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Friday, March 30, 2012

Zoya: Beach & Surf Collections for Summer 2012 Review & Swatches (picture heavyyy)

Good morning, everyone!
Sorry I've been MIA for the past couple of days. I'm still trying to recover from a cold and you all know that feeling! -_- LOL

Anyway, if you missed my FB post yesterday, I posted the picture below and promised that swatches would be on their way. Well, my lovelies, behold the Zoya Beach/Surf Collection for Summer 2012! 

There's a lot to cover, so let's get started! :)


Zoya Beach Collection


Shelby
What better way to start of this review than with one of my top 3 colors from the Beach Collection! Shelby is a beautiful, blue toned pink that dries to a creme finish. I'm not sure if it's an exact dupe of OPI Pink Friday, but it is def. close. Application was a bit streaky, but evened out after the next coat. 


Lara
A vibrant, medium fuchsia that dries to a creme finish. Pigmentation was amazing and only required one coat for opacity. 


Reagan
Another favorite from the beach collection! Reagan is a dark fuchsia that dries to a creme finish. Now, many of you know that I'm not a huge fan of deep berry nail polishes, but this is by far the only exception! Not only that, but it is insanely pigmented and only required one coat. Love!


Arizona
If you love in your face oranges, I really think you may love this. Arizona is a light, tangerine creme that required 2 coats for opacity. Another beauty from this collection. ;)


Tracie
This has definitely made my top 3 from this collection! Tracie is a split pea soup green with a pearlescent finish. This was the only non-creme from this collection, but is a beautiful addition! This was 2 easy coats.


Wednesday
An aqua, blue creme. It looks a bit more dusty in person and makes a great addition to my aqua creme collection. This was 2 coats.

Zoya Surf Collection




Rory
A pinky, mauve infused with tons of silver foil specks that is apparent on the nails. This was probably my least favorite color from the Surf Collection. This was 2 coats.




Kimber
A coral, red infused with golden/orange shimmers. This color is an absolute beauty and has definitely made my top 3 from the Surf Collection. This was 2 coats. 



Carly
A deep, eggplant purple foil infused with violet, magenta, and blue shimmers. Like Tracie from the Beach collection, Carly was definitely an unexpected color. Nonetheless, it's a stunner! This was 1 easy coat.




Myrta
A red, orange foil. This would probably be my second least favorite from this collection. I know that Kimber and Myrta are two different colors, but if I had to choose one, it would definitely be Kimber. This was 2 coats.




Meg
A yellow, green with chartreuse shimmers. This has also made my top 3 from the Surf collection! This is my perfect summer green! This was 2 easy coats.



Zuza
An aqua, blue foil. This is absolute perfection in a bottle! This is so much more vibrant and stunning in person. Definitely my first pick from the Surf collection! This was 2 coats!
This is determined by half of the nail polishes I personally enjoyed the most in each collection(s). Ex. If there are 6 nail polishes in 1 collection, 3 nail polishes will be chosen etc. DB Top Picks have passed the following 4 requirements: formula, application, pigmentation, and overall quality of the product.

Beach Collection: Shelby, Reagan, and Tracie
Surf Collection: Kimber, Meg, and Zuza

The Good
-Fun Summer colors
-Vibrant pigmentation
-Effortless application
-Smooth formula
-Most can be 1 coaters if you are careful
-Average dry time for Beach Collection
-Quick dry time for Surf Collection

The Not So Good
N/A

Final thoughts: Personally, I thought that both collections were winners in my book. If you're looking for nail polishes to help transition into Spring/Summer, I really recommend both collections! I love how you can keep it simple with the cremes from the Beach collection and how you can "spice" it up with the foils from the Surf collection. 

This collection will be available on April 1, 2012!

As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!

 Which colors have striked your fancy? Which will you be picking up? Thoughts? I'd love to know down below!
A sample of these products were kindly sent to me for review purposes. I am not being compensated in anyway, shape, or form. The reviews on Deuce Beauties my are honest opinions, based on my experience/knowledge with each product mentioned.
~Carla

128 comments:

  1. Great swatches, thank you! I like Arizona the best I think

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    1. Thank you! & yes, Arizona is lovely! xx

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  2. Arizona, Rory, Carly and Zuza are my faves from this collection. But they all look gorgeous! =)

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    1. Glad you're enjoying those colors!

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  3. These are such lovely, summery collections! I definitely need Zuza… and probably a pink or two, as well!

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    1. Zuza is def. a MUST and I know it'll be a top fave of many others!

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  4. OMG they're gorgeous! I don't like all the shades but a good half *__*

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  5. So cool 0.0
    The last two ones are my favorite they are fabulous!!

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    1. Those were two of my faves from surf as well! xx

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  6. I like Lara and Carly, really cute polishes. I need some Zoyas!

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    1. If you're looking for new zoyas, you can't go wrong with the ones you mentioned! :)

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  7. OMG! gorgeous colors!!! to die for!!! love!!!


    http://ilovemakeup68.blogspot.com

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  8. These are the best swatches I've seen so far! Gah! I thought I was over them, but now I want some of them. Zuza looks amazing!

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    1. LOL, thank you! Zuza is a must from this collection!

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  9. Carly is so pretty!! i keep forgetting and just comment on facebook XD

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  10. Oh, how I wish Zoya's were sold in Turkey... I'm in love with the surf collection. :) Nice post, thank you. :)

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully you can find an e-tailer online or find someone to swap with! xx

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  11. Arizona and Tracie look really cool! Nice colours.

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    1. That was my initial thought when I first saw the PR! :) xx

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  13. I love these colours. All nice for summer! x

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  14. I love Arizona and Wednesday! I wish they weren't expensive :(

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  15. I love the arizona one.. i have never tried an orange color but I think I'll buy it :D

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  16. the surf collection is AMAZING :o

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    1. Couldn't agree with you more! xx

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  17. These are all so beautiful!! Gorgeous swatches!

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  18. I don't totally love the surf collection, but I am so into the beach collection. Cute!

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  19. I love this collection! Especially the pinks, and I hardly have any pinks in my collection. I'm getting Rory for sure, and maybe one or two more.

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    1. Me too, I don't have very many pinks, so these make great additions!

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  20. love meg and zuza, new to zoya only just got the flakies, maisie is my must have with everything! must start to gather more zoyas!

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  21. Tracie and Wednesday are my favourites!

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  22. i really love the shimmer ones! great colours for summer, but again, too bad zoya is not available in Poland ;)

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    1. I hope you can find an e-tailer that carries them or find a fellow swapper! xx

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  23. i love the colors, they are really pretty

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  24. ooooh I love both of these sets! I think I like the Beach collection more - that Tracie one is really standing out to me! Awesome pictures too :) I finally got a good look at each of these colors!

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  25. Wahou, amazing collection ! i love all the colours but my favorite is Rory, a really pretty pink =)
    i don't have any zoya nail polish but i think with this collection i will buy one !!

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    1. What better way to start a Zoya stash than with Beach/Surf?! Happy shopping!

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  26. Zoya Beach/Surf Collection - these are amazing colors. SO young, fresh and fruity.:-) Although I am in my late 40ies I would like to wear any of these nail polishes. Really suitable for summer!!! Thanks for showing us all of them
    Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm sure you would still look great rocking bright colors! ;)

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  27. Too bad this nail polish brand doesn't exist in my country! :/

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    1. Oh noooo! Hopefully you can find an e-tailer that carries them or find someone to swap with! xx

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  28. OMG amazing colors! I love them all!

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  29. Great swatches...I think Zuza is my fave!

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    1. thank you! & yes, Zuza is a must have! :)

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  30. Awesome swatches! i can't choose which ones i want LoL You have beautiful nails!!

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    1. Thank you and thank you! :) Choose them all! ;) xx

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  31. Once again - a collection I just HAVE to have...
    I think I really need to find a rich sponsor soon.....

    Gorgeous swatches! Thanks

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  32. When I saw the collection I was like: Meeh..
    I still think the same :)
    Zuza is cool though :)

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  33. I kind of liked Carly and Zuza, but I can't say I'll go get them.

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  34. Wow. This collection is amazing !!! Meg and Zuza are my favourites.

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    1. I agree, so amazing! Both colors are great! :)

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  35. I have decided that I need Arizona. I went to do some water marbling earlier in the week and realized the few oranges that I have are all shimmers. Gorgeous colors, but I need cremes in my palette, too! ^_^

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  36. Oh so many pinks, I can never have enough and I think Zuza is pretty spesh! Now I just have to find a Zoya supplier who has reasonable prices and good postage rates to Australia!!

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  37. I love Rory, suck A pretty shimmery pink!

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  38. Oohhhh, some great colors! Lovin shelby and kimber!!! I think I am going to blame you for my addiction to nail polish lately!! hehehe :)

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  39. I think I want Shelby and Wednesday. SO gorgeous :)

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  40. I cannot decide how I feel about either of these collections. The colours are lovely, but none of them are grabbing me and saying "Buy me!"

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  41. Meg and Zuza are my favorites. :)
    I really like Zoya, it's my favorite brand.

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  42. I love all these but if I had to choose just one collection it would be the Surf!

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  43. I'm not really much for foil finishes, but I really like some of those Beach colours. I might have to go check them out! :)

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  44. I've been debating these for sure, I appreciate your top picks because it seems I'm leaning towards the same colors!

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  45. WOW! I love all the foils and from the other set..i love Arizona and Wednesday! :)

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  46. I really love Wednesday! But it's hard to find Zoya in the place I stay. :(

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  47. I am absolutely loving this collection! So many pretty colors that are perfect for summer. :)

    Rebecca Russell

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  48. Lovely colours. Like Arizona, Wednesday and Zuza

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  49. Argh, I've never seen Zoya in Australia :(

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  50. I need to get Arizona and Zuza so bad!!!!

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  51. Gorgeous shades! Love and want them all!

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  52. I love kimber & Zuza. Thanks for the swatches :)

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  53. I love the colors, they are really beautiful

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  54. There are some really nice colors in this collection and I totally agree, that Zuza is the most beautiful... but somehow... I think I liked last year's collection a tad better.

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  55. OMG, such beautiful colors for summer. I love them All!!!1

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  56. My favorite is Zuza- such a vibrant blue for summer!

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  57. Can I be honest? The colours are all nice but nothing that we hadn't already seen. I guess nail polish brands are somewhat ending their ideas for new colours or finishes, but this spring/summer it looks like all of them are releasing the same stuff over and over!

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  58. I love love LOVE Reagan and Carly!!!

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  59. I loooove the colors!I want them all! :D

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  60. the polishes are great!!
    I really love your photos...how can you do them? with flash on?
    mine are so awful !!!

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  61. I love Zoya! All the colours are so beautiful! *_*

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  62. I don't know witch one is my fave...but i think that Carly, Myrta and Zuza are the best anyway...
    Thank you for this review! <3

    A lot of love from Romania :)

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  63. I don't know witch one is my fave...but i think that Carly, Myrta and Zuza are the best anyway...
    Thank you for this review! <3

    A lot of love from Romania :)

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  64. I love bright colors! The fuchsia ones and Carly are so pretty, I'd definitely wear them ;) x

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  65. Thanks for the swatches! Wanted to see them before buying :)

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  66. Все цвета красивые,ментол ммм!

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  67. I like Carly and Kimber.

    P.S. I can't leave a comment under your giveaway post...

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  68. we all love Zuza
    your swatch of Arizona is causing me to ponder adding it to my list along with Zuza, Wednesday, Meg and Tracie (i love my greens)

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  69. Surf collection is amazing!!! =))

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  70. Beautiful swatches,my favorite is Shelby

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  71. I am really loving the colors!

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  72. WOW! ;O Those colours are stunning! Totally have to save up and get some for summer<3

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  73. I like foils but creams does not convince me

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  74. I totally love those colors...never tried ZOYA before, I hope to find it somewhere here. =)

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  75. I was interested in Rory from previews, but now I'm loving Zuza!

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  76. This collection is awesome! Is totally summer!
    I don´t have Zoya in my country, but I love to watch them in your blog

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  77. There's not even one color i didnt love from this collection

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  78. They all look great on you! I love Kimber!

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  79. When I first saw this collecction none of them jumped out at me, but going back and looking at the again I'm totally in love with Arizona, Wednesday and Zuza... and Myrta, just in case the others get lonely!

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