Happy October 1st! Bring on the candy! 😉 And speaking of candy…I’ve been wanting to create a candy corn mani this month but unsure which polishes I’d use. So there I sat this morning in front of my polish shelves (yes shelves, don’t judge) and pondered. My eyes fell upon a row of Zoya Pixie Dusts and the light came on. It’s almost like those bottles of Pixie goodness glowed to get my attention. Okay, that might be a little dramatic, but I was pretty excited with my vision 😉
Halloween worthy mani, candy corn, just not the edible kind.
I settled on using Solange for the yellow, Dhara for the orange and a coat of Cosmo over white for the candy corn nails.
Solange is as described as a gold metal foil sparkle featuring a Zoya EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT in the best-selling Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.
Dahra is described as a firey orange copper with a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish.
Cosmo, a Magical Pixie Dust, is described as a silver crystal sparkle, textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles.
A little history about candy corn you may not know! Candy corn, the little yellow, orange, and white treat has it’s root dating back more than a century. It is said that a candy maker, George Renninger, of the renowned Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, invented the tri-color confection in the 1880s. The Goelitz Confectionery Company brought the candy to the everyone at the turn of the 20th century. The Jelly Belly Candy Co., now owns that company and has the longest history in the industry of making candy corn, and it still uses the original recipe. There are of course other companies who make candy cone, but with varied ingredients.
Get your Pixie dusts at Zoya.com or Ulta Stores and see what you can create!
The products used were all purchased by me and all opinions are my own.
Get your pocketbooks ready and mark your calendars for May 11th! Because you’re going to want this collection of amazing glitter polishes from Sincerely Polish. I sampled three minis of the eight and I can tell you, they’re amazing! They also will be available in full size bottles. The formulas are consists toy smooth, opaque in two coats and one coat of clear topcoat, if you’re so inclined, make a gorgeous sparkly mani. Even without a topcoat, it’s surprisingly smooth.
These spritely handcrafted glitters in the Magical Pixie Hollow Fairies Collection are inspired by the Magical Pixie Hollow Fairies, and the collection is as follows. I chose to swatch Tinker, Vidia and Peri. You’ll love these and the other five in the collection are Rose (inspired by
Rosetta). Dessa (inspired by Iridessa) Silv (inspired by Silvermist). Rina (inspired by Zarina). And Fawn.
Tinker is inspired by “Tinkerbell”. It’s a glitter polish filled with sparkly lime green micro glitters sprinkled with micro silver prismatic holographic glitters and holographic gold dust.
Macro of Tinker!
Vidia, inspired by “Vidia” is a glitter polish in a purple jelly base with micro purple glitters in different shades sprinkled with micro silver prismatic holo and pink glitters.
Macro of Vidia!
And last but not least, Peri!
Peri, inspired by “Periwinkle, Tinkerbell’s fraternal twin) is a gorgeous glitter polish filled with micro sky blue holographic glitters, holo white glitters, matte baby blue hexagons sprinkled with purplish blue iridescent glitters and micro silver prismatic holographic glitters.
Macro of Peri!
I love the formulas on all,of these. Drying time was fairly quick and coverage is amazing. A thin coat over a color base is gorgeous, or you can use two coats on it’s own!
Get yours from Karen’s shop at Storenvy on May 11th, link below and tell her I sent ya! Handmade with love in California, Karen Jo is an awesome indie polish maker. Her collections are inspired by all the things in her life.
Visit her store at http://sincerelypolish.storenvy.com. You can also find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SincerelyPolish and @sincerelypolish on Instagram.
I received these polishes for review and all opinions are my own.
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.
Ahh, Arabella. In many countries, it means “Beauty”. Plain and simple. Get this! In Germany it means “eagle heroine”. Not sure about that one. The Latin meaning is from ‘orabilis’, meaning yielding to prayer. Factoid: Lady Arabella Stuart was cousin of King James VI of Scotland. Also means beautiful, loving, lovable, graceful.
No matter how you define it, Zoya is the master of textured polishes with their Pixie Dusts. Arabella is a jewel. Zoya describes her as a “rich Fuscia pink…” and boy does it sparkle! Shade or sun, I love it! In the photo above, she’s shown here in the natural light of my sunroom. Now here she is in the sun!
She really is a beauty. A regal pink. Lol, I almost typed “eagle” pink! 😉
This has been the craziest winter for weird weather. I live in Southwest Missouri and yesterday, January 26, it was a sunny 68 degrees. That was weird enough. We woke this morning to 14! Well, like they say around here…if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. LOL when this California native gets cold, she slows down like a slug on sandpaper. 😉 I kid you not, as much as I love doing my nails, I even get a tad lazy in that arena.
Last night I tried my hand at a dotting design. I’ve been watching the hugely talented Nicole, aka, youngwildandpolished of YouTube fame. She recently uploaded a great tutorial on dotting manis, and she’s a master dotter! I’m improving, but last night’s attempt was not photo worthy. (Hangs head in shame). The colors were so pretty too. I used four new lovely pastels from Pure Ice. Watch for it here, after I take another stab at it.
After last night’s disappointing paint job, I decided to try something a little less challenging, yet stunning. I needed to give my Zoya reds a little love so I chose ruby red Sarah. She’s a a brilliant true ruby with the most gorgeous red and gold glass flecks. It glides on so nice which for red, you’ll wonder why you ever put it off. It really is a jewel.
I accented my ring finger with my fave Zoya Pixie Dust, Tomoko. In my humble opinion, if you’re going to dot a pixie, dot with a pixie! I chose Chyna for the job. I know, this mani didn’t take a rocket scientist to accomplish the task. But give me a break. It’s cold outside and besides, I’m trying to get some ideas for some Valentines manis. What kinds of lovey dovey designs do you like? Pinks, reds, both? Let me know. Stay warm folks. 😘
NOW I know what all the excitement over these textured polishes is about. This weekend I picked up a few Zoyas at Ulta. I already had Chyna in the PIxie dust but was saving it for holiday wear. But I kept seeing the beautiful purple Pixie Dust in Carter and paired with Belinda, it was a match made in heaven. Belinda is part of the new Zenith collection. It’s the richest purple I’ve ever seen. The very faint pink micro shimmer really sets this smoother-than-butter formula apart. One coater, but I used two here. Then on my accent nails I glided on a mere one coat of Carter. So easy to apply and so much character in sparkle and texture, yet in a smooth way, Carter goes on easy. I think these two were perfectly together.