*Products provided for an honest review

Hello lovelies,

I've finally swatched the Zoya PixieDust Collection so hope you'll enjoy the swatches! It consists of six shades with the new-trend rough finish.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Collection

Chyna - dark red with bright red glitter. It applied very easily and Chyna is super pigmented. One coat was almost enough but I've applied two just to get a perfect coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Chyna
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Chyna
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Chyna
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Chyna

Dahlia - black with silver sparkle. It also applied easily. I've applied two coats which were enough for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Dahlia
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Dahlia
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Dahlia
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Dahlia

London - grey base with silver glitter. It's a very elegant grey and the glitter sparkles quite a lot. I needed two coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust London
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust London
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust London
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust London

Godiva - golden beige with silver glitter. When I first saw this polish in bottle I thought it's bleh but when I've had it on my nails I fell in love! It looks so pretty and elegant, my hands looked really delicate. This shade is slightly less pigmented so I've applied two thick coats.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Godiva
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Godiva
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Godiva
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Godiva

Nyx - pale hyacinth blue with silver glitter. It applied well but the pigmentation is again on a lower side. I have applied two thick coats.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Nyx
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Nyx
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Nyx
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Nyx

Vespa - pale green base with silver glitter. Pretty and unusual shade that I liked more on my nails than in the bottle. I needed two coats for good coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Vespa
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Vespa
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Vespa
Lucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Vespa

I like these PixieDusts much more than OPI Liquid Sands. PixieDusts are finer and are not as sharp and they feel like sand grains on the nails. My favourites are Godiva and Chyna.

The formula was the same for all shades. It applied well and I needed just two coats for full coverage. Drying time was average to fast as it needs to dry properly because it can get ruined very easily. You'll see the finish changing from glossy to matte and grainy. The removal is somewhat similar to glitters but not as painful. I would still suggest to do a short soak & slide (wet cotton pad with remover, hold it on nails for few minutes and slide it off the nail, removing the polish).

Overall, really nice collection and I can't wait to try the Summer PixieDusts! You can purchase Zoya polishes at your usual outlets or directly at zoya.com

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Hello lovelies,

By now, you've all heard about the new Barry M Nail Art Pens and I haven't missed them either! I've ran into my local Superdrug store and picked up Black, Silver and White Nail Art Pens. I wasn't excited about the pink one very much so I skipped that one..

This manicure is simple and with the Nail Art Pen quite easy to do. I've applied two coats of Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink and when it was dry enough I started drawing. So let's have a look what I've done with it...

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink

The Nail Art Pen is like a shorter highlighter pen and feels sturdy. The nib has small holes on the outside of it and the paint flows from there. When I've used it for the first time, I'd had to press on the nib quite a few times until the paint was pumped out. I'm saying paint because it is not nail polish as we know it. It is more watery so it flows easily and it cracks when it's dry. That was my only problem with it really. You can see the cracking in the first pictures without topcoat. Once you apply topcoat the cracks are not that visible.

Before you start painting you need to make sure the polish is dry enough otherwise you might ruin it. I've tried applying topcoat to make the drying time shorter but the paint does not adhere to the topcoat very well. It slips and tends to shrink (tested over Seche Vite).

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink

Following pictures are with topcoat...

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink

Overall, I'm loving it even though the black could be a bit more pigmented (sometimes I've had to dab more colour or go over twice). It is easy to work with and with a bit of practice you could paint quite thin lines. I will be definitely repurchasing if I use up this one and I truly hope Barry M will bring more shades and they will all be a permanent line. Stay tuned for more shades!

You can purchase Barry M Nail Art Pens at Superdrug stores/online for £4.99 each (there's currently 3 for 2 offer). Alternatively, they are available at barrym.co.uk