Zoya Sunshine Collection for Summer 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

This summer we have THREE new collections from Zoya! This one is called Sunshine and it features six new shimmery metallic colors.

  • Reva – sparkling berry metallic
  • Kimmy – gilded red metallic
  • Apple – sparkling green metallic
  • Tanzy – dazzling tangerine metallic
  • Rica – shimmery rose metallic
  • Faye – gilded plum metallic
The formula on these was really pretty nice. A few of them did need three coats for complete coverage, but I had no issues at all.
Because they are SO shimmery, they will get little sparkly bits all over your fingers if you don’t take care when removing them. They nest way is to soak a cotton ball (or whatever you use) place it on your finger, leave it there for a good 20-30 seconds and wipe hard and outwards. Don’t go back over the nail with the same side of the cotton ball (flip it over or use a new one) or you will get the shimmery bits back onto your fingers.

Zoya Apple

Apple is a bright, cheery apple green color with strong gold shimmer. I really like this color and think it’s perfect for summer. The gold and green combo are really nice together. I did use three coats with this one because it was a little sheer.

Zoya Rica

Rica is a rose colored pink with gold shimmer. I like that it’s not a typical boring pink, the rose color with gold shimmer looks more unique to me. This was two coats.

Zoya Tanzy

Tanzy is a tangerine with gold shimmer. I love this one, which was a bit unexpected. Tangerine is SO much better to me than plain ‘ole orange, you don’t see as many nail colors this kind of orange. This was two coats.

Zoya Faye

Faye is a deep plum color with very heavy gold shimmer. I love this combination, it looks magical to me! I think it is my favorite one because it’s the most unique. This was a bit on the sheer side so I used three coats.

Zoya Kimmy

Kimmy is a bright cherry red with gold shimmer. Gorgeous red, perfect for summer, but perhaps not all that unique? This was just two coats, it was super saturated.

Zoya Reva

Reva is a medium berry color with gold shimmer. I don’t love this one on me personally, not a huge fan of berry colors, but it’s still nice. This was two coats.


Good collection, but some felt like I have seen before. I think the clear stand-out colors are Apple, Tanzy and Faye.

Availability: Today on Zoya’s website

Pricing: $8.00 and don’t forget:

Do you have an account** on Zoya.com? If you answered yes, a very special offer is waiting for you!

A BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Offer*

on the new Zoya summer collections

12:01 EST 3/21/2011 – 11:59 EST 3/25/2011 only.

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You can BOGO* any colors from Zoya’s ModMattes, Summertime and Sunshine collections! With 15 new colors to choose from you are bound to find plenty of BOGO offer* options to love!

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Ok folks, let me know what you think about Sunshine!


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  • March 21, 2011

    This is a gorgeous collection! My favorites are Tanzy and Faye. :)
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  • March 21, 2011

    I am SOOOOOOOO glad you put this up. you are very consistant with your pictures, I have bought many colors because of how you photographed them. Thank you. :) I know I made the right choice in my half sleep state last night. 😀

  • March 21, 2011

    I love these! Shimmery and metallic? Sign me up! Apple and Faye are my favorites, but after seeing your swatches I might have to get Kimmy too :)
    Jasmine´s last post…Finger Paints Palette of PetalsMy Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    Thank you for getting these up so quick! It really helps with decision making. ^_^

    Also, I’m kind of disappointed with Reva, because it was described as a coral with gold shimmer. And I feel like it’s not coral. :(
    Chaosbutterfly´s last post…Cult Nails My Kind of Cool AidMy Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    how does kimmy look next to karina? Zoya has been doing a lot of red cremes and shimmers lately!

    • March 21, 2011

      or maybe Carrie Ann?

  • March 21, 2011

    From Sunshine, I ordered Rica, Faye, and Reva… kinda bummed I didn’t get Apple!

  • March 21, 2011

    Crap, I should have waited for your swatches! I would have passed on Reva and picked up Tanzy and Apple. And now you’re going to put up the Sunshine swatches and I’ll need more of them, too!

    I love your blog. My wallet does not! 😀

  • March 21, 2011

    Got a couple of these with the promo, can’t wait!

  • March 21, 2011

    Hi Kelly,

    How does Rica and Riva compare to Gloria?

  • March 21, 2011

    These are really pretty but I can’t help but wish they had included a blue or a yellow or something else besides mostly red-based polishes. I’m kind of glad I don’t need them all… it saves me some money!
    Jessi´s last post…Zoya Loredana and SavitaMy Profile

    • March 21, 2011

      I agree, I would have liked to see a blue in THIS collection, because I LOVE shimmer colors, and red has never been a color I’ve worn.

  • March 21, 2011

    Wow, they’re gorgeous! Now I need to find a retailer that sells Zoya and ships internationally!

  • March 21, 2011

    OMG I think I’m gonna sdie. These totally remidn me of last summer’s Sparkle collection that was so over the top amazing!!! I totally love Kimmy and Reva the best. My best friends name is Kim so I think I’m totally gonna have to get her the polish lol! The only thing I wish they added to the collection is a blue or turquose of some sort. I love Charls from last year’s collection so much I wish they would have tweaked the color a bit to make it more blue, or more green, or lighter or something.. just so they could have another color close to Charla.
    Dori´s last post…NYX JulietteMy Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    I’m sooo glad new sparkly reds are in the collection, but i want sparkly blues as well, and a sparkle black.
    July´s last post…Essie Masquerade Belle and GiveawayMy Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    These remind me of the OPI Burlesque collection!
    Sara´s last post…Link Love – March 2011My Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    Is the shimmer similar to Zoya Crystal? It appears that way in the pictures…I loved that type of shimmer!

    The first four colours are my favourites.
    Serena´s last post…Japanese Nail Art Pray for Japan!My Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    Now THIS is a collection that I can get behind! Wow! The first four would be my pick but Apple and Rica are especially rocking my socks. I agree with you 100% about Tanzy. I have a lot of trouble with oranges, but this kind of deeper tangerine color really suits me and is sadly hard to find.

  • March 21, 2011

    This is definitely my kind of polish! I love the finish, the colors…Faye is gorgeous.
    Silva´s last post…China Glaze Ruby PumpsMy Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    So pretty! I got all of the shimmers except Kimmy with the promo.

  • March 21, 2011

    These are pretty!

  • March 21, 2011

    The first 4 will probably mysteriously find their way into my collection. (What? Where did these come from? I must have been sleep-shopping again, hehehe) 😉

  • March 21, 2011

    I LOVE all of these colors!!!
    Promise´s last post…Mermaid Blue with Sinful Colors in Love NailsMy Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    Faye’s my ‘faye’-vourite! (Haha, had to say it even if it’s super corny.)

    Really dig the finishes in this collection.

  • March 21, 2011

    Oh, these are all so gorgeous! I am loving Faye and Kimmy. Thanks for the swatches, you helped me make up my mind about the promo!
    Arielle´s last post…NOTD- Experiment with Cina Nail DecalsMy Profile

  • March 21, 2011

    I love them all ! Another hit from Zoya. I love the whole Sparkle collection and Wicked too, I’m going to love Sunshine. I can’t wait to buy them !

  • March 21, 2011

    I love red on my nails, so I’m happy. But I agree with you girls, dark or medium blue with this amazing gold shimmer or a light turquoise with gold would have been amazing instead of Reva, oh, so many colors with this kind of finish to invent! But I love this collection. Zoya is really doing it for me lately. YAY I’m really excited. I love the first five colors.

  • March 21, 2011

    I <3 Faye!!! So pretty ! I also like tanzy! I think I'm only getting these two with the promo 2 for $ 10 not bad!

  • March 21, 2011

    Hmmm. I still haven’t worn all my OPI Burlesque sparkles, so I don’t think I can justify any of these. Nothing is really grabbing me here. I almost like the bottle picks more than the nail picks. The bottles show more duochrome or something.

  • March 21, 2011

    Faye is absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to see how it looks layered over a darker polish.

  • March 21, 2011

    Oooooh, Rica and Faye are soooooo pretty!!! I always love the foily shimmers 😀

  • March 21, 2011

    I’m so bummed that these collections didn’t do much for me. I usually love me some Zoya- but I don’t really see anything that hasn’t been done before. MAYBE Kimmy because CG “Cherry Pie” is one of my faves in photos and they seem to be similar, but I can’t even pick one I would want for the BOGO. Boo. :-/ Thank you as always for your gorgeous swatches.

    Just wondering, do you still use the Zoya Color Lock system for your manis? I have been contemplating giving in and dropping the $$$ (I’m a sad PA student living on loans and $50 is better used otherwise)- because my manis barely last a day without a chip, peel or ding. If it’s worth it, puhleaze let me know. Thanks again!

    • March 22, 2011

      Hi Jess,

      I rarely ever use it. I much prefer Nubar Diamont or the new Milani quick dry top coat. They are shinier and never give me bubbling issues like the color-lock system frequently does.

  • March 21, 2011

    I’m a big fan of Zoya but not this collection because I don’t use heavy glitter or metallic. :(

  • March 22, 2011

    Rica, Kimmy and Apple are nice, but my big fav i Kimmy!!!! I love this bloody red colour it’s great :dd
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  • March 22, 2011

    I just ordered Tanzy! I’m so excited for it. Because it’s so shimmery, I was afraid it would be a bit sheer. But seeing as how you used only 2 coats and got great coverage, I’m so relieved! Thank you soo much for this post!

  • March 22, 2011

    The first 3 are absolutely stunning. Immense. If only Zoya were affordable in the UK. These are beautiful.

  • March 22, 2011

    so pretty!

  • March 22, 2011

    I’m a sucker for any polish with a gold shimmer. These are amazing looking. Can’t wait to get them.

  • March 23, 2011

    I love the prominent gold sparkle that unifies this collection! Gold feels so warm and appropriate for summer.

  • March 23, 2011

    I love all of these! Just one question, how does Apple compare to Color Club’s Magic Elf? They look extremely similar and since I already have Magic Elf, I don’t want to get Apple if it’s a dupe. Thanks! :)

    • March 23, 2011

      Hi Shayo,

      It’s a lighter more yellow/green actually and much better coverage. I think I used three coats of Magic Elf and could still see my nail line whereas this covers better.