Thursday, August 8, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dust Fall 2013 Swatches

Happy Thursday, Everyone! I'm still feeling pretty lousy and hoping that I'll be on the up and up by tomorrow. For now, I've got some swatches to share with you all! I splurged and bought the entire fall Pixie Dust collection from Zoya a few weeks ago and thought I'd share my experience with them here with you all. It's a picture heavy post to hang in there!

These are my first Pixie Dust polishes and it's safe to say I'm a convert. They are incredibly forgiving polishes to work with, which allows for fast application. They are a matte finish that doesn't require top coat, and they dry in minutes. I actually took my one of these camping with me last weekend and was out and about 5 minutes after applying it. I love that. 

Carter is a "Royal Purple with matte, textured, sparkling metal finish" and while I don't quite the the metal effect, this is definitely a rich and royal purple. This is 3 coats and was by far the toughest formula to work with - it was a bit on the thick side - but nothing you can manage easily. 

Dhara is a "firey orange copper" and I would definitely agree with that description. This orange is fabulous and rich, but I'm frankly a bit confused that it's part of a fall collection. I suppose I could see this worn around Halloween time though? This is 2 coats and had a great formula.

Arabella is a very pretty fuschia with the same "metal" finish as the rest of the collection. This reminds me a bit of Zoya's Blaze, but I think this has more pink in it. This is almost a one coater, but I used 2. Again, great formula and easy to work with.

While I'm not quite sure of the name, this champagne color is one of my favorites from the collection. I was not expecting to love it as much as I did and it was just so elegant and romantic. This is 3 coats (since it's a bit more sheer and light) and was a breeze to apply.

A fabulous forest green, Chita made me feel like I had moss or grass growing on my fingertips! While this may sound creepy, I really loved this color. I don't have a green quite this rich and, well, green. This is ONE coat! Excellent application. 

While blue doesn't come to mind when one hears the word sunshine, that may change after seeing this polish. I am in love. I think this is my favorite of the collection. Zoya calls it "Van Gogh Navy Blue" and I couldn't agree more. I am actually really tempted to use this as a base and recreate Starry Nights. This was another one coater which is excellent for polish wasters like myself and the formula was perfection. 

Overall, I really love this collection. Some of the colors are a bit bright for a fall collection in my opinion, but I can see them being worn for certain holidays. The formulas are almost all perfect and easy to work with and you can't ask for much more when it comes to nail polish. My favorites from this collection were Sunshine, Chita and Tomoko. You can purchase the collection from Zoya here. If you've never bought or made an account with Zoya, by clicking that link and making an account, you should receive a free bottle of Zoya polish which can be found in your "My Coupons/Promos" section. More info on it here

What is your favorite from this collection? Does this feel like a "Fall" collection? 

Happy Polishing!