Day 29

Day 29: Zoya Pixie Dust Vs. OPI Liquid Sand

Indoor lighting

Indoor lighting

When it comes to nail polish, the most important factor these days is texture, texture, & texture. If was in the middle of a team exam and my group stops to tell me that my nails were so distracting! (sorry guys =P) Between the two brands the texture is the same, but there are major differences between the two. Mainly I used Zoya Godiva (I love the name!) and I used OPI Get Your Number on my accent nail. The application was already different. I noticed when I was opening the bottle and wiping the excess off of the brush Zoya’s Pixie Dust was a little bit more gritty. It almost felt as if someone has dumped fine sand in the bottle–I didn’t get that feeling from OPI, but it doesn’t hinder the application at all. Texture to the touch feels just about the same, if anything, I would say that Zoya has more of an even texture than OPI. Visually, they are incomparable. Zoya has more of a glistening shimmer because this polish has small silver glitters in their semi-creamy polish. Whereas OPI has more of a sparkle because they have larger holo glitters in their jelly-like consistency. Here is another picture in evening natural sunlight.

Natural sunlight

Natural sunlight

Overall, I like both differently. Even though they were both manufactured on the same concept, their effect and execution is different. I would say that liquid sand and pixie dust are the same in that they offer the same textured finish, but that’s it. I might enjoy the Zoya one a little bit more–MIGHT. =)

Happy polishing!

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Day 5!!!

I’m almost to one whole week. I’m still here, I didn’t forget. I just came back from a late movie. So what was the color of choice for this fine friday?

OPI A Butterfly Moment and OPI Pink Yet Lavender.

OPI A Butterfly MomentOPI Pink Yet Lavender

OPI A Butterfly Moment
OPI Pink Yet Lavender

OPI A Butterfly MomentOPI Pink Yet Lavender

OPI A Butterfly Moment
OPI Pink Yet Lavender

OPI A Butterfly MomentOPI Pink Yet Lavender

OPI A Butterfly Moment
OPI Pink Yet Lavender

At first glance of A Butterfly Moment, this polish looks like a blush nude. And it is, but it the coloring in this polish has different hues in different lighting. In this indoor lighting the polish looks quite nude with no pink accents. In daylight, this polish has a cute girly tone to it. It is quite opaque with a nice subtle shimmer. Definitely a good neutral color to add to my growing collection.

What can I say about Pink Yet Lavender. I love this glitter because of the holo glitters which makes it shine in the light–big points from me. What I don’t like is the name. hahah The large glitters are such a faint pink it almost makes you think it’s lavender–yet pink…I think it’s mostly due to the holographic glitters shining either green or purple. The reflection on the glitters definitely plays up to it’s name which gives this glitter that little perk. Other than the name itself– the glitters are suspended in a nice clear polish. One swipe actually gives you a good amount of glitter to top of any color polish you wish. It hardly takes any effort to get the big pink glitters out of the bottle, so applying this glitter is quick and easy.

Happy polishing!!