I am soo excited to show you the first half of the Zoya Surf & Beach collection for this summer! The colours are awesome and the formulas are really great! So let's check it out!
Zoya says: "Summer 2012 is going to be a super stylish season for nails with the latest offering of nail polish collections, Beach and Surf, from the new color of fashion, Zoya! This new splash of color, designed by the Zoya color experts, is kissed by sea and sand translating beautifully onto the nail in the famous, full-coverage Zoya formula.
Dive into the creamy shades of the Zoya Beach Collection or the shimmering sea foils of the Zoya Surf Collection. The choice is yours – this color palette is sure to be a splash!"
Shelby - soft pink creme shade. Shelby is the lightest pink of the whole collection. It is quite warm-toned so suits me well. The formula is absolutely amazing! I've applied two coats but one coat would have been just enough if I would apply thicker coat. Or if you have short nails and your nail line is not very visible you would absolutely do with one coat. It applied flawlessly and drying time was very good too. Removal was easy :)
Lara - medium pink creme (Zoya: vivid cerise pink creme). Another lovely shade of pink with exactly the same formula as Shelby - flawless application, great pigmentation and easy removal. I've again applied two coats but one coat was almost enough. I like Lara much more than Shelby as I prefer darker colours and also it's much warmer shade.
Reagan - deep cerise pink creme.This is my favourite shade from the whole Beach collection, I love the warm deep fuchsia colour and great formula. I've applied two coats and the colour was almost opaque in the first coat. I love Zoya polishes for this, they are almost always great quality!
Arizona - muted orange creme. Zoya describes the shade as 'soft coral orange cream' but I don't really see any coral tones. It's muted orange with quite a lot of white and yellow in it. It is still bright colour but not pure bold orange. It's hard to describe but thankfully I have pictures, right? I needed two coats for full coverage as the pigmentation is little bit worse than with the previous pink/purple polishes. But overall two coats will do the job perfectly. It applied very easily.
Tracie - pistachio green with silver pearl shimmer. Zoya describes this polish as sea grass metallic but I really see awesome pistachio green but it s not metallic at all :) The subtle silver shimmer might give a little bit of metallic finish but it is not really metallic finish. The shimmer might cause little streaks so i had to pay attention to application. Tracie has the same formula like Arizona - two coats are enough for perfect coverage and polish applies easily.
Wednesday - soft aqua creme. Such a lovely spring shade! I don't wear blue polishes often but I will this one, especially in combination with Zuza! I needed two coats for full coverage and it applied flawlessly. In the first coat the finish looked little bit like jelly which I liked very much and in the second coat it looks like creme finish.
I can't say nothing else than well done Zoya! All polishes in beach collection have absolutely flawless formula, they apply easily and level out perfectly. Pigmentation is really good two - I've used two coats with all polishes but the pinks/purples could do with one thicker coat. Drying time is good to average. I really adore the colours and they are also good for stamping! However the first three polishes (pink/purples) are easily 'dupable' and we've seen them before. But the last three shades Arizona, Tracie & Wednesday are not that usual shades.
*These were provided for a review