I am a nail polish freak. I’d wear a different color every day if I could. But, I tend to stick to a few staples because they are the only polishes that last longer than two days. In this post I explained how to make a manicure last and I still abide by that system, but I don’t have time for that on a regular basis and neither do you. However, on a random Tuesday, between putting the kids to bed and turning in yourself, you will have time for Zoya’s Pixie Dust. I don’t know what the secret is or why other companies haven’t copied it but it dries
unusually fast and lasts unusually long. Don’t let its sparkly-ness turn you off, I’m not big on bling either but it’s subtle and sophisticated. I swear, every time I wear it I get compliments.
Now, as far as colors, I’ve found the gold, Tomoko, and Nyx, a bluish/silver that looks more silver, to be the most versatile. They match with anything. I usualy use two coats. And even if I smudge one a bit before they’re dry, I can actually press the polish back into place with my fingers and no one is the wiser.
NOTE: As you can see from the photo above, some of the Pixie Dust colors have larger “pieces” in them. I’m not a fan of those because they look too costume-y. If you like them then, hey, go for it. But, to me, the colors with the small sparkles are classy and suitable for every day.
The only down side is removing it. It does take some time but if you hold a polish remover-soaked cotton ball on each nail for a bit that helps. This is a minor problem though, compared to having to re-do my nails every few days – because that’s never going to happen.