Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Golden Rose, Gabriella Salvete, Smitten & Claire’s



Golden Rose, Gabriella Salvete, Smitten & Claire’s
Another mani I didn’t know where went :D

I started out with a Golden Rose Matte Velvet #114 which I bought in Hungary. I have a bunch of Matte Velvets, and this is the first one I was disappointed in. “Why”, you might ask yourself. Well - it’s easy to answer. The other Matte Velvets I’ve got are all one coaters, but this one is more sheer and requires two coats. Also it has a golden shimmer to it that makes the red appear salmon; a colour that doesn’t go really well with my skintone.

But anyway, here’s what two coats look like:


I topped it with a Gabriella Salvete I bought in Slovakia. It’s a lovely red/pink-y shimmer – and it’s a topper. It makes the mani bolder and brighter, I like that! Here’s that step:


Then it all went out of control :D
I dapped a diagonal stripe across each nail with a burgundy holographic Smitten called “I never Drink… Wine”. I forgot to take a picture of that step – perhaps because it wasn’t as pretty as I expected it to be.

So I covered it with glitter! If everything else fails: Use glitter. I used Claire’s “Fabulous”, which is a clear base with magenta, gold and silver glitter. It’s lovely!

I added a layer of topcoat, and here, sweet ladies, is my final mani:


This ended up pretty nice, I think.


Here are the polishes I used:


What do you think of this? Is it a go or a no go? And do you always know what your manis end up looking like?  

14 comments:

  1. It looks nice. I like the Salvete one and Claire's too. I don't have good experiences with GR navy blue matte nail polish.

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    1. I don't own the navy blue GR matte but now I won't bother getting it either. :)

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  2. That first picture with Golden Rose by itself is stunning... the shimmers looks amazing against the soft red. I really like the final result too! The glitters stand out nicely against the base color. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you, it's so nice to hear that you like it :)

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  3. It's a very pretty red and the nail art made it even more interesting to look at!

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    1. Thank you. It's nice to not always know where the nail art is going :D

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  4. Lovely matte velvet polish! I personally always try out any layering before I put it on my nails haha I don't really like experimenting and risking getting something I don't like and having to start over

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    1. I don't mind so much, although I never do this when I'm in a hurry - I always make sure I have time to start all over if it all goes wrong :D

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  5. I think it's quite pretty and interesting mani, looks really vampy and cool! :)

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  6. Nice combination of colours! I do like the final result! Claire's do some great glittery polishes :-)

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    1. They do! I bought a bunch of them on my vacation, and I'm so glad I did :)

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