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Zoya Pixies Fall 2013 Swatches and Review

Products in this review were provided by PR/the brand

I have a confession to make! I absolutely adore fall, but fall beauty (with the exception of face and lip products) are not my favorite by any means. Why, you ask? I'm just not a dark colors person when it comes to anything but shadows and liners. Fall is almost always dark jewel tones and it's just not my favorite thing--I'm more of a brights fan. So, when I first saw the new Zoya pixies I thought, "Pretty, but probably not going to be my faves." I say this in earnest because I like to keep things honest with you guys--boy was I wrong!

Price

These are priced at $9 retail each.

Where to Buy

These can be purchased on Zoya's site HERE

Zoya Pixie Arabella Swatches & Review



Color

Arabella is a textured berry

Application

Application on this was lovely and it dried at the same speed I've found most of these to dry at. Just make sure you allow time between coats to preventing denting after. This was fully opaque with 2 coats for me.

My Thoughts

This one is nice and the formula is easy to work with, but of all the colors it is the only one I wasn't blown away by as I think it's the least unique of the bunch.


Zoya Pixie Carter Swatch & Review



Color

Carter has a gray-purple base with brilliant purple glitter.

Application

This one was the odd-man-out formula-wise. All of my other ones (except Tomoko) were very thick and offered extreme control. This one was significantly thinner, though not difficult to work with. This one was mostly opaque with 2 coats.

My Thoughts

This was absolutely my favorite in the bottle and still a favorite on my nails, though the thinner formula kept it from being my absolute favorite. 


Zoya Pixie Chita Swatch & Review



Color

Chita has a spruce-green base with gold glitter.

Application

Absolutely love the formula on this! Nice and thick (in a good way) and maximum control. Fully opaque in 2 coats (you could get away with 1 thick coat).

My Thoughts

This was absolutely one of my surprise favorites of the bunch! The formula was excellent and the finished look reminded me of a Christmas tree--love it! And I'm not generally a dark green fan (despite green being my favorite color).


Zoya Pixie Dhara Swatch & Review



Color

Dhara has a bright pumpkin-orange base with gold glitter.

Application

This was as easy to work with as Chita--very good. Fully opaque in 2 coats.

My Thoughts

This one is really nice to work with and pretty, but between already having Beatrix and Destiny in the mix I would have rather had a different color.


Zoya Pixie Sunshine Swatch & Review



Color

Sunshine has a lovely denim-blue base with silver glitter.

Application

This had a lovely application like the other thicker formulas in this batch. Fully opaque in 2 coats (you could get away with 1 thick coat).

My Thoughts

I really, really like this one. It reminds me of sparkly denim once on the nail and I definitely plan to wear it this fall. The one thing I'm unsure of is the name. Sunshine sounds like an orange or yellow to me ;)


Zoya Pixie Tomoko Swatch & Review



Color

A delicate champagne base with complementary glitter.

Application

This was the second-thinnest formula in the bunch and was not fully opaque in 2 coats.

My Thoughts

Despite not being opaque and being a softer color I actually really liked it and can see myself wearing it this fall and perhaps even at a more formal event.


Quick Re-Cap

Price

These are priced at $9 retail each.

Where to Buy

These can be purchased on Zoya's site HERE

Final Thoughts

I like this collection far more than I expected to and with the exception of Carter, the formulas are incredibly easy to work with and offer amazing control. I think my favorites from the bunch are Sunshine, Dhara, Tomoko and Carter overall. 

Will you be trying any of these new fall Pixies?

Note: Products in this review were provided by PR/the brand for review. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by the brand/PR.

16 comments :

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    1. It's prettier than I thought it'd be!

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  2. These are fab swatches!

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  3. Arabella and Carter look AMAZING on you! Love these swatches!

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  4. I really love these. Carter is my favorite. Wonderful swatches!

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    1. Thank you! I'm definitely not a nail blogger like some of you lovely ladies, but I try!

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  5. OoooO...I can't wait to get Sunshine on!! And you've earned your nail blogging union card!! :P

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  6. I have Carter on right now and I'm loving it! This collection is so pretty.

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    1. Yeah, it was an unexpected surprise to me!

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  7. Great swatches and I still love Carter!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, despite it's thinner formula it's still great :)

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