I love the Zoya PixieDust polishes. When they first came out I was enamored with the fact that they dry matte but are still glittery and full of sparkle. This is the Fall 2013 Collection of PixieDust polishes from Zoya! The six new shades are incredibly gorgeous and the formula is still the same long-lasting, sparkling, matte formula I’ve grown to know and love. Swatches of the full collection inside,
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There are six brand new shades for Fall 2013. Zoya PixieDust polishes are meant to be worn without a base coat or a top coat. You simply apply the polish on your nails in one or two coats, and let it dry naturally. The polish will start off shiny and dry into a matte, textured finish. The cool thing about these polishes are that they are high shimmer and sparkle, and they retain their glimmer even though they dry matte. It’s a really unique formula, and my favorite part is how long these last on my nails. I can get a good 7-8 days of wear out of these.
Sunshine is a bright navy blue. Weird name for a blue color, no? At least that’s what I thought at first. This was perfectly opaque in just one coat! I was very impressed with how rich in color it was and that I needed only one coat. This is a really beautiful color because the silver bits of shimmer really pop against the blue.
Chita is an emerald green. Gor-geous. I love emerald so much and the fact that there is a really rich, jewel-toned green in the collection makes me happy. Again, only one coat was needed because this put down such rich color.
Tomoko is a stunning opalescent champagne-gold. This applied beautifully and required two coats. I adore the way this looks because it’s demure and more sophisticated. You can wear this to the office without it being overpowering. It’s also perfect for the summertime still, especially against a tan.
Carter was my favorite of the bunch in the packaging. It’s a bright grape purple with lighter purple shimmer in it. The formula on this one was the worst out of the collection. It wasn’t awful to work with, but I felt it could’ve been more opaque and rich in color, especially the base color. When you first apply it, it has a jelly-like purple base that is a bit sheer. This took three coats to make it perfectly opaque. That being said, it’s still a stunning purple shade, and it’s incredible enough in color for me to put up with the formula!
Arabella is your fuchsia pink of the bunch. The color isn’t super unique but it does look pretty with the PixieDust formula. This one kind of reminds me of the holiday season.
Dhara is a true orange shade with lighter, brighter bits of orange and gold shimmer in it. This is my favorite one in the collection. I was not expecting to love this one as much as I do! It is the embodiment of autumn, with its rich orange color and golden reflect. It just lights up on your nails and is the perfect fall color. Another fantastically rich shade, as well, needing only one coat.
With the exception of Carter (the purple), all of the polishes had a beautiful, rich, opaque formula. Carter needed three coats, and Tomoko (the champagne-beige) needed two coats, while the rest were rich enough for only one coat. These are gorgeous, modern, unique polishes that dry matte and still sparkle in the light. If you’ve never tried the Zoya PixieDust polishes, I highly recommend them!
The Zoya PixieDust Fall 2013 Collection is available online at Zoya’s website. Each six-piece sampler retails for $54.00 USD. You can also purchase each color individually for $9.00 USD. You can also find Zoya Nail Lacquer at Ulta stores nationwide.
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