Hey There Polished People!
I have been busy, busy, busy for the last week because in the midst of working a little, having a prenatal appointment and trying to deal with the insurance/hospital people about how much my insurance covers my next ultrasound (where I’ll get to find out if it’s a boy or girl!) I also got my Zoya Summer 2013 Pixie Dust collection in the mail. And you know what made me so excited about this particular collection? It’s my first big name brand that has put me on their PR list!!! I got these for review! 🙂 I was so excited because as a blogger it’s not like I get paid for anything. I have received a few one-time things for review, which has been awesome, but to me what really says, “Hey you’re a legit blogger!!” is actually being put on someone’s PR list. And for Zoya, a MAJOR big-name label to add me to theirs…. I am just so excited about it!! 😀 Thank you to Zoya for letting me have this chance to swatch, review and use your polishes. I feel very lucky and am just very grateful. Now, onto the polish!!
Today I have three of the six new Summer 2013 Pixie Dust polishes to share with you. With this latest installment of Pixie Dusts, Zoya has unveiled a new Pixie Dust formula which they call Matte Foil Twinkle. Instead of having little glitter particles in among the textured sugar-like polish there are little foily bits. It gives the polish a super sparkly, or perhaps “twinkly,” textured look that I really enjoyed wearing. Let’s look at them one-by-one, then I’ll discuss the formula, wear and removal.
Solange is a foily gold Pixie Dust polish. It is SOOO pretty!! It’s perfect for formal occasions, because it’s like dipping your nails in a little pot of glitter, only much smoother and way easier. 🙂 I taught kindergarten this week and wore these nails one day and one of the kids said, “Your nails are beeeeautifulll!!!” How cute is that? My husband on the other hand saw them and said, “Those are a bit much.” I’ll take that as a good sign since they were so sparkly. 😉 What you see is 4 thin coats, no top coat, no base coat.
Destiny is a red-orange polish with the Matte Foil Twinkle foily bits. The foil bits to me look like maybe there are some gold pieces to them, but the polish is definitely the reddish-orange color you see here. It’s really pretty but for whatever reason this is my least favorite color of the collection. There’s nothing wrong with the color, the formula was great (what you see is 3 coats, with base coat but no top coat) and it’s pretty and sparkly… I guess I’m just not a big fan of this particular shade.
Beatrix is a beautiful, summer orange with gold/orange foil bits. It’s just perfectly summery and wonderful. This is one of my favorites from this collection along with Solange, Liberty and Stevie. You’ll see Liberty and Stevie in the next post. What you see here is four thin coats, no base coat and no top coat.
The formula on all the Zoya Matte Foil Twinkle Pixie Dusts is good. I found the two lighter colors a little thin, so I used 4 very thin coats in case the formula was fickle and refused to dry like the OPI Liquid Sands but guess what?? It wasn’t!! The more I used these the more I grew to appreciate how unfickle they are and how quickly they dry. Also, the Pixie Dust formula is much finer than the OPI Liquid Sand formula and I really appreciated that because it never snags on anything or feels too rough. That being said, it definitely looks textured and looks awesome with the foil bits.
I think these Pixie Dust polishes wear just as well as any polish without topcoat. I wore Beatrix and Solange for a few days each and at the end I maybe had one tiny chip on my index finger on my right hand but that was about it. I also have my nails quite long right now, so if they were shorter and therefore less flexible the polish may have lasted longer. I definitely don’t see a problem with the wear.
I anticipated that these would be a little difficult to remove. The OPI Liquid Sands are a little difficult to remove and sometimes I use the foil method, but these Zoya Pixie Dusts didn’t require that at all. The removal is a little more difficult than a shimmer polish, but much easier than a glitter. Not problematic at all!
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
I give all of these a Yes, Please! for sure. I loved the gold Solange and orange Beatrix and can definitely see myself wearing them again and again, and the red-orange Destiny is fine, just not exactly for me. I like this summer collection because it’s staying on the forefront of the textured trend with the Matte Foil Twinkle finish and not looking like popcorn ceiling like some of the textured polishes (I’m looking at you, China Glaze). I’m still really into this trend and totally enjoyed these polishes. If you like the textured look, too, I definitely recommend you give these a try. If you’ve never tried them before I think you’ll be surprised at how smooth they really are.
Which of these three are your personal favorites? Do you like the new Matte Foil Twinkle Pixie Dust finish? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you all for reading and commenting and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀