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.


Products used:
L.A. Girl Matte in black
Essie Matte About You topcoat
SV 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


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