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Hello lovelies,

The Zoya PixieDust Summer Collection has finally reached and I'm happy I can show you the swatches. They are gorgeous, bright and bold, you're going to love them! The whole collection consists of six textured finish shades and the bottles feature matte black cap.

Luucy's Stash - Zoya PixieDust Summer Collection

Solange - metallic yellow gold texture. Solange is AH-MAZING! It's so sparkly, especially in the sun and I just couldn't take my eye of it. Apparently it contains a gold pigment exclusive to Zoya. I've applied two coats which were enough for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Solange

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Solange

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Solange

Beatrix - bright orange texture with gold particles. This orange shade is leaning to gold a lot and it also has some gold particles that sparkle nicely. I'm not into orange colours a lot but this ones very pretty and would go nicely with tanned skin. It is opaque in two thicker coats.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Beatrix
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Beatrix
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Beatrix

Destiny - red orange texture with gold particles. Some this a coral but in my eyes the shade is closer to the colour of red orange :) It's a really nice colour, much more wearable than the proper orange above. I've applied two thicker coats which provided good coverage. 

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Destiny
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Destiny
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Destiny

Miranda - dark rose pink base with silver glitter. It's a gorgeous and feminine shade. It's subtle yet gives your nails that splash of colour without looking eccentric. It was opaque in two thicker coats.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Miranda
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Miranda
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Miranda

Stevie - lavender textured base with silver glitter. I like purples but this one is not my cup of tea as it doesn't go with my skin tone. It is otherwise a nice and very sparkly shade with good formula. I've applied two thicker coats and it dried slightly less gritty than the rest of the shades.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Stevie
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Stevie
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Stevie

Liberty - vibrant blue base with silver glitter. Wow, this blue is super bright and gorgeous, it definitely stands out for me. Unfortunately it stained my nails a lot despite me using a base coat. I managed to clean my nails with whitening toothpaste but please bear in mind that this polish stains. I needed two coats for good coverage.


Lucy's Stash - Zoya Liberty
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Liberty
Lucy's Stash - Zoya Liberty

The formula of all six shades was more or less the same. They applied very easily and the textured finish is not too uneven and sharp like with some other textured polishes. I like that the finish is not too rough so switching between glossy polish and PixieDusts is easy without me needing to pick on the polish.

The drying time was rather average, they do take their time to drying properly. Even when they looks already gritty and dry, they are not. They need at least 10 more minutes than regular polish.

My absolute favourites are Solange and Liberty (despite the staining), the vibrant shades are just perfect for summer!

You can purchase Zoya polishes at the official website and at your usual stores.

*Products provided for a review

 *These were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

I  know, I know...I'm a bit late with these but I'm totally swamped with work and life generally!  I hope you'll still enjoy my swatches though :)


Lucy's Stash - OPI Oz The Great and Powerful collection

This collection consists of six limited edition polishes and one new liquid Sand and is inspired by Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful.

From Press Release: “OPI is very excited to take this fantastical journey with Disney,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Inspired by the magic of Oz The Great and Powerful, this SoftShades collection captures the whimsy seen in the film, from glittery shades packed with white, gold and silvery iridescent confetti – Lights of Emerald City, When Monkeys Fly! and Which is Witch? – to soft neutrals in white, beige and pink – Don’t Burst My Bubble, Glints of Glinda and I Theodora You.

Don’t Burst My Bubble - pale milky pink jelly. This is a very sheer soft shade suitable for French manicure or jelly sandwich manicures. I have applied three thick coats to get reasonable coverage. It applied very easily and dried fast and glossy so no complaints here. I really liked how the result looked but three thick coats are just too much hassle for me.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble

Lucy's Stash - OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble
Lucy's Stash - OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble

I Theodora You - cotton candy pink jelly. Again, this is another sheer shade that I needed to build up to get some coverage. I'm wearing three thick coats and they dried rather slowly because of the thick layer. If applied in thin layer, the polish dries fast. The colour is quite flattering and very pretty, I liked it on me.

Lucy's Stash - OPI I Theodora You
Lucy's Stash - OPI I Theodora You
Lucy's Stash - OPI I Theodora You

Glints Of Glinda - peachy beige jelly. This is the last of the three soft jelly shades and also my least favourite. The shade doesn't look nice at all on my nails. I again needed three thicker coats for the coverage you see in the pictures and it just wasn't enough. My nail line is still visible which I hate. The formula was good as with the other two shades - applied well and dried fast in thin coats.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Glints Of Glinda
Lucy's Stash - OPI Glints Of Glinda
Lucy's Stash - OPI Glints Of Glinda

Lights Of Emerald City - white square glitter mixed with opalescent square glitter in a clear base. I've applied one coat over I Theodora You. I got a good amount of glitter on the brush and it applied nicely. I've had to spend a bit of time on the glitter placement so it's nice and relatively even. 

Lucy's Stash - OPI Lights Of Emerald City
Lucy's Stash - OPI Lights Of Emerald City
Lucy's Stash - OPI Lights Of Emerald City

When Monkeys Fly! - big gold glitter mixed with smaller holo glitter, all in a clear base. Oh yes, yes, this is the infamous polish with so called 'taco glitter'. To my surprise the glitter in my bottle looks tacoed  in the bottle but once I've applied it to the nail it was actually pretty ok, maybe it just went on the nail the tacoed side down. I've applied one coat over Glints Of Glinda and had to play with the glitter placement. I've also applied one coat of Seche Vite topcoat. Before you accuse me of not being honest, please check the last picture of When Monkeys Fly! to see that my glitter really wasn't horribly tacoed like some of the other ones. If you do however got curled glitter, you can get it exchanged as OPI has listened to its customers' complaints. 

Lucy's Stash - OPI When Monkeys Fly!
Lucy's Stash - OPI When Monkeys Fly!
Lucy's Stash - OPI When Monkeys Fly!
Lucy's Stash - OPI When Monkeys Fly!

Which Is Witch? - different sizes of holographic glitter in a clear base. Since there's no emerald nail polish in the collection I supplied one ;) I've applied one coat of Which Is Witch? over Color Club Wild Cactus and no topcoat. You can see that it dried slightly gritty so next time I'll need a topcoat. The bottle is packed with glitter so you'll get plenty on the brush. The removal was difficult as with any other glitter.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Which Is Witch?
Lucy's Stash - OPI Which Is Witch?
Lucy's Stash - OPI Which Is Witch?

What Wizardry Is This? - greenish brown Liquid Sand texture polish. I'm not over the moon from this shade, it's not my type of colour. The formula is good, it applied well and I needed two coats for full coverage. This Liquid Sand does not contain glitter particles as the first Mariah Carey ones did. It dries average to slow and the removal is somewhat similar to glitter. 

Lucy's Stash - OPI What Wizardry Is This?
Lucy's Stash - OPI What Wizardry Is This?
Lucy's Stash - OPI What Wizardry Is This?

Overall, this collection did not do it for me. I'm not a huge fan of sheer jellies and green-ish brown colours. I think I'll be much looking forward to the Fall collection :)

Just to sum it up a bit, Oz The Great and Powerful collection has three different finishes (jelly, glitter and texture) so technically you might find at least one polish you like. Formulas are quite good but I think that the whole uproar about the taco glitter in When Monkeys Fly which I've read all about before I even got the bottle into my hands somewhat influenced me into not liking this collection very much despite my bottle being ok.

If you do like any of these polishes then you can buy them at any of your usual stores and e-shops.

*These were provided for a review