Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ZOYA Pixie Dust Review



WOO! Today I am sharing with you my review and swatches for the new ZOYA Pixie Dust Collection! I am totally in love with this collection, and the textured finish trend in general. I love the feel, the way it looks, and especially the wear. I got really great wear with these! (which is saying a lot, since my hands are wet a lot of my work day)

Hit the jump for the swatches and reviews!







A closeup of 3 coats:


A closeup of just 1 coat:



Ruby red sparkle 

This vivid, ruby sparkle polish evokes memories of Dorothy's ruby slippers, and man is it a stunner. When it's wet (or with a HEAVY DUTY topcoat), it looks like liquid rubies; when it's dry, it loses some of the sheen, but not to its detriment, it actually adds great depth to the color!

Opacity scale (1-5): 4

Finish: Pixie Dust (textured matte), 2-3 coats to be opaque










Black and silver sparkle 

This one is sure to make you want to hit the road (in a GREAT way!), it glistens like fresh asphalt or roofing shingles. This was definitely one of my favorites!

Opacity scale (1-5): 3

Finish: Pixie Dust (textured matte), 3 coats to be opaque










Foggy grey and silver sparkle 

Super chic and simple, who doesn't love a great grey polish? Add ZOYA's awesome PixieDust finish, and it's a definite winner.

Opacity scale (1-5): 2.75

Finish: Pixie Dust (textured matte), 3 coats to be opaque








Zoya Nyx

Periwinkle sparkle 

I love that this one can be a perfect transition from Winter to Spring. Perfect for Winter with its icy sparkle, and exactly what spring is begging for with the periwinkle!

Opacity scale (1-5): 2

Finish: Pixie Dust (textured matte), 3 coats to be opaque











Pistachio sparkle 

This one makes me think of vintage stand mixers and mint or pistachio gelato. While I really love this color, it's one that gives me lobster hands. :( Damn this skintone!

Opacity scale (1-5): 2

Finish: Pixie Dust (textured matte), 3 coats to be opaque









Nude and silver sparkle 

This is my #1 favorite polish in this collection. Despite my love for crazy nail art, I will NEVER, EVER, EVER turn down a great nude, which is precisely what this is! It's pretty and different enough to be edgy, but 100% office-friendly. It looks like actual sand when it dries, or little champagne bubbles dancing across my fingertips. 

Opacity scale (1-5): 2

Finish: Pixie Dust (textured matte), 3 coats to be opaque

18 comments:

  1. This is the first time I've seen the Pixie Dust polishes with just one coat on a nail and I like it. They look so twinkly and you can really see how the texture before it builds up with extra coats. Thanks for the nice swatches!!

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  2. I love your Diced and Spliced Zoya bottle!! Tres cool!!

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  3. Good idea to show them at one coat! I was wondering how that'd look! great swatches as always :)

    PS: I was wondering, did that monkey bite heal properly? I sure hope so. I was always afraid to get bitten!

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  4. These are awesome! I just ordered the Godiva (nude) version. Can't wait to try it out.

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  5. At first with the whole texture trend I was a bit sceptical but the more I see it in swatches, the more I want it! Especially Zoya's! Thank you so much for showing the one coat also! Been curious about that!

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  6. Did not think I wanted these until now, they're all so pretty. I guess I needed to see huge pictures and close ups to be convinced... both my boyfriend and wallet are going to hate me haha. Also, I saw that first picture on Instagram, and I still think it's the coolest thing ever. :)

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  7. Great post, I love how you provided a swatch of one coat on it's own. Mt fave so far is Godiva because if reminds me of sand :) I think I like Zoya's take the best so far on the whole texture trend.

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  8. I have Nyx and love it! I really want Godiva, too. I wasn't on board with the crackle trend but I'm loving these liquid sands. So pretty!

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  9. I've seen this line swatched on a couple of other sites, but they didn't do the one-coat swatch. I really appreciate that. That being said, this collection drives me nuts, I would be picking at the polish all day! The colors are lovely, and the idea is cool, but the polish just doesn't work for me.

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  10. great review :)
    I LOVE the colors

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  11. How easily, or not, does it come off? (I love the last nude color. LOVE IT!)

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  12. It looks kinda like IPO liquid sand. I really like it.
    Liesbeth (from the Netherlands)

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  13. Hey! Did you know you're in JWOWW's blog? She featured your acne nails...

    here http://jwoww.com/blog/post/wtf-wednesday-nasty-nails

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  14. I love the nude the best! To me, it looks like fresh snow or the kind of christmas felt you find on stockings x) I love it so much! If I could go buy it right now, I would!

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