telesilla: a hand with a black and silver thumbnail (nails)
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So I'd heard about the whole matte texture trend and I wasn't sure about it. Then I saw some swatches of Zoya's Pixie Dust (seriously Zoya? Pixie Dust?) Collection and I decided to try it out. I got Nyx, a pale blue, and I totally love it. It looks like I painted my nails with one of those slightly gray light blue polishes and then sprinkled sugar on it. I have no idea how they make it look both matte and glittery, but they did and it looks fabulous in sunlight. I'm totally getting more of this stuff, particularly since they're bringing out an orange in a month and I wear a lot of orange nail polish during baseball season.

A bunch of Pixie Dust swatches. Some of her non-topcoat pictures make the polish look less matte than it really is; I assume it's the light she's using.

Date: 2013-03-25 06:43 am (UTC)
ldybastet: Purple nails with purple beads (Purple nails)
From: [personal profile] ldybastet
... Pixie Dust. LOL

Okay, so... Despite how good these look, I still don't like the matte trend. I think these look so much better with top coat on, because then they get a depth that is truly awesome. What is really making me step away from them though is the "3 coats" thing. Anything that takes more than 2 coats to get any kind of cover over the nail loses me as a customer. *grin* I'm too impatient.

But with top coat on, these look awesome! :) (Clearly, the matte trend doesn't catch me at all.)

Date: 2013-03-25 04:57 pm (UTC)
zabimitsuki: (Cig!Uruha)
From: [personal profile] zabimitsuki
I think the worst example of the matte trend I've seen is the Nails Inc. concrete-effect polishes. No offence to anyone that likes them, but... Well, I think they look awful! Flat colour, bobbly looking coat, and no way of adding a bit of sparkle with a top coat the way you can with these or the OPI liquid sand polishes. So not my cup of tea. -_-;

Plus, I kind of worry about how hard they would be to take off? Normal glitter is bad enough!

Date: 2013-03-27 04:04 am (UTC)
eleanorjane: Various bottles of blue nail polish with puddles of spilt polish around them (polish)
From: [personal profile] eleanorjane
I can't remember where I saw it now, but you can actually make your own liquid-sand-style nail polishes by, literally, adding sand. Fine grained sifted sand, naturally, but it does actually work.

http://www.morenailpolish.com/2013/03/money-smart-nail-art-tips-and-tutorials.html

There we go. I suspect it would require a bit of trial and error to get the consistency right, but it's certainly feasible. :)

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