Hey There Polished People!
I hope you enjoyed the first installment of the Zoya Summer 2013 Pixie Dust collection and are ready to see the next and final three. The next three are more like the original Pixie Dust polishes that were first released by Zoya. They have the Matte Sparkle finish which looks like bits of glitter in a sugar-like textured polish. Let’s see the last three that I was given for review to show you.
Ahhh Stevie is so pretty!! This Matte Sparkle finish Pixie Dust is a lovely lavender color with lots of silver sparkle. In the bottle you can see all the silver sparkle particles and luckily it comes right out onto the nail. I loved this color. It’s vibrant enough for summer, but so soft and pretty, I think this will be a major favorite from this collection. The first coat was SHEER so I was a little worried but after the third it was great but I added a fourth just to make sure I didn’t have any uneven parts. I really love this color and finish. I did not use base coat or top coat in this picture.
Miranda is a pretty fuchsia pink Matte Sparkle Pixie Dust. There are lots of bright pink sparkle in here and you can see on the direct lighting pic just how much it really sparkles! That little sparkle mark on my pinkie was not added in editing. That’s real. 🙂 It was opaque in three coats and I did use base coat with this color. Anyone who loves pink (Cynthia??) will love this color.
Liberty is a super pretty blue with a little hint of turquoise Pixie Dust polish. The Matte Sparkle finish is beautiful and it just really catches your eye. This is one of the polishes that I’ve heard people talking about a lot. Many people are wondering if this is similar to OPI Get Your Number but the answer is no. I mean, yes, they are both blue, but they are very different. You’ll see the difference in my comparison post which I’ll be typing up after this one. Liberty is one of my favorites out of this collection. What you see here is three coats with base coat and no top coat. Make sure not to skip the base coat with this polish, because it seems to be prone to staining as many vibrant blues are.
The formula on all the Zoya Matte Sparkle Pixie Dusts is good. I found Stevie to be a teeny bit 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 very sparkly and pretty on the nail.
I think these Pixie Dust polishes wear just as well as any polish without topcoat. I wore Liberty 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:
YES, PLEASE!!! I LOVE THESE!! Oh my goodness, I thought these were so pretty and they looked so awesome in the sunlight we’ve been lucky enough to have lately! I really can’t say enough good stuff about these. I also want to add that I really appreciate how Zoya is 5 free and more safe than regular nail polish for my nails and my health especially since I’m pregnant. As far as I’m concerned Zoya really hit it out of the park with these. I’m a big fan. If I hadn’t got these for review I would definitely have needed to find Stevie and Liberty out of these three and Solange and Beatrix out of the previous three. Again, thanks to Zoya for putting me on their PR list! 🙂
Now that you’ve seen them all, which are the ones you can’t live without ??? Do you prefer the Matte Sparkle finish or the Matte Foil Twinkle finish? I think I am still a marginally bigger fan of the Matte Sparkle, but man, I really love Solange and Beatrix with the Matte Foil Twinkle finish, too. Help me decide. 😉 As always, thanks for reading and commenting and till next time- Happy Polishing!!!