Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Half Mooon Mani using Zoya PixieDust - Chyna

Hey Guys,

As you know I was gushing a few weeks back when I showed you this lovely Zoya PixieDust - Chyna polish. I bought 2 of the polish's at the same time. I never managed to take photos of the other lil beauty that I bought. This is my third time wearing Zoya PixieDust - Chyna (red), but the first time that I've remember to take snaps before the tip wear kicks in. 

Zoya PixieDust - Chyna

I really like the look of the colour of this varnish in the bottle, its all glittery and shiney and fabulous. It reminds me of Dorothy's ruby red slippers in the Wizard of Oz.

The instructions say do not apply a base or top coat before using this polish, and it will take two to three coats. 

You really need to let each coat dry before applying another. I used two in these photos and for this colour it was enough.

The application is easy, the brush is good to use and the polish is nice and even to apply.

It doesn't feel like a textured polish to me (well the bf said it doesn't feel like sand like the others) and he was right, this polish is pretty in a glitter polish kinda way but not as eye catching as I would have liked on the nail and I love it in the bottle, I really wanted this to be my new favourite polish, I've given it a few chances. Its nice and I like it, but I don't love it!

For this application I decided that I would try out a half moon mani, First up I painted my nail with a regular red NYC 226 - Madison Avenue, I put top coat NYC 202 Grand Central Station over it for a quick dry. 
Once this was dry I used a ring enforcer on each ringer (tip, cut each one before u stick it, it makes it easier to pull off.) I put all 10 stickers on my fingers before I started to paint. 
I found it easier for me. I then painted on 2 coats of Zoya PixieDust - Chyna. 
When it was almost dry I pulled the stickers off and the lines were clean enough. 

Here's the result

I decided tho that the two reds together were too samey and it needed something else, I sent the pic to a friend and she agreed with me (thanks Dee :)) So I added a semi circle using my black nail art pen (Penney's finest) and I think it makes the glitter red "pop" 

This mani was cute under the lights and kinda eye catching, but I think if I were to do it again i would use a total contrasting colour under my pixie dust, but it was a nice finish and I got 3 full days before the tip wear started. (Possibly because you can't use top coat over the Pixie dust) 

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  1. I love that colour!!! great design!

  2. Thanks ladies, I wish I'd taken better pics in the sunshine, as these don't do it justice, but it was a nice change.. i see more half moons in my future.. lol