Tagged with matte

Pastel glitter and silk

Pastel glitter and silk

Two new polishes on show in this springy pastel manicure. The teal is one of the new Barry M Silk range. It’s really unusual – like a matte satin polish with a metallic sheen. I just bought this colour, Meadow (because teal is my favouriteĀ of course) but my Mum was lusting after these today so … Continue reading

Matte metallics

Matte metallics

This manicure uses one of the new nail varnishes I got for Christmas, Nails Inc Old Park Lane, which is the bronze metallic colour. The pale gold is NYC Full Metal Jacket (a really sparkly silver-toned gold which is an absolute bargain in Superdrug) and the base is Barry M Espresso, a matte black polish … Continue reading

Speckled eggs

Speckled eggs

For this manicure I broke out the L’Oreal Color Riche Confetti topcoat again – my lovely black and white glitter. I still think it looks ace. I’ve been reading good things about the Maybelline black and white glitter as well – it’s cheaper than the L’Oreal and comes in a bigger bottle – and it … Continue reading

Sugary stripes

Sugary stripes

Bit of a pants picture of what was actually a really nice manicure: mattified candy stripes in pink, red and beige. I based the colour scheme on my favourite cardigan (of course) and I think there was also some inspiration from a post on the Nailasaurus where Sammy did matte candy stripes, although the finished … Continue reading

Turquoise and studs

Turquoise and studs

I’d seen a few turquoise stone manicures on the internet (including this one at Spektor’s Nails) and I love turquoise jewellery so I thought I would have a punt at doing one myself. Here’s how it turned out. Not bad at all, right?? I mattified the turquoise nails to make them look more realistic and … Continue reading

Pansies

Pansies

Pansies: I used a matte topcoat (from Rimmel) to make them look more soft and vintage-y. The base colour is China Glaze Kinetic Candy and design inspiration comes from this tutorial by BlogNailedIt: she was more restrained and only put one pansy on each nail but of course I had to have them ALL OVER. … Continue reading

Mattified ruffian

Mattified ruffian

Mattified ruffian in maroon and bronze. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given at right: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]

Eighties triangles

Eighties triangles

  Inspired by Nailside. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given above: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]

Day 18: Half moons

Day 18: Half moons

  Silver glitz. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given above: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Mattified silver snowflakes on a royal blue base. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given above: I imported it to WordPress, with some small edits, in late November 2012.]