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Monday, September 5, 2011

Matte Pink Flakies

I'm not doing anything fancy tonight because I HOPE my loot from Amazon will come in the mail tomorrow. I did some retail therapy last week-it was a pretty rough week at work, and ordered an inexpensive UV lamp and some shellac base coat. The awesome lady/cosmetologist that does my hair knows I am freaky about polishes and stamping. She told me my regular polishes will cure harder with a lamp...plus I think it will be useful for other things, like broken nails. At any rate, I am excited to start experimenting with this.
On to today's mani...after which I will show what happens when you miss a tiny bit of base coat-pure nastiness!
I started with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Twisted Pink...and topped with 2 coats of ABOP's Flakie Franken...a polish which Rocks!


This stuff is so blingy that my camera couldn't focus with 2 coats on, LOL! Normally I do one coat and it focuses fine....not so today!

Then 1 coat of Essie Matte About You- I have been dying to try this look....I have seen a lot of people put flakies and matte over blues and purples, but I have missed seeing pinks, so here we go :0)


Gorgeous, isn't it? Why did I wait so long to try this look? Not a clue, because I am loving it!
Now for the nastiness...my last mani stained in the weirdest way. I must have missed a tiny bit of base coat, or maybe it was just thin in one spot, but look...

Green dots of nastiness. I was able to buff most of this off, but imagine what that would look like if I used that dark green over the whole nail with no base coat? Blegh....My nails are still light yellow/green from a few months ago and my Day-Glo Green/yellow mani. Halfway gone and it was 2 months ago roughly....
Take care and be safe.                             



8 comments:

Buzzwheedle said...

I am curious about the shellac, wether it will stay good on your nails without chipping.

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

I love this look matte!
Please let us know how the shellac goes, I've been curious about it too.

Gottwinkies said...

I will let you ladies know about the shellac and post the results and probably ongoing experiments, LOL!!

Nail Nerd said...

loooooove the holo withe the matte, it just looks so smart! You can try polishing your nails with whitening toothpaste (no joke!) to help get rid of some of the staining, totally works :D

Gottwinkies said...

LOL....I think I have the wrong brand of toothpaste! I even tried bleaching them *sigh* Thanks for the idea and the compliment on the mani...I was drooling over this look for 4 days,lol

Paulina said...

nice :)

Sandra said...

This looks gorgeous.

Gottwinkies said...

Sandra, Thanks for visiting and for the lovely comment!
Paulina! Thank-you! I loved your recent post--cool colors!