Monday, February 10, 2014

Strum My Heart-Strings Challenge: Matte

Hello Loves!

I wasn't going to post today but then I remembered that The Lacquered Landlubber's Strum My Heart-Strings challenge began today...and who can resit a challenge :)  If you are interested in participating in this Valentine inspired 5 day challenge you can get more information here.

Today's challenge is matte.  I like the matte look but usually when it's black, it just has a very elegant feel.  For my of course.  It can be messy and wonderful all at the same time...kind of like this mani ;p

For this design, I used Orly Liquid Vinyl and topped it with NYC Matte Me Crazy. Once dry I added "messy" dots in various shades of pink, red and white. Outlined with Kiss Nail Art in silver Glitter and added a Velvet Lounge heart on the pinkie and middle finger.

Items used:
Orly - Liquid Vinyl
NYC - Matte Me Crazy
Wet N Wild - Dreamy Poppy
Wet N Wild - Tickled Pink
Sally Hansen - Fiery Diamond
LA Colors - White
Wet N Wild - Velvet Lounge (Fergie Collection)
Kiss Nail Art Paint - Silver Glitter

I really love how this design came together, even though the pictures need work. Time for a new camera...maybe for Valentine's Day.  I'll need to hint that to my love :)

Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies designs.
Until next time...have a beautiful day!!!  


  1. I love this design, it's so different and I'm a sucker for dots lol I'm also going to have to hunt for the Kiss silver glitter I love how that came out, I normally get stuck picking out the speckled glitter and have to go over it and over it to get it where I want.

    1. Thank you Jessica! I'm a sucker for dots too. I found my Kiss Nail Art Paint at Walmart, it was a 3 pack. Honestly I've tried a lot of strippers and I prefer the Kiss brand above all. The formula is just the right consistency :)

  2. WOW! I too love matted black, this is just awesome. Love the dots!! <3


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