Monday, February 24, 2014

Zoya Magical PixieDust

Get ready for some gorgeous sparkle. And considering the winter we've had this year, I think we all need a little more sparkle (and sunshine) in our lives! Please meet the Zoya Magical Pixie Collection.
Zoya describes these polishes as a holographic version of their best-selling PixieDust formula. This much anticipated collection is finally shipping, despite the uncooperative weather. Take a look at these three glittery ladies...

Cosmo is a "silver crystal sparkle, textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles." This brilliant silver sparkles like crazy and would make the perfect New Year's Eve manicure.

Vega can be described as "a blue opal sparkle, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles." This firework-of-a-polish reminds me of a glittery, blue Statue of Liberty (Yes I know Lady Liberty is green, but this blue polish has an oxidized copper hue to it.).

Lux, "a rose quartz sparkle textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles," is a soft, blush-toned sparkler. This was the thinnest of the bunch, as seen by the visible nail line.

The Verdict:
All swatches show 2 coats. Many bloggers noted that the second coat seemed thicker than the first, I agree. Despite how hard you try to apply this as 2 thin coats, the first coat will be smooth and thin and the next will be thicker. This is most likely due to the roughness of the polish after the first coat. Other than that, it seems to have a similar base texture (although overall it is much more pronounced and rough *see photo below*) to the original PixieDust polishes. Wear time was great and drying time was not an issue, even though you have to wait until it is dry  between coats.
Angled, texture shot in sunlight. (Vega)
This is a fun twist on the texture polish trend, the colors were spot-on and I loved them all. For me, they seem like party polishes (read perfect for holidays and special occasions such as NYE). I do not normally don glitter on my nails (unless as an accent nail) so that is probably why I have such a distorted perception. If you love PixieDusts, you will love these:)

These beauties can be purchased from for $10 each.

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