Sunday, 1 March 2015

Zoya PixieDust nail polish in Lux

So first of all, let's just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this is...

Zoya is a brand I've been wanting to try out for a while. Of all beauty products, nail varnishes are amongst the most chemical-laden, so finding a brand which is free of the top five harmful chemicals  often found in nail polish, as well as providing a fantastic array of over 500 colours and finishes definitely put them at the top of my list.

As far as I'm concerned, you can't beat a glittery pink nail varnish, and this one's lived up to all my expectations. Described by Zoya as a "rose quartz sparkle", Lux is a pale silvery pink packed with iridescent glitter. It's a gorgeous colour, but I would warn you that's it's not nearly as pink as it appears online. When I ordered it, I was expecting a much deeper colour. However, I love it anyway; it's almost a neutral, and manages to be strangely subtle considering it's basically pure glitter! I can wear it with anything and it goes perfectly.

This doesn't contain a base colour, as some glitter polishes do. Instead, it's made up of hundreds of glitter particles in various sizes. The result is an amazingly holographic effect which really makes an impact and delivers undiluted sparkle.

Sometimes, when I've used glitter polishes in the past, all the glitter has collected on one part of the nail,  but that doesn't happen here. It glides onto every nail with an even distribution, which means it can easily be applied in a hurry- always a bonus!

Zoya recommends that you don't apply a top coat over their PixieDust nail polishes, so I followed their instructions, even though in my experience glitter polish tends to be particularly susceptible to chipping off. But after two days of wear, during which I really put it through its paces, it was still perfectly intact. I know two days doesn't sound a lot, but bearing in mind that it's a glitter polish, without a protective top coat, on the world's bendiest nails, I think that's quite a result!

Have you tried any of Zoya's products? Are you tempted to give them a go?

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