Okay, now I’m convinced that my stomach blogs for Swatch And Learn because when I first tried to type Zoya Lux, I accidentally typed Zoya Lox! (Haha, lox is brined salmon that I sometimes have with a bagel and cream cheese.)
But no, Zoya has not put out a polish based on my breakfast. (Pity because I eat a lot of delicious things.) 😉
Instead, they have gone the bedazzled route, and created this masterpiece that twinkles like the expensive jewels that I can only admire in store windows.
All 3 shades in the Zoya Magical PixieDust Collection, which Lux comes from are blingtastic.
This gorgeous polish really is like wearing jewelry on your nails because it sparkles a lot and it looks really glamorous!
In the bottle, I thought it was nice. But, it wasn’t until I wore it that I was really impressed by it. In fact, it’s the type of polish that looks better in person, and photos just cannot do it any justice!
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Zoya Lux Pictures
Zoya Lux Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Glitter Off Base Coat (Provided by PR)
- 2 coats of Zoya Lux
- No top coat!
Natural Light Photos
- Rose quartz (Yes)
- Sparkly (Yes)
- Textured (Yes)
- Iridescent hexagonal glitter (Yes)
- Name: Zoya Lux
- Collection: Zoya Magical PixieDust Collection 2014
- Quick Look: Click here to see my Quick Look post on the Zoya Magical PixieDust Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Lux, Cosmo & Vega
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Zoya.)
- Where to Buy: Zoya website & NailPolishCanada
Zoya Lux Review
The base of Lux by Zoya is a pale, pretty pink. Sometimes these types of pinks can get ‘lost’ against my skin tone, but I was happy to see that it didn’t (although I think it was because of the massive amount of glitter that helped it to stand out).
Although it’s predominantly pink, there’s so much glitter, and the holographic nature reflects the entire rainbow – green, blue, purple, yellow, orange, and red. It’s really fun to walk around with a rainbow and to see how the light changes which colours appear, depending on the angle!
Lux by Zoya has their PixieDust finish, which is a textured finish. That means it’s gritty, and the texture is highly noticeable when you run the pad of your finger along a nail. However, I didn’t feel like it was very sharp or uncomfortable to wear.
This was also chunkier than the fine PixieDust finishes you may have tried before. That’s because this has larger hexagonal glitter.
The bonus about painting with a textured polish like this is that they dry lightning fast. Almost by the time you finish painting the last nail on your second hand, the first finger on your other hand is nearly dry! I love using polishes like this when I’m in a pinch. (And, if you want to be even quicker, use a peelable base coat like I did, so the removal process is a snap!)
If you’re not a fan of textured polishes, you can add a couple of layers of top coat to smooth out the grittiness. However, the first coat should be a regular top coat. The second coat can be a quick-dry top coat. Just don’t use two layers of quick-dry top coat because it may cause your polish to fall off in sheets (like chunky glitters like this are more prone to do so).
Application & Formula
Considering how much chunky glitter was in Zoya Lux, I was surprised by how smooth the application was. I didn’t have to dab my brush to fill any bald spots. It went on easily, and I used the brush like I normally would when painting with any other nail polish.
With just two coats, it covered very well, and I didn’t feel the need to add another coat.
My only concern is that over time, this formula will become drier, and therefore, it will become glue-like and hard to work with. But that’s why I also have nail-polish thinner. It’ll revive even a completely dried-up nail polish from the grave and make it look spankin’ new again.
(I’ve been meaning to do a blog post on it one of these days because I hear how some people use nail-polish remover instead of thinner, but that’s wrong! Remover takes away from the polish. Thinner adds the ingredients that were evaporated. You’ll get very different results.)
Final Verdict: 8.5/10
The decadence of Zoya Lux certainly lives up to its name, and the bling factor is off the charts! 🙂 I really enjoyed wearing this because it’s like bejewelling your nails!
Have you tried any of the Zoya Magical PixieDust polishes? Do you like eating lox, the brined salmon, or does the soft texture turn you off? How would you wear Zoya Lux?