Saturday, March 23, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dust Swatches, Review & Nail Art

Hello Lacquer Luvers! Today I have swatch photos and a review of Zoya's Pixie Dust Collection. This 6 piece collection is absolutely stunning with it's textured formula that gives your nails a sparkling matte appearance. The Pixie Dust polishes intrigued me with their sugary look and I was very excited to see how these apply and wear.




Godiva: Soft nude with a sugary sparkle! This is the shade that I wanted to try the most. Zoya has been known to do nudes really well and I had high hopes for a nude textured polish. I was mezmerized as each coat went on. The sparkles that accompany the texture reminded me so much of the beach. I adore this one! (3 coats)



Nyx: The perfect periwinkle! I couldn't stop staring at my nails after I applied Nyx. Upon seeing the collection as a whole I thought she'd be my least favorite but to my surprise, Nyx is actually my favorite! I loved this shade of blue and how the silver metallic sparkles popped with it. So pretty! (2 coats)


Vespa: A gorgeous mint that shines! I'm sure you guys remember how much I love green. Mint shades are a must this Spring and this is one that will dazzle your fingertips. (2 coats)




London: A foggy gray with silver sparkles! This shade of grey is one of my favorites. The silver sparkles are a really great match for the charcoal base. (2 coats)


Chyna: Dazzling red! Unlike the other Pixie Dust shades, this gorgeous girl contains red sparkles whereas the others are all silver. My photos really don't do this any justice. This shade reminded me of Dorothy's shoes, so pretty! (2 coats)


Dahlia: The black beauty! Second favorite of the bunch for me. The texture and sparkles had me swooning over my nails. Love! (2 coats)


I was even able to have a little nail art fun with these Pixie polishes! The above photo was for a best friend twin nails tag on Instagram. Sahyly and I decided to do leopard print mani's using Godiva & Dahlia. My nails were stamped using a Konad image plate. I was so amazed that the texture was smooth enough for me to pull this off! Sahyly freehanded her leopard print. Aren't these beautiful?




So one night I was watching TV and saw ALF! It got me thinking about my childhood and I instantly came up with this idea. London, Dahlia and Chyna were used for my Nintendo inspired manicure. I bet you can hear the theme music to Mario in your head right now, ha!!

When I first heard that Zoya was making a textured collection I wasn't sure how I felt about it. On one hand I thought they would feel really weird and that the texture would bother me. Afterall, I can't stand when glitter or any other medium sticks up on nails and use coats and coats of my favorite topcoat to smooth it out. However, I was really surprised that the texture didn't bother me at all. In fact, I really liked how different it was. The sparkles that are in these are really what make them so special. They dance with the matte texture! These were all applied without base or topcoat and can be purchased at zoya.com for $9/bottle. Zoya just announced that there will be a Summer Pixie collection, here's a promo shot of it:

Which from this collection and which from the Summer collection are your favorites? How do you like the texture polishes? As always, I hope you all liked this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo!

~Jessica

**These polishes were sent to me for review.**

6 comments:

  1. *drools* yay for fresh nail porn lol. I really like chyna & dalhia. But the nintendo themed nails are to die for!!

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  2. I am really loving the first three!!!

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  3. I love them! And the stamping is great!! :-)

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  4. Love them in you boo! And I love your Nintendo mani LOL too cute!

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  5. nintendo! love it! love the leopard too!

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