Hi guys! Its Day 2 of the New31DC, and today our theme is silver! I was loving the mani I came up with for this day, and I hope you like it as well.
As a side note, I was advised by a trusted friend and fellow blogger that my photos may be better displayed at a larger size, so you will see that in this post and all my posts from now on!
I did this ruffian style mani with a silver base, and added some glitter so I could use up another untried. The polishes I used are China Glaze Icicle, Ciaté Vintage, and Dollish Polish The Many Shades of Mr. Grey. Icicle is my go-to silver foil, and I used one coat of that as the base for this mani. I added one coat of Vintage over top, leaving the ruffian gap to show the silver. Vintage is one of the Ciaté minis that I got in my advent calender, and it is a lovely green tinged gray.
Finally, I put one coat of Mr. Grey over Vintage. I received Mr. Grey in the scratch and dent bag that I ordered from Llarowe last month. If you don't know about these, once in a while they will add mystery grab bags with "damaged" polishes in them for a cheaper price... They are $15 and contain at least 3 "polish related items". They are definitely worth the money, I got two indie polishes and one Brazilian polish.
To be quite honest when I looked up swatches of this color, and looked at it in the bottle, I thought it was quite boring! It just looked like a plain silver glitter and I was less than impressed. But once I got it on my nail it was much better. There are silver glitters, as well as a dark grey gunmetal color, and some black ones.
Then I decided that I wanted to use my MASH Matte Top Coat, because I like the contrast of metallic and matte. (Which you will see again on tomorrow's Gold post!) Also, because I neglect my matte top coats too much! Whenever I see someone else mattify a mani I ooh and ahh over it, but I never seem to reach for it myself.
I think in these photos it is sort of hard to see much of a difference from shiny to matte, but I definitely loved these matted.