Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Black Matte Layered Glitter

     I can't believe it's December already! Where did the year go? It seems like just yesterday I was contemplating the goals I wanted to set for myself for 2017.  It was a rocky start and I'm glad that I didn't set goals that were too lofty. It helped me feel like even though I didn't get a lot of posts up I still accomplished a few things. But I'm getting off track as I so easily do... I have decided that because I missed out on so many holiday-themed manicures this year I am going to dedicate the month of December toWinter and Christmas/New Years related posts. To kick things off I'm going with a not so traditional look to a New Years manicure. Although you could wear it for a Christmas or winter themed manicure too I guess, it does remind me a little of snowflakes.

     I started off with a base color of Sinful Colors Blackboard for the Back to School School Goals Collection released earlier this year. Then I added 2 layers of Princessly Polished Variance. A clear based polish with multichrome glitters that shift from purple, blue, orange and, Magenta. A layer of Finger Paints Psychedelic Hue from the 2014 Kaleidoscope Collection was added to the mix. I topped everything off with Your Mattejesty top coat from Princessly Polished. I wanted the matte look so that the uniqueness of each polish would really pop. 

   For the stamping design, I used Hit the Bottle polish Amethyst Sizzle and BBF plate BBF49. I love the way the image lets you see the polishes layered underneath. This is probably one of my favorite stamped manicures I've ever created.

   I opted to not add another layer of top coat after this step because I wanted the contrast of the sparkly stamping polish to stand out. I just love the finished look and as you might have guessed am really proud of this manicure. Do you think I made the right decision to not add top coat after stamping? Would you have gone the glossy route? I'd love to hear your thoughts. As always, Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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