Day 48

Day 48: Orly Mirror Mirror

Orly Mirror Mirror

 

I am absolutely loving this color! I love the light gray especially for today’s weather. Today started out sunny and it is slowly fading to overcast, but it is still warm outside. I thought today would be a good opportunity to squeeze in a semi-fall color before we get into full blown spring weather. This polish not only has an amazing color, it has an amazing consistency and it dries fast. It is opaque with one good coat, but it doesn’t have that thick consistency that most creams do. This is actually pictured without a top coat so that means there is plenty of shine packed into this polish. If you plan on wearing it for longer than a day then don’t forget your top coat!!

Happy Polishing!

PS. I just started my first nail art contest on instagram. If you are an instagramer and want to try and win some swag follow @polished_me! Good luck!! Contest ends April 15th!

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Day 30

I’ve officially been doing my personal nail challenge for a whole month! I can’t believe it! Now if only I can challenge myself with the gym!!

Day 30 Zoya Pixie Dust Chyna

Zoya pixie dust chyna

Zoya pixie dust chyna

Sorry for the übuer blurry picture on the bottom. The whole purpose of the blurry picture was to show the glitter shimmer that you can’t see without the blur. This pixie dust was a little different from Godiva. The glitter in Godiva has small silver glitter, whereas Zoya Chyna has red glitters. The red shimmer is present, even though you  can’t tell with this picture, but the sand texture is very obvious in this picture. I absolutely love the color and the shimmer in and of itself. I couldn’t resist a top coat to see what it would look like so I put some seche vite as an accent nail and now more of the shimmer comes out as opposed to the texture. I’m on the fence about this pixie dust. I really really loved the Godiva because of the contrast between the silver glitter and the nude polish, Chyna I think I would absolutely love this color for Christmas! Don’t get me wrong, anytime is a good time for a nice sexy red, but this color really reminds me of Christmas time.

What do you guys think?

Happy polishing!

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!