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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Matte & Studs

Hey there!
Since the launch of the "matte effect" top coats/polishes, I found myself kind of lost on being creative with it. A matte top coat only has one purpose: mattify the polish it's applied on. I tried stamping with Essie Matte About You and it didn't work. I looked for inspiration on Pinterest and mostly saw two trends :

1. simple matte vs glossy nail art (dotticure, french, stamping etc)
2. elaborate nail art with a mattified finish

I went out of the box and chose to do a matte base with a creme stamping, sans top coat. I apologize in advance for the blurry pictures that makes it difficult to see the difference in textures. One word of advice for the Seche Vite afficionadas: be patient when doing matte/cream nail art and let your polish fully dry. You wouldn't want to ruin your work lol

I hope you like it and wish you a good week!

What I used :
Sally Hansen - Black Out
* Essie - Matte About You
* BM stamping plate
* BM square studs

Depuis la sortie des vernis/top coats "effet mat", j'ai eu du mal à les utiliser de manière créative. Pour moi, une top coat matte n'a qu'une seule fonction: matifier le vernis sur lequel elle est appliquée. J'ai essayé de stamper avec Essie Matte About You et ça été la cata. J'ai cherché à m'inspirer sur Pinterest où j'ai remarqué deux tendances:

1. simple nail art mat vs brillant (dotticure, french, stamping, etc.)
2. nail art élaboré avec une finition matifiée

Pour innover, j'ai choisi de faire une base matte avec un stamping crème, sans top coat. Je m'excuse d'avance pour les photos floues qui ne permettent pas de bien voir la différence de textures. Un conseil pour les adeptes de Seche Vite : soyez patientes quand vous faites un nail art matte/crème et laissez sécher votre vernis complètement. Vous ne voulez sûrement pas ruiner votre travail lol

J'espère que vous appréciez et vous souhaite une bonne semaine!

Ce que j'ai utilisé:
Sally Hansen - Black Out
* Essie - Matte About You
* BM stamping plate
* BM square studs


  1. This looks awesome, I love the stud accent nail, very striking! xx

  2. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing on your feed and I am hoping you write again very soon!

    1. Thank you so much I will be back very soon 😙

  3. I don't like this black base since it's not bright enough. But the yellow is very great and outstanding.


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