1/03/2012

NOTD: Silver and Matte French Manicure

This is gonna be a quick NOTD post because I'm still not sure if I like it yet. I was inspired from a look that Kim Kardashian did back in August of 2009, it was a black on black mani with a matte and glossy finish. I love the contrast between the base and the french tips, so when I saw this I knew I had to try it. Here's the pic of Kim's nails:




I was gonna do the same color like she did but I wanted to try something else, silver metallic glossy tips instead.



 I used 2 coats of Whats Your Name by Sinful Colors for the base. Then I applied one coat of Matte-ly in Love by Hard Candy to give it the matte finish.

Then I used Silver Coin by Revlon for the tips. It's a metallic/foil color that's really pigmented.




This is the first time I ever did this manicure and I want to try it with just the black on black next time.  I love glossy finishes but it's nice to switch it up sometimes and try something different.

Do you guys like matte finishes or just glossy?




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17 comments:

  1. I really love this bold and strong nail design! I've really warmed to the matte finishes so I might have to purchase ELF matte top coat. :)

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  2. MariJo Nails8:58 AM

    I definitely prefer matte.  This looks great though.  The silver really makes it pop!

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  3. Herlatenightcravings10:10 AM

    Love your nails!!  Happy New Year!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  4. I've never tried matte nail polish before! I am very intimidated because I don't have very pretty nails (shape, etc.)  I love that Sinful Colors polish and will have to look for it and I had no idea that Hard Candy had a matte polish-maker!  Sweet!  This looks great on you & I LOVE the metallic on the tips! Very flashy! <3

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  5. Sabrina Geneviève11:23 AM

    I love matte and glossy! I like having a matte manucure once a while since it's so different and not a lot of people wore them, it's kind of unique!

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  6. Thank you. I didn't even know that ELF made a matte top coat. I'm gonna have to look into that :)

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  7. Thanks! Im glad you like it :))

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  8. Thank you!!!
    I didn't know that Hard Candy made it either till I saw it at Walmart one day. I love Sinful Colors, the formula is really great and there so cheap! I usually find them at Walgreens, sometimes at Rite-Aid. This color is really pretty, especially when its glossy!

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  9. Yea, I agree. I like to switch things up sometimes.
    Thanks for reading!!

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  10. Kristin Albrecht9:33 PM

    Love this nail polish, so presh.

    I just started following your blog and i love it.
    I am trying to make my dreams come true this year.
    follow back please?
    thank you, much appreciated <3 :)

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  11. Latorsha8:19 AM

    Really like both looks! Wonder if I could pull it off?? Hmmmm........

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  12. Kelly, I LOVE the matte nails! I have done this myself but you better believe I plan on trying it now :)

    Thanks for sharing. xo

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  13. Thanks!! and yes! You could definitely pull them off. You just need a matte nail polish or a matte top coat.

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  14. Thanks so much!!! I can't wait to see yours!! :)

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  15. I love both glossy and matte finishes. The glossy and matte combo is very pretty, I'll have to try it soon!

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  16. Jennifer Williams1:37 PM

    You know, at first I didn't care for matte nails but I'm starting to like them more and more. It's a nice change of pace over the huge nail art trend.

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