Zoya Carter, Tomoko, and Liberty Tape Manicure

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Hello there!  How are you all on this fine day??  I'm enjoying the cooler weather we're having.  Seriously, last week it was literally 95 and now this week we're in the 70s.  I wish the weather weren't so bipolar around here this year.  It's sunny one second, then the next it's hailing.  It makes no sense.

Since the weather is a tad cooler, I thought I'd share a manicure I did using two of the Fall Zoya Pixie Dust polishes, and well one of the summer Pixies.  I received the new Pixie's in the mail last week, and sat in the 90 degree weather taking photos of them in the front yard.  After a half hour of staring at the sparkly goodness and nearly dying of heat stroke, it was time to add the beauties to my stash and start thinking of nail art ideas with them!

I knew right away, the first polish I wanted to use was Carter, the gorgeous dark purple one.  I took out all my Pixies and tried to figure out which colors looked best with it.  Originally, I was going to use Carter and Sunshine together in a manicure, but to me it didn't look right, and I will explain why after the photos.  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:

  • Zoya - Carter, Liberty, and Tomoko
Kind of amazing, right?  So, reason I used the polishes I did.  Carter is a gorgeous purple polish with purple glitters.  When on the nail, it's literally a purple bomb.  I had swatched Sunshine on the middle finger and didn't think that these two really went together, reason being, Sunshine has silver glitters set in a blue base.  It just wasn't matching, at all.  Then it hit me, Liberty and Miranda!  Both of these Pixies have matching glitters to their bases, Liberty being blue with blue, and Miranda pink with pink.  Since I was itching to have blue with the purple, I grabbed Liberty.  For the accent nail, part of me debated on using a cream polish and then taping a checkerboard pattern with the Pixies on top of that, but crazy ol' me decided to put the Pixies on top of another matching base/glitter one!  That one being Tomoko!

As I have stated in the past in regards to the Pixie dust polishes, they are great for nail art.  I have used them in the past for polka dots, and I have never had an application issue.  With this manicure, I had one slight issue, and that was getting the tape to adhere to Tomoko, most likely because of the texture itself.  I made sure the Pixie was completely dry and really pushed the tape on there to ensure hat none of the other colors got under the tape.  In the end, it was well worth the little extra effort.

I loveeee how all these colors came together.  The dark purple, next to the striking blue, then on top of the gorgeous subtle silver/gold of Tomoko.  Zoya really did a great job with these polishes!  I do have one complaint about Carter, which you all may think is impossible.  I wore this manicure for three days.  After showering once, Carter went from a gorgeous purple, to a purple with many blank splotches, kind of like the glitters washed a way a bit.  The brightness of the purple dulled out and it looked kind of ashy.  It was quickly fixed by adding another quick coat.  These photos were actually taken after adding a third coat on the second day.

I can't wait to use Tomoko again!  It's such a perfect shade and with the texture it ends up giving a little extra umph to the manicure!  It reminds me of I'm Not Lion by China Glaze minus the holo glitter and, well with texture.

What do you think?  Love or hate?  Any ideas for future Pixie Dust nail art manicures?

Until next time, <3

 **The Zoya Pixie Dusts were provided by Zoya for Promotional Purposes.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.  Please see my disclosure policy**

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