I finally caved and decided to get on the bandwagon and try one of these new sandy texture nail polishes. I bought Zoya Pixie Dust in NYX.
I used 3 coats and since I'm a loyal Seche Vite top coat user, it was nice that this polish dries pretty quickly on it's own, since you can't use a topcoat if you want the sandy effect. At first the texture bothered me, but after a day I didn't notice it anymore. I love the color of this blue polish and the shimmery sparkles, really do make it look like sand art in person.
I wore this one week and did not have any chipping, only tip wear which you can see in the photo below. Removal however... you should use the foil method to remove this polish because it's removes like a pain in the butt glitter polish!
Tip wear but no chipping after 1 week of wear!
My other new lovelies: Zoya Neely & Essie Set in Stones.
The Neely is a lovely pastel green. The formula is very runny, but I only needed 2 coats and then a top coat of Seche Vite.