Pixi Nail Polish Collection Fall 2012

It’s no secret that I love Target. I have problems staying away from Target because I go there often to buy essentials like dish detergent, laundry supplies and some bath products, but I always end up getting pulled into the beauty section. I don’t know about you, but I think that in the last few years, Target has made huge improvements in their beauty department from offering tons of different brands AND making everything very appealing to the eye. When I first ran across the Pixi cosmetics display, my eyes obviously zeroed in on the nail polishes. At first, I thought they were nail art polishes because they look so much like them with the long bottle shape. Upon closer inspection, I realized they were regular nail polishes, but I hesitated getting some because I had never heard of the brand before. In my usual enabling ways, today I have the Pixi Nail Polish Collection for Fall 2012 to share with you.

Their Fall collection consists of three jewel-toned shades: Amazing Amethyst, Classy Cocoa and Evening Emerald.

Amazing Amethyst Pixi Nail Polish Collection Fall 2012 Swatch          Amazing Amethyst Pixi Nail Polish Collection Fall 2012 Swatch

Amazing Amethyst is a color that I am super attracted to because, well…it’s PURPLE! Besides it being purple, it’s just glowing like a mofo. Unfortunately, I don’t think this color is super unique. I haven’t done a side by side comparison, but this reminds me of OPI Purple With a Purpose. The formula was good and opaque at two coats.

Classy Cocoa Pixi Nail Polish Collection Fall 2012 Swatch          Classy Cocoa Pixi Nail Polish Collection Fall 2012 Swatch

Classy Cocoa looked kind of yawn-worthy when I first looked at the bottle, but I was glad to be wrong. I love the glow of this polish, and I was surprised to not have anything similar to this color.  The formula on this was ok. It seemed a little thin, but it builds up nicely.

Evening Emerald Pixi Nail Polish Collection Fall 2012 Swatch          Evening Emerald Pixi Nail Polish Collection Fall 2012 Swatch

Evening Emerald is the star here. I am super annoyed that this color is photographing so much more blue than it actually is in real life so please imagine this being a lot more green. The shimmer in this polish is out of this world, and I definitely appreciate a dark color like this now that the temperatures are finally coming down. I want to pull out some polishes to compare. The first color that came to mind is China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald but I am sure it’s a lot more green. The formula on this was also a tad thin, but I had no problems building it up. I had to apply 3 thin coats for these swatches.

Overall, I am happy with my first experience with Pixi polishes. I think the formula was nice and the colors are pretty, but here comes the “but.” I am not a fan of the price. These polishes are $8 for .25 oz. which makes them way more expensive than polishes such as Essie and OPI and even my holy grail higher end polishes by Illamasqua. Would I purchase regular and common colors from the Pixi line of polishes? Probably not, but I would definitely buy a color like Evening Emerald. I am really curious to know what a creme polish from this line is like so I’ll be paying close attention to the Pixi display the next time I am at Target. Pixi nail polishes can be purchase from Target and target.com or you can also order from pixibeauty.com

Let me know if you’ve tried these polishes out before. I’m curious to hear what you think of them if you’ve tried them. What do you think of their fall trio collection? Which color is your favorite?

As always, thanks for stopping by and catching up with me.


**These products were provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.**

12 thoughts on “Pixi Nail Polish Collection Fall 2012

  1. Evening Emerald reminds me of an OPI Polish (or it might be in the middle of a couple)…I think I’m going to have to get out of bed and go look at which one it is. Okay…verdict isssssss….I feel like this is in the same vein as Cuckoo for this Color and Yodel me on my cell. Any chance of getting some swatch comparisons if you have those?

    1. I have Cuckoo For This Color so I will definitely swatch them together. I think that I used to have Yodel Me On My Cell and I remember it being a lot more turquoise? Now that I think about it, I think I have a few other colors that might be similar. Since I’m going to be putting a lot of polish away today, I’ll look through my stash. I think I kinda remember a Zoya that is similar too.
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  2. These are 8 bucks for .25 oz… What?!? I thought pixi was an inexpensive brand. I will not be buying these at that price. It’s not that I wouldn’t drop 8 bucks for something but these just aren’t special enough for me to pay that much for a teeny bottle. The bottom one (at least the way it’s showing in pics) looks like Essie Dive Bar, which I love. And the brown kinda looks like OPI wooden shoe like to know, which you’ll be seeing tomorrow for my gradient. 🙂 I know this is the wrong post but btw in your latest post I think your pictures look good. I’m gonna get me one of those lamps sometime soon. 🙂
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  3. I think all three of these colors are really pretty! However, I also think they are not entirely unique and overpriced. Plus there’s the whole “Pixi department is consistently thrashed” issue to deal with at my Target :/

  4. I LIVE at targer… There is one about 3 minutes from home. Closwe than supermarket so i go like ebery 3 days lol! I dont know anout your target layout… But it doesnt help the fact that we keep getting pulled to beauty section as its righg in the front, or at least mine is… Lol these are gorgeos colors! I keep wanting to try the pixie make up nu havent yet might have to try this out
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    1. I’m guessing that you’re on your phone or something because otherwise I’d think you were a wee bit tipsy after this last comment. LOL Yes!!! The beauty section is seriously right in my face when I walk in. It’s one of those huge “heartland” target stores (or they used to be called heartland?) so I get all crazy in there. I want to get EVERYTHING and then I feel bad and start putting stuff back. Yesterday I needed shampoo and I went to Ulta instead because I knew I would get too much stuff if I went to Target.

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