Today's post also comes with a video! My first "quickie" was filmed surrounding these precious gems. Make sure you watch it if you want to hear my explicit thoughts on these nail polishes.
Lots of nail polish brands have been popping out textured nail polishes lately. If you're anything like me, you've hopped on this bandwagon. From OPI to Sally Hansen, textured nail polishes seem to be ~where it's at.
However, Zoya decided to take things up a notch and whip out a textured nail polish with GLITTER! These, in my opinion, are far better looking than your average bumpy nail polish.
ONWARD TO SWATCHES
The two nail polishes I have from the Pixie Dust range are Godiva and Dahlia (above).
The bottle is your typical Zoya bottle but with a matte black lid that has a rubberized effect on it (think Nars packaging) which makes it pretty easy to open. The brush resembles the Essie brushes which I don't mind at all.
The formula doesn't feel gritty or lumpy or uneven when applying. This makes it incredibly easy to apply this polish evenly without missing spots. With one coat, the polish is pretty sheer. I find this works best when you use two thin coats and make it dry COMPLETELY. Make sure you let them dry for at least 15 minutes. They might look dry after five, but just give them another ten minutes to ensure you don't fuck them up.
That being said, I personally think a 15-20 minute dry time is incredible. I've had some polishes take up to an hour to dry without smudging. And the great part is that once they dry they NEVER FUCKING MOVE EVER AGAIN.
You might need to whip out a jackhammer to get these fuckers off. The polish is really strong and doesn't chip. This is awesome for someone like me who would rather a colour last up to a month long without needing a cotton ball soaked in remover, but if you're really flaky about changing the colour of your nails, you might want to take caution.
Godiva is actually the prettiest nude shade I've ever tried. It's this really gorgeous pale champagne with ivory shimmer that really just adapts well to the skin tone of your fingers.
I plan on using this shade if I ever get married in the future.
TIP: this colour looks really nice if you wear a "my nails but better" nude shade all over and then this as an accent on your ring finger.
This colour is like a blackened gunmetal with silver, gold, and black sparkles in it. It's a really pretty edgy alternative to just plain black nails.
If you're interested in trying a textured nail polish and you don't know where to turn, I HIGHLY recommend the Zoya Pixie Dust range.
They've also popped out a summer collection that has a million neon bright shades in this formulation for those of you who think the regular range is a bit too neutral. I know I'll be picking up a bright one as well as the red one very soon.
You can find these at Zoya.com or Ulta in stores. Ulta.com doesn't ship Zoya nail polishes for some reason.
-Do you dig the textured nails trend?
-Have you tried any other textured nail polishes?
-Did you notice that those were Chris' hands?
(he's such a good nail model though)