Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Guest Post: Sarah from Chalkboard Nails!

Hi everyone!! Another exciting and gorgeous guest for you! This time it's from the wonderful and amazing Sarah from Chalkboard Nails!
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Hello! I'm so happy to be visiting on Kelly's beautiful blog! 

This manicure began with a gorgeous Love and Beauty glitter polish that I picked up at Forever 21. It is a clear base polish with silver, black and red hex glitter. Black glitter is one of my favorite things in the world, so this polish called out to me! It doesn't have a proper name, though, as many of the Love and Beauty polishes don't, and this one is just known as "Red/Black."


I had to find a polish that would work as a nice base color for the glitter. I thought about white, I thought about a light creme gray… eventually I settled on Color Club Revvvolution because of it's textured appearance. Revvvolution is a faintly holo charcoal-colored polish, and one of my favorites to boot because it applies like a dream with great coverage. I applied two coats of that for good measure, though I could have gotten away with one. 




Then I applied a good spattering of Red/Black (seriously… the worst name ever), which was pretty decent in terms of application for a glitter! I included a picture of the manicure at this "shiny" stage, but the real show is seeing the look MATTIFIED! I busted out the Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love, because it provides a super matte finish without the shrinkage that I have experienced with other matte topcoats.

Thank you for listening, and thanks to Kelly for having me stop by! I had a lot of fun deciding what to do for this post, and I hope you have enjoyed it! Matte glitter is great. It's a fact. 
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*DROOL* I seriously need more glitter in my life. This is stunning! Reminds me of koi fish swimming around... lol... is that weird?? 

Thank you so much Sarah for guest posting for me! I really appreciate it! And that layering combo is just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with me :)

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out Sarah's blog, Chalkboard Nails, for more breathtaking mani's! 

14 comments:

Morie said...

I love it. The matte top coat really makes a difference

Wickless and Polished said...

I love it! When i went to my forever 21, they had awful polish and a small amount. Nothing like what i see gals post about :-(

Mickey said...

Super Awesome Nails!!!!!

Ashesela said...

This is so cool!! :D Great manicure! ^-^

I totally get reminded of Koi now that you mention it!!

Polish AMOR said...

WOW beautiful mani, I need to run and look for this polish...

Art You Dream About said...

I love it!

MariJo said...

Such a gorgeous glitter!!

doxieil said...

Very pretty, love that combo!

Pauline - omgnoodles said...

Must find this F21 polish!

Yasmin said...

I love this look, especially with the matte topcoat.

A Girl and Her Polish said...

That Matte glitter is amazing! I'm always a sucker for this mani.

Fingers said...

I just love her blog! She takes the most amazing pictures!

Esra said...

looks adorable! =)

LuvMyLacquer said...

incredibly gorgeous manicure! i especially love the glitter, it's so unique!

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