Friday, March 15, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Collection Review

Today I have a look at The Zoya PixieDust Collection!
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This collection was sent to me for review by Zoya.
 This hands down is one of my Favorite collections Zoya has released to date. Honestly if they did not send it this would be one I'd actually buy! I never expected to be on board with the texture craze. It's for sure one of those you either like it or you don't and I Love it! The Pixiedust effect is really cool. It's a super matte rough looking polish but it sparkles like crazy and the glitters just dance on the nail. It is similar to the OPI liquid sands but it seems to dry and look more matte. The Pixiedust texture reminds me of what a superfine nail file feels like, while it's bumpy it's still rather smooth overall. The liquid sand in my opinion also appears to have this slight bumpy wet look. It's hard to describe. Both Textured polishes are similar ideas yet they are so different.

A quick note about drying time. While the polish dries to a matte finish it does need a little time to fully set. I would say on average the polish is dry to the touch after 5-10 mins but for some of the colors I found that they required up to 30-45 mins to properly cure into that super rocky sparkly texture. Especially on the lighter colors where you need more coats to build up the color. 
Dahlia
 I admit this is the first one I put on right after I opened the package. The formula is great It covered my previous manicure right up and two coats I was done. My husband said it looks like I poured asphalt on my nails. I loved it! 
Vespa
This is one of those sheer formulas. I needed several coats to try to get it nice and opaque,  I found that doing thin light coats and pausing a little in between coats helped on the drying time. While I like greens I can't say I was totally in love with this shade. 
Godiva
I hate to say this since it seems like a lot of people love this nude pixiedust, but for me it was my least favorite of them all. It was super sheer and it gave me a hard time. The main reason I wasn't a big fan is I have staining on my nails and well for those of us who constantly keep our nails polished it happens. It's usually not a big deal. While my swatch looks good I can still see where the two really bad stains are on my nails... hah I challenge you now to find them. They aren't really visible but I see them! If I were to wear this one again I would layer it over a nude, that'd be a lot easier and you wouldn't have to worry about using so many coats to get it opaque. I do like the idea of this polish.
Chyna
Come home to Mama!! Yes Yes Yes! I love reds and this one is outstanding! All the pixie dusts have a silver glitter in them, except for Chyna. It's the only one that had the same colored glitter as the base. Nothing bad to say about this one. 
NYX
This is another one that's sorta sheer but it's not too bad, 3 coats and it was good. 

London
This is a nice dark shade of gray. Good Greys are hard to come by and I love how it looks with the silver glitter, it really suits the grey well! Good coverage and it was very elegant on the nails!





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Disclaimer: This collection was sent to me for Review

3 comments:

  1. Vespa seems like my favorite!! Amazing <3

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  2. love this collection! Godiva looks like sand <3

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  3. OMG! I love all of them! Wonderful collection <3

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