22 August 2013

Zoya Beatrix

Hey all,


I actually won Zoya Beatrix in a twitter giveaway by Supernail Ireland. I love orange nail polish and it's always great to get a nail polish that is fairly expensive and hard to get in Ireland so needless to say I was delgihted! Beatrix is from the Pixie Dust collection in case any of ye are looking to pick it up.


I have to say I was a bit unimpressed by Beatrix. The orange is very washed out in person and it looks so dull.  Even with the golden shimmery bits the polish just didn't stand out at all. Secondly, it took forever to dry. On top of that, Beatrix is quite sheer and it has a thick formula. I don't mind the thickness to be far but I found application was a pain in the arse. No matter how much or how little you put on the brush, I always ended up with bald spots on the second coat.3 coats and slow drying time is not good.


The only redeeming factor comes when you add on a topcoat. I added on a layer of Essence Gel look topcoat to my middle and ring fingerabove. The colour darkens slightly and the gold bits perk up a tiny bit making it a bit more interesting. Honestly for around €10 a bottle, I'd say you are better off looking elsewhere for a textured polish. I have 3 Zoya polishes from their Ornate collection and I really like them but I found Zoya Paz , a neon orange, to share the same bad qualities as Beatrix. The brand is very hit and miss for me so far. Not really something you would expect for the price.

Cuti-CLUE-les

8 comments:

  1. It's a shame this polish is so disappointing. I have two Pixie Dust polishes and am very happy with both of them. But the shimmer is much less visibly on the nails than in OPI Liquid Sand polishes.

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    1. I don't mind the lack of shimmer. Sometimes it is too overpowering for me. The formula is just not my cup of tea at all

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  2. Aw sorry this was a disappointment :( It does look nice with the top coat :D

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    1. oh definitely! I think they should have just left this as a normal polish and not bothered with the texture

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  3. This is tremendously beautiful with a topcoat.

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  4. I love the color (: i don't find much variety of orange in my place |:

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    1. I love orange polish but I do agree, there seems to be far too many dupes and not a lot of variety. It's a great shame.

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