Monday, April 15, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Summer 2013

Zoya Pixiedust Collection!

 *Disclaimer-Polishes sent for review*


Hi everyone, happy Monday!  I had the privilege of receiving the new Zoya Pixiedust collection for summer.  I have to say that previously I was on the fence about textured polish but this collection has made me a believer!  These polishes are seriously so bright and amazing :)  The collection consists of six new textured colors that dry to a matte finish and are oh so sparkly.  Zoya recommends no base or top coat with this collection so that is what I did.  Here we go, the photos speak for themselves...



Solange is described as "a gold metal foil sparkle".  I think that pretty much sums it up.  From the bottle I thought it would be more yellow but on the nail it is very gold.  I used three thin coats for this polish and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, all of these polishes dried very quickly.



Beatrix, first off, has an awesome name in my opinion.  Zoya describes it as "tangerine metal sparkle".  I'd say the citrus description is very true!  This polish reminded me so much of a juicy orange.  I loved it!  This is three thin coats of this polish.  Great formula, color, and no problems.



Destiny is my second favorite out of the entire collection.  Zoya describes it as "a coral metal sparkle".  This polish was a spot-on coral color and was slightly pinky towards the cuticle.  I wore this polish for two days and kept staring at it the entire time.  I don't normally like red colors, but this one was fantastic.  If you combined a strawberry and a watermelon I think this would be the color.  This again is three thin coats.



Miranda is described as a "rose sparkle" but to me this reminded me of the color of raspberries.  This swatch was three thin coats and had another great formula.



Oh the elusive right hand...haha.  I wanted to swatch two colors at once so I took a chance and tried to contort my right hand into an acceptable picture pose :)  Hopefully it isn't too bad!  Stevie is described as a "violet sparkle".  I'm not sure what color violet is but I would describe it as a light to medium purple sparkle.  This swatch was two coats and reminded me of a super delicious sugar cookie with colorful sugar.  Yum!  This was also one of my favorites.



  

And now to my favorite of the collection...Liberty.  This is described as a "blue sugary sparkle".  I LOVED this color.  I expected this polish to lean to a more royal blue but I found that it had a teal quality to it.  The truest color is the swatch that was taken in the sun.  I'm wearing this now on both hands and when I showed it to my husband he said it reminded him of the cerulean crayon in the crayola box.  I completely agree with him (and that was always my favorite blue to use).  The first two photos are in artificial light and the third is in sunlight.  I literally can't stop staring at my nails.  This was three coats.

Overall, I am thrilled with this collection!  The formula was fantastic on all of them and the colors were bright, sparkly, and so summery.  If you are up in the air on textured polish like I was, I would recommend at least trying one of these polishes.  They really changed my mind.  If I had to pick, my favorites would be Liberty, Destiny, and Stevie.  Liberty is a must-have for me.  What do you think?  Will you be picking up any of these?


*Disclaimer-Polishes sent for review*

22 comments:

  1. Nice swatches! I love ever single one! Are they easy to remove?

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    1. I would say removal is in between a cream polish and a glitter polish. Way easier to remove than glitter though :)

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  2. Miranda and Liberty are those who speak to me the most but I love all of them!!

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  3. Great swatches! Can't wait to get mine!

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  4. Wonderful swatches sweetie :)
    Beatrix and Destiny look wonderful :) I saw the liquid sands one from OPI the other day... I could stop myself from picking any of them up though ;)
    Im a new subscriber through GFC and Bloglovin :)
    You have a wonderful blog :)
    hugs
    xx

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  5. I'm dying to get Beatrix and Miranda! Thanks for the review :)

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  6. If I may ask, how did you get Zoya to send you these? Did they contact you directly?

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    1. It was a big fluke actually! I contacted zoya pr to be put on the list to receive press releases and someone's code for these bounced back so she gave them to me.

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    2. Oooh Oh I see, there is a press release list? Huh, I'ma do some digging around!
      Regardless, thats super awesome, you do some great nail art and swatches so you tots deserve it :)

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    4. Oooh that would be awesome, I will send you an email right away!

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  7. Oooh this a beautiful collection! Great swatches!
    I'm still waiting for mine to arrive... I can't wait! :-)

    ~ Yun

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