Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Collection

Magical Pixie Dust is (regular) Pixie Dust on steroids. Oh the sparkle Gods are with us on this one!

Ahhh, they finally arrived – Zoya’s Magical Pixie Dust Collection which has just been released for Spring 2014. We received a mini-bottle set of all three colors Cosmo (the silver), Vega (the blue), and Lux (the pink). If you have ever tried the regular Pixie Dust polishes then you are in for a blingy-bling treat. I found Vega to be thicker than the other two on application, so you are going to want to use thin coats. We used 2 coats for all three, no undies or top coat. I know these aren’t the great pics ever, but our camera was freaking out over all the sparkle.

From left to right:  Vegas, Lux, and Cosmo

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Shannon is wearing Lux on the left, and Mary is wearing both Vega and Cosmo (ring finger) on the right:

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LUX . . .

Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Lux

Vega and Cosmo, wooooow:

Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Vega and Cosmo

The bling in these polishes are UN-REAL. Not really looking forward to when it’s time to remove haha!

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L’Oreal Colour Riche Gold Dust Collection: “Pop The Bubbles”

From Shannon ~ I have really grown fond of texture polish, they are so unique! When Mary and I were at Walgreen’s a couple of weeks ago, we saw the L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Color Gold Dust Collection was BOGO50%, so we picked up six of them! Here is the first review for Pop The Bubbles.

L’Oreal ‘s Pop The Bubbles is teal (leaning more towards blue) texture loaded with glitter and sequins. This is meant to be worn without a base coat or a top coat. This is so wow, I cannot stop staring at my nails! It almost has a foiled look to it in certain lighting (as seen below in my LED “claw” picture). The brush was really odd though, extremely wide, and for those of us ladies who have curvy nails it can be a bit problematic. Also, it did not dry as fast as other textures do. However, I will not stop that from wearing this color again, it is just so fabu! From what I have read on other blogs, this color is a dead-on dupe for Julie G Frosted Gumdrops Rock Candy, so if you already own that one you can skip Pop The Bubbles. Also, if textures are not really your thing you could put a couple coats of top coat over to smooth it out. Pictures below are 2 coats without top coat:

Indoor lighting:

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Under LED lighting:

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Outside lighting:

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What do you think about textures?

Contrary Polish Tiger’s Eye

From Shannon ~ for your consideration: Contrary Polish’s Tiger’s Eye from the On The Rocks collection, a medium brown with a bold gold shimmer. This is such an unusual brown color, I know we don’t have anything remotely like it in our polish stash! Carrie does some truly amazing things with shimmery polishes. Fully opaque in 2 coats! Because we bougth this (and 3 other colors) in mini bottles it was a bit difficult to pose around the bottle haha, but for being a mini the brush on this was really nice! Here it is 2 coats, no top coat:

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You can buy mini bottles by emailing your request directly from Carrie at ContraryPolish@gmail.com, or through the Llarowe website.

CrowsToes One Trick Pony

From Mary ~ for your consideration:  CrowsToes One Trick Pony. Mom bought this polish from a destash lot on eBay specifically for this color. We have been dying to try out CrowsToes for awhile now (gotta love that art on those bottles, wow!) One Trick Pony is a deep dusky purple with a fabu holo! It’s supposed to be a purple-to-green duochrome but I just can’t see it. So pretty otherwise! Here it is 3 coats, no top coat:

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Pipe Dream Polish Electric Soul

Our first ever featured swatch! Pipe Dream Polish chose to feature our swatch of Electric Soul on their Instagram account! How fabu is that?!?

From Shannon ~ for your consideration: Pipe Dream Polish’s Electric Soul. Where do I begin with this incredible blurple? I was so done with Valentine’s Day that I wanted something darker and edgier to wear over the weekend, and I immediately went for my new mini-bottle of Electric Soul. This is blue – no wait, it’s purple – no wait. What? It’s both! Depends on the lighting you are in but – wait for it – it flashes teal as well. What? Application was a dream, and it went fully opaque in 3 coats. Again, not easy posing around a mini bottle but it’s a sacrifice I am willing to make for your viewing pleasure:

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Liquid Sky Lacquer Heart Throb

From Shannon ~ for your consideration: Liquid Sky Lacquer’s Heart Throb, over Jessica’s Rolling Rose (see our previous review of Rolling Rose). LOVE this glittah bomb for Valentine’s Day! I did have to spend quite a bit of time fishing out the hearts, and I really had to search hard for the purple hearts as there were not nearly as many as the red and pink, but I really love the overall look:

Liquid Sky Lacquer Hearttrob

And the glamour shot (I borrowed this ring from Mary, I think she got it when she was about 4 years old LOL but it is cute for V-Day):

Liquid Sky Lacquer Hearttrob Macro

Jessica Rolling Rose

Mom is normally not fond of light, shimmery girly-girl colors (yet surprisingly Mary is – shouldn’t teens be all goth and wearing depressing blacks and grays? My kid is weird I tell ya). Mom likes dark, vampy, glitterbomb holos that are all INYOURFACE.

From Shannon ~ for your consideration – Jessica’s Rolling Rose from the Heavy Petals collection. I wanted to give this a try for Valentine’s Day (I am planning on adding Liquid Sky Lacquer’s Hearthrob glitter bomb over the top soon) but first wanted to show this by itself. This is a very pale shimmery pink with a lovely blue shimmer – I would have really liked it if it didn’t give me that dreaded lobster hands look, but that is not the fault of the polish just a clash with my skintone (if you are not sure what lobster hands, zombie hands, or mannequin hands are, here if a fantastic explanation from The Silver Nail – too funny!). I also was not a fan of the dry time, it seems to take for-ever and I panicked and wound up using 2 coats of Seche Vite to get it to dry so I could go to sleep. Here it is with 3 coats (and 2 top coats) for full opacity:

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And a glamour shot:

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So – do my lobster hands frighten you?