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Hi everybody!

Yesterday I've reviewed the first part of Zoya Beach & Surf collection for Summer 2012. You can see the review of the Beach collection here. I was completely in love with the beach collection but I must say that there are some real gems in the Surf collection too!

Kimber - raspberry pink with gold glass flecks. In real life this colour is leaning more towards pink undertones, like raspberry shades. It reminds me China Glaze Strawberry Fields a lot. One coat was almost enough but in the end I needed the second coats for perfect coverage. I had one problem with this polish - it stained my nails quite a lot. I would recommend to use two coats of base coat or thicker base coat, something like OPI Ridge Filler, Essie Protein base coat and similar. Otherwise the formula was good, easy to apply and polish dried quite fast.

Rory - lotus pink foil metallic. Really great shade if you like pinks. It has quite cool undertones. The 'metallic foil' effect is quite visible on Rory and it looks good! It's shiny and it's sparkly! It has really good formula - it applied easily and I didn't experience any problems. I've applied two coats but one was almost enough for a full coverage.

Carly - deep metallic foil purple. I want my name to be Carly just so I can have this gem named after me!!! I absolutely adore this colour and it's my absolute favourite from the whole summer collection. I know it is not particularly spring or summer shade but I just love dark purples! I'm wearing one coat! The pigmentation is really great and Carly did not stain my nails. It also applied was just love at first sight

Myrta - coral orange foil metallic. Myrta is in real life a bit more red, it is not as orange as it came out in the pictures. It also has great pigmentation, I'm wearing two coats but the first coat was almost fully opaque. It applied easily and dried reasonably fast.

Meg - mermaid green foil metallic. This is very sparkly foil green, almost like the pistachio Tracie from the Beach collection. I think I like Meg better just because it's so sparkly :) It is also very well pigmented, I'm wearing two coats but one coat was almost enough for full coverage. Meg also dried fast :)

Zuza - aquamarine foil metallic. Now this is the second polish in the collection that stands out for me straight after Carly. Beautiful sparkly blue with great formula! One coat was almost enough but I've applied two for full opacity. Zuza stained my nails a little bit so next time I'll use thicker base coat or two coats of base coat.

Surf collection has metallic foil finish as opposed to the creme Beach collection and really like it! But what is more important is the formula - absolutely flawless to apply across all the shades! The pigmentation is exceptional as well with all shades being almost one-coaters. If you have very short nails you can do with one thicker coat but if your nails are longer like min you will probably need two cats to hide the nail line. I've experienced staining with Kimber and Zuza so use thicker base coat to prevent it. Also when I was removing these polishes I had tiny foil particles stuck on my cuticles and skin so in the end I did something like foil method to prevent it - just hold cotton pad with nail polish remover on your nail for few minutes and then wipe of the polish with one stroke. Worked like magic :)

I love both Beach & Surf collection and I think that if you like colours, you'll be more than happy with these little gems.

*These were provided for a review

Hi everybody!

Today I'll show you the rest of the Texture coats that Nicole by OPI offers...

Turquoise Texture - vibrant turquoise Texture coat. Awesome bright shade that stands out the best over white and black. It looks like metallic finish...crackled :) It is highly pigmented so I had no problem with getting a good colour without using thick layer. OPI, big sister brand did almost the same polish, only called Turquoise Shatter.

Black Texture - black creme Texture coat. Classic creme crackling polish that is pigmented well and dries fast. In fact I always have to work fast with creme crackling polishes and use just one brush stroke at one place, because they dry very fast.

Gold Texture - metallic gold Texture coat. This is a very lovely shade of gold I felt comfortable in. It is little bit less pigmented that the Turquoise or black Texture coat so I applied little thicker layer. That caused the big cracks. Otherwise it applied nicely and dried reasonably fast.

Silver Texture - metallic silver Texture coat. If we had gold, we need also silver, right? I've tested the silver over white as well and it looks lovely and delicate. It applied nicely and the silver Texture coat is a tad better pigmented than the gold and I'm wearing quite thin coat.

Red Texture - red creme Texture coat. Another classic shade from the crackle collection. Every brand that has released crackling polishes included red (and white and black) in their range so it is not an unique shade. But I like red, especially combined with white (which you can see below). In this case I've applied the Red Texture coat over Models Own Indian Ocean, pale blue with pink shimmer.

White Texture - white creme Texture coat. The last from the classic shades, it's a very bright white. It dried very fast, almost too fast to my liking so I had to work fast. Three brushstrokes and that was it. I really like this red and white combo, the red polish is Illamasqua Ruthless.

These Texture coats have a nice formula but the creme shades dry very fast. I had to work fast and use just three brush strokes. All of these shades are quite classic in comparison with the shades from other brands but the Turquoise Texture coat stands out to me. Yes it does have a dupe by OPI but it just looks so good and bold! I'd probably wear it when would want to have bright 'statement' nails. I also didn't experience that 'gloopiness' around the bottle neck like for example with China Glaze creme Crackles.

If you're not tired of crackling polishes, you might like these very much.

*These were sent for a review