Zoya Pixi Dust Tomoko | Talk and Swatch

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Zoya Tomoko

Zoya Tomoko

This year I managed to pick up 6 nail polished during the Zoya Earth Day sale, and one of them is a Pixi Dust. This is the first time they were added to the sale, and it was half off like the rest of Zoya's polishes ($5). I figured, why not? I'm not normally a texture fan, the concept is a bit strange to me (I blame the furry nails trend from a while back), but I figured: why not?

The shade I picked was Tomoko, and seriously this has been on my nails for the better part of the past month (basically since I received it in the mail).

I was shocked while I was wearing it. I expected it to have the lasting power of a matte polish since you're not supposed to put on a top coat as it ruins the effect. I was wrong. There was hardly any wear and tear, and lasted two weeks before I decided to remove it.

Second thing I was wrong about: I expected removal to be on the level of glitter polish. It was fairly easy. The textured bits didn't pull and get caught on the cotton ball, and it came off easier than I expected. It was a bit harder than normal creams and shimmers, but so much easier than it's glittery cousin.

One thing I was right about: it dries fast, pretty much similar to how fast a matte polish dries (again with the comparisons). It does smooth out overtime, though.

Easy to apply, easy to wear, easy to move. I like it =) I can't speak for any of the other brands versions – I know Essie and China Glaze have one, and I think OPI does too – but for my first (yes, first) textured nail polish I am pleasantly surprised. Is it worth the $10 price when it's not on sale? It's a bit pricey, but if you want one I can say it's going to last. I plan on picking a few more during next year's Earth Day sale if I can.

What do you think about textured nail polish? I'm a little late to the game, mostly on purpose, but I'm curious what you all think.

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