August 6, 2013

Zoya Fall 2013 PixieDust Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have the newest PixieDust Collection from Zoya to share with you. For Fall this year Zoya is giving us 6 more of their awesome textured polishes. I, of course, was very excited about these because I adore the PixieDust polishes, they are some of my favorite textures. I really love the color palette of this collection also, it's very jewel toned and right up my alley!

I will be doing comparisons for these as soon as I get a chance in case you're wondering :) Check out all the swatches after the jump!



For all the photos in this post with top coat I used CND Air Dry. I really like that top coat but it doesn't work well with these so I wouldn't recommend it over textures. It made them feel smooth to the touch but they didn't look glassy...you can see what I mean in the post :)

Arabella is a rich fuchsia with hints of silver. I feel like this one doesn't photograph as pretty as it was in person, definitely one of my favorites of the bunch. I love how rich this polish looked on the nail! The formula was good, it wasn't thick and it was very opaque. You could easily get away with 1 coat, I did 2 just to get more texture.

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Below is Arabella with top coat.

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Carter is a royal purple with hints of pink sparkle. From the promos this is the polish I was most excited about in this collection...dat purple!! Happy to say that this did not disappoint at all in person, the shade of purple is gorgeous and the pink bits of sparkle just take it to another level. The formula was good, it wasn't thick and it was easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 


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Below is Carter with top coat. I prefer it without top coat personally!

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Chita is a forest green with a gold sparkle. Clearly Zoya messed up with the naming of this one, it should definitely be called Jen because if I could make my own texture it would most certainly be this kind of green haha! The formula was on the thick side, it was the only one I had issues with in the collection, I found it a little tricky to apply because of the thickness but it's nothing a little thinner couldn't fix for next time. This was crazy opaque, easily a 1 coater. I used 2 coats for maximum textured goodness!
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Below is Jen Chita with top coat, I also prefer this one without top coat.

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Dhara is a red orange with a golden sparkle. I do like this one but I'm kind of tiring of orange textures...maybe that's just me though. The formula was good, it wasn't thick and application was a breeze. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Small disclaimer: my camera hates red based oranges. It likes to make them appear more red than they are in real life. Since I am photoshopped challenged I don't know how to fiddle with the color in editing to take the redness out. The shade photo below is most accurate to the actual shade of orange...the sun pictures depict the sparkle this has!
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Below is Dhara with top coat.

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Sunshine is a navy blue with silver sparkle. Next to Chita I feel like this is a textured color I've been waiting for and it doesn't disappoint at all. It's almost a denim blue and it just looks so perfect matte! The formula was good, it was a little thick but not too bad and application was easy. This was super opaque and could also be a 1 coater, I did 2 coats for my photos.

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Below is Sunshine with top coat.

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Tomoko is a champagne shade. There is a pretty even mix of gold and silver in it that gives it that champagne look overall. The formula was good on this one, it wasn't thick at all. This was a touch on the sheer side but it built up easily. I used 3 coats for full opacity, if you have shorter nails than I do 2 coats would probably work just fine for you!

P.S. apparently I forgot to take a photo of this one in the shade...sorry!

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Below is Tomoko with top coat, it actually looked pretty much the same with and without top coat.

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Overall I really like the collection, surprise surprise haha! My overall favorites are Chita, Sunshine and Carter but seriously...I really do like them all (what can I say I love the texture trend)
The Fall 2013 PixieDust Collection is available now at Zoya.com, each polish retails for $9!

27 comments:

  1. Gillian from Plumeria19August 6, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Really pretty collection, your swatches are always my favourites!!! Arabella and sunshine are super great, the texture trend is amazing :)

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  2. For some reason I just don't like the texture of some of these polishes. I think the only one I might try is Tomoko.

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  3. I really loved Arabella and Carter *-*

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  4. I expect them to come out with a glittery, deep teal texture called "Gena" (my name) soon!
    They all look lovely on you! I have these, just haven't used them yet. Arabella, Sunshine, JEN, and Carter are my faves. ;)

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  5. Crossing my fingers they release that for ya, it would be so pretty!

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  6. thank you <3

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  7. Ooh love the shot of Dhara in the shade! Also love Carter, Tomoko and Arabella :)

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  8. Ashlyn KirkpatrickAugust 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Oh my god! I need these in my life!

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  9. Ohh lala! I have my eye on a few of these :)

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  10. Sabine @ My Polish StashAugust 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Holy smokes, this collection looks perfect! I might have to get them all :D

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  11. Carter <3 what a gorgeous shade!

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  12. You're right...dat purple doeeeee! Carter has made it's way onto my must-have list!

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  13. These are all so pretty, but my favorite is probably Chita. So freaking gorgeous!

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  14. That purple is stunning! Like the green too, nice and autumnal

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  15. That purple is ridic. I love the green as well but I'm terrible at putting on polishes that aren't a really good consistency, so...Carter it is. Thanks for the awesome swatches!

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  16. I absolutely LOVE these!!! I'm really loving the PixieDust polishes from Zoya. Thanks for this review!

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  17. I've been trying to avoid looking at swatches of this collection because I knew I would want them all...and now I basically HAVE to order the entire thing.

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  18. i love that you show textured polishes with top coat in your swatches as well, it's very helpful!

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  19. Sunshine and Chita better known as Jen are my fav's!

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  20. Which do you prefer between Zoya's Carter or OPI's Can't Let Go? I am loving the textured polish trend and I am dying for a purple!

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  21. I'd go with Carter

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  22. I don't love most of this whole matte chunky polish, but man, I like a few of these!

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  23. I love the Zoya pixie dust too! I just did my nails with Zoya hope then Zoya carter pixie dust on top. It looks amazing! It reminds me of Dorothy's sparkly red shoes (from Wizard of Oz), except in sparkly purple!

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  24. I love the Zoya pixie dust too! I just did mine with Zoya hope then Zoya carter pixie dust on top. It looks amazing! It reminds me of Dorothy's sparkly red shoes (from Wizard of Oz), except in sparkly purple!

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