Sunday, 18 November 2012

Using Matte - We Stamp On Sundays


Hi all! Happy Sunday!

This weeks challenge over at Adventures In Stamping was to use some aspect of matte in our manis. I was originally going to do a new mani for this challenge stamping over a matte coat, but when I finished stamping the nails I was doing at the time, I knew they'd look great matte.

For this I used both ends of an Essence Colour3 stick. Midnight Blue is the base colour, and City That Never Sleeps is the lovely jelly flakie, that reminds me of Magnetic - Freakin' Violet. I then stamped with more blue - NYC - Niagara Foils using Bundle Monster BM 321, and added Rimmel - Matte Finish.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Essence Nail Colour3 - Midnight Date
Flakies: Essence Nail Colour3 - City That Never Sleeps
Stamp Colour: NYC - Niagara Foils
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM321
Gloss Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
Matte Top Coat: Rimmel - Matte Finish
The dimension the flakies give it almost make it look like crushed velvet ^-^
Glossy
One very thin coat of City That Never Sleeps
Midnight Date - 2 Coats Sunlight
Midnight Date - 2 Coats Shade
What do you guys think? I loved wearing these matte, but the picture of the finished product with a gloss top coat really makes the green flakies pop out!

Hope you're all having a good Sunday! :]

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