Zoya Summer 2014 Magicial Pixie Dust Collection
Hi guys! It sure was nice having the day off work yesterday but I'm sorry for those who still had to work. I'm completely thrown for a loop though, don't even know what day of the week it is. I have so much to do and only five days left in the month to do it. I did enjoy the lengthy weekend to get some nice R&R in and saw the new X-Men movie. I'm a comic-book geek as well as a polish addict so I did enjoy the movie very much. I also received my brand new Zoya polishes on Saturday and that's what I'll be sharing with you today.
Ginni is a soft pink glittery ultra textured polish that dries to a matte look.
There was a lot oh 'whoa, didn't expect that' with this polish. I definitely wasn't expecting to be so overwhelmed with glitters nor did I expect the matte finish. Overwhelmed and surprised in good ways! The matte finish adds a nice touch and balance to the texture and holo glitters. Swatched over a clear base coat, used three thin coats, and did not use a topcoat. As always, it's best to avoid using a topcoat when using a texture polish as it will diminish the affect. I was surprised by how sheer this polish is in one coat, so you'll definitely need at least three thin coats for full opacity. Because of this and not being able to use a fast-drying topcoat, the dry-time will be a bit longer than it normally would.
Bar is a nude glitter filled texture textured polish that dries to a matte finish.
I absolutely love the nude shade for this texture. My very first polish from Zoya ever was their nude original Pixie Dust so this was definitely a throw-back. Of course, it's glitter-packed unlike the original pixies and that definitely makes me more exciting. Swatched over a clear base coat, used three thin coats, and did not use a topcoat. Like Ginni, you'll find that it is a bit on the sheer side and will need at least three coats to accomplish an opaque look. The formula, however, is really good and makes it super easy to apply. I didn't have to dab each layer but I did have to wait for each to dry a bit before applying the next.
Ario is a violet glittery textured polish that dries to a matte finish.
Look at how vibrant this shade is! Definitely my favorite one from the trio set. I think this shade is a good representation of the wild and crazy side of the summer, while the other two stand for the relaxation and summer loving. It also suits my skin-tone so well. *fist-pump* Though out of the three this one is the only one I felt didn't really dry matte. Swatched over a clear base coat, used three thin coats, and did not use a topcoat. Consistency with the formula was exactly the same as the others. Sheer in one coat and full opacity achieved in three thin coats. I didn't have any problems when applying this polish, however, as I've mentioned before allow for a bit of drying time between layers.
If you enjoyed the Magical Pixie Dust Collection back in Spring then this will be right up your alley. This was my first time trying the 'Magical' variation of the Pixie Dust line so I was surprised at the big differences. These beauties are much more glitter packed than the original line but also a lot more sheer. Because of this you'll find yourself having to wait a long dry-time. As a person who enjoys textured polish, I don't mind the extra wait because the finish is absolutely beautiful.
The Zoya Summer 2014 Magical Pixie Dust Collection is available to order at Zoya.com. Each polish in this collection will retail for $10 each. Let me know down in the comments, which one is your favorite?
Posted by Manicured and Marvelous