Zoya Zara & Carter Tape Manicure

Zoya Zara has been on my wishlist for so long that when I finally got it I had to try it on immediately. I loooove the color and it looked really beautiful alone (I'll show you my swatches of this gorgeous polish at the end of this post), but I still wanted to just a little bit of something more, so I took my nail vinyls and did a tape manicure look with Zara and Carter.

I didn't want to cover that gorgeous Zara entirely, so I did the tape looks only to my middle and ring fingers. On my index and pinky nails I wore Zara alone and  I painted my thumb nails with two coats of Carter.

I have done quite a few easy and simple nail art manicures lately and this is once again definitely one of those. Nevertheless, I really liked this look! I was a big purple polish lover before, but recently I have been enjoying my blues and greens and even pinks more than purples, but this manicure made me fall in love with purple all over again! Both of these purple Zoyas are really so awesome!

Here's everything I used for this manicure:

KBShimmer Basic Training
Zoya Zara 3 coats
Nail Vinyls
Zoya Carter (2 coats on my thumb nails, one coat over Zara on middle and ring fingers)
Glisten&Glow HK Girl Top Coat (of course not over Carter)

As promised, I also wanted to show you Zara alone:
This one is definitely just right up my alley, is there really anything more beautiful than that gorgeous golden shimmer?!? Love love love it!

Zara is quite sheer, so you'll need to use three coats for full coverage, but to me this is certainly worth it! I have three coats here with base and top coat.

I can't believe I waited so long to get this one, it's just so gorgeous! Of course now I'm really happy that I finally have it. If you are still pondering over whether you should get this one, you don't really have to think about any longer, just get it! Or if you don't even have this under consideration, you should definitely consider it again.

Disclosure: I have originally gotten Zoya Carter for review. Other polishes and products used in this post I have bought myself. For more information view my disclosure policy. 



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Kimppatilauksessa kotiutunut Zoyan Zara piti saada heti kynsille, sillä se on roikkunut jo niin kauan toivelistallani. En halunnut peittää tätä kaunista lakkaa kokonaan, mutta halusin kynsille kuitenkin jotakin koristelua, joten kaivoin esiin nail vinylsit ja teippailin yksinkertaisen kuvion keskisormiin ja nimettömiin. Lakkana näissä kuvioissa käytin siis toista Zoyan kaunokaista, Carteria. Etusormet ja pikkurillit jätin pelkästään Zaran peittoon, sillä lakka oli yksinään niin kaunis. Peukkujen kynnet päällystin vielä kahdella kerroksella Carteria.

Zara kultainen shimmer on juurikin sellaista, josta itse tykkään aivan hirveästi. En kyllä tajua, miksi odotin näin kauan sen hakkimisen kanssa. Toki lakka on melko ohutta eli sitä tarvitsee levittää kolme kerrosta peittävyyden saavuttamiseksi, mutta lakka on niin kaunis, että eipä tuo paljon haitannut. Eli jos teiltä ei tätä vielä löydy, suosittelen kyllä hankkimaan!

*Zoyan Carter on alunperin saatu arvioitavaksi, muut käytetyt lakat/tuotteet on ostettu itse.

16 comments

  1. When someone swatches a polish that they really love it adds so much to my perception of it -- Zara is beautiful on you! I love your tape manicure with Carter too, really striking!

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    1. That's really nice to hear, thank you! :) Zara is sooo gorgeous, I bet looks great on everybody! :)

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  2. Wow Zara looks stunning, I just love that shimmer! I like what you've done with Carter too - nice design and they go well together :-)

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    1. Zara is really stunning and the shimmer is just perfect! Thank you so much! :)

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  3. Uskomattoman kaunis tuo Zara... Huh!

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  4. Both are such gorgeous polishes!

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  5. I've had this in my wishlist for ages, always hoping I'll find a cheaper dupe that will do the trick. I haven't tried anything from the brand.

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    1. I can't really think of any dupes for this one, so you might need to buy the original one if you can. I'm sure you wouldn't regret that, Zoya is a great brand! :)

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  6. Onpa mieletön lakka ja kauniit kynnet kaikkiaan <3

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    1. Kiitos paljon! Lakka on kyllä todella upea! :)

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  7. Zara's shimmer always knocks me out. I cannot resist *___* Carter is a perfect match to this manicure and let me tell you that TC has been intriguing me for some time. I should have a check and try it out.

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    1. Zara is such a beauty and Carter really was a true match for it! :) That HK Girl TC is really good, it's really my favourite, you should definitely try it!

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  8. OMG!!! This is sooooo pretty! I super love the color combos that you have used and the taping idea. Great job and great choice indeed!

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    1. Thank you so much, it's really nice to hear you liked this! :)

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