Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's Matte-ning!


So I did a bunch of swatching today that I hope to get up on the Reviews site in the next couple of days, and the last polish that I swatched was Borghese Mediterraneo Sea. It seriously caught my eye when I was Ulta last and I'm SO glad that I decided (after much hemming and hawing) to get it. It's a Matte denim-colored base, with multi-colored glitter- much like if OPI Mad as a Hatter had a baby with a matte blue. (really descriptive, eh? Couldn't think of a matte blue off the top of my head) Today was crazzzzy. I decided this afternoon that I needed to get out of the house, so I went to the $1.50 theater here in Vegas and saw Knight & Day (don't judge me), and on my way out of the parking lot, some lady backed up into my car, with her bumper scraping down the entire side of my car past the middle of the passenger door. The irony? She had just gotten her nails done and was driving in a way as to not damage them. :-P I decided to make myself feel better, so I went to Arby's for dinner. lol Anyway, grumpy nail blogger = simple nails.


I used Borghese Merditerraneo Sea as a base, with China Glaze Millennium for the flowers, which I randomly painted on each nail. The glitter in Mediterraneo Sea makes a VERY textured nail surface, it's kind of interesting actually. I kind of want the other matte glitters from this collection because this one is so damn rad.

And as a bonus- a recent craft project (I posted this on Twitter yesterday, so you twitterers have seen it), my brand new slouchy hat. It is the very first hat I've ever made!! :)  (I love it)

21 comments:

  1. love the nails as always, and i really really love the hat. you're a jack of all trades, it's not quite fair! but, I'd totally buy that hat :P

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  2. Love the nails! And she knits too...! Does this mean we'll be seeing you on Ravelry.com too?

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  3. Love the nails! The hat is awesome, nice pattern choice. Ouch! Sorry to hear about your car.

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  4. I love the matte look. Those flowers randomly painted are just cute! I'm really sorry to hear about your car, I hope it will get fixed soon :)

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  5. Is there ANYthing you can't do! I've been knitting/crocheting for years and i'm DROOLING!

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  6. It's so perfectly slouchy! First try and you're already an expert hatter. :P

    I want to buy one too!

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  7. You probably already know this, but Models Own just posted a link on facebook to girlsocool.com and your featured in the article. How cool. I squealed.

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  8. I just looove that mani! Those random flowers on that great background color, it's just really great.

    Sorry about your car.. I hope it gets fixed soon! .. I didn't know there was a special to drive to not mess up your nails.. o_O

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  9. loving the random flowers on your mani babe :)

    Cotton xx
    cottonsspace.blogspot.com

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  10. I love your nails! The base color is great and I like how you painted the flowers in different places! :D
    The hat is cute! Sorry about your car, hope it can be fixed soon.

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  11. Hey! Saw you were featured for nail art on a few other sites. Congrats. However I didn't see them link back to your blog. =(

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  12. This one reminded me as mad as a hatter also when I saw it in the bottle. Unfortunately, I'm not too crazy about the matte finish. Love the hat by the way :)

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  13. Yup - Mom will take one in white from Santa :)
    sorry about car - glad you got all insurance info. why is it when you have a clunker it never gets hits, but your first brand new car has gotten it what - 3 times? Love you brat!!

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  14. Those are beautiful flowers! Can you do a tutorial about how you painted the petals?

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  15. I'm with @Krystle please tell us what tools you use to paint the flowers.

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  16. Anita already asked - are you on Ravelry? If you are, I'm lareine - look me up!

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  17. Where'd you get the pattern for that, I've been looking for a slouchy hat pattern like that, for forever!

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  18. DOPE hat! i've been looking for a hat like this in stores and can't freaking find one anywhere. all they have are dumb berets. i got the plum glitter borghese polish, haven't worn it yet but swatched it on a nail wheel. i love it!

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  19. just found your blog and find myself getting stuck looking through all of your posts for really long periods of time. I really like this design. it's very cute. I want to see a Hello Kitty Manicure. I know you said somewhere she is not really your thing, but I you seem like the type to have an open mind and try things at least once. Peace

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