Zoya Thea Pixie Dust

Friday, October 9th 2015 Nails

Zoya Thea - Lena Talks Beauty

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.

Zoya Thea Pixie Dust Nail Lacquer - Lena Talks Beauty

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.

Zoya Colorlock system and Thea nail polish - Lena Talks Beauty.38Zoya Colorlock system and Thea nail polish - Lena Talks Beauty.38

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.

Zoya Thea Pixie Dust - Lena Talks Beauty

All of the pieces of glitter catch the light and look so stunning, it’s really captivating.

Zoya Thea - Lena Talks Beauty

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).

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  • I only have 1 Zoya nail polish and I really like it. This one is such a great colour and that glitter is so pretty. It sucks they don’t make them any more as I’d love to try this.

    • You can still get this one from the distributor I linked to! I don’t know why they’d discontinue something so amazing.

  • Those are so pretty! I might have to see if I can find a few mini ones for my sister for xmas! Great post.

  • Kershia_CatwalkCult

    ahh…I’m having a major ‘purple’ phase at the moment – and I LOVE this shade… 🙂 Adding it to my wishlist 😉 Looks very pretty on you as well 🙂 I’m going to check out the distributor link you shared – it’s such a pretty shade…definitely should still still be selling it! 🙂

    • There was such an uproar when they discontinued it, Hopefully Zoya will bring it back! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Very pretty! Lucky you for winning the prize 🙂

  • Rose Anderson

    I purchased Zoyas pixie dust glitter collection and I must say, it is the worst polish I’ve ever tried. I did all the tricks with no base coat and no top coat and it chipped the same day in the shower. I’ve tried cleaning my nails then using a basecoat and topcoat, still cracks and chips the next day. I’m willing to trade them with another polish like opi with someone who wants to trade. Don’t get me wrong, I love textured nail polishes but they DONT LAST. Waste of money.

    • lena

      That’s such a shame! I’ve never had any problems with the wear times for these polishes.


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