Friday, April 12, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dust Spring Limited Collection

*these polishes were sent by Zoya to me for review, opinion is mine.

I was sent these beautiful colors by Zoya to review and was surprised at how sparkly and mesmerizing they are. The pictures people had been releasing didn't do them justice. I really thought I was going to be disappointed. I think I am now in love with textured polish, because they dry so fast. Two coats and you are done in minutes.

Many people are concerned that the texture of the polish might be annoying, but I really didn't notice it at all. Compared to the OPI liquid sands these don't have chunky glitters but small super fine glitter dust, so the texture isn't in your face. I might be weird, but I enjoy rubbing my thumb against the texture.

Next, as you can see the colors are amazing. Each one is infused, I would say, with the most dazzling "pixie dust." My Favorite were; Dahlia (black), Vespa (slightly gray tinted green), and Nyx (slightly gray tinted blue). All the colors sans Chyna and Godiva, were slightly gray hued. The only thing, I would say with Chyna one coat was all I needed. Two made it look like I had dried blood on my nails. So, I added two coats of Top Coat and it went from dried blood to BLING! The red glitter just popped!

Application on all except Chyna was great. They applies easily and cleanly and dried very vast. Most were pretty opaque with two coats, but you might want three. I wouldn't use a base coat, I tried that with Vespa, and it took forever to dry and smudged on all fingers. Now, Chyna was pretty mean, she made a mess, was harder to apply, and the brush kind of got thick with the polish.

Overall, I loved this collection! Definitely unique and different. That is what I love about Zoya, that and that they are 5-free. Visit their site at zoya.com to purchase for $9.

See the entire collection of my Pixie photos on my Facebook page.

*these polishes were sent by Zoya to me for review, opinion is mine.













Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Recent Unposted Manis

These are all manis I have done the past couple of months but have not blogged about. I just love these combos.

Picture 1. OPI Bond Collection You Only Live Twice over OPI Cancun Fiesta. I was just in a pink mood. Yes, this was a fast and dirty mani, sorry for the mess, I had done several colors before I chose these two. I am in love with YOLT, it has the most subtle gold shimmer.

Picture 2. Whimsical Ideas by Pam Saturday Morning Cartoons over standard black. This indie by WIbP is amazing. Let me just say she has quickly become my favorite handmade polish. Her polishes are unique, have great names, and apply amazing.

Picture 3. My first texture polish by OPI from the Mariah Carey collection called Get Your Number. First, I am sold on textured polish. Second, this is the most amazing and unique color/polish OPI has released in a long time. Completely opaque in two coats. Went on like a dream.

Picture 4. Candeo Orchid. I have a love hate with Candeo. The colors are amazing. However, all my glitters sink. To solve the problem I upside down the bottle for a while before I use it, the shake the hell out of it. I also have application problems, with trying to get the glitter where I want it. Maybe, it is my expectations, but I guess I want full coverage in no more than 3 coats. These are better as Top coat glitters.







Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Funny April Fools Joke!

Sorry I wasn't here, but on Vacation, and couldn't post Zoya's funny April Fool's joke.

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