Pixi, the brand founded by Petra Strand, is one that is relatively new to my world despite being over 10 years old (launched in Soho, London). Pixi is allow about pure, awakening & skin loving products that create a natural "just had a good night's sleep" look. Their motto is "makeup to wakeup" and is all about creating multitasking, flaw-fixing and youth-enhancing products. While you can find more about their makeup line at their website, today I have one of their jewel-toned polishes perfect for this fall 2012 season. This is Evening Emerald, a swirly blue-green shimmer toned polish. I used a base of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of Cult Nails Wicked Fast. I found that the polish behaved for the most part, didn't really flood my cuticles, but I am not used to the slender brush and needed to be careful while painting.
While you can almost see a hint of purple in the bottle, I assure you that it's just the reflection of my red hand. This polish was not easy to photograph in the sun because of all the shimmer.
I did get one in indirect sun where you can see more of that depth of shimmer. It reminds me of different polishes but I can't think of any dupes in my collection - let me know in the comments if you know of one!
Here with the flash, the color leans more green than blue, so it's all about lighting. You can see that I needed to clean up just a bit more on my cuticles, but that was from bad painting, not bad formula. The question becomes price and while the price is quite expensive ($8) for a small bottle, if you're looking for a perfect jeweled toned emerald, this may be one to try. (To compare, a bottle of Cult Nails is $10 for a 15 ml/0.5 fl oz bottle.)
Pixi [Website | Facebook | Twitter | Blog | YouTube] can be purchased online from their website or use find a retailer using their Online Retailers search engine for $8.00 for a 7ml/0.25 fl oz bottle. You can also purchase Pixi at Target!
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