Thursday, May 9, 2013

Matte Week: Flakies Get Stamped

Hi again!  Thanks for checking out my week long feature of matte manis!  This one is a mani that didn't quite turn out how I hoped.  But we all have fails sometimes, so I wanted to share anyway.

I started off with one coat of Cult Nails Nevermore, and then added two coats of Finger Paints Twisted, and mattified the whole thing.  Then I decided it would  be cool to stamp black over this, so you just get peeks of the flakies between the stamped pattern.

Maybe I chose a bad pattern... I think it covered too much.  But I also tried with a pattern that covered less, and that got swallowed by the flakies.  Anyway, I stamped with black and Gals plate GA46, then added matte top coat again.

The idea of this mani is better than the execution.  Maybe it would have worked better as a tape mani, who knows!

My wonderful friends participating in this week of matte manis are Debbie of The Crumpet, Emma of Manicurity, and Kerrie of PishPosh and Polish.  Please go check out what they have come up with this week as well, I'm sure you will not be disappointed!


  1. You should definitely try this again with a different stamp that has bigger gaps perhaps? I still really like the manicure, but it does need a little bit more flakie goodness.


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