Friday, March 30, 2012

Zoya Surf Collection: Review and Swatches


The day before yesterday, I showed you the Beach collection (click here to see). Today, I have the more sparkly of the two, Zoya Surf. If you thought the cremes in Beach were very appealing, this might be more up your alley!

Surf contains six polishes with what Zoya describes as a 'foil-like finish'. 


Carly is an amazing saturated wine-purple and silver foil that is so glowy and shiny.


Meg is an apple green and silver foil. Out of all the polishes, this one showed a little bit of streaking. 



Myrta is a red-orange shade with golden shimmer. When I saw this shade, I immediately thought of Pantone's color of the year.


I don't know anyone named Kimber, but if that's your name, wow- you are so lucky to have such a gorgeous polish named after you! It's not really a foil, but a fuchsia-deep pink sheer base with lots of golden shimmer. 
Rory, a darker lavender pink with silvery foil. I think that this one will look great on a variety of skin tones.


Zuza is a saturated aquamarine shade with silvery foil. Very pretty, really stands out!

The formulas varied with this set of polishes. Though most of them were very opaque with just one coat, I found that two made for better leveling.  I thought that Rory, Myrta and Meg all needed a few drops of polish thinner to make them easier to apply, but that may just be my preference because I like thin coats. I have a feeling that Carly will be fantastic to stamp with, I'm excited to try that out. 

I really liked this entire set, even more so than the Beach set. Though Kimber is not a true foil it was unexpectedly my favorite shade, even though I'm not a pink girl! I also liked that unlike some other foils I own, which are overloaded on silvery bits and look very cool in tone (and sometimes not very flattering on me), Zoya used very vibrant colors (well, except for Carly) and only enough foil to make the shade very sparkly to view. My inner magpie is very happy. 

Zoya polishes are $8 each and can be found on Zoya.com


What do you think of this Surf set?

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