Sunday, May 05, 2013

Zoya Summer PixieDust - Swatches & Review

Hi everyone! I'm finally home from school and back in the posting game! I'm hoping to get back in the same groove I had last summer where I posted nearly every day. To kick off the posting season I've got a much anticipated collection to show you - the second round of Zoya PixieDusts! These were released in April and they are absolutely gorgeous. I'm so sorry about the delay in posting these swatches but the first set of these that was sent to me arrived shattered.

The first colour that I have to show you is Zoya Stevie, a lovely lilac colour. I had no problems with the formula on Stevie and after two coats she was opaque, though some people may prefer to use three. The shimmer in Stevie is very silver.
Stevie doesn't look that great in the bottle, but once applied she looks sugary sweet!

I'm so happy to be home and be able to swatch in the sun and in the shade again, woohoo!

This is Zoya Miranda and she's a gorgeous magenta coloured textured polish. I actually did have problems with the formula on Miranda, this polish was goopy and she took much longer to dry than any other colour from the collection.

Formula problems aside, I love the pigmentation of Miranda. I really would have liked to see a hot pink PixieDust.

Zoya Beatrix is an amazing bright orange PixieDust with gold shimmer instead of the silver that we've seen so far. I think Beatrix is perfect for the summer, and that's coming from someone who is not a fan of orange polish. 

Maybe I'm crazy, but I think the PixieDusts with gold shimmer are much more sparkly than those with silver.

Just look at that texture! Beatrix is perfect, definitely one of the must-haves from the collection.

Please say hello to Zoya Destiny, a coral polish with gold shimmer that did not want to cooperate for the camera. Destiny is my favourite polish of this collection. I think. Actually, I can't decide, but believe me when I say that this is a very unique colour.

Zoya Destiny was opaque after only two coats and the formula on her was quite nice. I am in love with the gold shimmer that gives this colour so much depth.

Zoya, wow, wow. I thought a gold PixieDust would be weird, kind of ugly, nothing special, and boy was I ever wrong. Maybe Solange is my favourite of the collection. Maybe all the colours are so nice that I can't decide. Who knows. This is by far the most sparkly PixieDust polish I have ever applied.

Yellow golds aren't always that flattering on me, but if I manage a nice tan this summer you can bet that Solange will be the perfect complement to my bronzed skin!

Last in the collection is Zoya Liberty, a very bright blue PixieDust polish. I think that Liberty is going to be a fan favourite, but I can't say I'm that crazy about it. I had no problems with the formula on Liberty, but I just am not in love with the colour.

Does Zoya Liberty do it for you? I wish it was a bit lighter and maybe a big more teal coloured, I think that would have gone nicely with the collection.

Which was your favourite from this collection? Have you picked any of these up already, or are you planning on it? My recommendations would be Beatrix, Solange, and Destiny!


  1. You're right, Solange is GORGEOUS! I can definitely see it as a Christmas colour though.