Thursday, October 11, 2012

Golden Rose Matte ~ 105 and Alix Avien ~ 164

Golden Rose Matte ~ 105  
Medium dark green with shimmer and a silky finish

Alix Avien ~ 164  
Clear base with silver glitters

Here’s another post featuring polishes which I received in a swap with lovely Aylin from Posh Nail Art.

I am very positively surprised over Golden Rose’s Matte Velvet polishes. I think I’ve said before (and will probably say again) that I’m not a totally enthusiastic fan of the matte polishes, but this polish dries up to a pleasingly silky smooth and very beautiful finish. I’m totally in love, and I have now written “more Golden Rose Matte polishes” on my wish list. :)

This dark green was so easy to work with, it almost applied itself and the pigmentation was great. It was opaque in one coat. I gave it two anyway to see if it made a difference, which it didn’t. We like one coaters.
Note to self: Test to see if this works as stamping polish as well.

Here is a pic of two coats – no top coat.

Look at that finish, isn’t it just beautiful?!

Then I stamped on it, using Cheeky plate CH16 and a no name white stamping polish.

Here’s that step. There’s still no top coat involved:

I almost felt bad for covering up that beautiful nail polish. But a girl has to do what a girl has to do.

Now it’s time for some glittah!! I applied one layer of Alix Aviens silver glitter. It was very easy to get the glitter to spread evenly, and the drying time was OK; not extremely fast and not extremely slow either. I actually thought this was a holo glitter, but it’s not, it’s silver, and it’s very pretty!

And one last pic, because it's so pretty! :)

I didn’t apply top coat – it didn’t feel as if it was necessary.

Opacity: 10/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 9.5/10
Buy again: Yes


  1. I'm not the biggest fan of green but teamed with your white stamping this shade looks great!

    1. Thank you so much. I really like the result of the stamping and the glitter on top :)

  2. I have a Golden Rose matte polish, a pink one, but in green looks much better! Beautiful combination again!

    1. Thank you! :) Is your matte also a Matte Velvet or "just" a matte?

  3. This is a gorgeous color and completely amazing as a matte! I love the stamp! :)

    1. Thank you :) I am so impressed with this polish!

  4. Very beautiful mani!

  5. Nice base colour and great stamping! :) If you try GR as a stamping polish, tell us about it too! I'm curious :)

    1. I will definitely report about my stamping attempts :)

  6. What a gorgeous green! The matte finish looks amazing! :)

    ~ Yun