Lit from Within: Fairy Dust? or Pixie Dust?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fairy Dust? or Pixie Dust?

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?


  1. Nice colors! Love the tips you did on them :)

    1. Thanks! I'm so happy that these textured polishes can be played with and used for nail art. :)

  2. I absolutely love the textured trend...I think this was a nice turn for the nail world! Nice photos!

    1. I agree! This is one of my fave trends so far (unless holo is a trend. THAT is my fave.) :)

  3. I wish that I could get this whole collection. Bah or ALL the textured polishes lol. I LOVE how you french tipped them!

    1. I'm sure Zoya will have another sale and include them. I only got one of their new summer ones (still waiting for it to come in the mail!!) I'm betting they'll start showing up in blog sales and swaps, too. I wonder if I'm going to be tempted by the China Glaze ones! Thanks for the compliment, too! I'm glad you like the French tips. :)


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