Sunday, 24 July 2011

Flakies must always be mattified: IT'S THE LAW

Because, if you leave them glossy, reflections detract from the flakie goodness. I just thought I'd mention it.

This is Leighton Denny Provocative (lovely formula but the little beggar chipped on 3 nails in one day) with Nubar 2010. Then 17 matte top coat over that.

Took me a long time to see any merit in matte and I wouldn't buy a matte colour but top coat does have some value.



  1. I probably wouldn't intentionally buy a matte colour either. I'm yet to get myself a top coat though. I think it'll be a nice addition to my collection but of course it's getting round to actually purchasing one :P

    I'd be pissed if I shelled out for a Leighton Denny polish and it chipped in a day. REALLY pissed.

    I like this, reminds me of volcanos/lava. You know what'd be hot? Flakies over like a warm grey colour, mattified. If you're ever stuck for a manicure idea, try that one out :L

  2. I love this, it looks amazing, a perfect match! Mattified flakies always look good. It's funny I tend to make matte polishes (like neons) shiny and other shiny polishes matte, I'm never satisfied obviously :P xx

  3. hi jenni - are you telling me i should paint my nails. haven't painted in 10 thousand years now. i am having some strong ass tea with cream. oh life is good. i love the crackles of paint on your NAILIES.

  4. Red+flakies+matte tc=win
    There's some maths for you :)

  5. Ohhhh that is stunning! I need to try matte flakies, I love flakies of any kind! I'm with you, I'd never buy a matte polish but a matte top coat is another story.