Today I have the long awaited Summer Pixie Dust collection. I am in love with this collection, the colors are so bright and summery. I really like the textured polishes in general but the sparkliness of the Pixies is really fantastic.
A few quick words about application. Zoya recommends no base coats for these or a top coat, obviously since the top coat would ruin the matte sparkle effect. For these photos, I used two coats for each shade with no base or top coat.
Zoya describes Solange as “a gold metal foil sparkle with exclusive gold pigment”. This polish has got to be the blingiest polish I have ever seen. It’s like Ziv on steroids. Seriously.
Beatrix is the tangerine metallic in the bunch. Very summery and will look amazing with a tan. Unfortunately I go from pale to lobster in about five minutes.
Destiny is a sparkly red based coral. It’s like a sugar covered Zoya Rica. It’s also really similar to OPI Jinx from the Bond Girls collection.
Miranda is a very feminine rosy pink shade that dries to a sparkle matte finish.
Stevie is a pale lavender matte sparkle polish. It’s the Pixie Dust sister of Zoya Julie. I can’t help but wish it was a little more bold for summer.
Liberty is the bold blue of the bunch. It’s a really pretty blue and looks amazing. Unfortunately, Liberty is a stainer, I’d recommend using a base coat with this one.
As a whole, the summer Pixie Dust collection is amazing and so representative of the season. Solange is the most in your face sparkly gold polish I’ve ever seen. Destiny and Miranda are my favorites of this collection but all of the shades are wonderful.
***This collection was provided to me by Zoya. All opinions and photos are my own. ***
Today I have Zoya Ziv from the Ornate collection. Ziv is actually the first polish I wore from this collection and I got a ton of compliments from my coworkers.
Ziv is a yellow gold foil polish with gold micro glitter. It covers very well in two coats and is completely opaque. Word of advice though, be prepared for gold glitter pretty much everywhere upon removal. Ziv is worth it though.
Usually I shy away from wearing metallic or foil polishes since I have ridges on my nails but every once in a while I find one that I’m really excited to wear. Well, after a good ridge filling base coat.
So I received my February Maven box this month and I love it. For starters, I received the American Beauty box instead of the It Girl. I just like the polishes better. This month’s box includes:
- Julep Essential Cuticle Oil
- Glenn: “Bold berry red shimmer”
- Oscar: “Ultra chic, milti-dimensional gold glitter
- A dark chocolate oscar
I think by now we’ve all realized that if its a red -I want it. Glenn is super red and super pretty -immediately caught my eye. Julep came out with a whole Oscar collection and the It Girl included a copper polish, Oscar (I think he was in every box) and a blue I think.
Last month I swapped for a Julep cuticle oil and already knew I wanted another one of those, so this box is like a no brainier for me. What do you guys think?
Even the box itself has a red and gold Oscar themed packaging. Julep is very good with that sort of thing.
The dark chocolate Oscar -already in my belly.
The cuticle oil, Glenn and Oscar. The cuticle oil comes in a rollerball applicator, how awesome is that?
For today’s super late post (sorry! I had to work), I’m wearing Blonde Bombshell from the Eye Candy collection. I bought this whole collection and it’ll be a theme week.
Blonde Bombshell is a clear base with gold glitter. There is small and medium glitter as well as some bar glitter. Blonde Bombshell is opaque enough to wear on its own and I wore two coats for this one.
For today’s manicure I have White Cap from the Anchors Away collection. White cap is a sheer white polish with a gold shimmer. White Cap is nice and clean but still has a golden shimmer. Its absolutely gorgeous on its own but you can also layer it over pretty much everything.
This is two coats over a coat of China Glaze Ridge Filling base coat. I bet this would look fantastic layered over Starboard. What’s your favorite layering combo?