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Feb 182013

Oooh Pixie Dust! I’m not sure about you but something with the name Pixie Dust is NOT something I could resist. So a few moths ago when Zoya released a teaser video about the new polishes they would be releasing I was on pins and needles.

Did you know that Zoya employees are referred to as polish fairies? And they call their loyal customers pixies. So I guess this is a collection named for all of us Zoya fanatics!

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, since the video made the polishes look like something akin to the popular caviar manicure, but with sparkle. I thought maybe it would be complicated to apply and only last for a day or two. But the effect was so cool that I was willing to put in the work.

Luckily, these polishes are anything but complicated. They apply just like regular nail polish, but leave a matte, textured, sparkly finish. When I was thinking of a way to describe these, the only thing I could come up with at first was geodes. As a kid I was incredibly drawn to those amazing crystal formations hiding inside of plain old rocks. Again I was sold. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that pixie dust polishes are more like druse quartz for the nails. Druse has been a big trend in jewelry over the past few years, and I love the look of it. Unfortunately it’s pretty pricey. But for the low low price of $9 a bottle you can have the same glitzy finish on all ten of your pretty little digits.

I think that this collection will suit the glitter obsessed and more conservative polish lover alike. These really have a very refined elegant feel. You won’t feel awkward or gaudy while wearing them. There are 6 colors in the collection: Chyna (red), Dahlia (black), Godiva ( beig-y nude), Vespa ( light jade green), Nyx ( twilight/periwinkle blue), and London (grey).  I have Godiva, Vespa, Nyx, and London. Now that I’ve had a chance to wear them, I may just have to get the other two!


L to R: Godiva, London, Vespa, Nyx

L to R: Godiva, London, Vespa, Nyx

The wear on these is pretty great for a matte polish. I think that the texture helps it “grab” the nails better. I usually only get one full day of wear on matte polish without a top coat. If I use a matte topcoat I can usually extend the wear by another day or so. The pixie dust polishes wore for 4 days before I saw any chipping.

with flash L to Right: London, Godiva, Vespa, Nyx (2 coats)

with flash L to Right: London, Godiva, Vespa, Nyx (2 coats)

no flash L to R : London, Godiva, Vespa, Nyx

no flash L to R : London, Godiva, Vespa, Nyx


The texture was not as grittty as I had anticipated. It is certainly not smooth like a normal polish, but the texture is more like really fine sand paper. It won’t snag on your clothes or in your hair. I also like that using hand creams or lotion didn’t affect the matte finish like it can with some other matte polishes.  And removal was at least 50% easier  than standard glitter. I used my regular soak with remover for 15 seconds routine, and everything glided off my nails easily. There was not lint stuck in anything and no shredding the cotton ball trying to scrub off big chunks of glitter.

So what do you think? Are you wishing for some Pixie Dust? What colors do you like the most?


  13 Responses to “Mani Monday”

  1. Okay being the purest that I am, I find it amazing that I really think these are doable for me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ooo!! I really like these. I like that matt look and in a glittery polish it’s a plus. I will have to give them a visit. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think they are all very pretty

  4. Oh this is sooooo cute! I have got to have these in my life pronto! Thanks for sharing and adding to my polish addiction…haha!
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  5. These are really cute. Zoya has gotten so much better over the years!
    Tori recently posted..Manicure Monday – I’m not impressed Jamberry!My Profile

    • I’ve only known about Zoya for the past 2 or 3 years, but they’re definitely in my top go to companies. They seem to have a color and finish for every taste.

  6. I love these colors! Super Cute!

  7. I like the colors and the fact it isn’t rough :0)
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  8. I’m glad to see these polishes swatched, I actually think it’s Zoya’s version of the OPI liquid sand versus the caviar. I’m currently on a polish no-buy so I’m going to miss out but its nice living vicariously thru others!
    EbonyCPrincess recently posted..MANICure Monday: Zoya Gemma with Flower Nail ArtMy Profile

    • I prefer these to the OPI liquid sand. I think that they are considering making these permanent and adding more colors to the line, so you may be able to snag some once your no buy is over. :)

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