Monday, April 23, 2012

Jacket Buttons

Good evening fellow nail bloggers! I have a fantastic manicure for you!

I asked my daughter, Seyhan, what she thought my nails looked like, and she said jacket buttons. :) I think she's right.

I really really really like this manicure! Here's what I did:
1 coat Sally Henson's Double Duty base coat
1 thick coat Pure Ice Black Rage
I used Color Club Gingerbread Man for the dots with my dotting tool
1 coat Essie Matte About You

I love love love my Pure Ice Black Rage. If you use enough the first time, you don't need to do a second coat! The application is always a breeze, the brush is perfect, and the formula is amazing. I use Black Rage more often than any other polish in my stash of 70.

I only have flash photos to share with you all. I didn't get a chance to take photos this afternoon. My daughter, Zoey, has a therapist who comes to our house to work with her. And that took up a lot of our time today.

I am really happy to report how well the Gingerbread Man polish did with Matte About You. I was afraid it wouldn't look good, since it is more of a foil type polish. It took on the matte, but stayed glittery...which is the only way I can explain it. I think I will have a hard time taking this polish off.

I really wanted something more edgy, but to stay with the dots, since my dotting tools are being severely neglected.

I am a huge fan of black and gold combos. Something about the two together makes me wanna dance. Lol.

I also have yet to run into any problems I've read about online about Matte About You. I read the reviews on Amazon.com before purchasing it, and some people say that the matte doesn't last long, and ends up shiny in a few days...I haven't had that problem. Others said it chipped within hours...Again, no problems here. I also have two kids, and I'm currently the only parent...and mine holds up pretty well. I never expect a manicure to stay perfect more than two days. I expect tip wear and chips. I'm really rough on my hands. Another reviewer said that it started peeling from the middle?? Whaaat? Maybe they got a bad batch, cause I've never ever ever seen it do that!!! Maybe I'm not that picky about my nails...so if it does end up shinier...I don't notice it at all.

I hope I have given you a good reason to go out and buy a matte top coat! I know I don't regret my purchase! <3

Until next time....

Christina



Disclosure *I was not paid for this review. I was not given the polish for this review. I paid for the polish with my own money. This is purely my own opinion, thoughts, and suggestions about this polish.*


10 comments:

  1. I love the "jacket buttons" inspiration! And I'm a big fan off Matte About You, too. Good stuff!

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    1. I thought it turned out pretty sweet.

      Matte About You is genius, riiiight?? <3 <3

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  2. This is a really cute mani!! I love the simlicity of the black and gold.

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    1. Thank youuu! I love it too! I might try this again, but with different colors! <3

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  3. These are really great :] Such a sleek looking idea!

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    1. Thank you thank you! They are sleek...that is a word I wish I had used in my blog post. Lol. Clearly you are better at describing nail designs. <3

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  4. I really need a matte topcoat!! I'm looking at essence and catrice one , they are far easier to get here.
    I'm fairly sure those amazoner's got bad batches or they could be storing it incorrectly :)
    Love the mani! simple but so eye-catching.

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    1. You should order Matte About You on Amazon!

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  5. Oh i don't know how i missed this...this is so nice! I think i may try this for a baby shower i'm going to tomo, but in different colors. I love it's understated elegance in these colors though :) just gorgeous :)

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    1. Thank you! I want to see your manicures!!!

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