Monday, February 11, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Swatches, Part 2

I'm excited for the second half of the PixieDust collection from Zoya! If you missed the first half, I reviewed them as well. I'm really in love with these polishes, and I'm very glad that I got them. I wanted to show them with and without topcoat again, so brace for a photo-heavy post!


From left to right: Godiva, Vespa, and Chyna. I really like these colors. When I first saw the collection, I thought Vespa was going to be my favorite shade for sure. After trying them all, it's difficult to say though!

First up, Godiva

Godiva, without topcoat

Godiva is a pretty neutral shade. It's almost like a nude but a bit more beige with yellow undertones. The yellow side of it is very apparent in these photos, making it look more like sand than a gritty nude.

Godiva, without topcoat

I really like this shade a lot more than I thought I would. It seemed a bit boring at first, but it's very nice. I like how it's very neutral and almost nude, but still packs a punch of glitter to look glamorous. I like some subtle sparkle paired with nude. 

Godiva, with topcoat

Godiva also dried pretty matte, but it isn't as obvious since it's a lighter shade. I used three coats to get complete coverage. Adding a coat of Seche Vite made it just a bit darker again, and smoothed it out completely.

Godiva, with topcoat

Godiva is very sparkly, just like the rest, but still a bit more subtle given the color. I really like this one and will be using it again soon!

Next up, Vespa

Vespa, without topcoat

On to Vespa, which I was looking forward to trying most. I really like light greens, especially subdued shades like jade green. Vespa just about fits that description, and paired with glitter, I am in love.

Vespa, without topcoat

I applied three coats of Vespa since it was a little sheer. It applied very smoothly and easily. I'm surprised at how well these polishes apply since they're so full of glitter and textured grit!

Vespa, with topcoat

I think I might actually prefer this one with topcoat. I love the texture, but something about the smooth jade green with sparkle inside is very appealing to me. I might have to try it with a topcoat, but leave an accent nail textured!

Vespa, with topcoat

Lastly, Chyna

Chyna, without topcoat

Chyna is almost the oddball to me. The other colors all seem much more subdued and pale, while Chyna is a very bright red shade. It is also a jelly, but the glitter in it appears much more red while the other five PixieDust polishes have silver glitter.

Chyna, without topcoat

Still, I love this color! The red is much brighter than the other shades, but I think it goes well with the collection. The rest is perfect for Valentine's Day, so I think I might have to use this one when I go out to dinner!

Chyna, with topcoat

Chyna is a deep red jelly, so only a couple coats are necessary. This one covered very well like Dahlia did since it is darker. A third coat makes it look very deep and interesting though, as you can see glitter from the first layers through it.

Chyna, with topcoat

Like the others, this one smoothed out fine with one coat of Seche Vite. The color didn't change as much with this one when it dried. It was a bit more matte, but it wasn't as obvious as some of the other colors. Therefore, the topcoat didn't really change the color so much, but only changed the finish a bit. 

After trying all six PixieDust polishes, I can say that I'm very impressed! They all applied easily, and they also removed very easily. I was afraid that they would have to be removed like glitter polish, and be a huge pain to take off. I did use cotton balls soaked in polish remover to take it off, but it slid right off, and there really wasn't anymore cleanup required. The color selection is also wonderful, and I love all of them with or without topcoat! 

You can buy PixieDust polishes for $9.00 each from Zoya's website.

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