Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Matte glitter polish - Essence Blue Addicted

Back in September, I read this post on beaut.ie where the ladies talked about putting a matte top coat over glitter polish.  I couldn't believe it had never occurred to me to mattify glitter!  Anyway, I recently signed up for Pinterest and have been busy browsing and finding inspiration to keep my creative juices flowing.  I saw this photo and immediately wanted to try it myself, so here goes!  I applied one coat of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Thinking of Blue and two coats of Essence's Blue Addicted and let them dry.


I then applied a coat of Essence's Matte Top Coat and here's the before and after.  I am in The Love with it.


I love how the tiny glitter on the nail stands out when the matte top coat is applied.  I can wear any colour nail polish to work but for those that aren't so lucky, I think it's much more office friendly when the glitter is mattified.


Looking at these photos make moi happy.  I am most definitely a mattifying glitter convert and shall continue to do it!  I'm thinking having all matte nails except for the ring finger as an accent glittery nail?  Imagine how gorgeous Revlon's Facets of Fuchsia would be all mattified.


Have you tried this before ladies?  The Essence top coat is only a couple of euro, I can't remember exactly, I've had it a while. 

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8 comments

  1. Must have a play about with Pinterest. Love the matte glitter look! xo

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  2. I love the two versions of this manicure. I adore the shiny, and love the matte!! :D

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  3. I think it actually makes the glitter pop more! I'm not really a fan of matt polishes but this looks great!

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  4. This is loooovely matte! Need to get a good topcoat myself.

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  5. I LOVE this, I've completely gone off glossy nails lately. Ooh what can I matte... :)

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  6. Matte topcoats over glitters are fantastic. Love how they look and this one is very pretty. Although I've found the nail marks quite easily then.

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  7. I never would have thought to do this either but it looks gorgeous! :)

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