Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Zoya Seashells (Original Pixie Dusts) for Summer 2016: Swatches and Comparisons

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 Today I have the Pixie Dust part of the summer 2016 collection from Zoya. I LOVE textures and I've been neglecting them lately. I am so glad that Zoya returned to its original pixie dust formula. All of these are awesome for summer and I have done a few comparisons as well!

Zoya Seashell Swatches and Comparison




Just a note, that I did not change any colors in this post! I am super tan in these photos--so that is why my skin appears much darker from previous photos. Just in case you noticed a difference from the last blog posts. 3 hours on the beach will do that to you! Also, to avoid being redundant, the formulas on all of these were excellent! Covered perfectly in two coats.

Zoya Zooey: 2 coats. This is my absolute favorite. I love the coral with the strong gold shimmer and the addition of holographic glitter. It's almost neon and it makes me super tan. This one is awesome.

Zoya Zooey

Zoya Zooey

Zoya Zooey

Zoya Zooey

Zoya Linds: 2 coats.  I actually did not let this one dry down enough. The index is the most dry nail and you can see the gold shimmer peeking through. It's a totally wearable red for me.


Zoya Linds

Zoya Linds

Zoya Levi: 2 coats. This is a mellowed out gold with the same holographic glitter like Zooey. It almost has a crinkled look.

Zoya Levi
Zoya Levi

Zoya Levi

Zoya Tilly: 2 coats. I love this one and wore it for a full week with stamping (post to come). It's a silver texture with blue multiglitter and holographic glitter. It's somewhat rainbow-y. Love ittttt.

Zoya Tilly

Zoya Tilly

Zoya Tilly

Zoya Tilly

Zoya Cece: 2 coats. A shamrock green with strong gold shimmer. No issues with staining on my cuticles but I only wore it for about 20 minutes.

Zoya Cece
Zoya Cece


Zoya Bay: 2 coats. Same like Cece with no staining. I wish this one also had gold shimmer but it's more of a silver shimmer with darker blue glitters.

Zoya Bay

Zoya Bay

Zoya Bay

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Now it's time for comparisons of 4/6 pixies that I thought would be the closest.

Index to pinky: Linds, Zooey, Chyna, Linds. Not even close. I thought Linds and Chyna might be similar in the bottle, but out, Chyna is much, much deeper.




Index to pinky: Tomoko, Levi, Godiva, Levi. Godiva is much more subtle with less sparkle. Live and Tomoko are close but Levi has the holographic sparkle with added glitter.




Cosmo, Tilly, Cosmo, Tilly. Not even close. Cosmo is actually much more champagne despite it looking silver in the bottle. Cosmo is also chunkier but they both have glitter in the textures. 




My favorites are Zooey and Tilly but NONE are dupes and they are gorgeous. I didn't do comps of Cece and Bay because none were even close to those colors. I'm so glad the original Pixie formula is back. It was always my favorite!

The Zoya Seashells Collection is available HERE on their web site. The collection retails for $9 each or you can grab the entire sampler for $54 HERE. Make sure to like Zoya on Facebook so you are always up to date with new collections.

*BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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1 comment:

  1. This helped me pick which Pixie Dusts I wanted for the sale!

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