Zoya - Nyx (Sun)

Zoya Pixie Dust – Nyx

Zoya - Nyx (Lightbox)Okay! You win! I finally understand the textured polish trend! When OPI started releasing their Liquid Sand polishes – I just didn’t get it. I’ve always hated having bumpy nails and the idea of doing it on purpose? EEK! So I passed on those. But then…. I saw Zoya’s Pixie Dust promos… and knew right away if I was going to give this trend a shot – it would be with Zoya’s Nyx. Fast forward a few weeks and I’ve tried it, and I’m a little bit in love with it…

What won me over? There is SO much sparkle! When I look at my nails I think of gum drops or a glittery winter wonderland – this polish is just so pretty. Zoya describes Nyx as: a perfect periwinkle with a sugared sparkle, in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula. I’ll go with that! Periwinkle sugared sparkle is spot on!

I love this polish so much that I actually want to go back and pick up a few more Zoya Pixie Dust polishes and maybe even venture into OPI’s Liquid Sand land… It was easy to apply – I used 3 coats – and it dried pretty quickly. It did need a bit more dry time than other matte polishes I’ve tried but the wear was worth it. These swatches are 3 days in and going strong – I’m SO impressed.

Two very sugary & sparkly thumbs up from me!! Also, anytime I look at my hands I get this song stuck in my head… flashback! I’ve included a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure – enjoy! What do you think of the Liquid Sand/Pixie Dust/Textured finish?

Happy Wednesday!!



Extra sparkly in the sun!

Zoya - Nyx (Sun)

Bonus jean comparison shot:

Zoya - Nyx (hand)


27 thoughts on “Zoya Pixie Dust – Nyx

  1. Kate S. March 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Where did you find the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes??? I’ve been looking for them at Ulta, but the one near me didn’t have many. I wasn’t into the textured polishes either until I saw the Zoya ones and now really want to try them!

    • Katie March 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Alli has seen them at her Ulta which is why I went to mine to look – they were there 🙂 Keep looking and hopefully they’ll show up! For a while my Ulta was hit or miss with Zoya collections..

      • Katie March 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm

        err. had seen…

      • Kate S. March 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        Got a chance to check out another Ulta in my area and they had them!! I picked up Godiva and can’t wait to give it a try!

        • Katie March 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm

          Yeah!!!!! Let me know what you think!!

  2. Craftynail March 13, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Love it!! I bought the beige one called Godiva but haven’t tried it yet!

    • Katie March 13, 2013 at 10:50 am

      I’ve looked at that one too! I think I walked around with it in my hand until I put it back, but I may go get it 🙂

  3. Laura March 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    This one is gorgeous! I’m wearing Godiva right now and I love it! I also got Vespa and I’m really tempted to go back for this one. 🙂

    • Katie March 13, 2013 at 10:49 am

      That’s so funny! I was really tempted to get Godiva and Vespa!! Now… I kind of want to go get those! So pretty!

  4. Leah Jenkins March 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I bought Vespa & NYX yesterday and by the time I got home I was kicking myself for not grabbing Godiva. I LOVE this line!

    • Katie March 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Nyx, Vespa, and Godiva keep coming up for everyone – Have you tried Vespa yet? I’d love to know what you think 🙂

  5. danceswithkitties March 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    The original swatches I had seen looked a lot like Butter London’s No More Waity Katie (albeit less purple and more sparkly) but it obviously doesn’t compare!

    • Katie March 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Oh no – definitely not! I love NMWK but they are very very different.

    • Katie March 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      I should probably reswatch NMWK..

      • danceswithkitties March 14, 2013 at 12:43 am

        Great idea, such a gorgeous and unique color and super underrated. Ps I’ve always been curious, any reason why Alli posts more often than you? Not complaining, love both your posts, just always wondered!

        • Katie March 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm

          Just depends on my schedule 🙂 My work tends to get pretty intense at times. Right now is pretty busy, I really want to post more again – I posted a bunch in January – That’s what I’d prefer – 3ish times a week or so 🙂

  6. shortandsweetintexas March 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    This color looks great on you! I was reluctant at first but I’ve come to really like the textured polish trend. Milani makes some nice bright ones sans sparkle. Have you seen the new JulieG Frosted Gumdrop colors yet?

  7. Amanda March 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I’m just like you and it was the Zoya ones that first piqued my interest. Then I slowly fell in love and totally get it now 🙂

    • Katie March 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      That makes me feel like less of an odd ball 🙂 thank you!

  8. Elena March 14, 2013 at 5:55 am

    I know I have been talking a lot about Pixie Dust over Liquid Sand… but I think your amazing swatches say it all! Loving Nyx with jeans..lol I can’t wait for the Summer collection!!!

    • Katie March 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      I’m obsessed! I am 99% sure I’m going to Ulta after work today…. Godiva is def on my list to pick up. Probably Vespa too. Pixie Dust<3

    • Katie March 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Though, I don’t want to be extravent. =/

  9. Elizabeth Balsom March 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Ah, so gorgeous!

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