Throughout my nail polish journey, I've experienced many different brands, and one of my favorites is Zoya. I won't wax too poetic here, but Zoya consistently makes excellent polish, is five-free, and has a huge range of colors and finishes, including one of my favorite finishes ever, PixieDust. Unfortunately, my favorite polish brand discontinued my favorite type of polish finish, so I was pretty heartbroken, but Zoya has brought them back for their summer 2016 Seashells collection!
Since Zoya is a salon-only brand, it can be a little harder to get a hold of then, say, Sally Hansen or OPI. You can find Zoya polishes at private nail salons, otherwise you can purchase them from Zoya.com (which has the full collection) or from Ulta (which has a very limited collection both in-store and online). I prefer to purchase Zoya directly from the website because there are a lot of promotions, like the one I used to purchase these polishes, or they will include freebies with your order (you generally get one or the other; no freebies on promo orders, unless the freebie is the promo).
PixieDusts tend to be a love it or hate it type of polish; it's a textured polish that dries bumpy and generally has some kind of sparkle (I do have some that look pretty matte, but they all seem to have at least a little shimmer). Zoya also released some Magical PixieDusts which were extra chunky and holographic, and some of these new PixieDusts seem to be somewhere in the middle; they have the fine shimmer and texture of the originals, but they also have some holographic glitter in them as well (at least three of the colors do; the other three are the original kind). You can put topcoat over these polishes if you prefer a smoother, glossier finish, but you'll need at least two coats and even then I'm not sure if it will be completely smooth. One thing Zoya does to help you differentiate your PixieDust polishes from your regular ones is give them matte caps (other special finishes have matte caps, too; regular finish polishes have shiny ones). Out of all the textured polishes I have tried, the PixieDusts are hands down the best; they apply well, dry quickly, and last forever on my nails (for some reason, PixieDusts are the only polishes I don't pick at).
Overall, this is an excellent collection! Not only am I happy that Zoya is bringing PixieDusts back, but they didn't skimp on the quality; these polishes perform just as beautifully as the other PixieDusts I own. Texture polish can be a little finicky, but I never have any issues with Zoya's. The only thing I would say is that you have to use more polish than you normally would when doing a second or third coat since a lot of it gets lost in the texture. All of these polishes were opaque in three coats; Tilly and Levi could probably be done with two, depending on thickness, but Zooey and Bay needs three for sure. Since PixieDusts dry so quickly and don't require topcoat, the need for a third coat doesn't bother me. I would highly recommend checking this collection out, especially Zooey and Tilly, if you're interested in Zoya's PixieDusts nail polishes!
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