Today I am reviewing Zoya Dahlia, which is from the new Zoya Pixie Dust Collection. As many of you have probably seen and heard, the pixie dust collection is filled with beautiful textured, matte glitters. They are absolutely stunning! Dahlia is a matte black, packed full with fine glitter. I was expecting it to be very gritty, and it was, but not nearly as bad as I thought. At first it bothered me, because it would scratch against clothing and things, but after a while, I got used to it. Pixie dusts are applied by themselves, with no topcoat, and it is suggested not to use a base coat, but I don’t think it would hurt. I used the PVA glue base coat so I didn’t have to worry about removing that stubborn glitter. What do you think of Zoya Dahlia?
Color Family: Black, Gray
Color Finish: PixieDust, Metallic Matte Texture
Color Intensity: 5 ( 1=Sheer – 5=Opaque )
Color Tone: Cool, Neutral
Here is some information from Zoya.com about how to apply Zoya Pixie Dusts:
Do not use a base coat or top coat.
Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish.
Allow product to dry completely in between layers for full effect.
The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry down completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!
Although, if you are afraid that you’ll stain your nails, I don’t think it would be a big deal if you wore a base coat. Also, this polish didn’t take 10 minutes to dry for me, I would say it took around 5 minutes, but it may be different for others.
As promised, this is the second Deborah Lippmann dupe I discovered on my shopping trip. This time, Urban Outfitter’s Lollipop is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Candy Shop. I don’t have Candy Shop to compare, but the bottles look similar. Lollipop is a sheer, light pink polish with chunky glitter of different sizes and colors. It is an absolutely beautiful polish, and I LOVE the way it looks on my nails.
Again, as with the last one, the bottle didn’t have a specific brand, but since I bought it at Urban Outfitters, I can assume that it is their own brand. Lollipop took a few coats to become mostly opaque, but still not completely. Though, I do like that it’s slightly sheer, and not fully opaque. What do you think of this polish?
You can buy this polish at your local Urban Outfitters, or here at urbanoutfitters.com.
I have found it! And by “it” I mean a possible Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air Dupe! While I don’t have Glitter in the Air to compare it to, it looks pretty close to me. And the sweetest part, it was only four dollars! That’s right, four dollars! When I dropped by my local Urban Outfitter to look for some accessories, I saw that Nail Polishes were two for eight dollars, so of course I had to take a look. Then I saw it, it’s called bright lights, and it’s amazing! I also got another polish, and I can’t wait to show you, so stay tuned! So here’s the swatches….
The bottle didn’t have a specific brand on it, but I assume it was Urban Outfitter’s own brand. It’s a bit sheer, and it took a couple of coats to get mostly opaque. But I like the effect that creates, it makes that polish look very light, and the chunky rainbow glitter almost reminds me of the circus. I don’t know why, it just does. What do you think of Bright Lights? Isn’t it so pretty?
You can buy this polish at your local Urban Outfitters or here, at urbanoutfitters.com.
Here’s one last picture for your enjoyment:
I went bowling the other day with some friends, so I decided to do bowling nails! And since I already had CND Indian Rhubarb on my nails, it worked out perfect, because red is a very bowling-y color. Isn’t it? Anyway, I wasn’t going to outline the pins or bowling balls in black, but I’m glad I did, because I really like the way it turned out. What do you think of my bowling nails?
The links below are links to where you can buy the products listed.
Nail Magic Nail Hardener Seche Clear Base Coat CND Indian Rhubarb White Acrylic Paint Black Acrylic Paint Red Acrylic Paint Light Blue Acrylic Paint Purple Acrylic Paint Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Hope you enjoyed!
P.S. A possible Glitter in the Air dupe is to come!
Today’s review is CND #528, Indian Rhubarb. It’s a nice, deep red cream. Indian Rhubarb applies beautifully, I like the formula just as much as Zoya polishes, which as you may know I absolutely love! It was opaque in a simple 2 coats, although I had a little VNL on my first coat, but that’s normal. I think it would be the perfect summer polish for my toes. Because who doesn’t love a red cream polish on their toes? What’s your favorite polish color to wear on your toes in the summer?
CND says the CND’s…“• 3-free formula does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene or Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP). [and] Provides a protective, flexible coating and promotes adhesion.