beach collection.  Feast your eyes on these summertime beauties.
From left to right: Reagan, Lara, Shelby, Arizona, Tracie and Wednesday

Two coats of each:  Reagan, Lara, Shelby, Arizona, Tracie and Wednesday, indoors, with flash.

The Beach collection is comprised of five creams and one shimmer (Zoya refers to Tracie as a metallic but she looks shimmery to me.)  ;)  Reagan is a deep pink, almost magenta, to me.  Lara is like Reagan's slightly lighter sister, very similar in tone.  Shelby (who else thinks of Steel Magnolias when they read this name?) is not as bubblegum pink as she looks in these pictures.  She definitely has more of a rosy tone, to my eye.  Arizona (Grey's Anatomy, anyone?) is a soft orange, if orange can be described as soft.  Sunny is what comes to mind when I look at this color.  Tracie, the lone shimmer/metallic in this collection, is definitely not as in your face green as Meg but also has the granny smith green quality.  Finally, Wednesday is a beautiful light teal-y aqua cream.  As was the case with the Surf collection, each of these colors was perfectly opaque in two coats.   These colors are no less vibrant and summer-y than the Surf shades.  I just happen to be partial to foils.  However, I know that I will wear Tracie and the creams a TON, probably topped with Zoya's Fleck Effects topcoats.  

Overall, there really are no "losers" in these collections for me.  My favorites are probably Carly and Meg from the Surf collection and Lara and Wednesday from the Beach collection.  There were definitely some surprises in there and I am really thrilled to have these beauties in my stash.  

Which colors look the best to you?  Are you planning to jazz up the creams with some fun topcoats like I am?

These colors and oh so many more may be purchased at Zoya.  They retail for $8.00 each.

*Disclosure: Where indicated by an asterisk, the product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for review. Please click my disclosure tab for further information.


DIY Polish said...

Thank you for the swatches! I want them all but my wallet doesnt agree. lol

LuvMyLacquer said...

Ooooh well I didn't think I would want any from the Beach Collection but dang it I want them ALLLLLL!!!

Kari said...

Ugh, having been on what seems like an endless no-buy for ages, I can relate. I hope you'll be able to get them at some point, they're really amazing!

Jess, they really do suck you right in, don't they? ;)