Zoya PixieDust Summer 2013Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The new Zoya PixieDust Summer 2013 collection is here. I missed the original release of Zoya's PixieDust line so this is my first experience testing this type of textured nail polish. At first glance it looks like a glitter polish in the bottle but it actually has a unique "sugar" texture and metallic flecked matte finish. Each color is loaded with fine flecks of sparkle, no chunky glitter bits here. The sparkle is evenly distributed throughout the polish, every brush stroke sweeps on a luscious layer of plush PixieDust, resulting in an effortless application every time.
I found this formula to be opaque in two coats and it dries fairly quickly, about 10 minutes. As for removal, it certainly takes more effort than a regular nail polish formula but it's not as difficult as most glitter polishes. I use Zoya's Remove + with Delon cotton rounds and have no complaints. Take it from someone who wears a lot of glitter polish, the right cotton rounds make a huge difference. I purchase Delon brand from Costco, one side of the cotton round is soft, the other side has a rougher gauze-like texture, use the rougher textured side.
Zoya Tip: For best results apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to clean oil-free nails. Allow product to dry completely in between coats for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat.
All swatches are two coats and have been photographed outside in sunlight.
~ bright yellow gold with gold flecks
~ tangerine with gold flecks
~ bright coral with gold flecks
~ raspberry with silver flecks
~ lavender purple with silver flecks
~ rich blue turquoise with silver flecks
Have you tried Zoya PixieDust? Any of theses on your wish list? Or are you holding out for the next Zoya collection? I would love to hear your thoughts, share in the comments!