Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Before & After: French Sailor

(All items in this post were purchased by me.)

Ha ha ha ha hah ah ah ahaaaaaa! I'm on time with this week's Kimber's Amazing Challenge Ladies challenge!!

This week's theme is Blue...and I just happen to have an awesome navy blue matte polish to show you from Mentality, so that's what I used as my base. I give you two coats of Mentality Sailor:

Mentality Sailor, 2 coats, indirect sunlight

Mentality Sailor, 2 coats, direct sunlight


I've always loved the look of topcoated tips with a matte base, but I've never tried it--so no time like the present! But, I decided to jazz it up a little more than that, with an accent nail of Orly's Angel Eyes, a glitter topper with small and teeny blue glitters and a smattering of small rose and silver hexes (only two were visible at any given angle, but there were a few more):



Blue his house with a blue little window

And a blue corvette and everything is blue for him



And himself and everybody around

'Cause he ain't got nobody to listen...


What do you think? I love how this came out, and it's soooo easy to do. You can use French tip guides or stroke it on by hand. And I think the glitter is a subtle way to add some mono-chromatic bling. :)

Don't forget to check out the the other blue polishes, linked below. :) Peace, love, and hugs,
M.

(All items in this post were purchased by me.)

37 comments:

  1. Just like you I've always loved matte/glossy tips but never tried them! Yours look fantastic! That mentality blue is gorgeous and the glossy finish gives it a lot of dimension!

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    1. Thank you thank you! I am so in love with Mentality (can you tell from all the recent Mentality posts, lol?!). I already wanted all of her holos and now I want all of her mattes. Why can't I just win the lottery!!?? :)

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  2. Gah, that matte blue is gorgeous! (and I don't say that lightly about blues, lol)
    I too always admired the combination of different finishes of base & tips - yours looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you!! You should check out Mentality--she ships internationally!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Ooh, this is lovely! I like the shade and the finish, plus the contrasting shiny tips look great!

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    1. Thank you so much! I agree, it's such an elegant look, the matte/gloss combo. And so easy!

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  4. Aaaah this is so beautiful, I love it! :)

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  5. The polish itself is so beautiful so I kinda like it on its own without the glossy tips but generally I think it's a nice idea :D

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    1. Hey, I can't blame you for loving the polish on its own, it's gorgeous. I can see it being great for a denim look, too...:)

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  6. Gorgeous color. I love, love LOVE it.

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    1. They do good stuff over there at Mentality! :)

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  7. That's a gorgeous polish! I love the contrast between the shiny and matte!

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  8. I love this look too, your's looks fabulous. Beautiful matte blue.

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  9. Woah that is one amazing matte blue. I think i need this.

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    1. You should take a look at all the gorgeous mattes they have. And don't even get me started on their holos...

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  10. This matte blue is really getting me excited! It's so nice!

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  11. This is beautiful, one of the prettiest mattes I've seen. I've been thinking I need to give the matte with shiny tips thing a try, too. Also, this reminds me of Tobias Fünke.

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    1. I knew I liked you for a reason! Arrested Development FTW!!!! <3

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  12. I knew I liked you for a reason! Arrested Development FTW!!!! <3

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  13. Woo! These are really pretty, I love that matte navy! I also love the fact it looks like you just added topcoat to the ends until you catch sight of that pretty glitter-lovely =)

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  14. These are beautiful! Very classic looking but very hip too

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  15. Beautiful nail polishes, they look so good on you :)

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  16. Oh my gosh! This is GORGEOUS! That blue! *swoons* LOL Love this look so much lady! :)

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  17. I love this! I love blues, I love mattes, I love the tips! Easy and effective!

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    1. Thank you! I am falling more and more in love with matte polishes. :)

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  18. What a beautiful polish! I like it in both ways, with or without top coat. And Orly Angel Eyes is one of my favourite polish released in 2012! :)

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    1. Thank you! :) I agree completely about Angel Eyes. It doesn't look like it will be as pretty and versatile as it really is when you see it in the bottle (at least I didn't think so when I first saw it).

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  19. I like the twist on the French tip...that is a gorgeous blue, and the Orly matches perfect. That Mentality polish is really something.

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    1. Thank you! :) I have yet to find a Mentality polish that isn't great, and they're so reasonably priced, with free shipping and all. :)

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