I haven’t done a nail polish review in quite some time! Don’t you worry – I have been painting my nails, but for whatever reason I just haven’t done a review. Well, I LOVE this polish, and I had to do a review.
The PixieDust collection is relatively new. It launched about a year ago. It’s a textured polish that is described as a matte yet sparkling, and that fits the description perfectly. You don’t wear a bottom or top coat, so it doesn’t have that shiny gloss to it. But the texture is SO sparkly. I can’t stop admiring my nails – which is why I had to write a review.
I received two colors for my birthday: Sunshine and Arabella. Sunshine is a beautiful blue (I’ll review that soon) and Arabella is described as a rich fuchsia pink in a matte, textured, sparkling finish. While in sunlight it is a fuschia or magenta, in lower lighting it is a medium purple. Here are two picture, one in sunlight and one in the shade so you can best see how the color varies.
These are both taken outside, and inside the color is even a bit darker. I really can’t get over how beautiful this color is.
It applied beautifully. It wasn’t too thin or too thick, so was very easy to apply and not make a mess. In fact, I didn’t have to clean up at all.
I used two coats, and that made it complete opaque. I probably could have gotten away with one but Zoya recommends you do thin coats, so I did two thin coats to be safe.
I was hoping it would have super strength and last weeks but it lasted about as long as a traditional nail polish. After two days I noticed some wear along the edges and by day four I had chips.
Removing it was actually easier than I thought it would be. It was about as easy as a glittery nail polish. So a little more effort than a cream polish, but not much (thankfully).
So while this is my first PixieDust nail polish review, I know it won’t be the last! The combined effect of being both matte and glittery is like having a nail full of glittery gems. I love it!