Thursday, July 30, 2009

Matte American Manicure / Future Swatches

So I've been dealing with an American manicure for the past 4 weeks. Just one more week to go and I will be able to do all these crazy swatching. I received more goodies in the mail. I've decide to try matte on the American manicure. I have yet to see one, and I'm curious as to how it will look like. And I must say.. it looks.... interesting?

I've use the same polishes I used last time; Essie Mademoiselle as base, Essie Marshmellow for tips, and Essie Pink Glove Service as top coat. This is the neatest manicure I have ever done.

And here it is in matte. It looks kind of "ghostly" if you understand what I'm saying. But it's quite unique in a way. I don't know..what do you guys think?

And of course, here are MORE pictures of future swatches. I know you're as excited as I am!

OPI Matte collection

Nubar Modern Matte Collection

Nubar Moon Shadow, Pasadena Purple, and Pink Flame

My first purchases for Milani nail polishes.
Purple Passion, Totally Cool, Pink Out Loud, Breezy

My first purchases for Lippmann Collection;10th anniversary set, and Call Me Irresponsible (could this be the one purple creme I've been looking for?!)

And alas, my favorite purchases of all:

Essie Ruby Slippers and Viva La Vespa

As much as I don't want to admit, I bought these off eBay. Once I saw it, I gotta have it. I didn't have to pay a lot extra for these. They were at a decent price (Ruby Slippers was $15, and Viva La Vespa was $13). I mean I spent $23 on designer nail polishes that I will probably never wear again, so why not spend a tad extra on polishes I REALLY want and know I will wear again, agree?

Now, I will complete my goal if I can get my hands Essie Starry Starry Night. I really hope Essie will re-release it again, but I highly doubt it.

Well that is all readers, thank you for your patience on my other swatches. I still haven't received my other purchases yet so I can't take pics to show you the exciting new colors. Until next time. <3


  1. Wow, that's really not a bad price on Essie Ruby Slippers! I hear it's a dream polish so good for you on getting it. I've been considering the Lippman special collection myself, I have a feeling I'll regret it if I don't try it out, but I'm still up in the air about it.
    I'd love to find Essie Starry Starry Night too. And Nars Zulu! The swatches I have seen of those look amazing.

  2. I like the matte over your French! I have never thought of that but there's something about it that I do like. Lots of good polishes you've got there and looking forward to your posts with them :)

  3. Love both the shiny and the matte. Very pretty looking. I love all of the polishes. Your going to be one busy girl. How are you and your family doing? I pray things have settled down to normal. As normal as can be. It doesn't seem possible, but life does move along.

  4. very cute blog and what a nice purchase! im now a follower

  5. Nicole - It is isn't it? I don't know about the Lippmann special collection. I only bought it for Superstar and Ruby Red Slippers, as I've seen bad reviews on Funky Chunky! I'm sad that I won't be able to try Starry Starry Night and Zulu :(

    Mary - I can't to post all the BB Couture nail polishes from you. All the glitters are screaming, PUT ME ON!! haha

    Lucy - I am definitely going to be one busy girl swatching all these nail polishes. My family and I are slowly coping, however, it gets harder as each day passes by. Thanks for asking tho :)

    Tiffany - Thanks a lot Tiffany! I'm glad you like my blog and thanks for reading! I appreciate it!