Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zoya Fall Pixie Dust review

First off, these polishes were sent to me for my honest review.
(If you click Zoya PixieDust anywhere in this post, it will take you to the Zoya Pixiedust page, you know, just in case you want to order some. :D)

Here we go!
I am a HUGE fan of textured polishes. Especially the Zoya PixieDusts.
Lets see how Zoya describes them.

ZP698 - Tomoko: Glowing Champagne Silver. Exclusive Zoya PixieDust - Textured Matte Sparkle Metal* formula.
ZP699 - Chita: Emerald Forest Green. Exclusive Zoya PixieDust - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP700 - Sunshine: Van Gogh Navy Blue Exclusive Zoya PixieDust - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP701 - Carter: Regal Purple. Exclusive Zoya PixieDust- Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP702 - Arabella: Rich Fuchsia Pink. Exclusive Zoya PixieDust - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP703 - Dhara: Dazzling Coppery Orange. Exclusive Zoya PixieDust - Textured Matte Sparkle Metal* formula.

*foil twinkle

 My initial reaction of the bottles was OMG, I LOVE THEM ALL!!!! I especially love love LOVED Tomoko and Carter In the bottle. I had such high hopes.

First off, you know I don't do swatches. That is not what I've ever done. There are many great swatches out there Harri at Trailerhood Chic has some AMAZING ones. Check hers out!!! I just don't feel I can do swatching very well. Of course I did nail art. :D

Ok, on to my review:
The final texture on all of them were just as I expected, with the exception of Carter. It was a little softer than the others. It was more of a concrete finish than sandy, but still lovely.

Formula and coverage: The formula was great on all of them was great, AGAIN, except for Carter. It was thick but workable. Chita, Sunshine, Arabella, and Dhara were all one coaters. Tomoko took 2, and Carter took 3 for full coverage which was odd because it was definitely the thickest of all of them. The second time I used it, i had to put thinner in it. I'm wondering if I got a bad bottle. I am disappointed in Carter. All the rest were exceptional. *****EDIT: I've used Carter several times since I've thinned it. The finished texture is better (more sandlike) and the polish is a LOT easier to work with. However, I still don't have the coverage I would like. I wanted so bad for it to be a one coater.*****

Zoya always wears exceptionally long on me. It always lasts at least 5 days (that is as long as i can stand the same mani) These were no exception. I skittled and wore them for 5 days with very minimal tip wear.

My favorite of the entire set Tomoko. It is beautiful. it's silvery, it's hard to photograph, it's wonderful.

Ok, thats my review, lets get on to some pics. Thats what you came for!!!

 Carter (pre thinned, you can see it's not as sandy as the others. I should have taken a picture of it up against the others.) stamped with Konad Special White and freehanded Zoya Posh hearts
 Same mani as above but topcoated. This one I was torn on, it was one of those manis that didn't turn out the way I wanted to, it wasn't BAD, but just didn't turn out how I wanted it to.
 I LOVE doing different textured manis. They are so much fun! This one is Zoya Dovima and Tomoko
 A skittled french. Ignore the ding, please. Stuff happens. :( My nails are in horrible shape. I went tubing and broke a couple. :(
 Tomoko stamped with Sunshine and Arabella
Again, different textures. This one was one of my favorite. Gemma taped off with Arabella.
 Sponged Gradient with Carter (thinned), Arabella, Dhara, and Tomoko.
 Dottycure with random white, Carter (thinned), Arabella, and Dhara
 I made these "Stamped decals" with Dhara and Chita. Basically I picked up the image, left it on the stamp, colored it in, topcoated over it, waited for it to dry, carefully peeled it off put it on damp polish, sealed it down with Seche Vite. I have been waiting for winter ever since I've learned this process...think of the sparkly snowmen!!!!! :D

Over all, I am really happy with the Zoya PixieDusts. Carter is a pain, but workable. The color is amazing, so I can put up with a wonky formula for a beautiful color.

Purchasing Information:
Zoya Nail Polish $9.00 ea. (US)
Available on

Again, I received these polishes for my unbiased opinion.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Another late 4th of July post.

These are the same colors as the last Orly Au Champagne, China Glaze Ruby Deer, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri In A Blink Blue

I should have done the sugar spun on all the nails...but I like the mix with the dots.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

LATE Fourth of July Post

Sorry this is so late. This is what I wore for the 4th of July. My Boyfriend and I went to Willie Nelsons 4th of July picnic and had a BLAST!!!!

This is Orly Au Champagne as a base, China Glaze Ruby Deer, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri In A Blink Blue

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sponging Manis.

This is Roxy, Dannii, Julieanne, and some random sparkly black. I have really gotten into sponging lately.


TBH, I can't remember what these are. but here you go.

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