Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Matte and Glossy

Today's Artsy Wednesday theme is Matte and Glossy Combined. This is what I did:


The base is Ciate Paparazzi, another English polish that ilexica sent me. On its own it's a deliciously vampy blood red translucent creme that looks like a blood bag, but when I matted it with Rimmel Lycra Pro Mattifying Topcoat, it looked like chocolate... yum! I stamped over it with a variety of BM and Mash patterns with a regular topcoat. It was subtle but funky - I think if I freehanded instead, it'd be a bit easier to see.

What would you have done with this theme? Let me know! :)

More matte and glossy:

Pretty Purple Polish - Maria's Nail Art - Polished Genius - Nails by Ms. Lizard - Unnaked Nails - Nail & Polish - Beauty Gnome - Kaka Beauty Blog (out this week)

Sadly Holly from Hooked!, one of the original Artsy Wednesday members, will be leaving us to concentrate on her studies. So we should have a new member soon! :)

20 comments:

  1. it looks like that matte top coat has totally changed the look of the polish!! fab design! i like this lots xxx

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  2. Oh, this looks so great, very subtle and elegant, I agree with Catrine, it's like the color changed completely....

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  3. What a great idea. I'd probably just dot regular top coat over matte surface and vice versa. I love what you did. Kinda reminds me of Nightcrawler's face.

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  4. I wanted to try that but i was worried about how well the glossy finish would stay on my nails since i find that when i stamp my nails and don't apply a top coat they don't ten to stay > <

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  5. What an interesting red! It looks almost black, except around the edges. I thought you had layered it or something...

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  6. It looks so chic, love it!

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  7. I like that! very subtle! I'm going to try that next.

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  8. matte / glossy look is soooo awesome!

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  9. O I really like the way this looks.

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  10. This is AWESOME! I love everything about it! Perfect execution

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  11. I love this kind of nailart!

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  12. this is amazing and that Ciate pot colour is gorgeous!

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  13. I love all the different designs, I can never get matte stamping to work :(

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  14. i love this look! looks the best with black :)

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  15. This is gorgeous! Blood in a bag yum I like description I think I need this polish!

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  16. I love this! I've done matte + glossy before, but never over black. Great combo.

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  17. I love this so much! Beautiful job.

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  18. Can you see if your regular topcoat works for stamping over the Barry M Chameleons? I tried but I think mine was too fast drying to stamp with. x

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