ZOYA PixieDust Special Texture Edition Fall 2013 Review, Photos, Swatches

zoya fall pixiedust collection

A year ago, if you told me I’d be wearing something super textured on my nails, I’d shake my head and laugh! Recently, other brands have tried to get us nail buffs to embrace the texture trend, but the one brand I think that really hit it on the head is ZOYA.

Normally, I have a hard time wearing glitters and textured nail colors for very long, because I have the incessant urge to touch them, and it gets a little annoying. With the ZOYA PixieDusts however? I’ll just suck it up, because the effects are GORGEOUS. Let’s check out the Fall 2013 PixieDust Collection

zoya carter swatches

Carter — cool royal purple matte with metallic sparkle texture

Just in case you’ve never worn PixieDusts before, they’re different in a few ways than traditional nail polish. For one, you don’t wear base coat or top coat. That’s right! No base coat! With the last collection, I wore base coat, and I found the formula actually chipped faster. So I’m going to take ZOYA’s word and skip it from now on. I think the formula is pretty durable. If you wear top coat, you’ll spoil the dimensional matte base with sparkle texture.

I find that the PixieDusts are thicker than traditional polish, so when applying, I’m super careful not to make my coats too thick. I find that it’s best to let the first coat dry before applying the second—which actually doesn’t take very long. But if you slap two coats on quickly, I think it will take longer to dry and for the matte effect to emerge. I suppose you could apply three coats if you wanted to, but I can really feel the product density on my nails with two coats, I don’t even want to think about applying a third! I find these to be completely opaque after two coats as well—so I’d be super surprised if you had any issues.

zoya dhara swatches

Dhara — warm fiery orange matte with metallic textured sparkling finish

zoya tomoko swatches

Tomoko — cool champagne silver with matte finish and sparkling metallic silver texture

zoya arabella swatches

Arabella — cool rich fuchsia with matte base and sparkling textured finish

zoya chita swatches

Chita — cool forest green with matte base and sparkling metallic finish

zoya sunshine swatches

Sunshine — cool navy blue with matte base with metallic sparkling finish

I’ve been able to get 4 days of wear without a chip with PixieDusts, but kept it on for 5 with no problem—and that’s without base or top coat, so it’s pretty strong and adheres to the nail well. While these won’t be the first polishes I reach for in my collection, they sure are gorgeous and I’ll definitely be wearing Carter for fall! That amethyst is to die for, and I’m a February baby.

Will you be picking up any of the new Fall PixieDusts? What’s your fave shade(s)?

Price & Availability…

$9 each, zoya.com

  • marciaf

    I love that blue. I could wear shades like that forever and never get tired of them.

  • Shipra Taneja

    Absolutely gorgeous swatches! :)

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Thank you :)

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    I know! Jewel tones are some of my faves :)

  • LilyBiscuit

    I’ve never tried this formula. Carter and Tomoko look beautiful. I think I’ll pick them up. I love the photos :)

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Thank you, Lily! I appreciate that you stopped by.

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    WOWZA! Carter is SO pretty!

  • Karoline

    Dhara looks just like my JulieG gumdrop polish!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    I haven’t tried any JulieG polishes, they’re so hard to find around here!