Happy Monday! You must think I'm crazy for being happy on a Monday of all days, but I have a three-day work week. That's certainly something to celebrate, right? Counting the days until my long weekend begins. Hopefully I'll be well enough to enjoy it. At the very least, I already know what polish I'll be rocking all weekend. Yes, the new Zoya Ultra PixieDust Collection! I was supremely excited when Zoya announced this collection for multiple reasons. The first Zoya polish I ever purchased was from their original PixieDust line, so this definitely brought back some fond memories. And, of course, it's textured polishes, which I have always been a huge fan of. Sounds like all smiles, right? Well let's take a closer look and you can be the judge.
The Ultra PixieDust line from Zoya is now available for purchase on their website. This collection is in addition to Zoya's other Fall lines released last month: Entice, Ignite, and Naturel Deux Pt 2.
Oswin can be described as a true red textured PixieDust with crimson Mega Hex particles. Red has always been one of my favorite colors and the texture in this is spectacular. As you can see, this polish dries to a matte finish. Formula and consistency were excellent, I didn't experience any issues. You do have to apply this polish with a slight dabbing method to get a good even textured look. I applied three thin coats and I wouldn't recommend any more than that.
Noir can be described as a deep, vampy plum textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex particles. Needless to say, this is one sexy polish. Seriously, I feel like a total babe with this beauty on, haha. Unfortunately, this one didn't completely matte down, even after a whole day of wearing it around. It's not the worst thing though because it stills look gorgeous with a bit of shine.
Arianna can be described as a plum-toned red wine textured PixieDust with Mega Hex particles. As you can tell by these photos, this is another that didn't dry to a matte finish. It looks insanely similar to Oswin, however, if you look at them side by side you can see that Arianna has a more plum-feel. If I had to pick between the two, I'd go with Oswin for the more red hue and beautiful matte finish. Not that this one is bad in any way, I personally just prefer the bright red rather than the wine red. Formual wise, however, this shared the same consistency as the other two and gave me no issues when applying.
Overall I wish there was more of a variation in the color scheme, in the bottle Arianna and Oswin look almost completely alike. If you're not a fan of red in general, then chances are you probably won't be a fan of these polishes unfortunately. I am definitely a fan of red/plum shades, but even for me this is a little much. Definitely the stand out of the trio is Noir and it's the one I wholeheartedly recommend. As I mentioned before, only one of the three dried completely matte but after watching the how-to video from Zoya I get why. I didn't allow each layer to completely dry before applying the next so that's definitely something to take into consideration if you're having trouble. Below is the video provided by Zoya explaining how-to apply their PixieDust line polishes.
The Zoya Ultra PixieDust line is now available for purchase for $10.00 each or $30.00 for the trio set. As always, these polishes can be purchased at Zoya.com or at your nearest Zoya retailer.
So tell me guys, which one is your favorite?