Showing posts with label Matte. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Matte. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

OPI You Don't Know Jacques! Suede

Hi girls!

It's a while ago I posted, but that's mainly because I wanted to test how long my previous (foil) manicure would last on me...

I wore that manicure for 6 days!! And had some minor chipping, only on my right hand! Seriously!

Today I want to show you one of my matte polishes:

OPI You Don't Know Jacques! Suede (1 coat)

I really love this polish and the matte effect it has.
But... there's one "but"... Because it is matte, I didn't used a topcoat as the finishing touch. So the longivity is unfortunately not that long... Here you can already see some tipwear after only a couple of days of wearing.

Next time I think I'm going to put some matte topcoat over it, to protect it a bit more...
Anyone any experience with that?

I love the color and the little sparkles in it... It's autumn (or fall, you know what I mean :) ) in The Netherlands, and so the color is really appropriate and matching this season...

I haven't tried topcoat-tricks over this polish, to see how the matte changes into shiny sparkles, but I've seen some nice French Manicure pictures on the web which, in my opinion, looked very interesting.

Going to try that some other time...

Interesting finish, isn't it?

Do you like matte finishes? And do you have some tips to keep em on a little longer than I did?

Sleep tight!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Shopping: Misa, Color Club, H&M, Essence, BK, Dearlee, Laushine & Hema polishes...


Today I want to show you a lot of polishes I shopped lately... I took a lot of pictures to show you the colors, so be warned for heavy picture load, here they come:
Left to right:
Color Club Incognito, Misa Office Polish-tics,
H&M Hunt Me Down, H&M Get A Rose For Me,
Misa Pay Days Are Happy Days, Color Club Sheer Disguise

H&M Hunt Me Down

H&M Get A Rose For Me

Color Club Incognito

Color Club Sheer Disguise

Misa Pay Days Are Happy Days

Misa Office Polish-tics

Aren't they lovely?

I really LOVE the colors... I hope they'll suit me...

And while I was photographing and editing the above pictures, I've bought some more polishes :) :

 H&M Peppermint Fusion

 Dearlee 007

Hema Metallic

 Essence Multi Dimension Replay

Essence Multi Dimension Fall For Me

And I thought it would be nice to show them all right away, so I've made some swatches on a couple of nailwheels (all swatches are 2 coats of polish, with one coat of Seche Vite) :

See the gorgeous shimmer?

I've swatched some more polishes, from which I forgot to took photo's of.

What do you think of all these colors?? Which color(s) do you like and which color (s) you don't?

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Smokey Grey Black Matte + silver Zebra...


You know... I get bored easily, so after only 2 days of wearing BK Smokey Grey Black Matte I got bored and wanted to spice it up a bit. So with Stargazer Chrome 232 I stamped the Zebra design of Konad's M57 plate on it:

Smokey Grey Black matte with a bit of silver shimmer

Stamping was a bit hard... I still don't know if it has to do with the Stargazer Chrome polish, or maybe the rough underground of the matte polish... I really don't know... Do you?

I think I stamped each nail twice, not because of the length of my nails (so you need to double stamp), no... Because the imaged didn't transfer well from the stamper to my nails! I think it has something to do with the matte polish that didn't adhere well, or something.

So I stamped about 20 nails, and really had it with it at the end, but hey... I think the result is worth it! :)

Have some of you ever used Stargazer Chrome 232 for stamping? Then maybe you know if China Glaze Millenium is better then Stargazer??

Please let me know, because this was worth it, but it took so much time!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Born Pretty Store: BK Smokey Grey Black Matte

Hi everyone!

A couple of days ago I received my two Born Pretty Store-polishes.
Today I want to show you the first one I got: BK Smokey Grey Black Matte:

This are 2 coats... I could have done 1 coat, because the polish is very opaque, but I applied it a bit messy, so I could correct it by applying 2 coats. It dries matte.

This is my first matte polish, I do own a matte topcoat (actually two!) but I have never tried them (yet). The color is beautiful charcoal grey with a bit silver shimmer in it. I think it is also a beautiful color if you put topcoat over it. Then you can see the shimmer better.

I must say... There's one side in me that likes the color and the matte-effect, but there's another side in me that still think it is a bit weird to wear something matte on your fingernails :)

What do you think...? Like it or not?

Do you also own matte polishes?


Friday, June 24, 2011

Shopping: Zoya, Catrice, Dearlee & BK polishes!

Hi everyone!

Hope you're doing fine. I'm so happy with my new polishes!! Let's take a quick look:

Zoya Maura

WOW!! Zoya Maura is definitely the most beautiful red I've ever polished my nails with!
What a beautiful tomato-red it is! The application was so easy; 2 coats and they went on like a dream!

Zoya Ali

Zoya Ali is a beautiful neon pink. I've only swatched this one on my nailwheel, and unfortunately the application was not the same as with Maura :(
Ali needed 3 coats to get opaque and is a bit more sheer than Maura. Seems like this formula is a bit different.

Catrice 320 Back To Black

Catrice Back To Black isn't what the name suspect it to be: black!
The previous version was black. This version is a dark grey with a tiny bit of shimmer. Haven't tried this one on my nails, but will swatch it soon!

Catrice 050 Moulin Rouge Light

Catrice Moulin Rouge Light, from the Ultimate Nudes Collection is a nice and soft peachy pink.
I HAD to have this polish, and the last couple of months it was always sold out, so now I have Moulin Rouge FINALLY! :)

Catrice 030 My Café Au Lait At Nôtre-Dame
Damnnn what a long name for a polish! :) But it sure is a nice name.
My Café Au Lait At Nôtre-Dame is a dark beige nude polish. I love nudes! And if you're working at an office and your nails shouldn't get attention all the time; this is a lovely and decent color!

Catrice 040 Petit Four As Dessert
I wore Petit Four As Dessert only 1 time and at first I thought it was wayyy to dark to match my skintone, but later on I started to like it more and more. It is a soft light brown / mocca with a hint of shimmer. I think it is a beautiful color!

Dearlee 007 from Born Pretty Store

I ordered two polishes from Born Pretty Store, and this is one of them. Strange enough the color on the website is described as light blue, and so does the color on the picture appear.
The color irl is actually mint green and despite the fact that I was looking for a baby blue pastel color, I got this one... But I like it anyway :)

BK 04 from Born Pretty Store

This is the 2nd polish I ordered from Born Pretty Store: a Smokey Grey Black matte polish.
It contains very tiny sparkling glitters, which you only can see when you'll put topcoat over it.
The swatch on my nailwheel looks very beautiful, so I can't wait to wear this one!

Which one would you like to see first??


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Essence nailpolish with 50% discount!


At my local beautysupplier the Essence products are in sale; 50% discount at products which are normally very cheap and affordable, is ofcourse extra nice!

I got my hands on the following nailpolishes:

 Essence colour & go Choose Me

Essence colour & go Lime Up!

Essence multi dimension XXXL shine Most Wanted

Essence I Love Berlin - Love This City

Essence Matt Top Coat

Ofcourse the most beautiful colours were allready sold out, but I'm also happy with these! :)

Yesterday I cut my nails quite short, they're a bit too short for me actually. I put on OPI Tickle My France-y and soon there will be pictures of polishes on my own nails.
Have a great weekend!


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