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Monday, December 19, 2011

Matte Party Hearty Glittery Goodness

Hi ladies. It's been a while since I've posted it seems -- I've been completely swamped with work. Working in retail around Christmas season is hell, I've learned. I have gained so much respect for people who like working retail because I clearly am just not cut out for it. I've been working pretty long shifts the past few times I've worked, and when I get home I'm so exhausted and irritated that the last thing I want to do is do my nails. The couch beckons.

On top of that, I had the stomach flu today. I woke up Sunday night/Monday morning with stomach cramps so bad I thought my appendix was rupturing! Bah, not fun. But don't worry, I am feeling better and have prepared a post for you girls. Yes, I will stop rambling :)

I wasn't really feeling up to doing any nail art tonight, but I still wanted to be festive. Sadly though, I don't have many greens and I've been doing reds all month it seems! So I settled on China Glaze Watermelon Rind. It's not exactly a Christmas green as it has kind of a blue undertone, but I actually think it turned out really nicely in this mani.





I had to use three coats of WR -- the formula was really watery and it kept flooding my cuticles. Drat! Then of course, I had to be festive and put on a coat of China Glaze Party Hearty. I sealed with a coat of Seche Vite....but something more needed to be added. But what!?

I decided to channel my inner Polished Perfectionist and mattify the glitter. Oh how I love this!! I have always liked matte nails but for some reason I always forget about my Matte Magic so I don't wear them nearly as often as I would like. I just can never think to use it!

I did notice that using a coat of SV before the MM seemed to make the matte look much better. Every other time I've used MM it looks a little streaky, but I think the Seche Vite did the trick.





This is so simple and easy, but I am digging it! Festive and cheery, don't you think?!

Hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas week with friends and family, and remember, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!


14 comments:

  1. Love it. yes retail is hard work
    . Hope u get rest. Ehh I hate retail.as well as shpping in big malls.o.lol
    Too overwhelming for me. I get anxiety problems dealing dealing with all the lights and noise and crazy people. Lol but Well the Color looks amazing. Happy holidays. Pretty nails!

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  2. I love this! I still have to use my Party Hearty!

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  3. This is so freaking perfect, Amanda! I love this. I hope you feel better really soon, it's rough to be sick during the holidays!

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  4. Matte chunky glitter = drool!!! So pretty!

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  5. I love the final result! Well done!

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  6. I love the matte glitter :-)

    Hey! I'm passing on an award to you! The Glitter In Their Veins award! Check it out! http://fashionfooting.blogspot.com/2011/12/glitter-in-their-veins-award.html

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  7. Oooooh it looks gorgeous matte <3!

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  8. I love this look! The Seche Vite probably helped because it smoothed everything out first.

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  9. I really love the blue undertone actually! It suits red better than traditional Christmas green in my opinion :) I already wanted to order Party Hearty and you make me want it even more haha. I can't wait to combine it with WR, eventhough it has such a sheer formula.

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  10. I just got my first matte tc and I can't wait to use it! After seeing this I think maybe my first matte nails will be mattified rainbow connection! doesn't that sound great?! I love your shoutout to Polished Perfectionist. I like to see bloggers being community-ish and expressing the fact that we all get inspiration from each other! Anyway, this looks great and I LIKE that it's a blue/green and not so "christmas tree green" :)

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