Day 8 of the Oh Mon Dieu Rather Awesome Challenge is MATTE. I love matte on top of nail art! And today I’ve got a big bright mattified design for you!
I’m wearing a strengthening base coat and then three coats of Salon Perfect Flamingo Flair. Turns out that this neon has a really crappy formula 😦 Good thing the color is great, or I would just toss this polish aside for good. It’s thick, chalky and streaky and dries very dull. The polish was stacked up so thick that I had to apply a coat of seche vite to help the goopiness settle down. And then I noticed that it was still super dull and flat-looking. It wasn’t the slightest bit glossy- even with a healthy layer of top coat. Good thing I’ll be mattifying it soon anyway!
Then I painted some random tropical looking flowers on top using FolkArt acrylic craft paint and topped it with one coat of MASH Matte Topper. I can’t compare MASH to other brands since it’s the only one I’ve ever tried, but I love it! It was cheap, dries fast, and gives a nice effective matte finish on top of my nail art.
Initially I liked the final result- it was really bright and tropical-looking. And the Flamingo Flair almost seems to glow in the dark in dim lighting. But otherwise, this mani was sorta a let down. My Flamingo Flair chipped in less than 14 hrs. And half of those hours I was sleeping! This was my first bottle of Salon Perfect nail polish… and if this shade is any indication of the quality of their products… then this will be my last! Once it started chipping I couldn’t wait to get it off! On the bright side, that means I can start prepping for my day 9 textured design. See you then! 😀 Oh, and if you’re just hearing about the nail challenge- it’s not too late! You can still join in!
8. Matte :
23 thoughts on “Day 8 of the OMD Challenge-Matte Floral”
Wow this is amazing!
Thanks! Its super bright right? Lol
This is such a pretty matte manicure! Love the black floral along with the bright base 🙂
aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh, In love :)!!!!!! Need to start liking the matte on me…. I just hate using my time on a design, and then I feel it chips rigt off, when I don’t have my seche vite on ..
😀 thnx Marthe! I usually cheat and put seche on… and then I put matte on top of that 😉
oh… never thought of that….. 🙂
Gorgeous colors to put a matte topcoat on:)
Thank you! Yeah turns out that this flamingo color looks pretty cool with matte 🙂
Love the flowers! 🙂 Making them black against the bright color really makes it striking to the eye. 🙂
Love love love this. Did I mention that I love this? 🙂
Hold up! Do you love it? Hehe
Haha! Yes, yes I do! 😀
The flowers are so cute! Too bad about the nail polish though, that sounds horrible!
Pretty lame! I found it at walmart for $4.
I have a green from this brand and it is awful. Don’t get me started on the brush. Uggh
Hi! I don’t have a blog but I love nail polish. I joined this challenge to learn and feel apart of the NP community. So far I am having so much fun. Thanks for letting newbies with stubby nails join. Kimberly
I’m so glad you joined the OMD too!! It’s great to see a variety of entries- from IG, FB and blogs : ) Keep up the rather awesome manis!
Gorgeous! I love matte nail art too. You did a fantastic job, the colors are so summery!
Love this. So pretty BUT the lasting of it IS a let down
Love this!! So tropical 🙂 take me to the beach, lol
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