Saturday, 23 July 2011

Orly Blue Suede & Silver Shimmer French Tips

For the past couple of days I've been wearing Orly Blue Suede from the Fall 2009 Orly Matte Couture Collection. As the name suggests, this has more of a suede, satiny finish but I still consider it a matte because of the way it look on the nail!
I know a lot of people still haven't embraced the matte look, others think it's horrendous (my cousin compares it to felt tip pens) but I have to say that I quite like it. It's not as versatile as a regular gloss finish polish, but for me, it serves it's purpose.

Blue Suede is nothing like OPI Russian Navy Matte, which I don't own but have tried. This is a gorgeous navy with a dusty satin shimmer.
I actually wore a base coat with this polish as I was afraid to stain my nails and it still applied smoothly, without major dragging or patchy problems.

I then added some Zoya Trixie french tips and some rhinestones. I couldn't think of what else to do with a matte polish. I did consider some stamping but I was sure it wouldn't hold without a top coat and it would probably make it look like chalk board!

I was curious to see what this particular colour looked like with a glossy finish so I added a top coat of SV, but concluded that this matte should be left as it is:

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  1. This is amazing!!! I just love it!
    It's going right on my wish and shopping list (if I find it on-line...)<3

  2. I agree- it's better left matte! I tried my first matte this morning and huge fail! It was a patchy streaky mess. This is a beautiful blue mani! Plus I added you to my blogroll!

  3. I really like this, and love the matte look. I think the silver tips were a great addition.

  4. This is awesome! It just looks stunning on your nails x

  5. that matte blue is gorgeous! i should do some nailart on my blog as well!

  6. Oh I love that blue matte! Looks stunning on you!

  7. I'm glad you ladies liked this matter look :-) I find Orly mattes really easy to work with, same as the Plastix Collection and both have awesome finishes that aren't chalky!

  8. I think it looks nice both ways :)

  9. i really love the look of the mixing in textures with the matte and foil polish
    very GORG!
    you do fabulous manis girlll

    <3 BB


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