ZOYA Nail Lacquer in London

Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish ZOYA Nail Lacquer in London

Zoya Nail Lacquer in London ($10) is a dark slate grey  (in some lights, it pulls more dark navy) with the unique PixieDust finish – a matte base, packed with textured shimmer.

This year I’ve been exploring actual “color” polishes, but  I’ve noticed most of my choices are still relatively neutral. Despite all the glitz and drama of a dark, glittery polish, London maintains a “goes with everything” quality. If you showed me a dark, glitter, textured polish a year ago, I probably wouldn’t have been particularly interested. But I guess my nail polish tastes are evolving, because I love this polish. Though not quite as much as my first PixieDust polish, Godiva (which actually made it into my Best of 2013 post).

As I mentioned in my Godiva review, I avoided textured polishes for the longest time, absolutely convinced they would be a nuisance, getting caught on clothes, etc. I can’t speak for other textured formulas, but the Zoya PixieDusts are surprisingly smooth. Unless I’m consciously thinking about it, I don’t even notice the texture throughout the day. London’s consistency provides the same super easy application that I raved about with Godiva. I’m on day five and aside from some growth at the cuticle, no chips, which I’ve come to expect from Zoya.

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  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey Catherine, you picked another good one! I am not big on gray, but London is beautiful on your skin tone!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Sunny! ♥

  • Martha

    Gorgeous! Love it!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Martha! It’s a really interesting, unique shade ♥

  • Miss. Louise

    lovely color! I still haven’t tried out any Zoya polishes :O


    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Louise! It’s a great brand, I highly recommend ♥

  • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    LOVE this! I haven’t tried Zoya’s Pixie Dust formula myself, and normally I’d run the opposite direction of textured polishes too, but I actually really love how this looks on your nails! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Tiffany! I haven’t ventured any further into textured polish, but I’m really pleasantly surprised by the PixieDusts. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone texture-polish-phobic! ♥

  • Jessica Bailey

    i have this one and love it! i’ve acquired 6 of the Pixies so far and just think the matte and sparkles are beautiful. the only one i’ve had issues with is Chita – the formula is a little on the thick side and it chipped easily. i’m wearing Miranda now – gorgeous.

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Jessica! Ooh, it’s good to know that there’s some variation in their formula, too bad about Chita. I will say, removal is a bit harder with these than typical polishes, so if I’m committing to the extra time to remove it, it better apply and wear well! ♥

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Interesting shade, I like it!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks! ♥

  • Katrin

    Such a beautiful color! I can’t believe I don’t own a single Zoya nail polish. I need to change this!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      I highly recommend them! They have so many unique shades and overall the quality is wonderful ♥

  • Christine

    London looks so nice on your nails! I’ve always been tempted by it, but never bought it. I agree the Zoya Pixie polishes are surprisingly smooth. If you put a top coat over them (which I know you’re not supposed to do), I can’t even feel the texture!