Monday, April 11, 2011
Matte Black and Shine, and a teeny Ulta haul.
Saw this design floating around the internet and decided to give it a go. It came out okay... looks way better in person, but if I were to do it again, I'd do a few things differently.
I used a matte black and covered it in a matte topcoat. The I used SV on the tips. Next time, I would do tips in a non-matte black color and THEN a topcoat of SV for extra shine and to really make the separation more obvious. But for a first, time, I don't think it's too shabby.
L.A. Girl Matte in black
Essie Matte About You topcoat
Annnd today I went to Ulta for the first time (it is right down the street, that's really a crying shame) looking for crackle nailpolish (no go) BUT I discovered their clearance section and snapped up two OPI matte/suedes and a pink Essie. I'm totally going to do the green and pink together- how springy! Maybe I'll do another watermelon design. Each one was like 50% off- each $4.99 for each bottle, regularly $8-$8.50. Score!
Essie Exposure, OPI Gargantuan Green Grape Matte, and OPI Russian Navy Suede