Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Zoya Spring Pixie Dust Swatches and Review

Left from top to bottom: Godiva, London, Dahlia
Right from top to bottom: Chyna, Nyx, Vespa
Zoya recently sent their fabulous new Spring Pixie Dust 2013 collection to me for review and I have to admit, I was very eager to try them! I know that there are a number of textured polishes on the market, but given my love for Zoya I had high hopes that these formulas would really work for me--I'm happy to say they did!

Zoya Chyna Pixie Dust Swatch

Zoya Chyna Pixie Dust - 2 coats. This is a deep, textured red with ruby red glitter in it. This was actually the first I swatched the day these arrived from Zoya for review. I couldn't wait to dive in and this jumped out at me first!

Zoya London Pixie Dust Swatch

Zoya London Pixie Dust - 2 coats. This is a textured, foggy gray with silver glitter in it.

Zoya Dahlia Pixie Dust Swatch

Zoya Dahlia Pixie Dust - 2 coats. This is a textured black with silver glitter in it.

Zoya Godiva Pixie Dust Swatch

Zoya Godiva Pixie Dust - 2 coats. This is a textured, light khaki neutral with silver glitter in it.

Zoya Nyx Pixie Dust Swatch

Zoya Nyx Pixie Dust - 2 coats. This is a textured, periwinkle with silver glitter in it.

Zoya Vespa Pixie Dust Swatch

Zoya Vespa Pixie Dust - 2 coats. This is a textured, green tea with silver glitter in it.


These retail for $9 retail.

Where to Buy

You can purchase these directly through Zoya's website HERE.

Final Thoughts

I actually really liked these and am so glad Zoya sent them to me for review so I could try them! I wasn't sure how I would like textured polish as I'm not a huge fan of gritty glitter, but these aren't sharp feeling when dried, just textured. I like that they include glitter in them--they're actually quite stunning in person because of it! The one thing I wish was a little different is that they had used other glitter colors in some of them like they did in Chyna. For example, multicolor or holographic in Dahlia would have been amazing! Perhaps we'll see something like that in the future as I doubt the Pixie Dust collections will end with the summer collection--at least I hope not!

I know a number of people were concerned with 2 things--drying and application. The dry time on these was comparable to most polishes I use--perhaps even a bit faster. I would advise waiting between coats to ensure it is 100% dry. Removal was not that bad at all. I was shocked because I generally hate removing glitter from my nails because I hate the wear and tear. These were easier to remove than most glitters I use, but took perhaps a teeny bit more effort than a cream or metallic. Not bad at all and not what I would consider tedious personally.

I did use a base coat on these as I never, ever wear polish without one--I used Gelous underneath. I did try these with a top coat and it almost completely absorbed some or lost some of its depth with others. I'm not sure whether or not I'll keep experimenting as they wore incredibly well without a top coat and I like the finish as it is.

So what do you think? Will you be trying Zoya's Pixie Dust formula? If you have already, which are your favorites?

Disclaimer: These products were sent by Zoya PR for review. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience. For additional information on these formulas please contact Zoya directly.


  1. i have london and i LOVE IT! i really want to go get chyna after the reviews i've seen of it.

    1. It is definitely worth it if you're a fan of red polish--which I definitely am ;)


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