Happy Saturday Nailistas! I am so excited to have the original Zoya PixieDust Collection to share with you today! When I first heard of these new "textured matte polishes" coming out I have to admit I didn't think they would be for me.. Boy was I wrong! These babies are incredible! And I am super happy to have been able to capture the sparkle in all of them! Lets take a look.
Zoya PixieDust Spring 2013 Collection
For all of these swatches I used a base coat (Duri Rejuvacote) followed by 3 thin coats of the PixieDust's. For the with topcoat photos I added 2 coats of HK Girl.
All of them had that same amazing formula and application I've come to know and love from Zoya. And I was really surprised to see that daily life ie. showering, hand washing, cleaning, didn't have any affect on their finish at all. I also noticed these seem to dry much faster than regular polish when you use thin coats.
Follow the suggested application method (thin coats, let dry between) for great results.
Nyx is described as the perfect periwinkle blue with a sugared sparkle. I Love this one! You know I'm a sucker for baby blue and this is no exception. I just did a pedi with it last night and it looks fab! :) Being such a light color Nyx definitely needed 3 coats.
|Nyx with topcoat|
Dahlia is a sugared sparkle black. I love that term "sugared sparkle" that Zoya uses, it describes these perfectly. They really do feel like sugar on your nails! Dahlia is very pigmented and covered fully in 2 coats, I added a third just because.
|Dahlia with topcoat|
Vespa, described by Zoya as a "mint kiss", is a lovely pale green. A perfect springtime shade and out just in time for use in some St.Patty's Day mani's. Again being a lighter color 3 coats was needed.
|Vespa with topcoat|
London is a foggy gray.. get it, London Fog. :) cute! I really like this shade and I love that it doesn't make me look dead like a lot of gray's do. With the texture it makes me think of sparkly cement. I want to try some graffiti style nail art over it sometime.
|London with topcoat|
Godiva was definitely my surprise favorite from this collection. A soft cream colored nude, it's simple yet elegant. A great neutral shade. Makes me think of wearing pantyhose on my nails. :) It would be perfect for those times you need a conservative color but don't want to be stuck wearing a plain-jane polish. I can see myself reaching for this one quite often.
|Godiva with topcoat|
And last but not least,Chyna, a "red dazzle" as Zoya likes to call it. Chyna differs from the others as it contains red sparkling glitters rather than silver. This one is also very pigmented so 2 coats covers well, I added a third though to make the color bolder. The look totally changes once you add topcoat to it, it becomes so much more sparkly than I expected and has so much depth, it's just phenomenal! I took a video of the glitters in motion but I couldn't figure out how to open the file and use it so I added an extra pic instead. :)
|Chyna with topcoat|
As I mentioned in the beginning these applied beautifully, no issues whatsoever. And they wear like iron! No joke! I'm currently wearing Godiva, on the 5th day now.. not one chip, not even the slightest bit of tipwear to report. It's Amazing! I've never seen a polish wear so well for so long without any topcoat. And the finish still looks the same as it did on day one. And FYI they're a million times more sparkly in person.
I know a lot of companies are doing the textured thing right now but in my opinion you can't go wrong with Zoya. If you don't own any yet, trust me, you need some of these!
Zoya Nail Polish is available on the Art of Beauty website or Zoya.com. These Special Textured Edition polishes sell for $9 for a full size (15ml) bottle. Their regular polishes retail for $8.
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