Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “coral metal sparkle” with a Pixie Dust finish. It’s a warm-toned, coral-orange with gold sparkle and shimmer with a sparkly, textured finish. It’s this finish that makes it hard to dupe (at least for the moment!), and while looking through corals for something that at least had the shimmer/sparkle factor, there wasn’t much! Zoya Myrta is all orange and less sparkly. Nubar Sun Gold is a duochrome that goes from gold to copper with a coral-hued base, so it has a similar “feel” in a way, but it’s just not enough to be a dupe. Zoya Tanzy has a lot of sparkle and glitter, but it’s more metallic, more orange, less of a coral.

I’ve found some of the Pixie Dust polishes to be mostly opaque in two, but Destiny is one that does need the three thin coats as Zoya recommends (and since they clearly state that, it’s totally fine!). It seemed rather opaque to me when I was photographing, but once I opened the photos, I was able to see a hint of visible nail line. Without a top coat, it’s textured, sparkling, and a mixture of matte and metallic. With a top coat, it looks like a shiny, sparkling coral. I like that you can get to two distinct looks out of it, and the top coat doesn’t impair the way it looks or behaves. Zoya’s Pixie Dust formula wears incredibly (and impressively) well for a full seven days with no chipping and only minor tip wear–and the tip wear is more like it dusting off at the edge, but it’s not as noticeable as normal tip wear.

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Destiny

A+
Zoya's Pixie Dust formula wears incredibly (and impressively) well, plus it's nicely pigmented, easy to apply, and versatile.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer (with a top coat)

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer

Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer
Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Zoya, $9.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It's this finish that makes it hard to dupe (at least for the moment!), and while looking through corals for something that at least had the shimmer/sparkle factor, there wasn't much! Zoya Myrta is all orange and less sparkly. Nubar Sun Gold is a duochrome that goes from gold to copper with a coral-hued base, so it has a similar "feel" in a way, but it's just not enough to be a dupe. Zoya Tanzy has a lot of sparkle and glitter, but it's more metallic, more orange, less of a coral.

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17 thoughts on “Zoya Destiny Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love how summery melon this looks on you! My nail polish fetish is a needy beast.

  2. This looks gorgeous!

  3. This color is really cute, but I’m still not a fan of the finish on these.

  4. So pretty! My jaw dropped :-)

  5. Sara

    I LOVE this color! I have a thing for corals and Zoya has some pretty ones that I own. I might have to pick this one up… I really like it with the top coat on it.

  6. Ellie

    Mine are all on the way… I can’t wait!

  7. Alannah

    An orange shade I like! I never thought one would exist. This is gorgeous.

  8. Valerie

    How does this compare to OPI Jinx? I want to pick one up just not sure which :)

    • Sorry, I don’t have that!

    • cinders

      I have one of the OPI Liquid Sand polishes and the Zoya pixies and I much prefer the finish on the Zoyas. The OPI finish looks like lumpy popcorn ceiling or something (kind of like lumpy nail polish….) whereas the Zoyas are much finer particles and more polished looking.

  9. Hannah

    I am wearing this nail polish as an accent color and it is one of my favorites for spring/summer!.

  10. Heather

    If you did one coat could it be used over another color? Although it’s gorgeous on it’s own!!

  11. Catie E.

    I love the Zoya Pixie Dusts and the OPI Liquid Sands. This one looks almost the same a Jinx from the OPI Liquid Sand Bond Girls collection. I don’t have the Zoya one, but I really like Jinx.

  12. Such a gorgeous color, but i hate how the nail line pokes through. That’s a deal breaker 4 me!

  13. Oh wow. This is completely stunning color-wise. Not into the finish though

  14. Love this but must have a shiny top coat. The crusty feel of the nail gives me chills. Thanks for the swatches!