4/04/2013

ABC Nail Challenge: M is for Matte

Another ABC Nail Challenge post! I cant believe we're on the letter M already, that just shows how fast the weeks fly by. I really didn't have to think too hard when it came to what I wanted to do. I go through stages where I'm really into the matte finish and I just happen to be in that stage now so it was perfect.


Instead of using the usual black, I used a charcoal grey, it's actually one of Sally Hansen's Magnetic Polishes in Graphite Gravity. Of course I didn't use the magnet even though this is a good magnetic polish. Then I used NYC Matte Me Crazy topcoat. I just recently picked this up for a few dollars at Walmart and it works really well.



I used a silver polish to make dots around the sides of the nails. I've had these little packets of different color nail glitter that I found and decided to throw some of the silver glitter on my accent nail for fun.


I didn't have time to do my nails yesterday after work so I literally just did them and I'm pleased with how they came out. So now I'm gonna go paint my other hand!! There's been a few times in this challenge where I wasn't happy with my nails so I wouldn't even bother doing my other hand. Am I the only one who does that?


Are you a fan of the matte finish or matte polish?



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27 comments:

  1. Matte! I didn't think of that for M!! Very nice mani!

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  2. I definitely am a fan of mattes! But even more, I like suedes, or satin, or rubber, whatever you want to call them!

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  3. Love this!! And not only did we both do a matte for this challenge...we used the exact same matte polish!! And no you're not the only one that only does one hand. Since I'm not a huge fan of matte...I only did one hand. Shh. Don't tell!

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    1. Wow!!!! LOL! That is too funny! I'm glad Im not the only one, and don't worry, your secret is safe with me :)

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  4. I guess I'm weird cuz I always paint both hands...I usually don't have the time to do one at a time and since I wear my manis for a couple of days, I'd look silly with one done and one not :) That being said, I think a lot of folks do a single hand, especially for swatching. This is a fun manicure and I love the matte finish!

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    1. LOL, no you're not weird at all! I meant that when I don't like the way my manicure came out, I won't bother doing my other hand and just take off the polish and do something else. I would never walk around with one hand done and one not either! :)
      xoxo

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  5. SO pretty!! Absolutely love this Kelly! xo

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  6. Bingo! Right off the cuff you came up with this fab design concept? You are soooo GOOD! :)

    Brava!

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    1. Awww your so sweet!! Thank you but Im not that good.
      xoxo

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  7. Mattified goodness girl!! I love the dots around the edges, I've tried that technique many a times and I just can't get it right, great job!

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    1. Thanks!! If you notice the dots around my nails are all uneven and different sizes lol. I almost took them off but at that point I didn't care lol.

      xoxo

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  8. Very cool look, reminds me of biker leathers with all the cool studs hehe

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  9. Wow that's so rocker chic! Awesome design!

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  10. This is really cute! :)

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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  11. Matte black with silver is one of the sexiest combos ever. I love the glittery accent nail with this!

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  12. Love this mani! Love the way you placed the dots, looks great and love the matte finish. I'm guilty of only painting one hand sometimes too LOL

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    1. Thanks you!!!
      LOL, I knew I wasn't the only one that painted one hand :)

      xoxo

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  13. I love the contrast between the dark matte polish and the silver and sparkly accent nail! :)

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  14. I love that you did this with grey instead of black - the matte makes this really awesome. I may have to steal this idea from you.

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    1. Thank you! I love matte too :)

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  15. I LOVE Matte polishes! NYC is one of my favorite matte top coats! For the pric it really can't be beat! I like it more than butterLondon's matte tc! Great combo of colors too! Very cute mani!

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    1. I bought the Butter London Matte topcoat too and now I wish I didn't!

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  16. Oh your manicure looks great! It has a real rock star vibe to it too :D

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  17. wow, LOVE these nails xo

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