Well, Zoya PixieDust won't make you fly, but it will make you FEEL like your flying, right?
Well, it'll make you want to fly?
Ok, it'll make your fingers feel bumpy, and it's pretty. But that's pretty much all we can ask from nail polish, anyway.
My friend Jill wanted Zoya London, a beautiful medium grey, with French tips done in Dahlia.
She also wanted them topcoated, which made them supersparkly and smooth, but it also meant that they barely lasted a day before they chipped off. Word on the street is that if you want to use base and/or top coat with Zoya Pixie Dusts, it has to be the Zoya brand, or you'll get chipping.
Zoya Vespa. Icy, pale green. It practically glows.
I took a cue from Jill's mani, and decided to do these with a Dahlia French tip as well. Love the contrast.
Zoya Nyx. Icy, pale blue. But, wait a minute - that's a Julie G bottle I'm holding there. Yep, one of my nails is painted with Blueberry Fizz. In Real Life, it was nearly impossible to tell them apart, so I'm calling it a dupe. By the way, it's my thumb. Did you guess right?
And, French-tipped with Dahlia again.
Dahlia. Well, I can't just show you the little sliver of Dahlia without showing you the whole mani, can I? I love this color. Black, with silver sparkle.
No French tips here, but there is another dupe! My thumb is actually painted with Orly FX Black Pixel. Nearly impossible to tell apart in Real Life.
As far as formula, you can't go wrong with Zoya. All of these applied great, one or two coats as you like. They definitely dry with a texture and a sparkle, but I don't find it to be too rough. I think the Julie G Gumdrops are more textured. All of these are easier to remove than regular glitters, but harder than creme polish.
Have you found any other dupes yet?