Friday, July 5, 2013

piCture pOlish Sunset

Oh wow! This is exciting! It's the first time I got sent nail polish for review!! What a milestone for Karen Lives High!! Thank you Polish Please!!! Woohoo!! :D

I had the pleasure of picking this one out from the piCture pOlish shades available. I had a difficult time choosing mind you; I've never tried this brand before and I wanted to make sure I made the right choice. I really like my neons, so I decided to go with Sunset and it exceeded my expectations!

The color is a radiant, neon coral. It's a shocker! It reminded me of those beautiful late afternoons when the sun shines bright, ultra orange red as it sets and paints the rest of the sky in the same shade. :)

The formula is divine. The application was perfectly smooth and flawless! You can put on just 2 coats for full coverage. I like how you don't need a lot of coats to get the color that matches the bottle. There's also no need for a white base for the neon to pop out, unlike other neons that I've tried.

For the sake of comparison, the photo below shows the difference. For my index finger (left below), I put on 1 Dazzle Dry base coat, 2 coats of Dazzle Dry White Lightning, 2 coats of piCture pOlish Sunset, and 1 Dazzle Dry top coat. For my middle finger (right below), I skipped the white base. That is, I put on 1 Dazzle Dry base coat, 2 coats of piCture pOlish Sunset, and 1 Dazzle Dry top coat. And that is how I did the rest of my nails for the other pictures! Without the white base, it looks more jelly and squishy and it blends better to my complexion. With the white base, it really pops out and looks like a solid highlighter neon. The photo almost looks like it was photoshopped! :)

Sunset dries to a semi matte finish, as a true neon should. You can choose to leave it as is, or you can put a topcoat on for some shine. Either way, the color remains vibrant as ever! 

About the brush... can I just say, how I love the brush! In my opinion, it's the best brush I've tried so far. There's something special about it. Comparing to the OPI pro-wide brush, it is not as big and full. The handle is shorter so that it's closer to the nail and easier to maneuver. The grip is thinner and smaller, which rests in my small hands comfortably. All in all, it felt like it was made just for me! :D

I guess the only caveat of this polish is how "cute" it is. Haha! I expected the bottle to be much bigger just by looking at the pictures. Turns out, it's just 11ml which has the same volume as Butter London, but Butter London deceives us by making its bottle look bigger with the big black cap on top. I've never finished a bottle of polish aside from my topcoat, so this doesn't really bother me. I just didn't expect it, so heads up!!

As for the price range, it's not as affordable as the more popular polish brands out there (e.g. OPI, Orly, Essie, China Glaze). But I'd argue that if you find a color from this brand that you love, go for it! You pay for the quality of the polish, the application, and the uniqueness of the color. So in the end, you get what your money is worth! This retails for about P600 in the Philippines and you can get it online from our local distributor Polish Please! :D

piCture pOlish Sunset with Zara tribal print mini skirt
Sunset actually leans more orange than pink, but the camera picks up more pink under yellow lighting.

I think Sunset looks great with a black and white outfit, whether in stripes or tribal print. It's a glowing pop of color that instantly cheers you up and brightens your day! Personally, I've been needing some of that lately, so this is a very welcome treat!

Have you tried this polish brand before? Which colors are your favorites? I have updated my wishlist with a few--Honey Dew, Blogger (obligatory blogger polish haha), and Majesty! Hehe :)

piCture pOlish is an Australian brand which produces high quality, 3 Free nail polish in unique shades. You can find piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@piCturepOlish), and Pinterest.

‘Til next time!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

NYX Matte Nail Polish in Sky Blue

Earlier this week, my husband and I went to the doctor to have our cough (and his asthma) checked. In the hospital, I noticed a girl sporting cute pastel blue polish on her fingers and toes. I envy people who can keep their fingernails and toenails painted with the same colors. Haha! I change my manicure too often that my pedicure couldn't keep up. :)

Anywho, she made me want to wear a pastel blue myself. And I knew just the polish to try on! This is NYX Matte nail polish in Sky Blue which came with my polish swap from Jeiflyn.

This was done in 3 thin coats. I really like the satin matte finish. It was just right, not too matte that it looked flat or dry. I was thinking to myself that I feel like I have Barbie's nails for some reason... I don't know why exactly. :) For me, it looks very clean and neat. I could almost call this mannequin nails, but then they're in baby blue and not nude or skin tone. Hehe!

It's very pretty and I think it's just perfect for the weather! We're starting to get more of those scorching hot summer days, like searing heat the moment you step out of the house. I bet we'll see more of these pastels as spring and Easter approaches. This looks like a great backdrop for an Easter egg nail art. Don't you think so? It has a similar smooth eggshell finish. I like!

The only thing you have to be careful with is making sure that they dry completely. Otherwise, you could get small creases, and these are quite delicate when still wet. It's formulated to be matte. So there's really no protection for the polish. But it's the 4th day that I'm wearing this and I'm still loving it! I'd dare say that the wear on this is pretty good!

Not sure if my nails worked with this outfit, but here's what I wore to my lunch date with Jor-el. I was craving for some Eggs Benedict and we ended up at Bizu! Yum! :)

Jellybean cape button down shirt, Zara floral print shorts, Tonic Bags and Shoes Lillian gold spiked sandals, Jellybean tribal necklace.

Eggs Benedict at Bizu, The Fort (Yumm!!)

What colors would you like to see for spring (or summer here in Manila)? :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Face Shop Face It Nails in BR802

Last weekend, I met up with friends for dinner at Greeka Kouzina. Afterwards, some of us went to Craft Coffee Workshop to hangout. I was a very good day with friends. It's been a while since we hanged out like that. And Craft was a good venue for talking and catching up.

My childhood friend, Jane, was there with us and she was wearing this pretty gold polish. It looked like gold foil and it just shined every time she moved her fingers and made some hand gestures. Haha! Oh my! Do I sound like a stalker?! :-p She told me that she feels happy just by looking at them and I knew I had to get myself a bottle!

And so, what do you expect? I got myself a bottle last Monday. Hehe! What do you think?

This is The Face Shop Face It Nails in BR802. Unfortunately, Korean brands don't come up with cute names for their polish. Just a bunch of codes, like BR, meaning brown, BL for blue, PK for pink, and so on. As a corollary, gold is like some shade of brown; hence, the BR802 name. :)

It's a beautiful gold foil! I did this in 3 coats, although I really could've stopped at 2. It's very pretty, how it reflects a lot of light. Even if it's metallic, I think it works great for summer because of the warm undertones of gold. The application was very smooth and I had no problems whatsoever in that department.

In the shade

Part of me feels though, like it made my hands look old? Or maybe it just didn't stand out against my skin tone? Or my hands just look too dry and wrinkly? :-O (God forbid.) It looked waaay more beautiful on Jane! If only I had a picture to show you. Shucks!

Here's a close up of the bottle.

I have them on my toes too and I think I like them more there than on my fingers. In the picture below, I'm wearing my favorite (and my only) spiked sandals, Lillian from Tonic Bags and Shoes, to showcase this polish for you.

Lillian from Tonic Bags and Shoes

How do you like it? Or them? The polish and/or shoes? Haha! :) Would you get these for yourself too? :)

I leave you with some pictures I took recently from Greeka and Craft! If you're from the Manila, I really suggest you try these places out! You won't regret it!

Greeka Kouzina is located at 285 P. Guevarra St. San Juan, Metro Manila.
Craft Coffee Workshop is located at 66 Broadway Ave., New Manila, Quezon City.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

OPI Liquid Sand What Wizardry Is This?

Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful movie was released in Manila last week. I haven't seen it yet but I heard mixed reviews about it. Have you seen it? The 2D interactive imagery on the official website blew me away. You can pan the image in different angles. Very creative! :)

Anyway, we're not here to talk about the movie. I wanted to share with you the only OPI Liquid Sand from the movie-inspired OPI collection. This is called What Wizardry is This? I was immediately drawn to the antique gold color! I got this for a couple of weeks now and already wore it some time back but only got to write about it today.

This just took 2 easy coats on top of a base coat. No top coat needed. You can see the gold peeking through like a hidden treasure. I'm not sure why this color was part of the Oz collection. Maybe because it looks magical or mystical? But wouldn't it be more fitting to have a glitter emerald Liquid Sand instead? Hehe! I feel like this would've fit more with the Pirates of the Carribean. :)

I first saw this color from Marta of Chitchat Nails. I like my edgy colors and I think that's what the OPI Liquid Sand stands for. (I'll be coming up with a separate review to compare it against the Zoya PixieDust, so stay tuned.) 

The texture is different from what we've seen from the Mariah Carey collection. You can check my post on Mariah Carey's OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible here. This is more straightforward, with no chunky glitter, and closer to the PixieDust formula, with matte gold sparkle instead of silver. I like the depth that the texture creates.

The color is a very rich dark brown taupe with antique gold shimmer. I've never seen anything like it before, so I was very happy with this! Depending on the lighting/shade, the intensity of the gold varies. The picture below was taken in artificial light. But in broad daylight, it glistens! :)

If you're not averse to the sandy texture, you should get this. In my opinion, it's the best polish from the Oz collection. Very unique and there's nothing like it! :)

It's a shame that I forgot to try it with a top coat on! But you can head over to this site for more swatches.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Revlon Whimsical over China Glaze Kinetic Candy

So.. this is a disappointing one. Hehe! I don't have a lot of entries that don't sound excited, hyped-up, and adrenaline-rushed! Haha! But I guess when you've tried on so many nail polish and experimented on so many designs, there comes a time when you are sadly, just not happy with the results.

This is 2 coats of Revlon Whimsical layered over 2 coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy. I think it's a great combination. The colors work very well. It starts off as a pale baby blue with China Glaze Kinetic Candy (sorry, I didn't get to take a shot of this plain) and it turns into a mint green because of the tint on Revlon Whimsical.

Revlon Whimsical has pink and blue hex glitter, regular silver glitter, and faint blue micro glitter, all sparsely mixed into the mint jelly base. It looks very pretty from afar. But not so up close. See the bubbles? Eewww gross. Hehe.

Maybe I'm not being fair. My top coat is largely to blame. I mixed it with some solvent because it started getting goopy and I shaked the bottle so hard. I let it rest for a few minutes and when I didn't see the bubbles anymore, I started using it. Perhaps there were still some tiny ones that weren't visible to the naked eye.

But my beef with Whimsical is that I feel like the glitters are a bit too sparse. You don't get a lot with 1 coat, and to achieve this effect, you need to make 2 thick coats and swirl the brush around to pick up more glitter. Maybe it's meant to be more subtle. But I was just a little disappointed because I read somewhere that Revlon Whimsical has more glitters than Deborah Lippmann's Glitter in the Air.

Aaaanyway, for a quick mood changer, I suggest you head over to Polished Pinay instead, and check out her version of this! :)

My only consolation from this mani is that it was in theme with my outfit last Friday. Haha! But a little too matchy matchy, perhaps? Haha! The spring/summer weather here in Manila just called out for some mint green! :)

Topshop mint green drape front chiffon longsleeve top, Mango tie dye skinny jeans, Tutum Victoria mint flats

Earlier today, I wore it with a coral dress for contrast. This looks like a good color palette. :)

Mango coral dress, Tory Burch Sally 2 mid wedge peep toe sandals in knot

Have you ever tried Revlon Whimsical? How do you like it?

Thanks for reading and a good day to you all! :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

My First Ever Polish Swap

Imagine my excitement when I got up to a package from LBC yesterday! It arrived!! My bag of goodies from the beautiful and talented Jeiflyn of Polished Pinay! This is my first time to ever do a swap and it's so cool to find someone to do it with here in the Philippines!

Jeiflyn came up with this brilliant idea and shared it with me. She's never participated in a polish swap either! I'm just so touched that she even thought of me. :) I can't stress enough how the world of blogging and Instagram is such a wonderful world! They get you connected to people whom you've never met before but share the same interests, passions, and obsessions as yours! And you get to make new friends! :) <3

Here's what I received (from left to right, photo below):
OMG (Oh My Golly) Crystal Sand in Emerald
Color Club in Midnight blue (with striper brush)
Revlon Minted
Revlon Tropical Temptation
Nyx Matte Sky Blue
Nyx Matte Baby Pink
Etude House in WH702
+ the Prettify pouch (see photo above)

I can't wait to swatch these for you!

Isn't she thoughtful? She gave me the white polish and the blue striper for my nail art. Such an enabler! :)

And since I've been blogging so much about the OPI Liquid Sand and Zoya PixieDust lately, she thought she'd indulge me with the OMG Crystal Sand! :) What other names could they come up with to mean the same thing? Haha! OMG is actually a local brand here in the Philippines and they came out with this product even before OPI came out with its Liquid Sand. I guess we were just ahead of our time... or we really could've just started this trend, you know. ;)

Then some more matte polish from Nyx! Cute colors! :) And the Revlon mint green and coral polishes.. oooh... I really wanted to buy these for myself! :D

Thank you so much Jeiflyn!! <3

Have you participated in any swaps lately? Aren't they exciting? It kind of felt like Christmas! I didn't realize how much fun it would be! Enjoy your weekend ladies! :)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

China Glaze It's a Trap-eze!

It's time to switch the gears! This is China Glaze It's a Trap-eze! from the Cirque du Soliel: Worlds Away collection, which was released last December 2012. It's a glitter explosion! I'm telling you!

It has a milky jelly base packed with tons of chunky glitter in white, silver, green, cyan, orange, yellow, and magenta. It's a circus in a bottle! So festive! This polish reminded my husband of Easter eggs and pop tarts! :) I love it when he has an opinion! Hehe!

I tried to do some nail art with it and this is a heart made with my Sharpie fine point permanent marker, sealed with a top coat! Hehe! :) Again, think about how much fun it would be to design your nails with markers, just like Easter eggs! :D Makes me want to use this again for Easter, layered over a Skittles mani of various pastels! :)

It's a Trap-eze! is FUN, FUN, FUN! If you're feeling down and you need something to cheer you up, this is an instant pick-me-up! You can wear it alone or layer it on top of your favorite bright polish. It's probably not for everyone though.. you gotta love your glitter polish.

I love how the glitter is very dense, you don't need a lot of coats to build it up. You can leave it at 2 coats, but I went along with 3 for full coverage. I enjoyed slapping on those glitters so easily.

Here it is in one coat, so you can see its potential as a layering glitter top coat. 

This is quite a sentimental entry because It's a Trap-eze! is my 50th bottle of polish from Polished Inthecity! :-O Gosh! How time flies, when you're having fun! :D

Polished Inthecity reached 1,500 followers in Instagram this week and this is my celebratory manicure for this significant milestone!

Polished Inthecity is the reason why I got started with blogging and has always been there to motivate me. This takes me back to my first ever blog post. Oh, the memories! Thank you, my dear friend! And CONGRATULATIONS!! :)

Love you lots,
Karen :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Collection: With Top Coat

Hello! I probably sound like a broken record already, but I just need to get this out of my system. After 5 days of wearing the Zoya PixieDust Skittles mani, it was time to move on to my next adventure! :) 5 days is usually my maximum wear because by then, I start getting annoyed by my long nails and I end up breaking them if I don't cut or file them sooner! But before I took them off, I thought you'd like to see what they look like with a top coat on, and with shorter nails this time.

Zoya PixieDust with Top Coat

With a top coat on, I think the polish looks pretty normal. It kind of loses its character. Well, it's meant to be matte, right? But I still quite like it. It has a different look and finish, but the color still comes through. And you don't get the same depth and matte sparkle, but you can still see the glitters there! This would definitely cater to those who don't like the feel of textured polish. What do you think?

Zoya PixieDust in London, Fog Gray sparkle
Zoya PixieDust in Nyx, Perfect Periwinkle sparkle
Zoya PixieDust in Vespa, Mint Kiss sparkle
Zoya PixieDust in Godiva, Soft Nude sparkle
Zoya PixieDust in Dahlia, Black Beauty sparkle

These are 3 coats of the Zoya PixieDust nail polish featured here and here. After 5 days, I topped it off with 1 coat of Dazzle Dry top coat. The top coat didn't sink to the bottom as I expected. What a pleasant surprise! :) I'm not sure if it's because of the brand that I used. But it's my favorite quick drying top coat (more than Seche Vite :-O Don't hate me!! Lol! I'd love it if it doesn't have Toulene and doesn't cause shrinkage anymore! That's it. :) But I digress.)

To help you visualize this better, this is me last Monday morning. It was too early for me to be awake. :) I'm so not a morning person! :D 

I think the only one that I preferred with a top coat on is Zoya Chyna. But it didn't really fit well with my Skittles mani, so I left it out. I didn't really give it a chance. I'm sorry! :( When there's a special occasion that calls for red nails, I'll definitely reach out for this and come up with a full matte sparkle manicure and I'll report back to you! (You might notice that the top coat is thicker on this one because I used the Sally Hansen Anti-chip Top Coat and it was already old and thick.)

Zoya PixieDust in Chyna, Red Dazzle sparkle

Last but not the least, I wanted to leave you with a photo in their original, ever divine, matte sparkle! *

Sigh! Just lovely! <3


In other news, I just received my package from Polish Please! for my two picks from the OPI Oz The Great And Powerful collection. I got What Wizardry is This? (another Liquid Sand) and Which is Witch? :D The collection will officially come out in March 2013. After I get to try What Wizardry is This?, I'll come up with an OPI Liquid Sand vs. Zoya PixieDust comparison, so stay tuned! :)

Those who are not fond of these OPI Liquid Sand and Zoya PixieDust formulas, don't fret! I'll be taking a break from these and switch it up a bit. I have a special feature that I'd like to do next! :D

Good day to you all!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Collection: Custom Blend Anyone?

In my last post, I showed you the 6 colors that were released as part of the Zoya PixieDust Special Textured Edition. And judging by how they are received so far, I think Zoya should make more of these!!

Hmm.. what colors do you think should they come up with next?? While I was editing photos for the blog, I stumbled upon this app that had filters which changed the color of the polish and it was a revelation! Just look at their potential!!!

The upper left is the original photo. The upper right looks like a chrome version. The lower right are fun hot summer shades. I'm liking the bright orange on the middle finger, the dandelion yellow on the right finger, and the creamy white on the pinky. And in the lower left, we haves shades of pink and purple. I love the rosy light pink on the pinky finger and the girly orchid on the ring finger. Who am I kidding?!? I love them all!

Here's another photo, with the nail polish bottle this time. I wish there's an option to modify the filters so that I can come up with more shades! Haha!

What do you think?? :) It's getting me reeeaaally excited that Zoya is talking about making some more! Here's a repost from a thread in Instragram (also in Facebook).

Are you with me?! We should start a riot! Haha!

Here's another Zoya Instragram post (also in Facebook) about making some custom shades of your own!

I have half a mind to get another bottle of Godiva to play around with!! I'm liking the rose gold on her ring fingers. :) Or I can just buy some empty bottles for polish and mix the colors that I have! It should be basic color theory right?

So, Godiva (gold) + Chyna (red) = shades of pink
Nyx (blue) + Chyna (red) = shades of purple
and well, Dahlia (black) + London (gray) could just make 50 shades of ... :D hehehe ;)

You know, I'll be honest. I wasn't a big fan of Zoya until this came along. And now, I'm looonging for more.

What colors would you like to see? I'm thinking Spring Pastels, Summer Brights, Summer Neons, Romantic Neutrals... :D I can go on and on. But to be specific (and in case I get my wish :D), I would love to see this in Tiffany blue (a blue counterpart of periwinkle Nyx, something like China Glaze For Audrey), mint green (a green counterpart of sage Vespa), sugar white (a neutral counterpart of gold Godiva), rose gold (like the ring finger where they mixed Godiva and Chyna), and a coral! :D Then for a neon collection, I'd love it in electric blue, neon yellow, neon orange, and neon pink! Haha!

I do hope that the Zoya fairies are listening!! :D Can we please have some more?? :D

** UPDATE 2/28/2013: NEWSFLASH! More Zoya PixieDust colors coming in this Summer 2013!!!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Collection: Infused with Magic and Wonder!

I'm soooo excited to share the Zoya PixieDust collection with you!!! As much as I loved my color block nail art, I had to remove them to give way for this. I couldn't resist! Look at that sugar-coated goodness! Boy, was I in PixieDust heaven! <3

It's my first time to buy an entire collection of nail polish. Usually, I just pick out my favorites and buy those. But this time around, I caved in. Every color just made sense. To me at least. This collection just has everything that I like! But then again, I probably like everything! Hehe! But seriously, I like my neutrals and Godiva covers that. I like my desaturated colors and I got those from Vespa, Nyx, and London. I like my edgy black (if you didn't know, I started wearing black nails in high school :) hehe) and I like my classic red! And everything looked good on my skin tone!! What more can a girl ask for??

I'm just so glad that I got hold of this whole collection!! This collection was released on the 1st of February. It's just the 3rd week of the month and I got it already! Woohoo! I ordered this from Monica over at Polish Please! and I think it's the last Godiva available in the Multiply site. I got them the day after I ordered. It was a long wait, but it made it to my doorstep! :D

Zoya recommends to use the polish on its own, without a base coat and a top coat. Just put on three thin coats and you're done! It's convenient to get a manicure just by bringing one bottle with you, especially when you're traveling. With that said, this is going to be my new travel companion! :) Here's a repost from the Zoya website:

Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish Collection
Infused with magic and wonder! The latest "must-have" nail polish finish - textured, matte and sparkling! This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this enchanting look.

IMPORTANT PixieDust Application Information -  Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!

So I followed the instructions above. The pictures below show the difference from coat to coat.

As expected, the dark shades Dahlia and Chyna (red) are the most pigmented. The least pigmented, in my opinion, is Nyx (periwinkle).


I might have done thicker coats on my left hand (upper half of the photo), which is why it came out darker than my right hand (lower half of the photo). Chyna hasn't dried up yet, so it looks semi-matte.

Everything looked perfect by the third coat! I couldn't help but use all of the colors at once and I ended up with a Skittle mani! :D I think the 5 colors (excluding the red Chyna) look good together! Is this something you would dare to wear? :)

I got a little conscious that they might chip off because they feel vulnerable without the protection of a top coat. Like, I worry that the polish might just melt off my fingernails after I wash my hands or take a shower. Haha! But I'm pleased to share that the wear is very good! My worries were put aside after seeing everything still intact after a few games of badminton and a good long shower.

Let's take a look at the colors one by one...

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• Godiva (ZP658) - Soft Nude sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
• Vespa (ZP659) - Mint Kiss sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
• Nyx (ZP660) - Perfect Periwinkle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
• London (ZP661) - Fog Gray sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
• Dahlia (ZP656) - Black Beauty sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
• Chyna (ZP657) - Red Dazzle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
This could possibly be my favorite collection of all time. It has the right mix of dainty, neutral, matte, glitter, glamour, edge, spunk, modern, you name it! The colors were all so easy to wear and so easy to apply!
 The polish didn't pool around the cuticles and I didn't have to do ANY cleanup after putting this on. Easy peasy!
If you're still reading, and you made it to this point (Thank you!), you'll realize that I can't stop writing about this! Hehe! And so, I have a couple more posts lined up. I'll be talking about custom shades (!!!), I'll be comparing this with OPI Liquid Sand, and maybe do some nail art with it! What else do you want to talk about? Are you as excited as I am?? :D
Stay tuned for more on this new trend! :) Hope you all have a good weekend!
** UPDATE 2/23/2013: Up on the blog. Anyone interested in some more PixieDust colors? :)
You'll have to forgive me. I'm obsessed. And I just had to add... I got a chance to take pictures in the daytime today, in direct sunlight, and the colors are even more brilliant!! You can really see the texture. Nothing beats natural lighting. :) I think some mobile devices are not able to view the photo gallery above, so I'll just post the pictures below. I'm happy to report that it's day 4 and I'm still wearing this Skittles mani. :)
Godiva, Soft Nude sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Sparkle formula
Vespa, Mint Kiss sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula
Nyx, Perfect Periwinkle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula
London, Fog Gray sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula
Dahlia, Black Beauty sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula
Chyna, Red Dazzle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula
Have a magical and wonderful weekend! :D