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Zoya Dillon and Cosmo…Minty and Magical!

Zoya Dillon and Cosmo...Minty and Magical!

Zoya describes beautiful Dillon from the Spring 2014 Awaken Collection as a full-coverage (on a scale of 1-5 as a 5), a green mint metallic with a silver shimmer. I’d go beyond that. This minty wonder is on the warm side. So depending on the light, you may think you see a bit of golden shimmer instead of silver. But it’s just your eyes playing tricks on you. The finish is glossy and the application is a dream. I used two coats here. Then, just for fun…

I decided to compliment Dillon’s silver shimmer with Cosmo, one of three Magical PixieDusts from the 2014 Spring release. I painted my ring finger first with Dillon, then painted one half with Cosmo and picked out a few of the circle holo glitters and scattered them on Dillon. Cool! It’s almost like wearing jewelry on my fingertips! Zoya describes Cosmo as a silver crystal sparkle, textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent or holographic particles.

I’m dying to get my hands on some more of the Awaken collection. And now Zoya has opened up preorders (shipping May 15) for three new Summer 2024 Magical PixieDusts; Gini, Bar and Arlo! Mama want! PLUS…12 new summer shades from the Summer 2014 collections, Bubbly Holo Glitters and Tickled Creams. Tickled shades are: Tilda, Ling, Rooney, Kitridge, Wendy and Rocha. Bubbly shades are: Stassi, Muse, Harper, Binx, Jessi and Alma. All are preorder able now and set to ship on May 15. I’m super excited about this release as they all look like winners and you know you can’t go wrong with Zoya’s formulas!

You can order your beauties today at Or have you already ordered?

I purchased these products and all opinions are my own.

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Zoya Cosmo is like 100 prisms on every finger

Zoya Cosmo is like 100 prisms on every finger

Here is the first of my three new Magical Pixie Dusts from Zoya and it’s out of this world! Now, since mine just came in the mail the other day after waiting for them over a month, I have to say…YES, they were worth the wait. I try so hard to not be an early adopter, but I didn’t want to wait until these sparkling gems hit Ulta’s shelves. (spanks hand) 😉

I still have to try the other two in this Spring 2014 collection, Vega (soft baby blue yet blingy), and Lux, the soft pink with the same amazing features as it’s sisters. I am pretty sure I was prepared for a chunkier experience compared to the other Pixie Dusts, because of what I’ve read. And I own nearly all of them (which I bought with my own cheddar!). I wasn’t however prepared to have my breath removed from my body in one blast upon opening the precariously thin shipping box that Zoya is so famous for. I’ve been praying they would arrive in one piece after such a long wait.

Zoya describes Cosmo as a silver crystal sparkle. I heartily echo that description. They also tout the new spring line with having “mega hex iridescent particles”. I agree, but I think they should have added a disclaimer that you need a bit, just a tad, more patience in applying. Once you put on a thin coat on all ten, by the time you get back to #1 it will be dry. Nice! Then the second coat is the challenge, but maybe it’s just me. And yeah, all you need is two coats. Three would be overkill and it would look like you dipped your fingers in a sparkly vat of extra thick concrete. The result though is nothing short of…magical! Oh my goodness, it’s blindingly bright in the sunshine and should probably come with a warning from the DMV, “Do not stare at nails while driving, it could be hazardous to your health.” If I could describe this jewel in one sentence, I’d have to say it’s like having 100 prisms on ever finger. It’s texured, it’s sparkly, it’s holographic and yes Zoya, it truly IS “Amped Up”! I LOVE all three. One other thing. You know I love me some textured polishes. Such time savers! These are a bit rougher than what I’m used to. So even though Zoya recommends you don’t need base or top coats, and I don’t on the others, I did apply a thin coat of Seche Vite top coat to this. It’s still textured, shine didn’t change, but it just feels smoother. I’d say this is pretty much how I’ll do the others.

Also, you may want to skip wearing this in shark infested waters. I hear they are attracted to shiny things 🙂

I purchased this with my own money.