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