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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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Laura Mercier embraces soft, natural shades and ballet in their Spring 2013 collection

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On U.S. counters in January 2013, the Arabesque collection is limited edition and is meant to enhance natural beauty perfectly!

From PR, the look:

  • Makeup is soft and fresh
  • Shades are a poetic blend of pinks, blues and neutrals
  • Lips, cheeks and nails look softly romantic, highlighted in subtle pinks
  • Eyes wear a gentle palette of semi-matte shades, with a gradation of colours from blue to blush
  • It’s a look that’s sweet, romantic and absolutely serene

Here are a few of the limited edition items.

Free Spirit Baked Eye Colour Palette, US$48

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