I wore Arlo from Zoya Magical Pixie Dust collection for Summer 2014 yesterday and managed to shock the friends who came to visit us. I guess the chunky glitter is a bit too much. I like the color itself and the idea of a matte holographic finish, but the reality of actually sporting such a look doesn't corresponds well with my personal style. Still, I thought it was kind of a fun thing to do for one night, except for the very gritty texture that ended up setting my teeth on edge. I'm not a fan of textured nails in general, so again I'm showing my age and lack of edginess, but I prefer smooth nails.
The big advantage of Zoya's Pixie Dust formula is that application is the easiest thing ever: no base or top coat, dries instantly, and you can't mess it up. The three colors for Summer 2014 require three coats to achieve the bottle look and density of glitter, but it takes less time and precision than one coat of a cream finish nail polish. So as long as you're going somewhere that doesn't frown upon glittery nails it's a great option when you need to get ready quickly. You just need to be able to cope with the texture.
The colors in Zoya Magical Pixie Dust for Summer 2014 are Bar (gold in a pale base), Ginni (a warmish rose), and Arlo (amethyst). The glitter in all three is holographic and reflects various colors, though arlo leans more silver blue. They catch the light and the attention of children and small animals, so wear responsibly. Now, if you excuse me, I'm off to soak my nails in some heavy duty nail polish remover, so I can stop cringing every time I accidentally touch my fingertips. Then I'll go and wear something beige.
Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Summer 2014 ($10 each) is available from zoya.com. The products for this review were sent by the company.