After months of resisting, I’ve finally ventured into the realm of textured nail polish with Zoya PixieDust Nail Lacquer in Godiva ($9). The real draw for me was the sparkly champagne-beige color. I had my reservations about the texture (wouldn’t it bother me? catch on things?) But after three coats and over a week of wear, I have nothing but raves for this polish.
I found application exceptionally easy. Something about Godiva’s consistency made it spread evenly without moving off my nails. I applied three coats, but I thought both one and two coats gave pretty effects too, a sheerer, subtler color and shimmer. I didn’t use a base coat and, as per Zoya’s instructions, skipped a top coat as well.
After sporting Godiva for over a week, I had not a single chip. There was a gap between my cuticle and the color, where my nails had grown, and that was it.
Removal was definitely a bit more difficult than a typical polish, but it wasn’t as bad as other glitter polishes I’ve used. I was able to get it off just using cotton balls, nail polish remover, and a lot of rubbing. But a trick that I sometimes use for hard-to-remove polishes (and will probably use next time I wear a PixieDust polish) – I pour nail polish remover onto a cotton ball, place it on my nail, then cover the nail with aluminum foil. Allow it to soak for a few minutes, then remove it in one firm swipe. Nine times out of ten, almost all the nail polish comes off with the cotton ball, no struggling necessary.
What do you think of textured polishes – fun or just a fad?