Thursday, April 18, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Collection Summer 2013


The texture trend has followed us into summer.  Are you ready girls?



Solange 
A true yellow gold, Solange shines like the sun (my French-speaking audience should be groaning at the pun right about now).  Highly opaque, it really looks as if you have foiled gold glued to you nails.  Perfect for summer.  This was 2 coats.
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Beatrix
A golden orange, Beatrix is slightly less opaque than Solange but equally as summery.  Very reminiscent of an orange peel, but the nice kind of orange peel...I guess.  Another 2 coater.

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Destiny 
I love me a good coral red, but I was let down by Destiny.  A bit too sheer and a bit too yellow-toned, the color just did not work on me the way it might have as an opaque creme.  I'm thinking it may be the fact that I'm too pale for this muted coral texture, but I'm not sure.  Formula was good and was opaque in 2 coats.
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Miranda 
A pale fuchsia, Miranda is another of those shades that would probably look best on a tan or darker skin (is Zoya trying to tell me something?).  The formula was great but I'm thinking I could've done 3 coats instead of 2 for more brightness.
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Stevie 
Stevie has the formula and saturation of the first PixieDusts and unfortunately, was my least favorite to apply.  It was only semi-opaque after 2 coats so I had to use 3, which was annoying since the formula on this one was more draggy and made for a less than easy application.  The color, while totally my cup of tea, was just a bit watered down for my taste.  If this had the pigment of Liberty or Solange, I think this would have been, hands down, my favorite.  Shame.
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Liberty 
I loved Liberty!  A really rich medium cobalt, this fabulous matte texture is actually about two shades brighter in real life.  My only complaint?  The staining.  It was bad.  Typically I don't experience such bad staining if I'm only swatching, as I was here, so I can only imagine what residue would have been left had I actually worn this as a mani.  However, my cuticles tend to stain easily with bright blues and teals like this, so it could just be my body chemistry running amok.  This was 2 coats.
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I must say that I was underimpressed with the first set of PixieDusts released a few months back.  However, with this summer collection, Zoya has really stepped it up a notch.  The colors are more saturated, the application more fluid, and resulting look more appealing, I am really quite happy with this collection as a whole.  I even found myself really liking Solange, which for a yellow, is a bit deal.

Will you be rocking any of these PixieDusts this summer?

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16 comments :

  1. Awesome swatches, Amanda! I just love the bright, cheerful colours Zoya is choosing for the new collections, and these are really pretty. I think Beatrix is my favourite. :)

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  2. Gorgeous swatches! I really love Solange, probably the most out of all of these. But, I also really like Stevie. It's a pretty shade of purple.

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  3. I totally would've taken you for a Liberty girl!

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  4. I really surprised myself by how much I like Solange!

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  5. Good call, actually! It would've been my first pick if I didn't already have the bright blue OPI Liquid Sand. ^_^

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  6. I want these so much!!! Love your swatches! :D

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  7. Stevie and Liberty are so beautiful! Loved all of these so much!

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  8. These look great! They seem to live up the name of the collection :D

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