How many of you are over the textured polish trend and are glad Zoya discontinued their Pixie Dust line? Well to those of you who feel that way I'm sorry because today's post is in fact about a Pixie Dust Polish, Zoya London to be exact. But good news for those of you still craving those textured tips, as I write this post, London is still available for purchase.
I have to admit when these textured polishes first came out I was not impressed. The thought of textured nails kind of made my skin crawl, not gonna lie. But swatches kept popping up everywhere I looked and people were talking about how much they liked them and so on and so forth. So one day at Ulta I found Vespa in the clearance bin and thought why not. Nyx followed soon after along with Dahlia. I was kind of hooked.
London, as described by the Zoya website is " a fog gray with sugared sparkle, in the exclusive Pixie Dust matte sparkle formula." I would call it a dark Grey with just enough sparkle mixed in to keep it interesting.
Like my other Pixie Dust polishes, the application is a breeze. There's no patchiness and I tend to get good coverage with the first coat. I always apply 2 to make sure I've covered the entire nail. I've chosen to show London here without top coat to show off the texture and because I used it as a base for my Ugly Christmas Sweater manicure. I know people will wear it both ways, depending on what kind of look they are going for.
As you can see in this picture that the sparkles cause the shade to change slightly depending on how the light hits your nails. Shifting from lighter to darker adding, even more, interest to the finish. And as for the texture? The best way I can describe it is the finest grit sandpaper imaginable, but without the worry of snagging your clothes.
Of course, no blog post would be complete without a killer macro shot. Here is London in all its textured glory.
What are your thoughts on the textured polish? Should it stick around for another year or go the way of the crackle finish and just disappear? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!