Sunday, June 12, 2011

Zoya Sunshine Collection Summer 2011 - Swatches and Review

Sunshine is the name of the second Zoya collection for this summer. The polishes really do shine! I think they are great for summer and the collection surprised me. I liked it more than I thought I would and I found an unexpected new love here :) Read on to see the whole collection:

Reva is a rich berry with golden sparkle. It is very well pigmented and had great formula. Only two coats and it is fully opaque.

The shade is a orange red. It is like fire! Normally I am not a very big fan of orange polishes but lately I like to wear them. Kimmy will be soon my full mani and I can´t wait :) Two coats on the pictures.

If I was to wear a green in summer, I think I would wear Zoya Apple. The sparkle makes it more wearable for me than green cremes. This time I needed three coats.

When you wear Tanzy you will for sure get noticed! Golden orange that is full of sparkle. Three coats.

And here is my big love of the collection. I already showed it to you. It is my full mani for this weekend and I already got a lot of compliments. I had a neon pink on my toes and I added a coat of Rica. Guess what? It looked amazing! I think that all the polishes from this collection could be fun even for layering. Rica needs three coats but they are so worth it!

The last polish is Faye which turned out to be my second favourite. I am sure I don´t have a color like this and I like the amount of golden sparkle it has!

I had this collection at home for two weeks before I swatched it! How stupid of me. I didn't know how much I was missing. For me it is definitely the better of the two summer collections from Zoya. The polishes look much better on the nail than they do in the bottle which is always nice.
I never had problems with the formula on Zoya polishes and this is no exception. The application was flawless. I think the polishes dried a little slower than I am used to with Zoya but nothing major. Overall I am very nicely surprised by the collection and I am sorry for underestimating it.
What about you? Which ones do you like?

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company


  1. Oh my!! These polishes really are all I desire. :D
    I really can't say which one I like best because I like all of them!

  2. I think that Faye is a dupe of OPI Serena Rally Pretty Pink, maybe you can compare them

  3. Geez! You make all the colours look so much more majestic. I can't even pick a single fave.

  4. Reva and Rica are my faves ! The colors are very pretty and the sparkle in them is wonderful <3

    Of course I also adore Faye but I already have this one. And I made the mistake to order it with OPI Rally Pretty Pink, which is a perfect dupe :(

  5. I want them all! ahh, bless my wallet :P

  6. Objednávala jsem Apple a Faya a nakonec se mi nejvíc líbí Reva a Rica :D

  7. They are all very nice. Absolutelly right for summer. :)

  8. I got Faye, Rica and Apple.Love all the 3 shades!
    Unfortunately faye is a dupe for OPI's Rally Pretty Pink :( RPP is a tad more pigmented, but they are identical otherwise.

  9. I love these swatches! I had been holding out on buying them because they all looked too foil-y in everybody else's... but they are super pretty!

  10. wow, i love that hot red, such a classy look for a girl about town like myself!

  11. These are so beautiful!! I was previously only lemming Faye and Rica, now I want the entire collection!!

  12. OM! I love them all. So beautiful!


    *Check out my giveaway:

  13. "Reva" means "ass" in finnish :) That name always makes me smile. Maybe I should by that polish.

  14. Zoya a China glaze jsou mé nejoblíbenější značky, všechny laky, co mám jsou zrátka úžasný. A tahle kolekce musí do mé sbírky zkrátka CELÁ! Bože, to je nádhera! <3

  15. All of these colours look so amazing on you!
    From this collection I have Apple, Tanzy and Reva (swatched today!). Faye will arrive soon. But Now I'm thinking why I didn't get Kimmy too?

    Oh, I've heard that Faye stains the nails. Is that true?

  16. I love this collection. Each one is gorgeous!

  17. Lovely swatches! I just got this set and can't wait to use them!

  18. Love your swatches! You make me lem Reva!

  19. Wow, those colors are amazing!

  20. I loe these swatches... I wish I would had seen your blog sooner... Zoya was having a promiton were you could get the full collection for free... booooo I debated too much on it and now its not available anymore :( oh well .. great colors!!!

  21. I just ordered this collection from the promo Zoya had where you got this or the other cream summer collection for free if you ordered their big Color Lock System which I had been wanting (all but for the ridge treatment product) for some time. Love their polish remover. So thought that was a really good deal to get all 6 of these for free! I am not sure if the promo is still on...but the code for which collection you wanted to get for free is listed on the front page for Zoya on line.

  22. They are all very nice !!! Absolutelly perfect for this period !

    BTW, I'm a fan of your blog :)

    here's mine:


Thank you for all your comments. I love to read them :) but please be respectful and don´t spam me with links to your blogs. You can always write me an email.