Sunday, April 29, 2012

April Showers Challenge #8 - Matte Magic

I love matte manicures!  It was a matte manicure that started my delve into the polish world.  :)

For this challenge I wanted to try to do a splatter manicure under the matte top coat.  But I also wanted to incorporate the Finger Paints flakies in this manicure - because Matte does something beautiful to flakies!

I started the manicure with Orly Le Chateau, a deep rich green.
With Flash - looks slightly Blue

Under Incandescent Light - Looks Black

Another view under Incandescent Light

Natural Light - shows the deep green.

To do the splatter I chose three bright metallics from KleanColor - Jazz Olive, Fuchsia and Metallic Purple
Then used my dotting tool to gather a drop of polish and then drag it out to the sides of each drop to create a splatter.

Then I topped it off with a coat of Finger Paints Asylum flakies - it is hard to see from the picture below.  So I took two others trying to get the flakies to shine in the pictures.

I then topped off the entire manicure with a coat of NYC You Matte me Crazy.   This dulls the colors of the splatters but makes the flakies shine.

Check out these other talented ladies who are doing the April Showers challenge with me!


Thanks for reading and keep Painting!


  1. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out here:

  2. Cute! I like the color combo! I'm a new follower, would love if you would please follow me on my blog aswell! : )

  3. I admire bloggers who stick with the challenges. I usually try for maybe 3 days and give up or forget :/ haha
    I also nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award :D