Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Zoya Beach Collection

Thanks to the kind folks at Zoya, today I have the Beach part of the Beach & Surf collection for Summer 2012. Beach is six colors, five cremes and one shimmer.



Reagan is described on the Zoya website as "a deep, cool fuchsia pink with subtle blue undertone". My camera really seemed to like that blue undertone, as my photos of this all looked more purple than pink. I did some post-camera pre-posting color correction to get the polish to look more true to life, but it's still showing a touch more purple here than it really is.





Lara is a bright rose pink creme.





Shelby is a candy pink creme.





Arizona, also known as Mr. Karen's favorite color in this collection, is a yellow-leaning orange creme.





Tracie is the lone shimmer in this group; it's a soft yellow green with a fine silver sheen.





Wednesday is a weathered turquoise creme and my favorite of this group.





I used two coats of all of these except for Arizona, which was three. Looking at this collection all together, it's a happy set of colors. The orange, green, and turquoise really say summer to me. I did do some nail art with several of these colors, which I'm saving for another entry since this one is already chock full o' photos.

The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.

26 comments:

  1. These are happy! Arizona is definitely my favorite. I wonder how close Wednesday is to Dior St. Tropez? I just bought that and it is beau-ti-ful.

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    1. Larie, I don't have St. Tropez, but Temptalia says Wednesday is "much light, a touch greener" compared to St. Tropez. (And now I'm wondering if I should check out St. Tropez now that I've let Dior into my stash with Waterlily, etc.)

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  2. Mr. Karen has good taste! My favorites are the last three but mainly because I don't usually do pinks. I am tempted to order the whole set though. They look so happy.

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  3. This collection is so summery that it gives a good mood only looking at it. And then... It makes me languish over summer holidays, when I'll have plenty of time to play with these beauties :)

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  4. I love how this collection is so bright and happy! Arizona and Wednesday are my favorites.

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  5. I just love Wednesday! Can't wait to get it.

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  6. theyre all pretty!! wednesday is my fave, how do you take such nice picture?

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  7. omg!!! i just saw your comment in one of my post! cant believe it really!! thanks so much,, and i did turn off the word verification thing,, i thought i dont have that,, thanks again!!!

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  8. I absolutely love Wednesday and Tracie! :)

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  9. These are pretty cremes (I just don't like very much the green-frosty one) but I have to say my heart beats faster for the metallics/foils of Surf part :-P

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  10. Thanks for the swatches. My favorite was Wednesday.

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  11. I think I am in love with this collection by Zoya. And I'm not a big fan of Zoya collections :P

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  12. They all seem to really suit you!

    I'm with Mr.Karen...Arizona is awesome...followed closely by Wendesday. I've been looking out for these polishes in my area...but not out yet. Soon, I hope!

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  13. Such fun Summer colors! Yep, I'm liking Arizona too! Looks great on you!

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  14. These all look great but I'm going with Arizona as my fave! =)

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  15. Great swatches, thanks for sharing. I wonder how close Tracie is to Dior Waterlily... Arizona is gorgeous too - siiighhh...

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    1. Maria, I haven't had a chance to compare them on the nail; in the bottle, Tracie is much more yellow-toned than Waterlily.

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  16. Such a great collection!
    I love all the colors!

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  17. Wednesday is my favorite too! The name makes me think of the girl in The Addams Family. Lol!

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  18. I'm not sure I'm going to get any of these. I've decided I'm not going to buy any more polish unless it really speaks to me. If I was to get them free I guess I'd pick Arizona Wednesday

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  19. That Wednesday looks gorgeous!

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  20. I can already tell Tracie, Wednesday, and I are going to be the best of friends!

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  21. Thanks for these! I really love Arizona too.

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