Nails Are Making Waves With the Zoya Beach & Surf Collection

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zoya beach & surf

What I wouldn’t give to be somewhere with a warm ocean right now… And baby waves! Because I can’t remember the last time I went surfing.


Soon… Soon, I say, but until then, the Zoya Beach & Surf collection will just have to do.

Available now in stores and online, Beach and Surf are actually two different sub-collections of six full-size polishes each. Twelve shades total, all new for summer, for $8 each.

There are also two $48 kits available — one called the Beach Surf Collection Sampler, with Regan, Lara, Shelby, Arizona, Tracie and Wednesday; and the other called the Surf Collection Sampler, with Rory, Carly, Kimber, Myrta, Meg and Zuza.

I’ve been wearing Kimber on my toes for going on 10 days now, and it still looks pretty great! Very shiny, and I hardly see any chips (just a couple at the edges of a few toenails). Not bad at all. For the record, I’m also wearing it with a base and top coat.

Like all Zoya polishes, these are free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP (phthalates). Oh, and also camphor.

The Zoya Beach Collection: Surf’s Up!

zoya shelby 1

zoya arizona 2

zoya tracie 3

zoya wednesday 4

zoya lara 5

zoya reagan 6

zoya beach collection

The Zoya Surf Collection: Cowabunga, Dude!

zoya kimber 7

zoya myrta 8

zoya meg 9

zoya zuza 10

zoya rory 11

zoya carly 12

zoya surf collection

PRICE: $8 per bottle, or $48 for one of two six-polish kits
AVAILABILITY: Available now in stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (bangin’ colors, a fun theme and deluxe durability? A+)


Well hello, allergies. It’s that time of year again here in the Bay Area when all of the mammals are sneezing. Rain one day, followed by sun the next. A few times of that, and everything starts to bloom. I’ve been a sniffling, sneezing, ah-choo!-ing mess.

But I’m okay with that. It’s a tradeoff for such a beautiful landscape and blooming flowers everywhere.


I’m excited right now because I have a hair appointment later this afternoon, but as usual, I have no idea what I’m gonna do, which usually means a last-minute decision.

I know this much: I’m leaning against the pink streaks this time around. They were fun for a while but tough to maintain. I think I’ve maybe worked the urge to experiment out of my system (at least for now).

How are things in your neck of the woods? Happy hump day. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jessica says:

    As always Karen, your swatches are bright and beautiful! How can a girl stop herself from wanting every single shade when they all look so good??

    Allergy season and sinus issues are in full force in the Southwest. Spring winds and all the trees getting their fertilization on all over the place is making my nose miserable! I hope all the trees and flowers are enjoying themselves! lol
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  2. Ruchita says:

    These colors are gorgeous! I’m digging Zuza, Rory and Carly.

    I would love to be somewhere warm right now. I’m jealous of hearing about everyone going places for spring break. My parents are in Costa Rica and sent me some cool pictures. I guess I’ll have to live vicariously through them. 🙂

  3. Nina says:

    Zoya is one of my favorite, if not my most favorite NP brand. 🙂

    Ive been itching to get dark purple/dark red streaks…but ive been trying not to cave in. 🙂

  4. Teri says:

    Oh I really love the cream finishes and some of the glitter ones too, lovely!

  5. Ooo there are so many I want from this collection! Again, Wednesday looks SO smashing on you!

    I’ve been suffering from allergy attacks too. I’m not even allergic to pollen. I actually think it’s Tango and Muffin who have turned into two shedding machines lol

    Can’t wait to see your new hair! But honestly, whatever you do, I’m sure it’ll look great! xx

  6. I love them all! I think Wednesday is my favorite though. I usually prefer the cream finishes but the glitter ones are fab too!

  7. gio says:

    Love them all, they’re so pretty and bright!
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Sleek Makeup Glo Face & Body Highlighter in Bronze Baby

  8. Casey says:

    I love Arizona, Wednesday and Shelby. Zoya is one of my favorite nail polish brands, and this collection does not disappoint! Thanks for the great post!

    I am also guilty of the last minute salon decisions. I end up saving pics on my iPhone then showing them to my stylist. It must really annoy her, but I value her opinion and she has never given me a horrible hair cut.

    Have fun at the salon.

  9. shelby says:

    oh my gawd! I must get the first one you swatched, i loved it even before I saw we shared the same name.. It needs to be mine.

  10. Amy D. says:

    Man, Zoya really blew me away with these collections! Such fantastic colors — I want all of them, haha! Beautiful swatches. 🙂

  11. Tupou says:

    I neeeeeeed Kimber in my life!!

  12. Agata says:

    Is it bad that I want all of them? Gorgeous colors!!!

  13. could your nail shape be any more perfect?? golly, it amazes me every time I see your nail posts!! I really like the shades with no shimmer- especially that Shelby pink!

  14. Joanne says:

    I’m pretty much in love with all the colours. =) But, I think I like the glitters a little bit better than the cremes.
    Joanne recently posted … March Luxe Box by Loosebutton

  15. Natasha says:

    arizona and zuza are made for me!

    <3 xx

  16. Aleeza says:

    I love all these colours! So pretty, especially the crème finishes! xx

  17. steph b says:

    I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I have no clue what I’m going to do. Maybe a few inches off the bottom.

    This is my first season with allergies. Mine aren’t bad compared to what I’ve seen others suffer through, but having never experienced it I’m miserable. Even with antihistamines my nose starts to run as soon as I step outside. It makes exercising more complicated.

  18. Jen says:

    DROOLING. I want them all! But especially the greens!
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  19. Marina says:

    Beautiful swatches, Karen!
    I love Wednesday and Zuza the best 🙂
    Marina recently posted … Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Mascara Top Coat Review and Photos

  20. Gauri says:

    So summer!!
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  21. Nina says:

    I love Shelby and Reagan! 🙂 Summer is most definitely here!

  22. megan says:

    I’m loving Arizona and Zuza!!

  23. Sadhana says:

    wow, I want all those colors!!

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