Sunday, March 25, 2012

Zoya Surf Collection Summer 2012 Swatches and Review

Now here's the good stuff- part two of the Zoya summer 2012 collection, Surf. This set is all foil and metallic finishes with bright, punchy colors. The colors in the Surf collection are:


Rory - Carly - Kimber - Myrta - Meg - Zuza



Zoya Carly. This is a color I would have expected in a fall or winter collection, but that's okay because it's amazing. It's a red-based purple foil. It will look lighter and more red-toned at some angles, but darker and bluer at others. This applies with really dense color and shimmer and it positively glows.



Zoya Kimber. Another amazing color, but it's so bright and colorful that my camera can't seem to focus on it! It looks a lot more red here than it is in real life. It's the same as this in intensity, but it has a gorgeous warm, super-saturated pink jelly base instead of the red base it looks like it has here. It doesn't seem to be a foil like the rest, but has some very shiny gold shimmer that peeks through and gives the color depth instead of looking metallic. Super gorgeous color.


Zoya Meg. This one's a true foil in a light apple green color. Yellow-toned, my favorite kind of green. It looks very sparkly in the sunlight, and the sun also brings out a lot of iridescent shimmer particles that you don't see in low light.


Zoya Myrta. Another foil, but in a soft orangey-coral color. It's a red-toned orange/coral this time, and it's colorful but doesn't seem too bright or punchy.


Zoya Rory. Odd... but not bad. It's a light pink/mauve foil where a lot of the silver foil base pokes through and gives it a speckled look. Zoya has a Rory but no Amy? And, for that matter, a Rose but no Martha or Donna. Though they do have Melodie, Sarah & Jane, and Jo...



Zoya Zuza. Like Kimber, this is another one of those colors that you have to see to appreciate. It's so much more vibrant and colorful in real life and it looks flat on camera. Anyway, this is a teal/blue-green with some speckly-looking metallic foil shimmer. I think this one might be my favorite of them all. It's so rich looking and summery. Perfect summer pedicure color, if you ask me.

The formula on these was also good. They go on very smooth, but you have to be careful not to use too many strokes when applying because they start to dry very quickly (like a matte) and can get lumpy/chunky if you go over it too many times once it's started to dry. Give them a minute or two in between coats and you won't have a problem. I did three coats of each and each looked best at three coats. The extra coat adds a little extra color and density to them. Good dry time on these, even at three coats.

I like these much better than the Beach collection colors. Zuza, Kimber and Carly are AMAZING. Myrta, Rory and Meg are okay, but I don't really love them. The finish on these looks great in the sunlight and the bright colors are much more cheery and summery feeling to me than plain pink.

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

(This was sent for review.)

56 comments:

  1. I've been looking forward to your swatches of this part of the collection and as always they are amazing, thanks! Carly and Zuza have to come live with me.

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  2. Your top three are definitely on my buy list. I love Carly, even though it's not a summery color. With that special foil sparkly finish, it's an awesome Holiday collection color to me. Your swatches are the best!

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  3. I'm really excited to see this collection in person, your swatches look great. And I giggled at the Dr. Who reference, it's always nice to find another Whovian. ^__^

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    1. Dr Who reference certainly brightened up my day! I didnt expect Dr WHo to be big in US :p

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  4. I neeeed Kimber, Myrta, and Zuza! Gorgeous!

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  5. Wow! I love your swatches!! You can make anything look fabulous Scrangie! Thanks for the awesome post on this collection!

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  6. Wow, I can't imagine how amazing Zuza must look if it looks better in person! I think between the 2 sets there are 4 I NEED and maybe another 4 I want, we'll see how far funds will stretch

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  7. There should totally be an Amy. Rory cannot be without Amy!

    I'm disappointed in Myrta - I totally expected it to be more orange than coral. Oh wells.

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  8. Zuza and Kimber are very pretty! Thanks for swatching!

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  9. I so want Carly and Rory. And they should definitely make Amy too. I think Amy is an apple red or ginger but... who knows! :D

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  10. Carly look a little like Mimi or Valerie, isn't?

    I love Rory!

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  11. I've seen pictures of this collection before and I still can't get over how pretty all of the colors are (well, maybe not Rory^^). Carly and Zuza are probably my favorites though :)

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  12. Yay! Swatches of my namesake polish!! I have been dying to see Kimber! I am a little disappointed that it's not an actual metallic foil as the description says, but it's so glowy and pretty that I think I can get past that. I must have this ASAP!!

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  13. Absolutely LOVE Zuza! It's going to be hard not getting every single polish from the entire collection!

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  14. Wooo! Doctor Who ref! :D

    Lovin Zuza and Myrta, might have to think about adding them to my ever expanding collection.

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  15. where can i get zoya online with international shipping?

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  16. I love all the colors! I see your a Doctor Who fan! Can't wait for the new season to start! ^_^

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  17. I love 'em all!

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  18. You're a Doctor Who fan?! I don't think I can love you any more than I do now. I love Zuza!

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  19. You're a Doctor Who fan???! I don't think I could possibly love you more than I do right now. Love Zuza!

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  20. great swatches as always! :)

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  21. We're watching Dr. Who on netflix as I write this :) I really like Rory (although my mind went to Gilmore Girls first... lol) and you're spot on about Zuza as an awesome summer pedi. Can't wait till these come to my Ulta!!

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  22. I think that I'll have to get Zuza and Kimber, and maybe Meg or Arizona. I was wondering, is Kimber at all similar to Alegra? I have Alegra andwant to make sure that I'm not buying something too similar.

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  23. Love these! Especially Zuza, Meg, and Carly.

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  24. Loving the Surf collection-- must have them all! Zoya's Sunshine collection was my favorite collection last year, and this may be my favorite this year!

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  25. Beach was nice but not nice enough for me to splash out. Surf - well I absolutely have to have them all!

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  26. I don't comment often, but I do love your blog. Your pictures are tip-top, and your written descriptions of the color/formula/wear are marked by an engaging 'voice' and incredible level of detail.

    But perhaps most of all, I LOVE your little references to Dr.Who, Mighty Boosh, Star Trek, etc....it makes me happy to see that there is another Sci-fi lovin' make-up junkie out there. Thank you!

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  27. I don't comment often, but I do love your blog. Your pictures are tip-top, and your written descriptions of the color/formula/wear are marked by an engaging 'voice' and incredible level of detail.

    But perhaps most of all, I LOVE your little references to Dr.Who, Mighty Boosh, Star Trek, etc....it makes me happy to see that there is another Sci-fi lovin' make-up junkie out there. Thank you!

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  28. I think I need Zuza, Carly and Kimber in my life after seeing your swatches!

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  29. I think you just became my favourite blogger with that Doctor Who reference

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  30. I think you just became my favourite blogger with that Doctor Who reference!

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  31. Yep I'm still waiting for that 'Amy' Zoya polish :)

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  32. Quero todos !!!!!!!!! Amei !!!!!!!!
    Beijos.

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  33. Zuza is definitely my favorite as well! This is what I imagined for the China Glaze Hunger Games District 4 polish; something that looks like the sea. They really dropped the ball on that one.

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  34. Yay for a Doctor reference. :-) also ever think of doing an eyeliner tutorial..???

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  35. Love the Doctor reference. And ever think of doing an eyeliner tutoriall..?

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  36. Kimber and Zuza look delightful!

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  37. I think there are few from this part of the collection that I can do without. But overall, it is Zoya and they always seem to come out with great stuff.

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  38. In every swatch I've seen, Zuza is to die for. I will probably wind up with the entire surf collection and a couple from the beach collection, gah (that's the sound my wallet makes when I see all the pretties).

    <3 the Doctor Who reference...I thought of it the first time I saw the press release for this collection. Watched the first run of Doctor Who on PBS when I was a kid (gawd am I admitting this??) and love it so much!

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  39. Do you know how Meg compares to Apple? Or Kimber to Kimmy? They're all so pretty but they're looking a little...familiar.

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  40. Do you know how Meg compares to Apple? Or Kimber to Kimmy? These are all so pretty but they're looking a little...familiar.

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  41. I'll be grabbing Kimber and Zuza FOR SURE.

    Great swatches. Quit making me want everything, woman.

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  42. I'll be grabbing Kimber and Zuza for sure. Maybe Meg too.

    Gorgeous swatches. Quit making me want everything, woman.

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  43. Zuza is an Ooh-Ahh! ;)

    Thanks for your lovely swatches, Scrangie. You should become a hand model! SERIOUSLY! :D

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  44. Do you know how Kimber compares to a england´s Perceval? I love Zuza and Carly!

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  45. Thanks for sharing! I really like the last one. It reminds me of Key West by Milani, which I bought last week.

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  46. Oh, I love Rory. The Centurian, not the polish.

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  47. Would you happen to know if any of these is any good for stamping? (usually foils and mettalics are) Thanks.

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