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Zoya Beach Skittles

Today I have a skittle mani to show you, using the polishes from Zoya’s Beach collection for summer 2012.

Thumb to pinkie: Zoya Reagan, Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, Lara. Bottle: Zoya Tracie

Thumb to pinkie are Zoya Reagan, Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, and Lara. The bottle I’m holding is Zoya Tracie, the only non-creme polish from Beach.

Thumb to pinkie: Zoya Reagan, Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, Lara. Bottle: Zoya Tracie

I plan on doing comparison posts for all of these polishes later, so I’m not going to talk much about the formulas right now. These swatches were all two coats, though.

Thumb to pinkie: Zoya Reagan, Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, Lara. Bottle: Zoya Tracie

Some shade photos:

Thumb to pinkie: Zoya Reagan, Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, Lara. Bottle: Zoya Tracie

Thumb to pinkie: Zoya Reagan, Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, Lara. Bottle: Zoya Tracie

Thumb to pinkie: Zoya Reagan, Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, Lara. Bottle: Zoya Tracie

Later on, I added a coat of Sally Girl Way2Disco, a blue-teal iridescent glitter (shown here in the shade, since the sun was not cooperating):

Index to pinkie: Zoya Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, Lara, topped with Sally Girl Way2Disco

Thumb to pinkie: Zoya Reagan, Wednesday, Shelby, Arizona, Lara, topped with Sally Girl Way2Disco

Stay tuned for comparisons of the Beach (and Surf, the other half of the collection!) polishes to other similar polishes in my stash! I hope to get those posts started in the near future.

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Comments on: "Zoya Beach Skittles" (5)

  1. Love the glitter! Here’s a question for you: if you have already swatched one of the Surf polishes, Myrta, did it stain your nails orange? It did mine, despite 2 coats of base coat. I’m kind of upset and plan not to use it again, although I liked the color. Thanks, Arlix! ^^

    • Hi Sandy! I actually have not tried Myrta yet. I’ll definitely try doubling up on the base coat when I do, and let you know what happens! Which brand of base coat did you use? Sometime I need to do a test and see which of the base coats I have work best at preventing stains…

      • Hi Ariix, Hope you’re doing well today! I used Essie Grow Strong (I think?). And I’m pretty sure I used 2 coats, since my nails have been cracking and peeling lately. Do you know of a good basecoat or nail treatment I could try to strengthen my nails? Take care and have a good day. ^^

      • Hi Sandy,

        Well, I put on Myrta on Sunday and wore it for over 24h, *very* minimal staining on removal! (like, I wasn’t even sure if it was there or if my nails were already like that!) I used 2 coats of Cult Nails Get it On basecoat. On the other hand, the mani bubbled terribly, not sure if it was just the heat/humidity or if Zoya doesn’t work well with Cult Nails, since Zoyas can sometimes be finicky with other brands’ base/top coats… I’ll have to go someplace air conditioned and try again!

        I’m not sure about good treatments, honestly… I’ve used Sparitual Protein Boost and Nubar Nu Nail but didn’t use either of them consistently enough to come to any conclusions. For a moisturizing base coat I like the Beauty Secrets one from Sally’s, but I know for sure that it’s useless at preventing stains unfortunately! maybe with the Cult Nails one on top it would do better in that respect…

        Anyway, have a great day! 😀

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