Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Summer 2012 - a Zoya Odyssey: Zuza and Kimber

Hey everybody!  Well, it's the last week of wearing my summer dresses to the office.  Labor Day is Monday, and I'm a purist. :)  We've seen a lot of great polish this summer, but lately I've been thinking about last year when the Zoya Surf collection came out, and everybody fell in love with a girl named Zuza...and to a lesser extent, her little sister Kimber.


Who couldn't help but drool over Zuza?  A perfect light turquoise with gold AND silver shimmer?  Enough said.  Just gaze upon her glory...



I should add that Zuza has the lucky distinction of being the polish I've worn for the longest time, at 7 days straight.  Two coats provide shimmery, mistake-proof coverage.

Zoya Kimber is another beauty from the Surf collection.  Kimber is described as medium magenta pink, but on me, it looks pinkish-red with a tiny hint of coral.  I've never been able to really give it an accurate color description.  Isn't it weird how that happens?  You read a color description, and it's just nothing like you see on your fingers?  Kimber's still lovely, even though I have no idea what color it REALLY is. :D



Kimber is a very spotlight-grabbing polish, so if you wake up one day and your face is broken out or your hair just won't fix right, don't wear Kimber because you just might get unwanted attention.  I warned you.


Kimber has a beautiful gold shimmer and a fantastic application.  I used two coats for photos.  Uncommonly pretty.




The Zoya Surf collection was the first ever polish collection that I bought in its entirety.  I loved every one in that bunch!  Ahhhh...2012 was an excellent year for foils. :)

Did you get any of the Surf collection from summer 2012?  I wish all trips down memory lane were this colorfully awesome!

Have a lovely evening, and thanks for stopping by! :)


26 comments:

  1. I loved this collection too! You know, I have yet to see a color that does not look fantastic on you. Color me jealous...

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    1. Are you serious?? It's so funny you say that...I am thinking about a week of "worst colors for me" posts. :P

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  2. Okay. These are drop-dead gorgeous!!! I NEED to get them on my nails as soon as possible. Kimber and Zuza look so lovely on you! They are definitely polishes that deserve to be in the spotlight. I have Zoya Tracie from the same collection, but unlike Zuza and Kimber, I don't like it at all! It just has the worst effect on my skintone. So, I'm going to ULTA tomorrow to see if they FINALLY have my Pixie Dusts in. If they don't, I'll probably walk out of there with one of these pretties! :D

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    1. I have Tracie too...have I worn it? Uh...I can't remember! But Tracie isn't a foil and these two are foil-tastic! And yes you need them. NOW, girlie!! :)

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  3. Both are lovey shades! I own Kimber and love it a lot :)

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  4. Yay, glad someone else loves Surf as much as me. :) No doubt about it, the Surf Collection was special and remains one of my favorite collections ever. The foil finish was just perfection and the colors are amazing! Meg is probably at the top of my fav list, and Kimber, Carly, and Zuza are all up there too. So much awesomeness in one collection... it's hard to believe hehe. As for Kimber, it looks like a strawberry pinkish red on me (slight more pink in natural light and more red in artificial). Kimber and Zuza both look fab on you! :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I think Surf is one of the all-time best collections. I love Meg too, and Myrta is just stunning...and it's orange! How did Zoya manage that?! I bet Kimber looks beautiful with your skin. :)

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  5. Hi Melissa, I so hear you about Zoyas Surf Collection - AND beach collection at that!! You are so right, both of the above are plain stunning and have more or less lived a life in the dark this summer with me :-(. Color description is the hardest part - always - colors might appear so different for everyone but you hit the nail on the head just always, Kimber is no exception!!! Love both of them on you :-)

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    1. Thanks, I love them both! And Christine, you have SO many great polishes, I'm surprised any of them get worn twice because you must have like 4000!! LOL!!

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  6. I love Zuza (: that a cute name^-^

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  7. Zuza is one of my fave Zoyas of all time!

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    1. I think it's in everybody's top 10 period! :)

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  8. This was such a great collection! I adore Kimber and I kept meaning to wear it this summer but other things got in the way... Beautiful swatches. Zuza makes THE MOST AMAZING pedi, too :)

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    1. Thank you. ;) I hate feet, so nobody sees mine. The only reason I paint my toenails is just in case I am rushed to the emergency room unconscious and need to look pulled together, LOL...

      True.

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  9. Ooh Zuza has been on my want list for ages!!! Now Kimber is too :D

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  10. Oh! I don't own any of them, but I totally get the hype about Zuza! So sparklin'delicious!

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    1. You don't own any Zoyas? If you don't, you need them in your life...really!! :)

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  11. i love zuza! so pretty and shimmery. i have kimber but have not tried it yet. it looks great on you though.

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    1. I bet it would look great on you! It's a very flashy color. :)

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  12. ZOYA <3 The Zuza looks so beautiful!

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    1. It not only looks it, it IS! It's totally a win-win. :D

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  13. Ok, Zuza is your color! Awesome. I think I have a mini of it...but never tried it. I shall try it soon after seeing your pics:)

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    1. Oh wow...really? Never tried it? It's got such a great formula (of course), and it's the perfect balance of blue and green. ;)

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