As may or may not be apparent, I have very little self-control when it comes to polish and polish-related items. So, when I heard that Ulta had Zoya’s Wishes collection out, I made a beeline after work and picked up a few. I picked up all three of the magical pixie dusts: Nori, Thea, Imogen as well as the black called Willa. There is also a blue (Prim) and purple (Haven) in the collection, but I’m not sold on those yet. If my recent re-swatching of my polishes told me anything, it is that I have A LOT of purple and blues. Of the two, I may get Prim, though, since I don’t have anything quite like it yet. Here are the ones I got:
Here is Thea:
I liked this one more than I thought I was going to. It was really pretty with a good formula. It went on easily, and built to this in two coats.
There are, as in all three, some chunkier glitter pieces that have a nice holo-effect.
Here is Imogen:
This is the one I was most excited about, but the jury is still out for me. The formula was good, but not, in my opinion, like other pixie dusts I’ve tried, such as Bar or Vega. I’d compare it more to Noir or Arianna. But, it built very nicely and the overall effect is very pretty. I may have just had my hopes up too high on this?
I am also not one for chunky glitters. I love the way many of them look, but not the way they look on me. Any maybe my issue with this polish is that the chunkiness is silver as opposed to other magical pixie dusts, which had chunk that was the same color. I really don’t know. It is really pretty, and I’m sure it will grow on me!
Here is Nori:
This ended up being a little lighter than I expected. The picture is close, but maybe it is just a hair lighter in real life. But, in my opinion, a touch lighter than it looks in the bottle. I was hoping for a rich medium blue, but this is still really pretty. I could definitely see if being gorgeous in a winter ice-themed mani (Frozen, anyone?).
This picture captured the polish at different angles, so I though I would add it in. You can see at the top where it is lighter. That is definitely a more accurate reflection of the color than the pinky.
Here is Willa:
I really don’t know what I was expecting here. I love black polish, but this one doesn’t quite seem to fit with Prim and Haven, since it is a straight up creme polish. It is, as you can see, a gorgeous black though. This was two easy coats, no top coat.
It has a nice finish, even without a top coat. It is a standard black creme polish. But, I firmly believe that everyone needs a good black polish, just like everyone needs a little black dress, so if you are in the market for a black polish, you won’t be disappointed here.
Overall, the pixies are beautiful. If Zoya knows anything, it is how to make a beautiful textured polish. The formula on these ones was not quite what I was used to, but they all went on easily and were perfect in two coats.
Have you purchased any of these yet? What did you think?
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