Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chalky...But in a good way!

Hi lovelies! I don't really have a lot to say today but sometimes that's a good thing! Gives you a chance to put your ear down on the ground for a bit and just listen. Appreciate the things around you. Like appreciating a ramble free day from me! See, bonus!

Today's mani is a mani that I did last year when a few brands came out with the whole Chalkboard trend, which was basically matte pastel polishes over matte black polish. I actually really like the whole trend but what if you don't want to buy matte pastel polishes? Especially if the bottle only comes with a striping brush! So I went for the next best thing...matte topcoat!




I started out by laying a base coat of black using WOW Nail Polish #393. On the nails. I then made a variety of colored flowers and dots using China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le (blue), China Glaze Spontaneous (purple), OPI If You Moust, You Moust (pink), Sinful Colors Open Seas (green) and Tip Top Lemon Fuel (yellow).






To give it the whole Chalkboard look, I just added a coat of China Glaze Matte Magic Top Coat to finish it off.






Okay, so most of the colors I used aren't exactly “pastels” but I still think it came out looking pretty damn cute! All this means is I'm just going to have to buy some pastel polishes in the future. We now see it's a necessity! PRIORITIES PEOPLE!

If you would like me to swatch any of the colors you saw in today’s post, please let me know via email or drop me a comment below. More than willing to oblige! 

Lots of mad love...




16 comments:

  1. Awsome, Koos. Great new effect!!! Love, Ann

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  2. Hi there, absolutely LOVE your mani posts. Where am I able to get my hands on some china glaze? I'm in Cape town.

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    1. Thank you so much! :D
      I will look up a bit for you where you can get China Glaze in CPT and email you. I'll get your contact details on your blog.
      xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Justina! Really appreciate the love! xxx

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    1. Thank you Loren! I'm not the greatest artist so that actually means a lot! xxx

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  5. So cute! I loved this pretty flowers, and you had a good idea whith a coat matte! It's amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much! This mani made me fall in love with matte again! I should try it more often!
      xxx

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  6. Awww the flowers look so fun !!

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  7. How stinking cute is this!!! I actually think this looks better than pastel shades. Love it!!

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    1. Hahahaha Thank you M! Still need some good pastels though! Only realize now with Eater, I am kinda stuffed! Lol

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