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Want to sprinkle ah li'l PixieDust on your nails? Check out Zoya’s new collection.

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A few years ago, matte nails were all the rage in the nail art industry.   I loved having the option to have a non-shiny finish.  But sometimes, depending on the colour, matte nails could look a little…you know…flat.

Now companies have come out with textured nail polish – which is a matte base nail polish but it also includes glitter/shimmer that when it dries, it leaves a sandpaper-like texture to the nails.  Have you ever seen freshly laid asphalt in the summer?  The matte black surface appears to be littered with tiny pieces of shimmer.  Well that’s just what it looks like.  So the matte polish has a sparkly effect when the light catches it.  It actually looks different to a regular shimmer polish or the original Zoya matte polishes.  You could actually see the sand-like texture on the nail.  Very interesting!

For spring, Zoya has brought out a collection called PixieDust and it contains 6 new colours (which I received from Zoya).

From PR:

Infused with Magic and Wonder!
Featuring the latest “must-have” nail polish finish – Textured, Matte & Sparkling.

This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this look…

As with all matte polishes, make sure that your nails are free of dust and oil (swipe some nail polish remover on them beforehand) and don’t use any base coat or top coat for best results.

Zoya recommends using 1-3 thin coats and for these,  and I used 2 coats for all the swatches.

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Three nail polishes for free? Hello??

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Yup, you heard that right! Vegan brand Zoya is offering a sweet deal for the New Year!

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A New Year Calls For New Color! 
Zoya Nail Polish wants you to SHINE in 2013 by rocking your unique style – on your nails! Pick any 3 Zoya Professional Lacquer shades to instantly update your nail polish wardrobe for the New Year!

This deal starts on Monday, 7th January, 2013 at 10 am EST and ends on 13th January, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

All you have to do is pick 3 nail polishes on the Zoya website and just pay $10 for shipping and processing.  Use the code ZOYA2013 at checkout.   Zoya Nail Treatments, Guilty Pleasures collection and the Spring 2013 Lovely & Pixie Dust collection is not included.

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Getting Glossy with Zoya’s Gloss NYFW collection for Autumn/Fall ‘12

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So it’s autumn, and it is already getting cold here.  I’m thinking of all the goodies that I want to bake and hibernating! Summer is over!  🙁

The one thing that I do like about colder weather are the rich colours and luxe fabrics and this season purple and oxblood are the stars!

So Zoya has 3 colour collections for their fall offering.  The Fall collection has been inspired by the runways and designers at NYFW and some of these shades are really, off the runway! Here is the Gloss Collection.

Zoya Gloss Collection

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