Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pixi Nail Color (Vivid Coral, Very Violet and Paradise Pink)

Hi everyone! Today I have some summer neons to share with you from Pixi. First up is Vivid Coral which drove my camera INSANE. It's so vibrant and neon I just couldn't get a photo that didn't look glowy.  I needed three coats for the opacity shown and I did still have a bit of VNL peeking through, almost in the way that a jelly can sometimes be.  The photos show the color with a shiny top coat (Seche Vite) because if you don't add a top coat to this it dries very matte.  Often neon colors will dry matte so this is nothing too out of the ordinary.  I liked this color a lot and wish my camera didn't have a panic attack when I photographed it.  Be careful with application on this one because it dries quickly and can be streaky if you don't pay attentionl. Adding a good top coat should even streaks out though.

Next up is Very Violet which also made my camera spaz out. In real life this is just a bit darker.   It too dries matte without a top coat and requires three coats for acceptable opacity. It's a fun color! 

Last up is Paradise Pink which is a really fun neon baby pink. It's hot pink, but baby pink at the same time. I love it. It's a really nice summer pedicure color in my opinion.  Same application as above except I did only need two coats for opacity on this one, it's very pigmented.  Careful application will minimize streaking and don't forget the high shine top coat to avoid the matte look. 

This was my first experience with Pixi polishes and overall I am satisfied but not dying to run out and purchase the whole line.  Neons are always a bit tricky so perhaps regular cremes or shimmers in the line will apply a bit easier. In terms of comparing these to other neons though they performed the way I would have expected them to perform.  Most neons I have used dry quickly with a matte finish and most require more than two coats to appear opaque, this is nothing new with the neon look. 

You can find Pixi at Target stores for $8.00. These bottles are 1/2 the size of most nail polish bottles so it's quite pricey for the size.  Pixi is considered a premium brand though so that explains the price.   If I ever see a unique color I'll pick one up but like I said above I won't rush out to collect them all. 

Have you tried Pixi polishes? What has been your experience. 

Sensationail Update:

Yesterday was day two with my Scarlet Red Sensationail manicure and so far so good. Looking fresh and super shiny! I used Badger Cuticle oil last night to keep my cuticles in shape.  I am 1/2 way through day three right now and I am still looking freshly manicured.  Stay tuned for further updates on the manicure though out the next week or two. 

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Disclosure: Sensationail was purchased by me with my own money. The Pixi products were provided by PR for review purposes. All reviews are 100% honest and done at my discretion. For more information please see my Disclosure Policy