Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Matte christmas nails!

Hey everyone, I had the idea originally of doing these nails with studs, and then I thought perhaps studs and gold dots, and then once I'd just done the dots I quite liked them as they were, especially as they'd somehow developed to have a tree, so I added a (wonky) star on my thumb and topped with one coat of seche vite. Then I went to photograph them and no matter what I tried they looked AWFUL, the way the light was shining made them look streaky and awful so of course I decided to whack out the matte and make photographing 1000x easier (any excuse) and I actually do really like them like this, so I hope you do too!


I used a base of Nails Inc Hampstead Heath and Barry M gold foil to create the nail art and the matte top coat was one by Rimmel which doesn't have a specific name.


What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Alice


15 comments:

  1. i love these! your matte nails always look so good, you're magic at matte. i never know when to make mine matte so i always end up leaving them shiny but every time you post matte nails i LOVE THEM.

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    1. I love matte way too much, if I could do all nails in matte then I would! Haha, thankyou <3

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  2. Beautiful nail art, as always! I love the effect from far away, but it gets even better up close!Really pretty

    Jennifer asprinklingofeuphoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Beautiful :) these look great matte, but then again I'm a bit of a matte junkie! Very cute design :) red & gold is such a glassic :)

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  4. I think they look great. I looove matte nails, but I rarely do mine that way.

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  5. i think you mean barry m gold foil? haha. these are super pretty, it reminds me of fairy dust (:

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    1. oops yes! thanks for noticing haha, and thankyou, I know what you mean actually, I should have called it that! :)

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  6. I'm not a fan of matte manis-but I just wanted to say you really do some awesome manis! Not sure if I've told you this-don't be mad if I have-but you may want to disable your word verification-you may get more comments

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    1. Thankyou! And yes did mention before, and I took it off for 3 months but unfortunately I was getting 2-20 spam comments a day and it was driving me mad with the emails etc so I had to put it back on :(

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  7. PS I swear I won't say it again!

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  8. Very pretty...nice tutorial....:)

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