Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Dhara & Arabella-- The Transitionals

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Good morning!!  I know a lot of you have seen the new Zoya fall PixieDusts all over the place already.  This is my take on the part matte, part crazy sparkly textured polishes.  Now honestly, it's a little hard for me to get too into fall just yet, but these two colors are as perfect for hot August days as they are for those nights where the chill creeps in ever so slightly.  The interesting thing about these two is that Zoya seems to have taken a couple colors from their summer PixieDust lineup and tweaked them a little to give them a little more fall richness.  I thought the collection of six paired off nicely into three very distinct subcategories.  I call these the transitionals.

Here's Dhara.

Zoya Fall PixieDust Dhara swatch and review

Zoya Fall PixieDust Dhara swatch and review

Dhara is a bright and fiery true orange lit with tons of orange and gold shimmer.  Some folks are drawing similarities between Dhara and summer's Destiny and the OPI Bond Girls color, Jinx (swatched here).  All three seem to have that golden orange shimmer, but Dhara is distinctly more golden (think changing leaves... seriously) while the summer colors are both coral leaning.

This is Arabella.

Zoya PixieDust Arabella swatch and review

Zoya PixieDust Arabella swatch and review

Arabella is an elegant magenta with an abundance of silver and magenta shimmers, and a smattering of blue-violet shimmer.  The summer counterpart to this one is Miranda, which looks lighter and more of a raspberry shade.  Arabella is darker and more dramatic.  I love this.  It's gorgeous.  And is it just me, or does this remind anyone a little of Zoya Harlow? 

Both polishes have amazing, easy as pie to apply formulas.  I used two coats for both and no topcoat.  The truly remarkable thing about these textureds is how long they last, and I know I can rock Arabella happily and chip free for the rest of the week.

Dhara, Arabella, and the rest of the fall PixieDusts are available at Zoya.com for $9 a piece plus shipping.  Like Zoya on facebook and stay in the loop for specials and promos.

The concert, btw, was AMAZING!  I'm still on a bit of a high from it and can't seem to listen to anything but Rush at the moment without feeling the music's inferior, lol.  I'll be spamming you all with second level seating photos later this week. ;)

Thanks for reading and have an awesome day!! ♥

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25 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! I am falling in love with Dhara and Carter. I can't wait to get them!

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    1. You'll love them even more in person :) And Carter is a remarkably gorgeous purple.

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  2. Beautiful swatches Liesl! You are right, they are great for transitional colors. I'm glad you had fun at the concert. Can't wait to see pics!

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    1. Thanks, Es :) They remind me of a variegated sunset, lol. And yeah... the pics aren't great, but they're there and so was I ♥♥♥ :D

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  3. Gorgeous photos...and <3 Arabella!! And Oranges aren't my thing, but that bottle shot of Dhara is amazing. Bring on the second level seating spam! :)

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    1. Arabella is amazing and most definitely an early fall fave :) I don't know why I keep surprising myself by liking the pinks so much, lol. I bet it'd be amazing on you!

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  4. These are beautiful swatches! Zoya reached out to you?! Yes!!! I really thought I was going to hate the textured polish trend, but I actually love it! I think I need these! This is actually my first sighting of Zoya's Fall Pixie Dust shades, so thank you for sharing! :-)

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    1. They did :) Getting that email was fun:) Your support and encouragement just means the world to me, Crystal, and I'm stoked to have the first swatches of this collec you've seen!

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    2. Yay! You and Zoya are a winning combination! :-) I can't even remember how I found your blog, but it's truly one of my favorites! :)

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  5. Beautiful texture colors! :)

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  6. Transitionals is a great way of thinking about these two colors. They really do work well for summer as well as for fall. Your swatches are lovely and both colors look so good on you! :) Hehe glad you hear you had a great time at your concert, btw!

    ~ Yun

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    1. They just look so sunset-y to me, lol :) If I could do a proper gradient I might try it with these two. And the concert was the best yet!

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  7. pretty shades :) You always tempt me with your swatches...now I have to get these ;)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Pearl ♥ I bet these'd look lovely on you, especially Dhara... I wish oranges looked prettier against my pastiness, lol.

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  8. OMG Liesl, your swatches of these are seriously perfection! I just got my first Pixie Dusts and now I want more (these specifically)!

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather! :) :) The Pixies are pretty amazing, aren't they?

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  9. Gorgeous colors! Love the orange one!

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  10. Hi Liesl, absolute stunners on you!!! Great post, beautiful pictures!!! Both of those Zoyas are suiting you so well and I love your phrasing that these two are transitionals!!!

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    1. Thanks, sis ♥ I'm really, REALLY loving Arabella and I can see myself wearing the heck out of it the rest of this summer, fall, and beyond. C loves the orange one because it reminds him of his fave sports team. :)

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