Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review & Swatches - Zoya PixieDust Collection

Hi guys!

I'm really loving this whole textured polish trend, so I'm excited to show you the Zoya PixieDust Collection today. It took a while for these to arrive at my local beauty supply store, so I know you've already seen a million swatches of them. But let's be honest, you can never see too much pretty polish, right?


This PixieDust shades are meant to be worn without top coat, but I've shown them both with and without top coat below. You should know that these eat top coat like crazy. Even as I was taking photos after just adding top coat, the texture would start to poke through before I finished taking photos. I suggest that if you wish to wear any of these with top coat, add a coat of Gelous (available at Sally Beauty Supply) first and then a generous coat of top coat over that.

Chyna is a rich ruby red with fine red sparkly glitter. Oh this is such a gorgeous and sexy shade of red! I love it. In fact, I'm wearing it right now! The formula was excellent and this one needed just two coats.



Dahlia is black with fine black and silver glitter. I like this one a lot - the contrast between the black and silver makes for a really cool look. The formula was great and this was the only other one that required just two coats.



Godiva is a lovely shade of nude/beige with fine silver glitter. We all know I love nude polish, so nude textured polish is an automatic winner for me! The formula was really good, albeit a little sheer to start, so I needed three coats for full coverage. I have some really awesome (at least it's awesome in my mind) nail art planned for this shade, so keep an eye out for that!



London is a foggy grey with fine silver glitter. This one reminds me of a dreary foggy day, but in the best of ways. The formula was very easy to work with and I needed three coats for my swatch below.



NYX is a soft, dusty periwinkle with silver glitter. This one has a delicate touch to it that I really like. The formula was great, although a little sheer so I needed three coats to reach the opacity you see below.



Vespa is a soft, dusty green with silver glitter. I don't think I own another green polish that's quite this colour. I like it a lot! This one starts out on the sheer side as well, but the formula is really good and it builds up nicely. My swatch shows three coats.



Besides these, the only other textured polishes I've tried so far have been the OPI Liquid Sand polishes. In comparison, the Zoya PixieDust polishes consist of a much finer glitter than the OPI ones. I honestly don't like one better than the other, I just really like the trend as a whole. With that said, I also can't wait to try the non-glitter ones from brands such as China Glaze and Milani!

Overall, I think it goes without saying that I really love the Zoya PixieDust Collection. And I can't wait for the new summer PixieDust shades to get here! Those ones might be even more "me"! They're actually already available on the Zoya website, so hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on them soon. I honestly love them all so it's hard to pick favourites from this set, but if I were forced to choose I'd probably go with Chyna, Godiva and Vespa.

The Zoya PixieDust Collection is available from the Zoya website ($9 each) for US residents or from Nail Polish Canada ($9.75 each) for those of us in Canada.

10 comments:

  1. I really love the last two polishes! And you are right, one can never have enough swatches of these beauties! :)

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  2. I can't enough swatches of these, they are awesome! I'm trying to convince myself I don't need them :)

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  3. Beautiful!! Your swatches are always so amazing to look at! :) x

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  4. I so much prefer these without topcoat :) great swatches!

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  5. I found that these looked definitely gritty after a longer period of time. It took maybe 40 minutes for these PixieDusts to completely dry for me.

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  6. I love the first two polishes! I really like how they look completely different with topcoat.

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  8. I prefer them with the top coat!

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