Saturday, March 24, 2012

Zoya Beach Collection Summer 2012 Swatches and Review

The Beach collection. Part one of a two-part summer color collection, this half has all the creme shades. The other half has all the shimmers. The colors in the Zoya Beach collection are:


Reagan - Lara - Shelby - Arizona - Tracie - Wednesday


Zoya Arizona. Arizona is a light orange creme. It's not pastel, but it is lighter than most orange creme polishes tend to be. It has a yellow tone to it so it looks more like coral than pumpkin.


Zoya Lara. This is a medium fuchsia creme. I know it looks neon here, but it's really not. In real life it has a soft but very pigmented look, just like the bottle color in this picture.


Zoya Reagan. This is a darker fuchsia, not quite purple but not berry either. Right in between. It's not particularly bright, but it is very colorful. Lots of pigment to this one.



Zoya Shelby. Another pink! This one is light, slight blue tone, slightly brighter finish than the others. It's not neon and it's not pastel, but it does really stand out on the nails. It dries darker than bottle color.


Zoya Tracie. Tracie is the only non-creme polish in the collection. It's a soft avocado shade with some very fine frosty shimmer. Not enough to make it sparkly, but just enough to give it a slight pearly finish.


Zoya Wednesday. This is a faded-looking beachy turquoise. It has a lot more green to it than my camera will pick up, and it's also coming out brighter in my pictures than it looks in real life. In reality, it's very soft and muted looking, not as crisp as it seems here. Refer to the group shot's bottle color- that's how it looks in real life. Love the name, but I'm somewhat disappointed that it's cheery turquoise and not black.


The formula on these was good. It's a little thicker in texture than the last two creme collections, so it's much easier to control without it running or pooling as much. The texture is very smooth, but it does still have a slight tendency to drip when you least expect it. Opacity is good- most looked fine at two coats, but I did three of all just because they looked that much better with the extra coat. Dry time is average.

Personally, I'm not sure I like this collection. Or at least half of it. The three pinks seem so overdone and not at all unique, plus they don't even feel like summer colors to me. They're not really very bright, but they're not faded enough to look like they fit with the retro/vintage vibe of the other half of the collection. The other three polishes, Tracie, Arizona and Wednesday, are great. They seem less easily dupe-able than the pinks, they're beautiful on the nails, and they definitely give off a retro-vintage-beachy feel to me. I really like the dusty/faded/antique look they have.

The Zoya Beach collection will be available April 1st on Zoya.com.

(This was sent for review.)

36 comments:

  1. Arizona is my favorite from this collection. I wonder if it is similar to Papaya Punch from China Glaze?!

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  2. Lara an Reagan are pretty!! I agree with you though, I feel like I've seen these before. Since I'm into pinks, I might still get them though, lol

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  3. I am a fan of pink nail polishes, but even I'm not excited by these.

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  4. I'm a pink lover yet these don't strike me as very unique either (although they are still pretty). I'm interested in seeing how the rest of the collection turns out!

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  5. This collection was a dissapointment to me :( I only like Tracie. I hope that the shimmers will look better :)

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  6. Tracie, Arizona & Wednesday are the three from the Beach collection I want the most too! The pinks, not so much. I wonder how Wednesday compares to For Audrey though.

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  7. I like the looks of these, but i agree with you the pinks are pretty, but have been done... althought Lara looks really really summery and is calling my name the loudest. Likely will pick up(In order of preference) Lara, Arizona, Wenesday, and Traci. Thanks for more great swatches!! I cannot wait to see the other half :)

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  8. Hmm...the only one I really like it Wednesday and even then, I feel like I've seen it before. This isn't a bad thing though as Zoya are hard to get hold of in England so wanting them would cause some trouble!

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  9. I don't like Tracie or Wednesday (but tbh I just don't really like greens or blues), I like the others but like you say I feel like I've seen them all before (and owned them all before!)

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  10. Shelby and wednesday are stunning xxx

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  11. LOL Wednesday should have definitely been a black polish!

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  12. Good point about Wednesday... I kind of like the turquoise, anyway (but maybe not enough to get it. lol.)

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  13. I love tracie and shelby the best, but all the colors are very nice.

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  14. Oooh I think they're all very pretty :) xx

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  15. They all look gorgeous on you though! even the pinks!

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  16. lol! I'm going to have to get Shelby and Arizona - Arizona is my home state!

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  17. My picks are your picks. Arizona, Wednesday and Tracie. Pinks tend to bore me!

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  18. Everyone keeps saying the same thing about Wednesday :) I like 3 of the 6.... Glad that the formula is better than the Feels. Those were streaky messes on me and took almost 4 coats :(

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  19. My favs of this half are Regan and Arizona.

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  20. I'm digging Shelby, Tracie, and Wednesday, for the pure color, and finish of them. I'm a pink loving dude, but have to say Tracie is da bomb with the shimmer finish and the overall rich color. Wednesday could be a real blood red shade, too, like the more contemporary Wednesday in the Adams Fam movie. Great length and shape, too, Scrangie, gorgeeeous.

    Scott

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  21. I love these, I think I might have to buy some :)

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  22. These are all so bright and fun.

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  23. These are pretty and standard colours. I especially love how the orange looks on you - makes me think of the summer and of eating orange popsicles for some reason. :)

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  24. If you happen to have time at some point, I would love to see how Shelby compares to China Glaze Dance Baby and OPI Sparrow Me The Drama..? They seem SO similar.

    I love both Beach and Surf, such bright and happy colours :)

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  25. Thank you for the great swatches!

    I am eyeing Wednesday, but since I am on a tight budget nowadays, I am avoiding dupes or near dupes.
    Is Wednesday anything like Color Club New Bohemian or NY Summer Hot Baby Blue?

    Thanks so much

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  26. Thank you for the great swatches!

    I am eyeing Wednesday, but since I am on a tight budget nowadays, I am avoiding dupes or near dupes.
    Is Wednesday anything like Color Club New Bohemian or NY Summer Hot Baby Blue?

    Thanks so much

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    1. Hmm... They're both turquoise, but that's all that's similar about them. Wednesday isn't as bright and crisp looking as the other two, and has a bit more of a green/teal color. It's darker, slightly faded finish, not as vibrant. Hope that helps!

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  27. I ended up getting 2 bottles of Wednesday and 1 Zuza. See what you made me do lol

    I was pleasantly surprised to like Wednesday. I rarely wear green, or green-leaning turquoise since these shades tend to make my skin look strange. The dustiness helps a lot. The formula is great.

    Thanks Scrangie!

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  28. I ended up getting 2 bottles of Wednesday and 1 Zuza. See what you made me do lol

    I was pleasantly surprised to like Wednesday. I rarely wear green, or green-leaning turquoise since these shades tend to make my skin look strange. The dustiness helps a lot. The formula is great.

    Thanks Scrangie!

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