Friday I received my Zoya order, Wishes Holiday 2014. For the past few years their holiday collections have been on point so I knew I had to order this one. Ironically the night before it released I went to bed wondering when their holiday collection would be out and voila, the next morning they made the press release.
This collection consists of 6 polishes, 3 are magical pixie dusts, 2 metallic and 1 cream. Check out a description of each after the jump.
Willa is your typical black creme. I used 2 coats here and it was fully opaque. I don't usually buy salon or high end brand polishes in black because it's something you can find in the drugstore fairly inexpensive and the formula is just as comparable. However I did have a black from either Zoya or OPI on my list so this came out just in time. The formula on this one was excellent, nice and creamy.
Prim is a metallic ice blue. You can somewhat see the brush strokes so I recommend applying this one with as little strokes as possible. The formula was a bit thin but easy to work with. Here I used 2 coats.
Haven is a metallic plum purple. This one too was a little thin but easy to work with. I found this one to not show the brush strokes as much as a metallic would. I used 2 coats for full opacity.
The last 3 are the magical pixie dusts. These are a spinoff from the original pixie dusts released last year but have more holographic chunkier glitters. When the magical pixies first released this year I purchased 2 and was not impressed. The colors and glitters were amazing but I found the formula to be too thick, lumpy and difficult to apply without dabbing the polish on your nail. Since then I haven't purchased anymore magical pixies until this collection.
The 3 below basically have the same formula, easy to work with and full of beautiful holographic hex
glitters. However I was a little disappointed with how they dried compare to prior magical/pixie dusts. These all dried with a gloss. Some may call it a semi-matte but I beg to differ. When I applied topcoat it basically looked the same. And when I applied a matte top coat it took away the holographic effect. What a bummer! All in all I love the colors and they are unique to my collection. I just wish they dried more matte like the original pixie dusts.
Imogen is a black magical pixie dust with hex holo glitters. I wore this as a full manicure yesterday while doing some serious cooking and by the end of the night I had little to no chipping so I was impressed. I used 2 coats and no top coat.
I wanted to see how the polish would change if I added top coat and unfortunately there's not much of a difference. If you do want a glossier finish you'll have to add at least 2-3 top coats due to the gritty finish.
Thea is a plum magical pixie dust with hex holo glitters. The formula was great and I used 2 coats for the photo below.
I added a matte top coat and I do like the result but it does take away the holographic effect.
My favorite is Nori, a blue magical pixie dust with holo hex glitters. Again the formula was awesome and I used 2 coats for the photo below.
I also added a matte top coat even though it takes away the holo effect. Overall this was my favorite look from the whole collection.
These are available now on Zoya's website for $10 each. You can purchase the 6 set for $57.