Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ASBMF Challenge-#8 Matte Magic

This challenge was created by the lovely Hannah from Polished Prisms. You can check out the group's facebook page to see all the designs in one spot but please take the time to see what the other ladies have done along with their blogs here also...........

Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Heidi from DIY Polish & More!
Katee fromA Girl and Her Polish
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Tess from Football and Fingernails
Karine at Karinea0a
Victoria from Manicurator
Ashley from One Nail To Another
Dani from Rustic Comfort
Amanda from Counting Down to Bliss
Kayono from Neues vom Kellerkind
Sarah from All This Polish
April from Munia's Nails

If I missed anyone, please leave me a comment, I think a few new people started and I don't want to leave anyone out.

I know I have said this before in one of my blogs but matte is just not something I really am into.  I am rarely a fan of how it looks, although I have run across a few that have grown on me.  As a side note, I am also anti-crackle.  I just can't get into that stuff at all.  However, for all those other anti-crackles out there, you have to check this out.  Done by The Gorgeoisie one of newest favorite bloggers. I just love her stuff. So simple but really cool looking.  Anyway, I digress......you will see why in a minute....

I started out (since I had it on the brain from glitter tips), with two base coats of Nubar Hyacinth Sparkle.  I wish the camera could catch the glitter, it just kind of looks gritty.

Maybe I should have put another top coat or two on because it looks like it just soaked it totally up.  I wore it like this for a few days to avoid the matte finish, and finally.....
This is with a stamp of Konad Special White using cheeky CH11.  Then I applied Matte About You.  Results?????  Still don't like Matte.  I am not giving up yet though.


  1. I love this! The texture with the matte is so cool! :)

  2. I love how it looks with the matte. Looks really cool.

  3. This is beautiful!! What an intense, wonderful purple glitter!! :D

  4. I love everything about this mani! Don't give up on matte!

  5. I think the gritty look looks great actually. I like it with the stamping!

  6. cool *.*
    like it with the stamping, but the gritty looks is awesome... i just bought more glitters and i'm so gonna steal your idea ;-D