Zoya Magical Pixie Collection Swatches, Review & Giveaway

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At LAST!  The Zoya Magical Pixie trio has arrived!  Ever since I saw the promo, I couldn’t wait to see these in person and they didn’t disappoint me.

Pixie Magical Collage

First, I’m going to say right off the bat – Magical Pixie shades are chunkier than normal PixieDust polishes from Zoya (which I’m sure you guessed from promo shots).  I don’t mind the added texture, but they are definitely grittier.  I do love them though.  Take a look at the photos, then I’ll add some additional thoughts and a giveaway at the end!

Cosmos

Cosmos

Cosmos is the silver stunner in the collection.  This is by far my favorite shade and it’s almost like having disco balls on your nails.  Cosmos is packed with metallic silver sparkle and medium sized silver hex holographic glitters.  You can see the light glinting off the holo particles even in my normal kitchen lighting.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Cosmos CU

Lux

Lux

Lux is a rosy pink version of Cosmos!  Extremely girly and blingy.  Lux contains rosy pink crystal texture and medium sized rosy pink holographic hex glitters.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Lux CU

Vega

Vega

Vega is a light blue crystal texture with medium holographic hexes mixed in.  I actually expected Vega to be a little more aqua based on photos I had seen, but I’m really liking the shade it is in person.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Vega CU

Overview

As I said earlier, these are chunkier and grittier than normal PixieDust shades, so you will have to decide if you can handle that.  I personally like textures – even the chunky ones.  I also like the holographic aspect.  I’m a huge fan of the bling look on my nails, so I’m pleased with them.  If you aren’t a fan of texture as it is though – I wouldn’t recommend these.  I can see all 3 of these getting a lot of use as an accent nail as well as a full manicure.

Price: $10.00 Each

Where To Buy: Zoya Website

The Giveaway

I ordered a set of the Zoya Magical Pixie Collection to give away to one of my readers!

This giveaway is open to everyone, regardless of location – so have fun!

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GOT Polish? Challenge – Golden Oldie Thursday – Pink

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I don’t get time to participate in too many challenges, but this one is doable for me!  GOT stands for Golden Oldie Thursday, and the rules are pretty simple.  Pull out a polish that’s at least a year old from your collection that falls in with the color chosen for that particular Thursday.  This week is Pink!

I decided on Zoya Vivi for my GOT Polish? Pink Challenge!

Vivi

Vivi is a bright pink with a slight blue duochrome.  I don’t know why I haven’t worn this in awhile.  Its bright and GORGEOUS!

Vivi CU

I’m hoping to be able to keep up on this challenge and get through some of my favorite shades that I have been neglecting that are over a year old!

Make sure to check out the other lovely bloggers who are taking part in the GOT Polish? Challenge!

Zoya Sparkling Lights Dream Box Trio Giveaway

Tis the Season!  Can you believe Christmas is only about a week away??  Where did the time go?

Lately I have had several giveaways going on, and I really enjoy doing it because I want you all to know that I love your comments, private messages, emails and photos that you post.  This is my “Thank You” for making my page what it is, and making me love what I do, even if it is only a “hobby”.  When I hit (and passed) 500,000 readers I was speechless.  Thank you so much <3

So who wants to win a prize from one of my favorite brands?

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The Prize

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I am giving away ONE Zoya Sparkling Lights Dream Box Trio!  This trio contains 3 PixieDusts in the colors Carter, Arabella and Sunshine (3 of my favorites!)

The Rules

This giveaway is being run and sponsored by me.

This Giveaway is open to EVERYONE!

Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Have FUN!

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Zoya Naturel Collection Swatches and Review

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Zoya has released a beautiful set of 6 polishes in softer, natural hues.  The Naturel Collection is simple but stunning, and for once I found some “foundation” shades I can actually pull off!

If you liked the Zoya Feel Collection from a 2011, then you may like this one just as much!  It has the same softer neutral feel and is great for this time of year if you want a more natural look.

Chantal

Chantal

Chantal is described as a french vanilla cream shade.  I spy some peachy tones in as well.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Chantal cu

Taylor

Taylor

Taylor is described as a light toffee shade.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Taylor CU

Rue

Rue

Rue is one of my favorites.  This is a perfect “nail palette cleanser” color for when I’m just worn out on bright, vibrant colors.  Rue is described as a boudoir blush cream.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Rue CU

Brigitte

Brigitte

Brigitte is another favorite!  Brigitte is described as a bombshell mauve cream.  Again, only 2 coats were needed for this photo.

Brigitte CU

Odette

Odette full

Odette is a sultry maroon cream.  Very dusty looking.  I used 2 coats for this photo

Odette

Normani

Normani

Normani is described as a  sable mauve cream.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Normani CU

Overall, this collection was better than I expected.  With all of the paler shades, I thought the coats would be streaky and require at least 3 coats.  I was wrong.  I used 2 coats for each polish and I achieved complete opacity in just 2 coats.

My Top Picks: Rue, Odette and Brigitte

Price: $9.00

Where to Buy: Zoya Website

If you like softer hues, this is a great set for you!  I tend to like brighter, bolder colors – but from time to time I do enjoy toning it down too.

Do you plan on picking up any Zoya Naturels?

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Zoya Winter 2013 Zenith Collection Swatches and Review

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Over the years Zoya has continuously pumped out gorgeous shades, but I have to say – it’s always their Winter/Holiday Collections I anxiously wait for!

Today I have the 6 piece Zenith Collection to share with you!

Seraphina

Seraphina

Seraphina is a very pale, almost white silver shimmer shade.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Seraphina Closeup

Seraphina Closeup

Mosheen

Mosheen

Mosheen is a stunning top coat full of ice blue iridescent bar glitters, holographic micro glitter in a pale ice blue jelly base.  I used 1 coat over Seraphina.

Mosheen Closeup

Mosheen Closeup

Payton

Payton

Payton is a gorgeous deep cranberry jelly base with medium sized holographic flecks scattered within.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Payton Closeup

Payton Closeup

Dream

Dream

Dream is a beautiful deep blue jelly base with medium sized silver holographic flecks throughout.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Dream Closeup

Dream Closeup

Cassedy

Cassedy

Cassedy is a shimmery deep pewter shade.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Cassedy Closeup

Cassedy Closeup

Belinda

Belinda

Belinda is SO AMAZING!  This is my favorite of the collection!  Belinda is a deep purple with red and blue micro shimmer within which gives it a cosmic GLOW!  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Belinda Closeup

Belinda Closeup

Overall, I have no complaints about this collection!  All 6 shades are gorgeous, easy application and perfect for the Winter season!

My Top Picks: Belinda, Mosheen, and Dream

Price: $8.00 Each

Where to Buy: Zoya Website

So what do you think?  Any favorites?  I’d love to hear it!

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