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Hello lovelies,

 

Zoya has released second Magical Pixie collection, this one is for Summer 2014 and consists of three shades - Bar, Ginni and Arlo. I have been little swamped lately so this review is a bit late, sorry!

 

Let's have a look at the polishes:

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches

 


Bar - champagne beige base with chunky holo glitter texture. Bar has some very pretty gold undertones but it won't suit everyone. It's a bit strange combination - on one hand it could be a subtle 'nude' but the load of holo glitter makes it stand out quite a bit. I've applied two coats.

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches
Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches

 


Ginni - pastel pink tinted base with chunky holo glitter texture. Ginni is a cute and girly shade that I enjoyed wearing. It looks very nice with the silver holo glitter and sparkly texture. I'm wearing two coats.

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches
Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches

 


Arlo - pastel magenta tinted base with chunky holo glitter. Arlo looks cool-toned in the bottle but once it's on the nails the base gets thinner and looks much warmer. I've applied two coats.

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches
Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches

 


All three shades have the same thick formula so inevitably you'll be applying a bit thicker coats. They are all quite sheer so the thicker coats will help to build up the colour. The drying time was longer and you really need to let it dry and harden properly before doing something. I would really recommend wearing peel off base because once these polishes dry they are very hard to remove and peel off base will safe you lot of time and aggravation.

 

 

I think I've mentioned it before that I really love Pixie Dust range but the Magical Pixie doesn't appeal to me as much. I find it just too gritty and sometimes sharp and scratching my eye is absolutely impossible without hurting myself :D

 

If you've missed the first Magical Pixie collection, check it out here. I've also reviewed the new summer collections Tickled and Bubbly.

 

Zoya polishes are available at Zoya.com (US), at The Nail & Beauty Link (UK) and at Nail Polish Direct (UK).

 

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

Today I've got a very cute and colourful nail art featuring rainbows and unicorns! This whole idea started to form when I've received silver unicorn nail charms from The Sparkly Shop*. They are a bit big for my nails but they are super cute and I wore them 'for effect'.

 

Rainbows and Unicorns Nail Art
Rainbows and Unicorns Nail Art
Rainbows and Unicorns Nail Art
Rainbows and Unicorns Nail Art

 

 

The whole nail art is painted over Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend Miracle Yudo, a purple flakie polish. Then I've used a whole lot of other polishes (named below) and of course the silver unicorn nail charms from The Sparkly Shop*.

 

Rainbows and Unicorns Nail Art

 

A little bit different manicure, isn't it? It's definitely not for regular wearing but it looks so cute! I've got some more nail charms from The Sparkly Shop so stay tuned. Plus I got an exclusive 15% discount for you, just use code LUCY15. You can also follow The Sparkly Shop on Twitter for updates.

 

What do you think of my rainbows and unicorns mani? Let me know in the comments! Lucie x

 

 

*The nail charms sent for feature