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Friday, January 30, 2015

Zoya- London


     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. 


London-From-the-Zoya-Pixie-Dust-Collection
  
     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!

30 comments :

  1. I will never get tired of seeing pixie dusts!

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  2. That's a great color, and I've always been a fan of the Pixie Dusts (the best textured polishes ever).

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  3. Love the color but not a fan of textured polishes. I really dislike the feeling of it like it makes me feel like I messed up my smooth many or something, Idk lol hard to explain. But I do love the color!

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  4. The Dalai Lama's NailsJanuary 30, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    such a great macro!!!

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  5. I used to not like textured polishes so much. Then I tried Zoya's and fell in love. Love your swatches!

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  6. It's a strange polish, but it's irresistible!

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  7. London is the perfect name for this polish. It kinda reminds me of all the built up smog on the older buildings in the City. I sure am gonna miss those Pixies....

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  8. I'm with you - I was so anti-textured for the longest time. But I recently have gained an appreciation for it, especially for these original Pixies! London is on its way to me... love your pics!

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  9. Thanks =) I think it's either a love it or hate it thing with the textured polishes. But they look great with top coat too!

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  10. Thanks! I think you will enjoy this one. I need to pick up a few more before they are gone for good. I realized while I was writing this post that I own mostly darker colors.

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  11. OH that's something I would love to see! I bet it's beautiful. I was surprised at how many Pixie's were still in stock when I check the website last night.

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  12. Me either. But I like the original ones better than the Magical ones.

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  13. Thank you! I love this one too. I'm really working on my macro shots and every once in a while I hit gold and get a good one. Now I just need to remember what I did for next time =)

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  14. I'm sad they discontinued it! I loved this line

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  15. This is a great color! I'm not a fan of textured polishes so them being discontinued doesn't really bother me, but I think it's kind of lame for everyone who likes them.

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  16. I actually like the textured ones, they have many applications in nail art! This one is beautiful!

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  17. I'm very sad they're being discontinued as I still want them all! Love it!

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  18. I really love the look of textures but wearing them creeps me out, when my nails touch anything with the texture I just cringe! However, sometimes I deal with it because I love how they look.

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  19. I love this way more than crackle, the texture is a fun way to add something outstanding on your nails without going over the top.

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  20. London is beautiful! I really like textures when they are done right (and Zoya's original Pixie Dust formula is amazing!). I wouldn't mind them sticking around, I just don't want crazay textures.

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  21. I don't like most textures, but I have a thing for the matte glitters. I'm sorry to see these go.

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  22. Nice grey texture that is. I still really like them.

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  23. I agree. I only own 1 crackle and I used it once. Now it sits in a drawer unloved.

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  24. I not a fan of th3e crazy textures. Like the white one China Glaze came out with last year. Or that mermaid texture collection.

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  25. The original pixie dusts are still my favorite of the textured trend.

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  26. Me too. Glad I still have a chance to snag the few I've wanted.

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  27. I thought I might have that reaction when I wore them but it didn't bother me at all. Its amazing what we will do for polish though isn't it. =)

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  28. Im actually ok with them being discontinued, especially since I own a handful and it appears that the few that I still want are in stock so I have the chance to get them.

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  29. There were still a bunch left in stock so you still might have a chance at getting the ones you want.

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