Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zoya PixieDust Swatch and Review!

Hello loves!!
An exciting post for you today!! I have the new PixieDust Collection COMING SOON from Zoya!!
Zoya PixieDust -
Infused with Magic and Wonder!
Featuring the latest “must-have” nail polish finish – Textured, Matte & Sparkling.
 


Zoya PIXIE DUST - special edition
Dahlia (ZP656) - Black Beauty sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Chyna (ZP657) - Red Dazzle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Godiva (ZP658) - Soft Nude sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Vespa (ZP659) - Mint Kiss sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Nyx (ZP660) - Perfect Periwinkle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
      London (ZP661) - Fog Gray sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Follow the Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments Blog and stay tuned on Twitter (@Zoyanailpolish) and Facebook for release date updates. Zoya PixieDust: COMING SOON VIDEO… http://youtu.be/mUOVE4Iswrk Shop at zoya.com PixieDust retails for $9(US)

Some details and then a whole lot of photos!!! PixieDust applied easily! Surprisingly easy actually!!! Zoya recommends no base coat and no top and apply 1-3 thin coats, letting each coat dry before applying the next. They also said dry time is a little bit longer. I experienced NO problems in application or dry time. Although it takes longer to dry...because you are not using a fast dry top coat..I didn't experience longer than normal dry times. It's TEXTURED! It's not rough, like I thought it would be. I didn't actually think I'd like having this on my nails, but once it was on...the sparkle and the unique formula won me over :D
 Zoya Chyna - two coats. No base, no top coat.


 The sparkle on each and every one of these is insane (and hard to capture in still photos)!!!! And shows like crazy, even in low light. Each and every one of these is fit for a party :)

 And two pics with topcoat.  Looks GREAT. If you want to wear it this way, you may have to use 2 coats of top coat, because this did sink in a bit. It really brings out the sparkles for each polish when top coated.

 Zoya Dahlia - two coats




 Top coated!


 Zoya London - 3 coats



  Top coated!

 Zoya Vespa - 3 coats




 Top coated!

 Zoya Nyx - 3 coats




 And...top coated!

 And lastly, this is Zoya Godiva, 3 coats. The one I thought I'd like the least...I didn't want to take off. It's like the perfect nude sparkle. I just kept thinking beach. Pure perfect sparkly sand! :) It was really hard to capture the sparkle. It's crazy sparkles in real life!





 Top coated!

So....tell me? Are you going to try PixieDust? Which is (are) your favorites? 

All the best, 
Victoria 


*Disclosure - Products provided for my honest opinion and review.  

 

75 comments:

  1. I sure will take at least 4 of them haha can't wait!!

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  2. Hmmm...I am in love with the black, grey, blue, and green. I don't care much for the nude, but may end up getting the whole set anyways! lol.

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  3. I am not in love with the lumpy bumpy mani-but once a topcoat is added, then I calm down!

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  4. Not gonna lie, the idea wasnt my thing for a while but these swatches are beautiful. I surprised myself by liking so many of them without topcoat...especially the gray.

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  5. I'm liking these and I'm sure they even look better irl. They look like jellies with topcoat.

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  6. Thanks for the swatches! How was removal? Did you need a chisel?

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    1. Hi, actually..removal was easier than it is with a glitter polish. These came off without too much fuss :)

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  7. Omg I am in love with these!
    I want them all!
    :-)

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  8. I love them! Especially with top coat - the periwinkle one is my favourite :) x

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  9. wow, i want them all except for the black! I'd probably wear them with top coat, but man are they pretty, and unique colours too!!

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  10. Ooh, I think I want all of them! Especially Vespa ;)

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  11. ok now I know for sure that I want them all! <3

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  12. Wow! These are stunning! I'm putting them all on my wishlist right now!

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  13. I like them all but with top coat looks 10x better!! xx

    ps. I'm running a giveaway on my blog to win the Naked Basics Palette! You can enter here :)

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  14. I love them all. Especially with the top coat. What were they like to remove ??????

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    1. Good to hear :) exceellent swatches:) I need to get these, but I didn't like the nude one..... it kinda dissapeared ..... ebay sells them with shipping to norway , yey,,,, but 75 dollars total... shall .. shall not..??

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  15. Yup. Gonna have to get Godiva. No way around it. It's on my must have list.

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  16. These are gorgeous. I am definitely looking forward to them.

    I just might be the only one who loves them without top coat.

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  17. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about these but um...I'm kind of in love. with all of them. Which is bad because I'm in love with the Spring 2013 Truly collection too. crap, my wallet is already crying.
    I'm curious about removal too. How bad was it?

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    1. I should have put in the review..removal was NOT the pain you'd think it would be. Wasn't too bad!

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  18. Chyna looks a bit like Leading Lady from Essie

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  19. The colors are gorgeous- but I like them all better with top coat.

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  20. Omg Vespa without topcoat is GORGEOUS <3

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  21. I LOVE Chyna with top coat, it's a must have for me. Nyx is my second choice, and I'm sure I'll buy it too since I like how it looks both with and without top coat. I'm really surprised that I like most of these (the exception being Godiva, something about it is just getting me).

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  22. Oh, my God! I surely AM going to try it (them), only if they send to Italy! :-) Gorgeous type of nail polish, I've never seen something like this before! You made beautiful swatches! :-) My favourites are Dahlya and Nyx, but the truth is that I want them all! :-)

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  23. So beautiful, can't wait to get them all; especially because you indicated the formula was not hard to work with.

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  24. oh my goodness they are all my favs

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  25. Interesting that Zoya AND OPI both hit in this sandy texture thing for release same time - both come out in Jan with Zoya having a ton more color options over OPI's - though I did see some other OPIs in the NOPI line that will have the sandy texture so maybe total between the 2 lines Zoya and OPI parent company are equal in the # of shades out there. Since I am not who is not good with grit on my nails, this probably won't be for me. I am sure curious how the removal of this stuff is?????? Is is hard to get off like glitter? I only like them with the clear top coat. The green and the cornflower blue appeal to me color wise right now because I am looking for a lift from all the holiday intense shades and yet we had zip fall where I live this year and until mid Nov I felt stupid wearing anything dark. I am going to wait until I can get into a retail place that sells the OPI to touch them samples to see if I think I could deal with the grit factor before I would order any of these Zoyas - but I like the way the Zoyas look over the liquid sand ones from OPI

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  26. Beautiful, and beautiful photos! How is removal?

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  27. wow - these are just the most amazing swatches you have ever done - pure perfection xxx

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  28. wonderful photos - I love all the colors xx

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  29. Cool collection and great swatches! I think this is one of those things where I will have to try it for myself to see how I like it. Often something is very different in person than in photos. On another note, I feel like we just got inundated with so many awesome winter/holiday collections, now there's a crop of spring collections popping up to tempt me. And the holidays aren't even over! Sigh!!

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  30. Your swatches are great.. I'm not sure how I feel about the textured look, but I definitely like them with topcoat :)

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  31. I keep looking at swatches and I just can't decide what I think yet. Some swatches make me say "yes" others have me saying "no" :) haha I definitely want to try at least one. Sometimes they don't look like liquid sand, they look like a mistake lol :)

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  32. Thanks for the preview posting! The new 2013 Zoya PixieDust shades are very unique indeed. Matte, Sparkly and Textured - not what we usually see in nail polish (Glossy and Slick). As to the questions on removal, we've found them to be easier to remove than glitter formulas. Simply hold the polish on a cotton pad to the nail for a few moments and then it will slip off without too much rubbing. Remember to apply the color to a perfectly clean nail and to allow a bit of extra dry time - after it looks matte you are good to go (BONUS - they wear longer than traditional matte formulas). Also of note, the texture is funky, fresh and most of all interesting but nothing so rough that it will snag clothing.
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  33. I allowed my myself to buy 3 of these and I can't decide which... Which ones were your favorites?

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    1. Oh, that's such a personal decision! Based on your own (color) preferences. My favorites are Dahlia, Godiva and Nyx. <3

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  34. Thanks a lot! I was on the fence about Godiva (for fear ov VNL) but I am definitely getting it now.

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  35. Nyx looks great, both with and without the top coat. :)

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  36. I found glitter chips faster on my nails, did these chip easily?

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    1. Hi, I kept one of them on for a few days and I had no chips :)

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  37. May I ask how many coats of top coat you used to get those so smooth? =)

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    1. Hi Joseybird, I used one thick coat...but they might need another coat after that "sinks" in. I suppose it also depends on which top coat you use, but I think 1-2 coats would do it.

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    2. WOW thanks!! I think I need these now....

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  38. I love all of them except Godiva... and I'm not so keen on the polishes without topcoat, I feel they look a bit too grainy for me but with the topcoat they look incredible! Lovely photos xx

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  39. They are so pretty! I love them all!

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  40. Your swatches are beautiful! These are very interesting and unique polishes. It's nice to hear that these aren't too rough, because they seem like they would be. I love Nyx and Godiva. I ordered Nyx first in the Zoya promo to see how I like it.

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  41. Thanks so much for the wonderful swatches and review! I am dying to try these, but don't want to spend the money yet because I'm worried about one thing... I don't think I'd mind that they're textured but I HATE when ragged edges/surfaces catch on my clothes. Did this happen at all, even once? Is the texture sharp or just lumpy? How does it work when you "wrap your tips"?

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    1. The texture is a lot like an emery board. It didn't snag my clothing while I wore it.

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  42. They look really pretty and I will probably pick all of them up. Only thing - they look a lot like Mariah Carey/OPI's liquid sand, just more monotone than the Mariah collection. Still, thanks for the swatches!

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  43. Wow, Godiva does look like sand! And Chyna? WOW!

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  44. How did you snag these already? Zoya told me they didn't even have the media samples available yet! :)

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    1. Hi Stacy. Zoya sent these to me to do preview swatches.

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  45. I get super jealous looking at these swatches! lol . I am (im)patiently waiting for my order, which Zoya hasn't even started to ship out yet. Zoya' s colors are more wearable than OPI' s. I like the Liquid Sands, (I have all 4) but the bright, vivid colors tend to compete with the crazy sparkle, making them a bit much - especially the blue and pink. I did find it interesting that both companies added a periwinkle (my FAVORITE color!) to their collection. I' m curious to see if they compliment each other, and will work well together in an ombre effect.

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    1. Hey!! Did you get yours yet I hope? I like the OPI too, but agree, the Zoya's are more wearable :)

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  46. So excited for this collection! Can't quite decide which ones. Chyna, Godiva and London for sure. Thanks for the beautiful swatches!

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  47. Stellar post! I'll be getting these soon eventually posting them on my blog but I simply can't imagine any better photos!

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  48. Id love to buy some how can i buy it?

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    1. Kassie, the information is in the blog post. To purchase go to zoya.com :D

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  49. I bought Godiva, am wearing it now and LOVE IT!!!!! Just ordered London tonight. After I put the Godiva on I knew I needed another shade! Might get Nyx later on too.

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  50. Love your swatches! (Just started getting into nail polish, so I appreciate all the photos and insight!) Are these as textured as the OPI Mariah Carey Line? I just bought those and I'm kinda disappointed by the colors of most of them once dry.

    I'm really curious about the Zoya Dahlia! Long, long time ago (like, High School Goth days) Manic Panic used to make a textured black nail polish that I loved (Yes, Manic Panic made a polish-god I'm dating myself). It's still in my heart to find a replacement for that black polish, but I gotta know, how textured is Dahlia?

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  51. I bought all of them and got to swatch today. They are ALL AMAZING!!

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  53. Love your swatches, your pictures are great! I'm wearing godiva right now, and I really really love it.. I love the nude color, it suits my skin tone, i love the way it sparks, gorgeous! Thank you for the swatches ;)

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