I watch a decent amount of prime-time cable (okay, I watch A LOT of cable) and lately I’ve noticed a definite fashion trend: almost every leading lady in the last few weeks has worn dark blue and black together! Personally, I’ve always steered clear of blue and black since the old rule is that ‘navy and black clash’. But the more I see these two colors together, the more I likey! This trend inspired me to do a color-block nail design using the following:
♥ one coat of Orly Ridge Filler as a base
♥ two coats of Cynthia Rowley unnamed neon blue polish
♥ a striper brush and Wet n Wild ‘Ebony Hates Chris’ for the black accents
♥ MASH Nails Matte Topcoat – I needed two coats to make it matte since the black Wet n Wild was super-shiny!
Why doesn’t Cynthia name her polishes? I’ll never understand that! Well, I’m gonna go ahead and name this neon Shark Week since it’s a vivid dark blue that reminds me of the bottom of the ocean. The shade really lightens up for the camera so I tried some different lighting conditions to get the blue to stay as true as possible. It’s still way darker in real life… but c’est la vie!
I have heard that Cynthia Rowley nail color is hard to find. Luckily, I received a three pack set from my lovely sister for Christmas! In case you’re trying to get your hands on some in the US… I think she found it at Marshall’s Department Store.
7 thoughts on “Black n Blue Matte Colorblock”
Came out cute~I tend to always wish I had done a shinny when I put a matte top coat on..guess I am a shine means it’s new mani gal…that said, I do like some of my dark shades with a matte topper…I go back and forth.
I hear ya! I often get matte-regret too. Shiny is my fave!
Awesome nails, I like them 🙂
Thanks!!! I like how they came out. And the blue neon and matte topcoat both dried fast so that was a bonus 🙂
You may have noticed this trend on TV, but I noticed it on the bus (slightly less classy hahah!)
I really like these 🙂 Well done!
LOL thanks! I’m seeing black n blue everywhere now!
I know! I never even realised it was a trend until I saw 3 women with almost identical blue coats! haha!
I think this patern would like nice in monochrome too (to match any outfit! haha) 🙂