Twinsie Tuesday: Mattify!

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all today?  I hope every one had a very calm and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!  I skipped posting this weekend because I was fully enjoying the weather and the three day vacation.

Today is Tuesday (which feels like a Monday), which means it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday.  Our theme today is "mattify!" which means it's time for some good old matte nail art!  Now, I love matte nails on other people, but on me I feel like they just look odd.  Maybe it's my nail length or shape.  Maybe I'm just overthinking it.  Who knows.

I was going to do a floral design today, but then I saw this cute tribal looking manicure by Nail That Accent.  I just had to re-create it!

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Salon Perfect - Tickled Pink
  • Salon Perfect - Sugar Cube
  • Black Acrylic
  • Out the Door Matte Top Coat
See?  I think they look weird on me!  Mine are no where as good as Lindsay's!

I used Tickled Pink from Salon Perfect.  It's such a pretty neon pink polish which is a lot brighter than what it is photographing as.  It had a weird formula like most neons do.  I had to use 3 coats to even out all the patchiness.  Honestly, I think the topcoat was the real reason as to why it evened out.  Despite the bad formula, it's a gorgeous color and I think it will be great to create gradients with.  Maybe even water marble.  It dries matte on it's own, but I added a matte top coat because there was a tad bit of shine finding it's way through.

For my matte top coat, I used INM Out the Door Matte.  I used this once before and had an awful experience with it and refused to ever try it again.  Since that time two years ago, I have received two other bottles of the top coat.  I decided to give one of my newer bottles a try to see if it did the same awful shrinking and shriveling the other did.  This one was great and I have zero complaints.

Just like when I use my OPI Matte top coat, I first went through and added a shiny topcoat.  This way the designs are sealed in, and I think it prevents the shrinking too.  For my shiny, I used plain old Out the Door.  When it was completely dry, I used one coat of the Matte and everything turned out well!

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Think I should do more matte designs?

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's posts!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Until next time, <3.

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