Zoya Stevie Swatches

Hello again everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying this lovely Saturday.  Here in North Carolina the weather has started to get really hot and humid.  I’m so not looking forward to that aspect of summer.  I hate hot weather and rarely get to go to the beach so summer is my least favorite season.

One thing that I do enjoy about summer is the bright color palette.  Zoya recently launched its Pixie Dust summer collection.  I ran across one lonely bottle of Stevie a few weeks ago at Ulta and my boyfriend bought it for me.  I’ve been coveting this color since I saw it on other polish blogs.

Zoya Pixie Dust in Stevie

Zoya Pixie Dust in Stevie

If you read my previous Pixie Dust review, then you know how much I loved Chyna.  Let me tell you guys, I am in love with Stevie too.  This is a beautiful light purple with tons and tons of silver glitter, which gives the perfect amount of shimmer, especially in natural light.  Stevie is gorgeous.

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Texture close-up

Texture close-up

Application was smooth and simple.  Textured polishes are generally very forgiving, so if you mess up a little it is very easy to fix your mistake without having to remove and start all over.  I was also able to wear Stevie for five days with minimal tip wear and it did not chip.

After trying two Pixie Dust polishes, I really don’t think Zoya can do any wrong.  I highly recommend trying at least one Pixie Dust polish, even if you’re not completely sold on the textured trend yet.

You can purchase Pixie Dust from Zoya’s website for $9.00 each.

Have you tried Pixie Dust yet? Are you just as hooked as I am? Let me know in the comments!

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Zoya Pixie Dust Review

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had a nice Easter.  I worked all Easter weekend and am very happy to have today off.

Today I’m reviewing a polish from the Zoya Pixie Dust collection.  This product is similar to OPI Liquid Sand (which you can read about here).  I was really excited to try this product after seeing it on other nail polish blogs, so when I spotted Chyna at Ulta a couple of weeks ago I snatched it up!

Zoya Pixie Dust polish in Chyna

Zoya Pixie Dust polish in Chyna

Chyna is such a beautiful deep red color and as you can see from the picture it’s packed with glitter and sparkle.  The picture was taken with flash so the actual color is a little darker than what’s shown.

The Pixie Dust polish applies like a normal polish and dries to a textured matte finish.  I loved the way this polish applied.  The formula is smooth and I didn’t have any streaking to cover with a second coat.

After the first coat

After the first coat

One coat.  You can already see the texture!

One coat. You can already see the texture!

The second coat of polish was also really easy to apply.  With OPI Liquid Sand, the texture made it a little difficult to apply the second coat.  I felt like my brush was dragging on the nail and not spreading the polish evenly.  I didn’t have this problem with the Pixie Dust.

I waited five minutes between the first and second coat.  Once the second coat was on, I was taken away! This polish is absolutely gorgeous.  Although it’s a matte finish, the glitter gives it a beautiful, sparkly shine.  I also really like the texture.  It’s similar to Liquid Sand, but a little less like sandpaper.

After the second coat

After the second coat

Texture close-up

Texture close-up

Beautiful texture and sparkle

Beautiful texture and sparkle

With Zoya bottle

With Zoya bottle

An even better bottle shot

An even better bottle shot

I absolutely love the Zoya Pixie Dust polish! I can’t say enough about the gorgeous color and sparkle and how easy it was to apply.  Although it is similar to OPI Liquid Sand, the Zoya formula is a little better to work with in my opinion.

Like Liquid Sand, more Pixie Dust colors will be available in future collections.  You can get Pixie Dust on Zoya’s website or in Ulta stores for $9.00 each.