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Or I could make it matte…

Quicker than expected I’ve found a way I love Saint George… as a matte! I was going to change it up, but slapped on a coat of China Glaze Matte Magic.

Taken with flash, but this is how it looks all the time.

By comparison, below is how Saint George looks with flash as its usual glossy self. Stunning, yes, but I like that with the matte I get a look I love not just when in very direct light. Well, I might not convince anyone else, but now I’m happy. I’m sure it teaches me a valuable lesson about experimentation and desired results or something.

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Nails on Sunday

I’m writing this quickly before my husband and I go out — it’s our wedding anniversary today, as well as V-day — and I’ve just finished scoffing a slice of the most perfect Black Forest cake made by a German master baker. Oh lord this cake. And the best thing is I’ve got several days’ worth left in the fridge.

On Sunday I had a friend over to do her nails, and this is what we ended up with. She wanted a more classic mani with a twist, while I wanted to use my matte top coat and went for something with an industrial feel.

Me: base coat of Orly Top 2 Bottom; 2 coats China Glaze Some Like it Haute; taped off 1 coat of China Glaze Long Kiss (it’s quite opaque so 1 coat was fine); sealing coat of Orly Top 2 Bottom (matte polish directly on top of a design can smudge so seal with a regular top coat first, the end result will be no less matte); 1 coat China Glaze Matte Magic.

Here's Some Like it Haute by itself.

Check out those rainbow flashes from the larger pieces of glitter.

The matte finished product. Taken in dim fluorescent lighting, this is the closest to the real life look of the design. The usually sparkly Long Kiss went a delicious slightly blackened smokey red, and Some Like it Haute became more like glittery concrete. Exactly what I was hoping for.

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