For both colors, I used Nail Tek Foundation II as a base. I saw too late that you are not supposed to use a base coat but I didn't have any problems. They both wore like iron. I also used three coats for full opacity. I could have gotten it in two coats but I wanted to see what three coats did to the intensity of the color. I definitely preferred three coats. I waited a few minutes in between each coat and these girls dry much faster than I thought they would. They go on smooth and sparkly like regular polish, then as they dry the matte bumpiness takes over. I promise this is a good thing!
The polish was dry to the touch pretty quickly but I dinged it a lot on my way to work. Good thing the texture covered it up and no one could tell! Throughout the day, the polish continued to dry and the texture continued to intensify. It was definitely grittier by the end of the day than it was when I started. But at the same time, still pretty smooth. Pixie Dust doesn't make sense. I love it and you will too. I can't wait for the new Spring colors to come out!!
Godiva can best be described as a soft nude with a sugared sparkle. Spot on color description. This is my new favorite nude! It's subtle and professional the way a nude should be and sparkly and interesting to just make it classy and fun. A great option to go with your favorite little black dress.
|Different setting on my camera- This is the closest I could get it to look to real life but I wasn't able to get any other good shots on this setting|
Here is Godiva with pounds of top coat added to make it smooth. I used two coats of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and two coats of HK Girl Top Coat for the swatches below. I only added top coat to my four swatch fingers but here's a shot with my thumb next to them (sans top coat) so you can see the difference. I told you it was pounds of top coat.
Two coats of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and two coats of HK Girl Top Coat over my four swatching fingers compared to my thumb, sans top coat.
Pros- I always appreciate a surprise win from any kind of nail polish. I really didn't know what to expect with Pixie Dust and I'm in love.
Cons- Adding top coat definitely transforms these polishes but the fact that it needs SO MUCH makes it not worth it to me. Wear Pixie Dust as they were intended! Sparkly and bumpy!
Overall- I didn't expect to, but I preferred Pixie Dust polishes without topcoat. Try one, you won't regret it!
Zoya Pixie Dust retails for $9 and is available on zoya.com and in stores at Ulta, nationwide. Follow Zoya on Twitter and like the on Facebook to keep up with sales and new collections.
***These polishes were provided to me for an honest review.***