Zoya Zuza Swatches & Review

Zoya Zuza Swatches & ReviewZoya Zuza from the Beach & Surf Summer Collection was one of the first colours I immediately took note of.

Aside from true greens, this is what I consider to be my ‘comfort polish’.

This aquamarine is pretty in the bottle, but it’s equally beautiful on the nail, too! No trickery here!

If you like turquoise nail polish, I highly recommend you get this.

It has a terrific formula, a colour that I think is flattering on the majority of skin tones, and the finish is great for concealing ridges and nail imperfections.

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Zuza by Zoya Swatches, Review & Pictures


Zoya Zuza Review, Pics & Swatch


Zoya Zuza Review, Swatch & Pictures

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Zoya Zuza Swatches, Review & Pictures


Zoya Zuza Review, Pictures & Swatch


Zoya Zuza Review, Swatches & Pictures

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Zoya Zuza Review, Swatch & Pics

Zoya Zuza Ingredients

Zoya Zuza Ingredients, Swatch & Review

Zoya Zuza Swatches

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Zoya Zuza Swatches & Review

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Zoya Zuza Review & Swatch

Zoya Zuza Review & Swatches

Zoya Zuza Swatch & Review

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Zuza Zoya Swatch & Review

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Zoya Zuza Pictures, Review & Swatch

Zoya Zuza Review, Photos & Swatches

Zuza by Zoya Swatches & Review

Zuza by Zoya Swatches, Review & Pics

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Zoya Zuza Swatch, Review & Photos

Zoya Zuza Photos, Swatch & Review

Zoya Zuza Pictures, Swatch & Review

Zuza by Zoya Swatches, Review & Pics

Zoya Zuza Swatches, Review & Photos


Foil metallic

Key Notes

Zoya Zuza Review


Zuza by Zoya is an aquamarine that’s fun to wear. It’s bright and playful, and it reminds me a lot of mermaids, the ocean, and summertime.

Green and blue polish fans should get a jolt of joy when wearing this. (I sure did!)

And although I was able to capture Zuza in 3 different lighting conditions, I wasn’t able to get the golden shimmer to show up in my photos! Trust me – this has very fine gold throughout that you’ll notice most in the sunlight. This makes it shimmer.

A colour like this would work on a wide variety of skin tones, so I think this is a big winner in the Zoya Beach & Surf Summer Collection!


Zuza by Zoya has a foil-metallic finish that gives you some sparkle without making you struggle to remove it like a stubborn glitter polish.

In dim natural light, your nails will have this cool, speckled effect. But in bright sunlight, it shimmers subtly.

Application & Formula

This was extremely pigmented in just a single coat! I did use 2, though, just to even everything out, but with one coat, it covered nearly everything!

The formula was a little thick, but nothing that was unruly to work with. You’re able to apply it exactly where you want it to go.


  • Pretty aquamarine that’s flattering on many different skin tones
  • Nice golden shimmer
  • Foil-metallic finish is easy to remove
  • Very pigmented in just a single coat

  • Zoya is a brand that can be tricky for Canadians to find if you don’t have a Trade Secrets nearby & don’t want to order online (I’m really reaching for a Con here.)

Final Verdict: 10/10

I really love Zoya Zuza. It’s the perfect hue for the summer (or anytime), and it’s so easy to wear.

Did you pick up any of the Zoya Beach & Surf Collection? What other foil-metallics do you have in your collection? Isn’t it fun to say the name “Zuza”? 😉


29 thoughts on “Zoya Zuza Swatches & Review

  1. Melissa

    Just bought this color on Saturday, I’m so glad I did. Love the color and can’t wait to were it. Now I’m thinking of getting the Zoya Carly love the purple as well. Zoya just might be another nail polish I am going to obsess over and buy. Thank you. :~)

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      Hahaha, hey, don’t blame me for becoming obsessed with Zoya. 😛 Okay, okay…I’m more than happy to be a bad influence when it comes to polish. Heheheh! 😉

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MariJo!

      Thank you! 🙂

      Oh yes…Wednesday will definitely look great on you…and Zuza, too! Heck, you pull off every shade so well. You can do no wrong!

  2. Leisel

    I have read over and over that Zoya doesn’t cooperate with Seche Vite, but I don’t see any problem here. Did you wear this for awhile so you can tell me if there was shrinkage or wear problems? I would be so excited if I could use my favorite SV topcoat with my Zoya’s… it’s part of the reason I haven’t yet actually worn them.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Leisel!

      Yes, I wore this manicure for a few days, and I didn’t have any shrinkage issues. The only time when I do have that problem with Zoya and Seche is when the Zoya polish has a thin formula that’s also on the sheer side. Zoya Zuza is thicker and more pigmented, so it adheres to your nails better (well, at least it did for me). So the Seche top coat didn’t shrink it.

      (Also, in between coats of Zoya, I wait a bit to let the layers dry. And even before I apply my Seche, I also wait. I do this with all polishes, not just Zoya because it helps me prevent shrinkage most times.)

      1. Leisel

        Well now I’m all confused. I’ve also read (and think I’ve seen it) that SV will cause shrinkage if you put it on dry polish.

        1. Mary Post author

          Yes, it definitely can shrink if your polish is dry. I don’t wait until my polish is completely dry. I wait just a few minutes and then put on the Seche. When I put Seche on too-wet polish or completely dry polish, that’s when I get the worst shrinkage.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Brianna!

      Myrta is still a fab shade! 🙂 But, if you have the means, yes, get Zuza because it’s very pretty.

  3. Marta

    I don’t blame you for liking this shade so much!
    It is very VERY pretty! If I had to pick one shade from this collection it would be this one for sure! My dad is also with a lady whose name is Zuzia.. and that to me is close enough to Zuza 😉
    Sooo pretty! Your swatches are pure eyecandy! 😉
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      I’ll take the blame. It’s good to be a bad influence when it comes to polish…because really, is nail-polish love ever bad? 😛

      Zuzia is a very interesting name! I’ve never met anyone with that name…not even a Zuza, either. Wish I did, but then I’d probably make every excuse to say her name as often as possible just because it’s such a fun name to say!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Cynthia!

      Sorry to hear that it stained your nails. I didn’t have that problem at all. Maybe you can try doubling up on your base coat next time to see if it helped? With the base coat I used, one layer was enough to prevent staining.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey another Cristina!

      Yay – great polish minds think alike, right? 😉 Or should I say nail addicts? Haha!

  4. Alli

    I love this color! Would you say it’s similar to Misa’s “The Grass Is Greener on My Side”? I just bought that one, I wondering if they are too similar!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Alli!

      I have Misa The Grass Is Greener on My Side, so I can safely say that these two polishes are very different. You can justify owning both. Misa is more vivid and it has fine shimmer. Zoya is more subdued and it has larger shimmer throughout. Hmm…another way I can describe it is that Zoya looks like it’s ‘frosted’ (like a frosty window in the winter) compared to Misa. Also, Misa has more green. Zoya has green, but more blue undertones.

      1. Alli

        Ok awesome, thank you! Turquoise/teal is one of my favorite colors for polish so this one really caught my eye. Glad to hear owning both may be warranted 😉

        1. Mary Post author

          You’re welcome! 🙂 It also depends on how extensive your polish collection is. For someone who has 30 polishes, the colours may be close, but for nail addicts like me with too many polishes (hehe ‘too many’), you can really notice the differences between the two.

  5. Cassie

    I hope this isn’t too weird to comment on, but I love the way your nails are shaped! Do you have any tips or a tutorial on how you shape them?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Cassie!

      No, no, no! It’s not weird! 😀 In fact, that comment makes me SO HAPPY because I’ve always admired people with square and squoval nails. Tried to shape mine like that, but it never looks right on me. Ovals are my natural shape, so I just accepted it. It took a while to accept this because I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, but…square/squoval nails are more trendy. I wanted to try that trend! Haha! But it wasn’t meant to be.

      Yikes – I’m probably the last person you should ask about shaping nails. Honestly, I have a terrible method. I use a nail clipper (which supposedly isn’t good because it can cause breakage…but my nails are really tough, so it works for me and is fast). Then I smooth the edges with a glass nail file. I just eyeball the shape and try to keep it the same as my natural oval shape. :S Sorry that I can’t be more helpful. Haha, I’ve even asked Scrangie (from Scrangie.com) before if she could do a tutorial on how she shapes her gorgeous nails. I need to learn from her!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Aside from the finish, they’re very similar in terms of colour. But…you can totally justify getting both because the finish makes them very different. 🙂 *Enabling*


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