Hi, you guys! Is it spring yet? I can't wait for sunshine and warmer temperatures. I'm pretty much over all the rain and the cold lol. Thankfully in the polish world, spring has arrived!
When I first heard about the new spring Zoya Magical Pixie Collection—a trio of polishes promising to have the pixiedust's traditional gritty texture plus plenty of bigger sparkly glitters—I admit I was totally intrigued. And Zoya really kept us in suspense this time, with the weather unavoidably delaying the shipment of these polishes for a few extra weeks. But the wait is over. I've finally got my paws on these and I'm so excited to show them to you. :)
Formula-wise, all three are quite similar. Cosmo is maybe a tad thicker than the others, Lux thinner, and Vega the most pigmented. For all, I used two coats for what you see in the swatches. I applied one thin coat first to establish my edges, followed by one medium coat to fill in everything. Because of the larger glitter pieces, they can clump together and be dragged around if you press too hard, but a gentle touch gave me no application problems at all. I am happy with the coverage from two coats on all of these, but because Lux is slightly less dense than the other two, you may need an extra coat if yours are thinner.
You guys know I love textures and have been a huge fan of Zoya's pixiedusts, so it's no surprise that I adore this trio. It's got everything I love: bright happy colors, boatloads of sparkles and the wow factor. All of them are gorgeous, though Lux is my favorite, edging out the other two by just a smidgen... I can never resist a great pink. :)
I know there's some concern about the chunky glitters feeling too gritty on the nails. To be honest, they don't feel too gritty to me, but I think that's a personal preference. I don't mind texture on my nails, and I find that the grittiness smooths out after a day or so, just from showering and washing my hands. In terms of removal, you'll probably need to use the foil method to effectively get all these glitters off. I would say, if you loved the subtle texture and easy removal of the classic pixiedusts, then maybe these aren't for you. But if you love the extra sparkle quality and don't mind the removal on these, then at least one from the set is a must-have! :D
Yikes, I wrote a lot! Guess I've been storing up my polish-talk for a while and it's all come out now. :P Anyways, I'd love to know what you think of this collection. Are you a fan? Which one(s) are your favorite?
You can find Magical Pixie shades on Zoya.com for $10 for each 0.5 fl oz bottle.
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