Hi everyone :) Here are the final two of the fall Zoya PixieDusts. These two are rich and resplendent textured polishes reminiscent of colored gemstones and tailor-made for fall. I call these the jewel tones.
First up is Sunshine.
Sunshine is a sapphire blue with silver shimmer, a polish with the same true matte finish of Chita. The silver shimmers do something different in this one, though. While they gave off a crystalized effect in Chita, they meld with the blue base of Sunshine and morph into a cool icy blue once on the nail. It's almost as if they're heat activated. Sunshine's a one-coater.
And finally, Carter.
Carter is interesting. I initially called it a jewel tone because the effect in the bottle is kind of amethyst-y. What it is, though, is a sheer, dark blue-violet jelly base packed with fuschia shimmer. It's hard to explain this one-- it really doesn't look anything like its photos. The base and the shimmer are much less cohesive in real life. The shimmers would make this the sparkliest polish of the collection but the dark base both highlights and hides their potential. It's more gleamy in the bottle, if that makes any sense. It's got a bit of a Bad Romance/Scandalous/Facets of Fuschia vibe to it. Carter requires at least two coats, depending on how thick they're applied. I used three coats. This one takes longer to dry than the rest of the Pixies.
To wrap up the collection, it's a pretty and vibrant grouping with a nice variety of finishes and some very distinct feels. Sunshine and Chita are very cool and innovative in their matte crystalized finishes, Tomoko and Carter are super sparkly and festive, and Dhara and Arabella are perfect Indian summer shades. My must-haves are Arabella and Tomoko.
All 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.
Thank you for reading and have an awesome Friday! My leetle seester is having a girl's night out for her birthday tonight so you can count on us having as crazy a time as a group of old married dames and mothers of young children can have. I imagine I'll be home by 10 ;)