Saturday, March 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Swishie pt 2 & 3

Hello Dahlings!
I so enjoyed da mani I did for my lovely Swishie's birthday that I didn't want to take it off! This is rare for me as I tend to get bored after a couple of days plus I don't like tip wear
& grow out gap. So here's what I did to keep da fun going...
I added stamping! I tested several blues that I thought might work & da winner was Wet N' Wild Fergie Blue Eyed Soul. It's a silvered denimy blue that went well with the other colors. The stamp image is off Cheeky XL plate N but I've seen it on a few round plates as well. Another layer of Seche Vite & I was good to go for a couple more days.
2 days later...I again didn't want to take this mani off! So I opted to matte it & do a comparison while I was at it.
This is 1 coat of Sephora by OPI Matte Top Coat over da previous layers. Da last time I used this I was disapointed in how uneven da effect was over several nails. Some turned uber matter while others only turned slightly matte. It turned out more even this time, but I'm still favoring da other matte tc I used for my right hand.
This is one coat of Orly Matte Top tc. It dries to a satiny matte finish that is consistant on all nails. When comparing both hands side by side there really isn't much of a difference, but I think da Orly looks more like what I want in a matte top coat.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky
P.S. Just for da record, I have bought every single polish I've shown on this blog with da exception of a few that were gifts from friends. I don't do reviews using products sent to me from companies to review. Granted, nobody has asked me to either. LOL


  1. Wow I didn't know matte top coats could produce an uneven effect... That's kinda funny cuz the one I have was uber cheap from hot topic

    1. I didn't either & one can usually expect at least good, if not great, performance from SOPI. I did notice that it was milkier at the bottom & added a shaker bead before using it this seemed to help. I like the Black Heart Beauty polishes from Hot Topic!


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