Today I have my first Zoya Pixie Dust polish to show you!!! I just recently cut my nails back to wittle baby nubbins because I wanted a change and mostly because 3/4ths of the way through the relaxed 31DC my nails were suddenly stained very yellow :( But, because my nails are so short, I only needed two coats for coverage with Zoya Nyx. This is my very first time using any of the textured polishes, so I did a thin coat and then a second, thicker coat. I did not put base coat on any of my Nyx nails since Zoya suggests not to, so we'll see how that works out! You can see a little bit of my staining through the polish, especially on my pointer, so three coats would probably be ideal for this length to convey the base color along with the sparkle. Zoya describes Nyx as "a perfect periwinkle with a sugared sparkle" and I would agree about the sugared look!
I have two coats of Zoya Trixie on my ring and thumb nails; I did add some matte tc to my ring finger for funsies before snaping these photos. The texture in these is definitely noticeable - it feels like very fine grit sandpaper, but it doesn't bother me. In fact, I love the texture! It's fun to pet. I think it looks more textured than it feels. This is a lot nicer feeling on my nails than caviar beads or rhinestones because the texture itself isn't very raised off the nail very far. And the little pieces are small, so it's not jabby or obvious, nor does it make me want to pick at it the way that a curled piece of glitter poking out of an otherwise glassy surface does.
I love this polish and now I need to get my hands on the OPI ones, too. I'm not as sold on the more 'concrete' texture polishes that have come out (Nails Inc., Barry M, Milani, and China Glaze) because I think the draw for me is that there is depth to the texture with both color and glitter in the Zoya and OPI polishes. Orly is coming out with some 'pixel' polishes that seem very similar to the Zoya ones in particular because they seem to have the same silver glitter pieces in it. I'm sort of dreading and looking forward to taking this off to see if it is indeed more fun than traditional glitter!
Don't forget to check out the other 'N' polishes Bee and Kerrie picked out for today!
Special thanks to Bee for helping my get my set of Pixie Dust polishes <3
See you back here next Thursday for something 'O'hhhh worthy!!