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
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.
A vibrant, medium fuchsia that dries to a creme finish. Pigmentation was amazing and only required one coat for opacity.
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!
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. ;)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
-Fun Summer colors
-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
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.