Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “forest green in a matte, textured, sparkling finish.” It’s a medium-dark green with cool undertones and warmer, champagne-gold sparkle. It has a matte, textured finish, as described, and some sparkle. I felt like the texture seemed to take away from the sparkle, and it was less dazzling as some of the other Pixie Dust shades have been. It was mostly opaque after two coats (and Zoya rates it as a four, with five being fully opaque). None of the following shades are that similar, given they lack the finish of Chita. Illamasqua Kink has a rubber finish, no shimmer. China Glaze Glittering Garland is warmer, not textured. Zoya Ray is darker. Zoya Logan is cooler-toned. Essie Going Incognito is a cream. See comparison swatches.

Sunshine Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “Van Gogh navy blue in a matte, textured, sparkling finish.” It’s a medium-dark blue with blue and silver sparkle and a matte, textured finish. There’s a slight violet/purple tint to it. It was mostly opaque after two coats, and like Chita, Zoya listed it as four for opacity (five is fully opaque), so it is what it’s supposed to be. This shade sparkled a bit more, but it still seemed flatter than other Pixie Dusts. I couldn’t think of anything like this, and all that I could were two creams with a similar blue coloring (but they appear darker and more violet-tinted since they have no shimmer): MAC Blue Gaze and Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like. See comparison swatches.

The consistency of both shades wasn’t too thick or too thin, though they run thinner than the average Zoya polish. The Pixie Dust formula wears really well; a nice seven-days of wear without chipping and very minor tip wear (which looks more like the sugary granules were sanded down on the edges).

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Chita

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9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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9.5/10

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10/10

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Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer
Zoya Chita Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer
Zoya Sunshine Nail Lacquer

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11 thoughts on “Zoya Chita & Sunshine Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. I like them both, but having a soft spot for greens, I’d pick the first one if I had to choose :-)

  2. Avatar of Heather Heather

    Best swatches I have seen for this colection so far. Seems like people are having issues getting flattering even looking shots of these. I do wish there was a top coat pic though :D

  3. Love how sunshine looks like denim nails

    • Avatar of Sarah Sarah

      I’m loving the ‘denim’ look I’m getting from OPI’s Alcatraz….Rocks! Have it on my toes at the moment!

      On a tangentially related note – I find that these textured polishes (although not my favourite finish) do wonders for protecting my toenails when I’m dancing en pointe…

  4. Avatar of Laurie Laurie

    Hmmm you’d expect sunshine to be yellow, right? Sunshine looks a little bit like Julep’s Tracy

  5. I love Chita! I am a sucker for greens.

  6. VickyM

    For some reason I like the pixie dust on the green but not on the blue, either way I have to start picking up more traditional colors, I only have odd colors, like Chanel Peridot, Mac Soiree etc. I need a simple red and a pink right now :P .

  7. Avatar of Angel Angel

    Chita is very christmasy! i might get one for winter

  8. Caterina

    Great swatches! I love the pixies! I’m wearing Tomoko right now, gorgeous!! Love this so much. I also own the nude beige color and this looks like sparkly sand on the nails!!

  9. Avatar of SandraJT SandraJT

    Oh hell to tha no! These are horrid! I’m actually shocked at how BAD they are. Wouldn’t wear either if I was paid to. Just no….