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