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.
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!
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?