Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Matte Velvet to the Extreme....

Day 22

Today's nails are really subtle, they sort of employ a technique used in Print design called Spot Varnish. I used a gloss color over a matte in the same color so that the design was very subtle and you have to look to see it! :) Sorry about the cuticles, the dry air and nail polish remover are killing them, and I load up on cuticle cream! Also- the middle finger has a lumpy spot- I broke my nail, patched it, but didn't realize I hadn't filed it down until after I started painting.. oh well. :)

I used Zoya Posh Matte Velvet as a base, and Zoya Dakota with Konad Plate m63 for the designs.

It sort of brings the 'Matte Velvet' to a whole new level- it looks like rippled pieces of velvet!

The reason today's design is so simple:

I had to make this cake for my friend Travis' birthday today!


  1. What a great cake! I tagged you on my latest blog post :)

  2. Oh wow thanks!! :) I really appreciate it!!

  3. Beautiful mani! That is one heck of a cake!

  4. Great, great nail; fabulous cake- and if you've never seen it, (or even if you have...) you may appreciate:
    Although be warned, they make it very easy to laugh until you weep.

  5. Thanks Mighty Lambchop and Anon!

    Anon: I LOVE that site, its part of my morning routine, I check it every single day! I love her commentary.

  6. Amazing cake! :) What did you use to make the ash?

  7. That cake looks amazing! Does it taste like a ciggy, too?

  8. I just found you today through metafilter. Did you know they posted a link to your blog?

    You have already made it into my very small list of favorite nail polish bloggers!

  9. I really like this one, may have to give it a try with some of my mattes :)

  10. this nail is cool with the swirls and i love the color oh hi I have my own blog check it out

  11. love the nails! but I don't think I would enjoy eating that cake even though it's very well made.. :P

  12. this is just too cool for words! :)
    great job!


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