Posts tagged: matte

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Anyway just a quick swatch of Barry M Denim I did before I broke my nail. The important things to say about this polish is that it dries to a matte finish and the formula is uh-maz-ing.

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KBShimmer The Grape Beyond is a dusty purple polish with a blue shimmer and a matte finish. I have been in love with this polish ever since its release, and I am so glad to finally have my hands on it! And I’m pleased to say that it exceeds expectations – this is two coats over KBShimmer Basic Training base coat, and it was insanely easy to apply. Honestly, I usually have a bit of trouble with matte polishes – they usually end up looking streaky, and I always end up putting on a glossy top coat and then a matte top coat over that to make them smooth. But this one was totally perfect, and required no smoothing over with top coat.

Odyssey

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SpaRitual Bravery is dark shade of purple with matte finish yet it is not completely flat. It has tiny shimmery particles that peak through the matte colour. The formula is very good and easy to apply and it’s also well pigmented. I’ve applied two coats for perfect coverage and no topcoat of course ;) The polish itself dried fast but I would recommend you to allow extra time just to make sure it hardened enough.

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Revlon Elusive is a black base with blue glitter. This is another polish I picked up at Target not too long ago, I don’t think I’ve actually seen it anywhere else unless it’s just been sold out or something. I’m not sure if it was meant to be matte but it dried to a satin matte finish and I liked the way it looked so I added a matte top coat on top of it instead of a shiny one. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque and the black base didn’t hide the glitter which was nice. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

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Stars and Stripes

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When I first started kicking around the idea of doing some USA hockey nail art, I knew from the beginning that more than just doing a red, white, and blue design, I really wanted to capture the three main elements of the jerseys Team USA is wearing in Sochi this year: the crest on the front, the thick red and white armbands, and the shiny stars across the shoulders.

Tentacles

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I’ve applied two coats of OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! from the San Francisco collection. Then I’ve used OPI Pussy Galore for the pink dots. It took a while to dry because I couldn’t use topcoat but then the manicure lasted for four days without chipping.

Gumdrops

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This is one of the nicest textured collections I’ve seen, there’s a good mix of colours and they’re quite sparkly in real life, more so than on camera! I always find textured polishes so easy to apply too and these are no different. They dry down to a matte finish, but you can add a thick top coat to make them shine if you prefer.

Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy is another favourite, a sweet pink shade with silver glitter and larger iridescent hex glitters. 2 coats.

Glitz and glitter

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It’s Frosty Outside is the silver, and this one is killer.  Sparkly as anything, and with a crystal sharpness that is breathtaking. This polish is perfect.  It’s blingtastic, but also somehow tasteful, with the silver just cold enough to keep it classy.

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The texture on this polish seems extraordinary. Even if it doesn’t feel textured, it looks it.

This Gown Needs A Crown is a matte silver foil. This is easily my favorite of the collection and probably one of my favorite silvers period. The finish is matte and very smooth to the touch even though OPI says it’s somewhat textured. The formula was good, it was a bit sheer at first but completely opaque in 2 coats. I did not use top coat for the photos below.

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Death tar

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Tough, fast-drying, black matte nail polish Formerly known as The Death Tar, this is the matte black nail polish that started the trend Charging Manko Art by Jason Atomic The Original Manly Matte Nail Finish – Formulated For Ugliness Big 3 Toxin Free.