I have already swatched these polishes before in my Instagram account (@tinkybellgotlacquered) but since we are doing TPW, it's just right that I swatch them again, more properly this time. :)
The Zoya Pixie Dust polishes are a totally different kind of textured polish than the first two I posted (see the O.P.I here and the Milani here.) You'll see in the swatches what makes these different from the others.
(All four polishes dry to a textured,matte yet sparkly finish.)
First in line, Miranda.
Next up, we have Solange.
Solange is a yellow gold foil with fine glitters. Opaque in two, but I did three because I had some bald spots (user error, not the polish's fault.)
And here we have Liberty.
Liberty is a slightly dark blue jelly base with fine glitters. It looks less dark in person. Again, opaque in two coats but shown is three coats for a more color-saturated look. Note: most people say Liberty stains, but I have not personally experienced any staining. I haven't worn it for longer than ten minutes, so I cannot say if it stains if worn for longer than that.
Last but not the least, here is Stevie.
Stevie is a red-toned lavender crelly base with fine glitters. I did three coats for a more color-saturated look, but is opaque in two.
Of course I had to try it with top coat... Here they are with TC:
|Miranda with top coat|
|Solange with top coat|
|Liberty with top coat|
|Stevie with top coat|
I love the colors of these polishes more than their predecessor, the original Zoya Pixie Dust shades. (I don't have any of the original Pixie Dusts.) The formula is as what can be expected of Zoya polishes: beautiful and perfect. Considering these are essentially glitterbombs, they were easy to work with. Dry time was also fast. I have always loved Zoya ever since I bought my first (Wednesday, but that's for another post down the line.) Their brushes are one of my favorite brushes to use: soft but doesn't leave streaks or bald spots, and fans out nicely. Altough, I found the Pixie Dust brushes to be a bit fluffier than the usual, but maybe that's because of the polish itself... I'm not too sure. Removal can also be a bit messy. But either way, I love these polishes!
Would I recommend these polishes? Um, YES! Zoya is one of my favorite brands because of their formula and their brushes. I haven't encountered a Zoya polish that I haven't liked (well, maybe certain shades, but that's because I didn't like the color. Not Zoya's fault!) and these are no exception. The price might be a bit steep at $9 a pop ($8 for regular shades) plus shipping, but Zoya always as flash sales/promos so be sure to follow their Facebook page for updates. (I have a secret: I almost always only buy Zoya when they have a sale...) The texture might be off-putting for some, but some top coat will take care of that.
And that's it for Day 3 of Textured Polish Week! Stay tuned for the next installment in the series. :)
*I bought these polishes with my own money from the Zoya website for $9 a bottle. Check their Facebook page for updates on flash sales/deals. Zoya is also available at ULTA and some nail supply shops.*
*Disclaimer: Due to variations in screen displays and resolutions, polishes may appear different to each reader. I try my best to capture colors as accurately as I can, and if I can't, then I try to describe the color/s to the best of my ability.*