Sunday, May 12, 2013

Zoya Stunning Summer 2013 Nail Polish Collection

Zoya Stunning Summer 2013 Nail Polish Collection
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Are you excited about summer? The six carefree and bright creamy/slightly jelly polishes in Zoya's Stunning summer collection will ease you into summer-mode and can definitely help get your toes flip flop ready!

Four of the polishes (Darcy, Thandie, Micky, and Yana) have a subtle trace of shimmer. You can see it in the bottle but on the nail it's hardly noticeable. For reference, Jacqueline from the spring collection has the same elusive shimmer.

The formula of the Stunning polishes has a (difficult to describe) 'crelly'-ness about it: these aren't jelly polishes, but they aren't exactly true creams either. While these polishes achieve opacity in 2-3 coats, around the edges, the color blends into the nail like a jelly instead of having a sharp line. The consistency is thin but not watery and easy to control.


Darcy is a vivid dandelion yellow. The first coat is a bit sheer and honestly looks pretty sickly, but hang in there - it gets better! Two coats almost brings Darcy to full opacity but I still saw some streaks so I did a third. I don't have any yellow cream polishes remotely close to Darcy and I really enjoyed wearing this bright and sunny polish.

Zoya Darcy


Thandie is a creamsicle melony-orange. What a fun summer color! You can see a trace of shimmer in Thandie if you look closely (but your friends probably won't notice it). I used three coats for full coverage.

Zoya Thandie


Micky is a bright - borderline neon - pink that leans slightly more warm than cool. I used three thin coats. This is quite the preppy pink :)

Zoya Micky


Yana is a deeper pink than Micky and also is so bright, it's almost neon. Yana has excellent pigmentation (best of the bunch) and I only needed two coats. This would make a great pedicure polish :)

Zoya Yana


Rocky is a muted sky blue. The formula was great - I only needed (2) coats. This shade of blue photographed much more vivid so I adjusted the saturation and brightness to make it look more like the color does in real life.

Zoya Rocky


Josie is a slightly muted dusty green. If Josie had a touch more blue, she'd cross over into Essie Turquoise & Caicos' territory (if that makes sense). Honestly I wasn't crazy about this color at first, but the longer I wore it, the more it grew on me :) The formula is highly pigmented and I only needed two coats.

Zoya Josie

The Zoya Stunning collection is a true "collection" of colors. While you may not feel compelled to buy all six, these playful summer brights are perfect for filling in the gaps in your nail polish rainbow!

Zoya nail polishes retail for $8.00 and the Stunning Summer 2013 collection is available online* now. In New York City, Zoya can be purchased at several locations including Gideon's Drugs (1385 Broadway, corner of 38th St) and Ulta in the Rego Park Center. See the full list of retailers here.

Product(s) in this post were provided for review. *This post contains an affiliate link. Read my disclosure policy here.


  1. Love them all so much, specially Josie. :)

    1. Josie is a color that totally grew on me the more I wore it!

  2. So pretty! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. very pretty colors but I just feel they arr not unique

    1. If you don't yet have one of these particular colors, these polishes would be a great choice!

  4. Oh, I know my Mom would love Yana! Might have to pick that one up for her.

  5. Wow..gorg, gorg, gorg! I really love the blue and yellow shades! They are perfect for the summer!

    Thanks for sharing,


    1. Wouldn't they look fun worn together :)