Orly Pixie Dust (+ my snow day manicure!)

Orly Pixie DustSo…it snowed. Sort of.

Here in good old Charlotte, NC a flake of snow that has no chance of sticking to the ground causes mass panic. After living in the Midwest for several years (and living through a legitimate blizzard and several snow emergencies) my love for snow is a thing of the past. But, that didn’t stop me for reaching for my favorite nail polish that reminds me of a snowy day; Orly Pixie Dust.

From Orly’s Fall 2009 Once Upon a Time collection, Pixie Dust is a dusty steel grayish blue with glass fleck glitter. It really does remind me of a snowy day in Ohio. The color is just gorgeous and quite unique. The base color is similar to OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam but the shimmer is more similar to OPI I Have a Herring Problem. The closest dupe I could come up with is butter LONDON Lady Muck.

The formula has a of a jelly feel to it so it’s a bit on the thin side. I used 4 coats in my swatches.

To give my manicure an even more icy feel I topped it with NYC Starry Silver. The result was lovely. Along with additional swatches of Pixie Dust there are photos of my “snow day” manicure below the jump.

Please tell me I’m not the only one that matches their manicure to the weather on occasion! I’m realize writing this post it might be a bit on the crazy side…


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Orly Pixie Dust NYC Starry Silver Orly Pixie Dust NYC Starry Silver 2 Orly Pixie Dust NYC Starry Silver MACRO Snow Orly Pixie Dust NYC Starry Silver Snow Snow Day Manicure



  1. I do that too! In Ohio, we’ve had a few unusually warm days which make me crave spring, so I’ve been using a lot of spring polish, despite the fact that it started snowing again! My favorite new spring polish is Color Club Wild Cactus:)

    1. When I lived in Ohio I would get so frustrated when we’d have a few spring like days then it’d snow again! I haven’t paid much attention to Color Club’s latest release. I’ll have to check it out 🙂

    1. Pixie Dust is hard to find now! It’s one of my favorite Orly polishes!

      I’m always glad when the snow doesn’t stick. The complete panic that ensues in Charlotte is too much to handle!

    1. That’s the worst! I lived in Dayton so we didn’t have to deal with any of that 🙂

      I always use nail polish to brighten my mood. I think that’s why I like it so much!

  2. Love the silver with the glitter, but I’ve been wearing red hot colors for a few weeks, counting down the days until spring thaw. I’ll be wearing something like this around Christmas, when I still LIKE the snow.

    The snowbanks here are now topping ten feet, after the latest snowstorm last weekend. My six foot four inch DH can’t reach the top of them without jumping. You may want to be careful what you wish for…

What do you think?