Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Matte and Glossy

Don't forget to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway and Nail Art Competition! There's three Born Pretty Store gift vouchers to be won. Entries close 5th August 2012.

The theme for Artsy Wednesday this week is Matte and Glossy!

This manicure was really simple. I got the idea from Cathy at More Nail Polish, she recently did matte base with foil tips manicure. I started with a base of Ulta3 - Waterlily and then added a coat of Essie - Matte About You. I then used top coat on the tips only to create the glossy tips.

I have tried to do a matte stamping design in the past but it never worked. The designs wouldn't transfer properly. I've seen matte stamps so I know it can be done. Do you have any tips?

Visit the other Artsy Wednesday blogs for more matte and glossy manicures:

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Holly - Hooked! (sadly leaving the group)
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Kamen - KAKA Beauty Blog (out this week)


  1. i love this type of mani... gloss tips are uber chic! i love this colour too! xx

  2. Aww, this was hiding down here - it's gorgeous!!

    1. Yeah three posts in one night, I think that's a record for me! :P

  3. I love love love this kind of 'French manicure' with the mat and shiny polish. Great result, beautiful!

  4. This is so pretty! I love Waterlily :) I've never seen matte stamped on glossy, will have to keep an eye out!

  5. Oh how I love this kind of mani-matte and shiny! Well done!


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