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
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.
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.
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. =)
Yesterday was a long day. I opted for an one color type of manicure today. This was a little find at a local supermarket while I was picking up some fruit to make a fruit salad. I think when I walk into any store and I see little bottles of color I blank out and all of a sudden I have a bottle of nail polish in my hand–just kidding–but I do find myself gravitating to the area when I see nail polish in sight! Does anyone else get that feeling?
On the Zoya website, they describe Zuza as
“Deep, saturated, oceanic turquoise with gold and silver metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish. A beachy, colorful, foil-like shade with the perfect balance between blue and green.”
And it is just that. A perfect description of the polish–I couldn’t have said it any better than myself. My pictures look a little on the darker side, but in the sunlight you definitely see the “beachy” shade of turquoise. By having the metallic shimmers in this polish, it helps to make this color so versatile. It’s a great trendy color for this year since everyone is saying bright colors are the new black. I definitely paired this fun turquoise with a bright orange plaid shirt–which is out of my ordinary black and gray–it’s the new normal!
If you guys come across this shade I definitely recommend it. It is the perfect shade for winter and spring. Plus it looks good on any skin tone!