Monday, March 16, 2015

Before & After: Matte Elegance

(Polish sent for review)

Hello!


Today I have another quick-and-easy before and after that can take a work-appropriate look to an elegant evening look in a flash.

I started with Zoya Ana, a beautiful neutral matte with a soft hint of pink to it:


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Zoya Ana

Then, I stamped over the ring finger with an image from Cheeky jumbo plate 8; I wanted to keep the matte look, so I used another matte polish for the stamping, Zoya Rowan. To finish, I added a single grown rhinestone to each of the other nails.


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Cheeky jumbo plate 8


Here's the final look:

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Matte elegance

And then, just to try it out, I put shiny topcoat over the ring finger:


Matte-elegance
Partly matte elegance

I like it both ways, but I think if I had it to do over again, I'd leave off the rhinestones, or just put one on my pinkie. What do you think?

Happy stamping!

M.


22 comments:

  1. Love Rowan and Ana together and the Art Nouveau nuance of the stamp, beautiful!

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  2. gorgeous shade and manicure. Love the nude tones.

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  3. So elegant! I think I love it with the rhinestones because they're unique.

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  4. Shut up, those stamp so well. Zoya Satins here I come!!

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  5. Such a pretty stamp. I like the rhinestones

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  6. I like the rhinestones! Ana and Rowan go together so well!

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  7. I liked both ways, stamping design looks lovely too.

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  8. I adore that Art Nouveau pattern! I want to get some plates like that.

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  9. Great work-appropriate nail art!

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  10. Wonderful use of nudes! I have a soft spot for them. <3

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  11. I love the shades you used and the stamping. I think I'd go without the rhinestones, but they do look lovely on you!

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  12. Ana looks so pretty on you! I love subtle neutral shades like this, but I don't pull them off nearly as well as you.

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  13. So pretty! subtle can be so chic!

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  14. It's very elegant! Definitely office appropriate too. Nice job!

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  15. I like the rhinestones on all the fingers. I think it looks really classy and elegant.

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  16. Ugh, I so love this with the matte top coat and drooled over that accent nail!! This is perfect!

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  17. I really like this look. The shades go well together, and I like what you did with the rhinestones.
    Funny enough, I used similar shades and also added rhinestones... Great minds think alike?

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