Apr 13, 2011

Zoya Summertime Collection (Summer 2011) - Swatch / Review

Hey Ladies!

Today I have for you a collection that I was very excited to receive! I present to you Zoya's Summertime Collection.

On a side note, props to Zoya for their great timing. I got back from St. Louis and was a little extra down about being back home in Miami. Long distance relationships suck! Yeah I know... I say that all the time. My flight left St. Louis at 6am. I tried my best to sleep during the flight but it was oddly freezing in the the plane and there was a child that insisted on screaming bloody murder for about half of the 2 hour flight. So I get home and I'm tired, grumpy, and sad. And then it arrived... unexpected nail-mail! My dearest Zoya, you have no idea how much your nail-mail brought me out of the dumps. THANK YOU ZOYA! You guys are amazing! You made my day so much better and you didn't even know it!

Enough of my rambling. Here are the swatches (no topcoat and no base coat)!

Breezi - Zoya describes this as a cool soft, dusty, dirty medium cerulean blue with an opaque cream finish. First, the word cerulean will forever remind me of The Devil Wears Prada. Love that movie! This is such a yummy creme color! I am also totally head over heels for this blue color! So gorgeous! 2 coats for full coverage. Great application. This color is definitely my #1 favorite from both summer collections!

Mira - Zoya describes this as a cool blue toned medium purple with dusty lavender tones and an opaque cream finish. This reminds me of a very grape type of color. You can really tell the blue tone in the top right picture. Another yummy creme. 2 coats for full coverage. Great application.

Kieko - Zoya describes this as a warm red toned dusty light purple with berry tones with an opaque cream finish. This is definitely a berry toned purple. Yet another yummy creme. 2 coats for full coverage. Great application.

Areej - Zoya describes this as a soft, muted cool fuchsia pink with an opaque cream finish. This is such a pretty pink. Again... another yummy creme. 2 coats for full coverage. Great application.

Sooki - Zoya describes this as a bright, clean, crisp cool cherry red cream with a subtle jelly finish. First, let me just say that I can't see this polish without thinking of Sookie from TrueBlood and Snooki from Jersey Shore. LOL! This red is very intense and bright. Another yummy creme polish. I accidentally touched my cuticles while painting and learned that clean up can be a little tricky with this one. I didn't post the 3rd picture because you could really tell that my cuticles were stained red. But I've experienced this with reds regardless of the brand. 2 coats for full coverage.

Tamsen - Zoya describes this as a medium warm brick red with strong orange tones with an opaque cream finish. This was my least favorite color of the collection. I feel that colors with that brown/caramel tone don't look good against my skin tone. Putting my personal issue aside... This was yet another yummy creme. Application was great. I had the same tricky clean up situation as I did with Sooki. 2 coats for full coverage.

Overall, I am 100% please with this collection. I truly am! I was only "meh" about one color but that is due to my personal taste and thoughts about my skin tone. My thought on the color (Tamsen) in no way reflects on the actual quality of the polish. Moving on... This collection is awesome. The colors are very rich and vivid. If you haven't noticed, I found them all to be super yummy cremes. Application was great with all of them. So smooth and perfect. Sooki and Tamsen were a little tricky for clean up but that is a quality that I see with a lot of reddish colors. All polishes required just 2 coats for full and even coverage. The formula was easy to work with.

I have the Sunshine Collection and the ModMatte Collection coming up soon too. Please be patient with me. I'm reaching the end of my semester and this is when things start to get a little crazy for me. Plus I've been in the middle of planning something for the summer. But I promise to have them up in the next few days.

What do you gals think? Which is your favorite? Did you purchase any of them with the promotion Zoya had running a few weeks ago? Opinions? Thoughts?

Happy Polishing! =)

This collection was sent to us for review. Please read our disclosure policy (here).


Summer said...

You are so lucky! I love the first four polishes, especially the grape one <3 Really nice collection :)


Lois said...

I want unexpected nail mall, too! haha you're lucky :)
I do like this collection, great summer colors, too bad they aren't anywhere near original! I always like to see some original pieces in a collection. I must say I like Breezi the best!

Akuma Kanji said...

All the colours are very beautiful and some actually add something deifferent to what we have already seen but there is one thing that I don't understand and it's happening with most of the brands (ok, this is my opinion only!) that is associating strange colours with a particular time of the year, I mean, most of the colour in Summertime are Winter colours, no? Of course, this is my opinion ;)

Fiona said...

Um, I think I NEED Breezi and Mira and your gorgeous swatches just re-affirmed that!! *drool*

Angeles said...

Great collection but my favorites are the first and third polish.
Amazing colors!

Liz said...

I am so loving the first one Breezi! I'm looking forward to the next swatches especially the Zoya Mod!


Une Ruxi à Paris said...

I love them all!! I want them all!!

Anonymous said...

love them all!

Manicured Monkey said...

aww Mira, you are so pretty!

Johnna said...

These are really great! I picked up Breezi, Mira, Kieko, and Areej from the summer collection. I have yet to try them out but this makes me want to. :)

PolishSis said...

I can understand how a package containing this would cheer you up! Lovely swatches by the way.