It always feels like a cop-out when I say this, but pictures don't do these justice. Both (presumably, all of the) Pixie Dusts are infused with a sparkling, silver shimmer of micro-fine glitter that my camera flat-out refused to capture. I'm wearing the polishes here without base coat, as Zoya advises with these--I'm guessing to give the rougher formula a better surface to grip onto? Or possibly, I'm talking nonsense, and it's something else entirely. Whatever, they applied just great without base coat, and I had no drag or pulling with either polish. Blah, blah, details, onto the pictures already!
This is Zoya Vespa, a soft, sage green that's perfect for spring. Opaque enough at three coats, I'm wearing 4 for the sake of close-ups, and despite all the exaggerated detail of macro camera mode, the finish was sandy-soft. I loved the fine sparkle of the "pixie dust" glitter too! Very fresh and innocent without skewing too young...if that makes any sense. Note to self: Writing post copy on the wrong end of an all-nighter? Possibly not the best idea, but the last thing I need right now is more caffeine...
But like I was saying, Vespa! So much prettier in person than these pictures show. Soft and shimmering and very, very springtime.
This is three coats of Zoya London, which thankfully behaved a little better for the camera. I love the deep, foggy grey, and the coverage was excellent. The sparkle contrasts the colour nicely, and the finish was every bit as soft & sandy as Vespa's.
Actually both of these reminded me of the superfancy Easter eggs I used to love when I was little, the big sugar-molded ones that were hollow inside, and you could peek through a hole in the shell to see, like, a little duckling made of icing. OK, quick side trip to Google and... just like these!
|Sleepy Cat Hollow|
Hah, that's actually a much better idea of what these pretty Pixie Dust polishes looked like to me in real life! Come to think of it, I may need the beige one after all...