Zoya London

To be honest, I haven’t really been into the latest textured polish trend.  Most of the polishes have seemed too gritty for my liking, but when I came across the Zoya Pixie Dust collection at Ulta I decided to give one a try.  And I have to say… I was pleasantly surprised.

I grabbed Zoya London, a medium grey with a silver “sugared sparkle”.  The texture is very much like a fine sugar/sand, but you have to get close for it to be noticeable.  From afar, it looks like a standard grey matte polish.

The formula is slightly sheer, but I only needed two coats for opacity.  The dry time is slightly longer than average (15-20 minutes), mostly due to the fact that you can’t add a quick dry top coat if you want to keep the textured, matte finish.


Zoya London


However, adding a top coat gives London a new look; the grey deepens and the silver shimmer really pops.  I can’t decide if I like it better matte or shiny!


Zoya London

Regardless of top coat, the polish wore well – no chips and very little tip wear after three days.

So, what do you think?  Have you tried any textured polishes?


3 thoughts on “Zoya London”

  1. I’m not too crazy about the textured polishes either, but I did decide to at least TRY something from this collection. I got Chyna. I’m a little bummed that I couldn’t get my hands on Vespa or Godiva. They seemed perfect for Spring. *sigh* Did you find this to be difficult to remove? For some reason I picture this stuff sticking to my nails and never coming off lol.

    1. It’s a bit difficult… very similar to a glitter when removing. I like to soak a cotton pad with remover and hold it on the nail for a bit before wiping the polish off.

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