Sunday, 19 August 2012

Black on Black

I passed a matte black Lotus on the road today and immediately knew that these would be my nails tonight! I totally forgot I had this matte black polish until I saw that car and since I've never done a glossy on matte mani I thought I'd give it a go. 



I used Urban Outfitters Matte Black as a base coat and then took my striping brush and dipped it in to some NYC top coat for the glossy details.




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38 comments:

  1. Wow... this looks great!

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  2. the times ive done this I feel like the matte polish tends to chip a lot quicker because of the lack of top coat... any suggestions?

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  3. the times ive done this I feel like the matte polish tends to chip a lot quicker because of the lack of top coat... any suggestions?

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    1. Try a matte top coat instead? Rimmel pro matte top coat is awesome and I've heard awesome things about Essie's Matte about You. Best thing about it is you can turn any polish into a matte finish! x

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    2. Agreed - Essie Matte About You is awesome. You can use your normal topcoat first for durability & then add the matte coat over that.

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    3. Models own pro matte top coat is a good one too!

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  4. So pretty! Need to try this! <3

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  5. OMG! I love matte black together with the glossy details!! I did only the english mani, but I'm definitely gonna try this combo!! :D

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  6. It looks really cool! Simple but still eye catching :]

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  7. So awesome!!! Great way to use matte polish :)

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  8. You are so talented. I love this mani! Great job :D

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  9. oh my god those look amazing! :D

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  10. Love that shit! And the title...it reminds me of something Jay-Z once said lol

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  11. I love it!! I have to try it.. Ive been wanting to try this gloss on matte.. but im not a matte person ><

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  12. This looks so chic! I especially like the diagonal lines:)

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  13. I adore matte and glossy combo manicures - they're my favourite! This looks amazing :) x

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  14. I love it! They look so cool with a glossy and matte finish!

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  15. So inspired to do a matte/glossy mani right now!!

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  16. Oh this is lovely! Very classy!

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  17. Gosh such gorgeous nails. <3

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  18. Beautiful! I need to try this out!

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  19. Wow this looks so simple but it's really beautiful, the contrast between mat and glossy.

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  20. I just bought a matte topcoat, might have to try the mixture of glossy and matte. It looks so good with black xx

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  21. This one is super duper awesome! Looks so tough, yet so classy. Yum!

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  22. I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blog award: http://maesbeauty.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/inspiring-blog-award/

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  23. I saw this nail art by TBD and you did a great job! I will try it too when I got my new dotting tool :D.

    lg Neru

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  24. wow this looks amazing! you did such a good job :)

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  25. your nails are always amazing. as someone who is new to nail blogging.... How do you put the copyright labels on your pictures?

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    1. nevermind. i figured out how to do it!

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  26. I love this look! And Lotus's too... <3

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  27. I love matte and glossy mixed finishes on black especially! It's been on my to-do list for the longest time. I really like this!

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  28. Love em! I'm gonna do that :)

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