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!