Zoya has done it again. They’ve made my nails so happy & my creative side beam. Textured, matte, & gloriously sparkling I am one satisfied girl. I haven’t been in a super creative mood lately so the new texture wave is just in time. These are my favorite shimmering option so far because they just have the perfect application, texture, & wear. I’ve gotten about 4 days of wear without chipping which is a big deal without any top coat. What are my favorites from the Zoya Pixie Dust Collection & how do they look on the nail? Keep reading to find out!
Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish Collection
Infused with magic and wonder! The latest “must-have” nail polish finish – textured, matte and sparkling! This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this enchanting look.
IMPORTANT PixieDust Application Information – Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!
In case you missed it, don’t put top coat on these! That totally ruins the texture. I’m not quite sure why you can’t use a base coat, I’m assuming it has something to do with its ability to grip to the nail? All of the shades swatched below are 2 coats. I was told to expect longer dry time but honestly I found it pretty average. After all, you aren’t adding a fast dry top coat so it will be a bit longer for me in general.
This is Zoya Vespa, I thought I’d show my nails before clean up. You can see the texture ridges & they’re a lot like fine sugar/sand. They aren’t awkward shades to wear though, they don’t grip or snap at all. You can see a few specs of glitter on my fingers pre-cleaning so you can see it isn’t shimmer powder but actual glitter! Add a top coat & it becomes a regular polish with a shiny finish. It is like having two polishes in one!
I love this one so much! I am a sucker for greens, probably because it is absolutely unnatural for the nails. This is so soft which makes it that much more wearable if textures have you a bit wary.
Zoya Chyna- A matte, sparkling, sugar textured rich red with red fine glitter.
This is the only shade that doesn’t have silver shimmer…& it is spectacular! This has me inspired to keep an eye out for more combinations, can you imagine a purple & aqua or a red & black? Ah! This one is absolutely gorgeous & shimmers a bit more I think than the others. Gorgeous with a top coat too!
Zoya Dahlia- A matte, sparkling, sugar textured black with silver fine glitter.
It is a glittery black, you know I love it! This isn’t an intense black because it is mattified but it definitely is edgy looking. I love this so much! I actually wore this one for the longest amount of time.
Zoya NYX- A matte, sparkling, sugar textured pale periwinkle blue with silver fine glitter.
This screams dainty & spring. I think periwinkle was the perfect shade for this collection because it is definitely a shade perfect for the upcoming season. Plus, it looks super feminine then with the texture it looks really interesting.
Zoya London- A matte, sparkling, sugar textured grey with silver fine glitter.
I love greys, especially grey with silver. They make me happy. I wear grey year round because its awesome so this will get a lot of use.
Zoya Godiva- A matte, sparkling, sugar textured nude beige with silver fine glitter.
I honestly thought this was going to be the only shade I disliked so of course AI absolutely love it. Its so light that it blends into my skintone a bit but warmer. This is the perfect work shade if you want something different or if nudes just aren’t interesting enough for you. It is glorious & I had serious issues taking it off because I liked it that much.
You can purchase these shades from Zoya’s website & also spot them at your local ULTA store. In case you missed my Summer 2013 announcement about the new Pixie Dust shades from Zoya you should really check that out! I’m beside myself with excitement!
What do you think of the new texture trend? Which shade is your favorite?
**Polishes provided in consideration of review. All opinions are my own.