Thursday, May 9, 2013

Zoya Summer 2013 Pixie Dust

When I got the new summer Zoya Pixie Dust collection in the mail for review, I wanted to try something a little different with them. How well do these girls work for nail art?

In case you haven't seen any Pixie Dust polishes before, they all dry to a semi-gritty, matte,  SUPER sparkly finish. I thought they'd be TOO gritty for my taste but they actually dry way more smooth than I thought. If that doesn't make any sense to you, just go out and get one! If you like sparkles, you won't regret it.

Here is three coats of Miranda, a rose sparkle, on her own. I really love the look of this polish and these kinds of rose colors are definitely not what I usually gravitate towards. I wore this mani for 3 days!

I thought Miranda would be a good match for Solange, a gold metal foil. Solange is definitely a YELLOW gold metallic color. What a fitting name. This color just screams "Solange" to me! Gold bling like woah.

I did two coats of Solange on my ring finger and used a sponge eyeshadow applicator to add a gradient of Miranda to the tip. It took a few tries to get the gradient right but I'm pretty happy with the results. There were messy sparkles everywhere. Don't forget to tape around your nails like I did!

Destiny, a tangerine metal sparkle, looks great next to Beatrix, a coral metallic sparkle. Hello summer! I'm kind of obsessed with Destiny. I've worn it by itself twice already!!

I freehanded some triangle French tips and I don't totally love the way it came out. I definitely could have benefitted from using some tape as guides. Without the tape, I had to layer the polish a bit to make corrections and it got pretty thick at the tips.

The last two Pixie Dust polishes in this collection were just screaming to be used together. Stevie, a violet sparkle, is a beautiful lilac shade that says ROBIN all over it. She dies over colors like this. Liberty, a blue sugary sparkle, has a touch of green in it that makes it almost the kind of tealish blue that I love so hard. I used two coats of each as a base for the mani below.

I love this collection so much! I really never expected to love these textured polishes as much as I do. If you haven't tried one yet you really need to. You can purchase Zoya polishes directly from their website or at your local Ulta store. Follow Zoya on Twitter and like them on Facebook too!

**The products featured in this post were provided for an honest review**