Sunday, August 24, 2014

Review: Zoya "Lux"


What I Used:
  • 1 coat of Zoya Anchor Base Coat
  • 2 coats of Zoya Lux
  • 1 coat of Zoya Armor Top Coat
According to Zoya: Lux by Zoya can be best described as a rose quartz sparkle textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles. Imagine the best-selling Zoya PixieDust formula amped up with larger glitter and the first ever holographic pixie particle.

Color [10/10]
The base pink color is so pale and delicate and perfect! I felt like a princess as soon as the first coat went on! The silver sparkles make it extra special and pretty.

Application [9/10]
Lux goes on a lot smoother than you'd expect from a chunky glitter. It's not as smooth as the regular Pixie Dusts, but the larger glitter pieces aren't at all finicky. They're quite easy to place and stay flat. It does require two coats, maybe even three.

Finish [10/10]
I know I gushed about how sparkly Tomoko is, but Lux's shine eclipse that! Just wow! It is the most sparkly, gorgeous polish I have ever seen and I never want to take it off! In dim light the glitter has a mostly silver look, but in bright light it is a rainbow!

Longevity [3/10]
I was worried about Lux being a temporary wear kind of deal, since large glitter tends to flake off or get caught on things (like hair!). And I was correct. I lost two full nails within three days, and the rest steadily chipped and peeled over the week, but two nails remained fully in tact.

Final Score: 8.0

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review: Zoya "Tomoko"


What I Used:
  • 1 coat of Zoya Anchor Base Coat
  • 2 coats of Zoya Tomoko
  • 1 coat of Zoya Armor Top Coat
According to Zoya: Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish in Tomoko by Zoya can be best described as a romantic champagne silver with a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish.

Color [10/10]
If I liked champagne, I would want to drink Tomoko! It is a gorgeous silver with gold shimmer!

Application [9/10]
Tomoko has a nearly perfect formula which just glides right on. It does require two coats.

Finish [10/10]
I nearly cried from the amount of sparkly in just the first coat! Tomoko is stunning in both direct light and dim light! So much sparkle!

Longevity [8/10]
Tomoko lasted about a week before I got a couple of chips. I did have super minor tip wear also, but the color makes it impossible to see unless my fingers are right in your eyes.

Final Score: 9.25

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Review: Zoya "Godiva"


What I Used:
  • 1 coat of Zoya Anchor Base Coat
  • 2 coats of Zoya Godiva
  • 1 coat of Zoya Armor Top Coat
According to Zoya: Godiva by Zoya can be best described as a soft nude with a sugared sparkle, in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

Color [8/10]
Godiva reminds me of a cappuccino! It' just looks yummy! I don't normally wear nude shades, because they tend to clash with my skin tone, but I'm really quite fond of this one.

Application [7/10]
Godiva goes on relatively smooth, but there is some drag. It did leave little ruffles at my tips which I had to carefully wipe away. It's surprising a two coater, despite how sheer the first coat was.

Finish [7/10]
Godiva isn't as sparkly or shimmery as I would have liked. It has a more matte finish, but I think it looks nice with this color. It does have a nice sparkle when in direct sunlight.

Longevity [6/10]
Godiva is kind of like dried clay. It cracks and then flakes off. It doesn't peel, which is good, but it only lasted a few days before the chips set in.

Final Score: 7.0

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Review: Zoya "Beatrix"


What I Used:
  • 1 coat of Zoya Anchor Base Coat
  • 2 coats of Zoya Beatrix
  • 1 coat of Zoya Armor Top Coat
According to Zoya: Beatrix by Zoya can be best described as a tangerine metal sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.

Color [8/10]
Beatrix is the kind of orange that I could get use to! It's on the more pastel side which plays nicer with my skin tone than brighter shades. It kind of reminds me of a melon.

Application [8/10]
The formula for Beatrix is thinner than what I'm use to from the Pixie Dusts. It's not watery though. It glides on just fine, and requires two coats. Maybe three depending on how thin/thick the coats are.

Finish [7/10]
Beatrix is another one that has a more flat finish than the sparklier ones in the collection. I do adore the muted tone of it though.

Longevity [7/10]
Beatrix lasted a week before there was any tip wear, but it was only noticeable if you were looking for it. Three nails also chipped, two of which started to peel.

Final Score:7.5

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: Zoya "Solange"


What I Used:
  • 1 coat of Zoya Anchor Base Coat
  • 2 coats of Zoya Solange
  • 1 coat of Zoya Armor Top Coat
According to Zoya: Solange by Zoya can be best described as a gold metal foil sparkle featuring a Zoya EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT in the best-selling Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.

Color [9/10]
Solange is a gorgeous golden yellow! It kind of reminds me of that artificial popcorn butter, but not in a bad way! Yellow polishes normally make my hands look yellow, but Solange has enough gold flecks to balance it out.

Application [8/10]
Solange goes on like butter, but it dries extremely fast! You'll have to be quick about your strokes, or else it starts to drag. This is almost a one coat polish, too. If you get enough on the brush and have good control it probably could be. I'll just call it a one and a half coater!

Finish [7/10]
Solange isn't as sparkly or shimmery as I would have liked. It does have a rather nice shiny, metallic look which sets it apart from the others in the collection.

Longevity [8/10]
Solange lasted a week before any tip wear was noticeable, and after nine days I had only two chips. The chips didn't peel which was nice, and it's a pain to take off. Prepare to scrub with remover with acetone!

Final Score: 8.0