Zoya’s newest nail polish line is called PixieDust, and it’s a new formula that features a matte base with glitter in it. This sounds like a weird concept, but if you think of it like stars in the night sky (matte black sky, sparkling stars) then it makes sense :) I was excited about this because I really love matte with sparkles- most of my Inglot eyeshadows are like that. It’s a formula that isn’t too common and gives a really unique texture and look.
The formula on this particular polish is kind of difficult to work with if you don’t let each coat dry before adding another. When I first swatched these I wasn’t being patient, and the formula ends up being goopy and pulling if you try and layer too soon. Good thing is that this polish dries fast, and because of the formula its really easy to tell when it’s set (just wait until its matte!) Another annoyance, for me at least, is the texture. I really like my nails to feel super smooth, but these are all about that grainy texture. Normally I’d just throw on a top coat to smooth it out, but that would defeat the matte aspect and make them shiny (also really pretty, but not what I’m going for!)
These polishes needed about three coats to be fully opaque. On the swatch of London, I only had two coats and you can still see a lot of my nails (all other colors have three coats) It might even make sense to use a similar, regular polish first, then use one coat of the PixieDust polishes so you use less polish.
The wear on these was nice, I had Dahlia on for three days and didn’t notice really any chipping (and no top coat!) As far as removing these polishes, it’s the same annoyance as any glitter polish is. Easiest routes are to either soak your nails with a cotton pad and nail polish remover for a few minutes (not scrubbing) or just pick it off.
Godiva Vespa NYX Chyna London Dahlia
Vespa NYX Chyna London Dahlia
PixieDust Polishes available for $9 each from Zoya.