Recently when I won a giveaway from Zoya New Zealand, they popped in some extras for me since I’m a blogger which was very kind. One of these is quite possibly the prettiest nail polish I’ve ever seen – Zoya Thea Pixie Dust Lacquer. Thea is a deep amethyst nail polish that is absolutely packed with holographic glitter. I have been totally transfixed by the glitter whenever it catches the sunlight – what can I say, I’m totally a magpie! I already own another of the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes and I absolutely love it.
To make sure that I got the best out of my polish I paired it with the Zoya Color Lock System of base and topcoats. I started with using Zoya Remove+ so I had nails clean of any residual oils, as I wrote about in my post ‘how to make your manicure last longer’ last year. Next I applied Zoya Anchor Basecoat so that Thea would have something to grip onto. (Yes, I am personifying a nail polish. She’s so pretty that it only seems right). Then came the star of the show, two coats of Thea by Zoya. She has quite a thick formula and comfortably was opaque in two coats. The surface was fairly rough but a generous application of Zoya Armor Topcoat & UV Block, followed by Zoya Fast Drops Speed Dry Drops made it smooth and quick drying.
Ta-da, here’s the finished product! Isn’t it stunning? Just like the Zoya Vega Pixie Dust I have, Zoya Thea is FREAKING AMAZING.
All of the pieces of glitter catch the light and look so stunning, it’s really captivating.
Now, I have some terrible news. Zoya Pixie Dusts are no longer made! Why, I do not know. They are great polishes and I know they have a lot of fans! There are some still in stock with the NZ distributor, including Zoya Thea in the mini size like this, so if you want it head to their website now. You may be able to find some Pixie Dusts online, or in stores that are selling the last of them but they have been discontinued 🙁
For non-Pixie Dust polishes, you can purchase Zoya polishes from Kirkaldie & Stains in Wellington, selected salons, and direct from Zoya NZ here for $24. If you are overseas, stockist information can be found on Zoya’s website.
What do you think of Thea? Amazing or totes amazing? (There is no other option).