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Monday, July 13th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: Zoya's Zara

Zoya Flourish nail polish collection, Zara

Zoya Zara nail polish swatches

It's another Monday and the good news is - its super sunny out, which makes for a great day for swatching my NOTD. This week, I'll be giving you guys seven glorious days of Zoya, starting with one my favorites, Zara.

Need I say more? Zara is breathtaking, intoxicating and just marvelous! This gorgeous summery shade is a mix between a light violet and purple jelly loaded with flecks of gold that is certainly special indeed.

My application was perfect...You could get by with two coats, but I'd definitely recommend three as the flecks of gold show through more.

Check out a comparison below. 

Purple nail polish comparisons

She's so special, I don't have anything like her. Each swatch above was done with three coats. Zara is available online at Art of Beauty or fine salons and retails for $6.00/ea.

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

(4) Comments

Liz said on Jul 13th, 2009 6:13 am
Yay, I love Zara! It\'s such a pretty and unique shade.

tia said on Jul 13th, 2009 7:43 am
I like this shade... and it just so happens to be my middle name!

Lucy said on Jul 13th, 2009 8:23 am
Zara is really pretty. I love the gold flecks. What no polka dots?

avroys said on Jul 14th, 2009 4:39 am
Do you use the Zoya top and base coat with your Zoya polishes and do you find that it extends the wear of a mani?

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