Posted on March 3, 2013

Zoya Nail Polish Pixi Dust Collection Swatches & Review

Nails/ Swatches/ Zoya

Pixi Dust the new textured nail polish collection from Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments is definitely different from anything I have tried before. Textured nail polish is definitely the trend of the moment so you know Zoya had to wow us with their contribution to the trend and once again they did not disappoint. 

Zoya Pixi Dust Colors

This collection contain six new nail polish colors with a matte textured finish. These very unique polishes are hard to describe but remind me of colored sugar with diamond dust. The feel is textured but not too rough and they sparkle like no other matte nail polish I have ever seen. If I had to compare the texture to something it would be a light sand paper feel. The finish dries textured but is not rough enough to snag on anything. Pixi Dust is meant to have texture and should be applied without base or topcoat.  If the textured finish just isn’t your thing I have also top coated all the colors so you can get a feel for what they would look like smooth. Each of these swatches is two thin coats of the Zoya Pixi Dust nail polish. For the top coated pictures I used one coat of Hong Kong Girl. The swatch on the left is Pixi Dust textured and the swatch on the right is Pixi Dust with topcoat. 

Chyna: A deep ruby red reminiscent of Dorothy’s slippers in the wizard of Oz. 

Zoya Pixi Dust Chyna Swatch
Dahlia: A smoke charcoal grey. 
Zoya Pixi Dust Dahlia Swatch
Nyx: A spring pastel blue. 
Zoya Pixi Dust Nyx Swatch
Vespa: A lovely mint green. 
Zoya Pixie Dust Vespa Swatch

London: A light grey.

Zoya Pixi Dust London Swatch

Godiva: A soft beige neutral.

Zoya Pixi Dust Godiva Swatch

I had no application issues with any of the six colors but given that they are textured you need to do thin coats and allow the first coat to dry a bit before adding a second coat. I found when trying to apply a second coat with the first coat still wet I ended up dragging it off and it would get thick in spots. Opacity with two coats was about a four on the lighter colors and a five with the darker colors doing two coats. For full opacity with the lighter colors do three thin coats. Removal was the same as a normal glitter polish for me I used my Zoya Remove Plus and removed with no trouble or mess. 

What do you think of Pixi Dust, is the textured trend one that you like. If I had to pick a favorite from this collection it would be a tie between Vespa and Godiva. I have to admit when I first saw the textured polished I wasn’t sold but they are growing on me. Not sure I am a fan of the textured thing, still getting used to it. I love these top coated  you still get the sparkle but can have them smooth. It also makes the color more vibrant almost like diamond glass which reminded me of Zoya’s Ornate Collection


Zoya Pixie Dust Nail Polishes are available at Zoya.com for $9.00 each or the set of six for $54.00 
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*products featured in this post were provided for an honest review, all opinions are my own. 

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  • Yep, I agree…definitely need to wait until the polish dries completely brfore painting on another coat. I ran into the same dragging and thick spots issues :(. I like them a lot more with top coat. Great swatches and review!!

  • Nice swatches!

  • I agree, it doesn’t look as luxurious as a glossy manicure, but I think I like the grungy matte look! And on the nails it looks a lot better than I expected it to be, might have to pick this up xo

    Matte nail polish

  • My wallet is so very happy that I went shopping today *before* I saw these swatches, Mercedes–they look AMAZING on you!

  • These look great on you. I think i like them better with a topcoat. I don’t own any of these yet but I’m watching for the summer collection.

  • Thanks for the review…I’ve seen the pictures on Zoya’s fb page but wasn’t sure if they were edited just to appear more gritty and sparkly…I’m definitely going to have to purchase some – they seem to be exactly how I thought they would be.

  • I really love these on your skintone and especially love how you showed them both matte and with a top coat. Great post! 🙂

  • I thought I liked Godiva on me..but it looks even better on you 🙂

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