Wednesday, April 3, 2013

ABC Challenge: M is for Matte

Hello my Darlings!!!  I'm so happy for this challenge.  Mainly because I finally feel like myself again.  I just need to build my stamina back up.  So does the little one, although there is definitely an advantage to being 13.  And thank you so much to everyone for all the well wishes.  We are back at about 95% now and feel SO much better.

Now on to today's challenge.  It's the letter M.  So I've gone with a matte look over Nina Ultra Pro in Lilacing Discipline and China Glaze Razzle Me Dazzle Me...both untried!!  And then I used NYC Matte Me Crazy top coat:
I love this shade of purple!!  It's just a perfect Spring lilac.  The formula was perfect, as most Nina polishes tend to be.  I've always loved Nina Ultra Pro, I have some bottles going back 15 years from them...I'm just not sure what I think of their new "Professional double brush".  It's as wide as most of my nails...and wider than my pinkie finger.  I haven't decided if I like it or not. 

Then the pictures show one coat of China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me.  This polish has matte bar, large hex and micro round black glitter with small hex and micro light pink glitter.  I like this polish, don't love it, but like it.  It has nothing to do with the formula, or even that it's China Glaze, for some reason, it's just not my favorite.  And that is a rare thing for me to say about glitter!  The last picture shows it before the matte is added.  (I don't know why the index finger is a different color...shooting purples and blues is hard)

The top coat is NYC Matte Me Crazy.  Pictures show one coat, and I have no complaints.  The formula was fabulous.  And since matte isn't my favorite thing (hence the name of my blog), I like having a matte top coat so I can make anything matte.

I hope you enjoy my very rare matte design.  Be sure to check out what all the other fabulous ladies came up with for M.  Happy Polishing!!!
 
Without Matte