Sunday, April 28, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Summer Edition

Welcome to Texture Week! I've got so many bumpy polishes to share that I had to kick off this special blog event with a rare Sunday night post. Texture Week #1 features the Zoya PixieDust Summer Edition collection, which was sent to me for review. The six shades in this group are called Solange, Beatrix, Destiny, Miranda, Stevie, and Liberty.



Solange is a golden yellow.





Beatrix is a yellow orange.





Destiny is an orange red.





Miranda is a raspberry pink.





Stevie is a lilac—yay, finally a purple for me in the 18 Zoya summer colors.





Liberty is a warm-leaning blue.





These all have the same fine-grained matte glitter finish as the first collection of PixieDust for Spring 2013. I used two coats of all of them, except for Destiny, which needed a third to become similarly opaque. Even without topcoat, these do sparkle. Here's Liberty in low light, blurred to show the light sparking off it:



I wouldn't have thought to do a gradient with these, but Fia Kilbourn did and posted one using Beatrix, Destiny, and Miranda on Nail Polish Lovers community on Google+. I had to try my own version with Solange, Beatrix, and Destiny—I think it looks a little bit like candy corn, actually:



I added topcoat to the gradient so you can see how these polishes look smooth and shiny (one word: great)—





Of course my favorite is Stevie, since my eyes just go to purple first. I'm still not 100% sold on texture. These Zoyas are fairly smooth as bumpy things go—they don't catch on clothes or anything like that—but the texture is a bit distracting nonetheless. I found myself wanting to rub the pad of my thumb on the other fingers, which wasn't so great when I'd find they weren't quite dry. They do require more dry time than my normal manicures with quick dry topcoat, for sure. On the plus side, minor dings while they're drying are less visible than with a non-textured polish.

The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.

18 comments:

  1. I really like 3 of these! Solange looks gorgeous on you! I like them even more I think with the top coat.

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  2. Solange and Liberty are the eye catchers for me!

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  3. That's a cool collection of textures. I *really* like the blue one - that colour is so pretty!

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  4. Liberty is my fave! I'm excited for this week!

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  5. So pretty! Especially with the top coat!
    (^o^)

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  6. I am in love with these polishes! The gradient you did is so pretty, especially shiny :D

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  7. Lovely swatches and that gradient is GORGEOUS! Every time I see these Stevie (the lilac) is my favourite, and you confirm that again, lol!

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  8. Gorgeous swatches! I like Liberty the most :)

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  9. The gradient mani looks so cool! I'm not entirely sold on the texture trend either, I still love looking at swatches of them! :)

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  10. Jealous!!! I almost forgot, but now I want these all over again!! Awesome gradient. :)

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  11. Goodness I want them alllll! I am seriously dying to get these because they are so bright and cheery. I am a little afraid of the texture craze but omg the colors are gorgeous. I love that gradient too!

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  12. Love these bumpy polishes :) They look so fun to play with!

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  13. I love the blue one! I will have to add it to my collection. Great post :)

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  14. of all these polishes your gradient looks the best :D

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  15. Great gradient (smooth version -> the best)!

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