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Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's French Tips

Good morning! Today I have a matte vs. glossy French manicure... and of course, as with most things on my blog right now, it is Valentine's themed! This is a simple look that is still festive for the holiday.

You might be thinking that this looks familiar. It is quite similar to a matte/glossy french that I did during the Christmas season! I was actually inspired by that one. I liked the outcome so much that I decided to recreate it!


The main color is Zoya Lolly, which was part of their Mod Matte collection. Lolly is hot pink and a true matte; it's not a suede like Zoya Veruschka or Zoya Savita. As a result, it is much harder to apply.

This is three coats of Lolly, and it is still kind of streaky. Up until the third coat, I also had trouble with bumps in the polish. Still though, it's pretty, yeah?


I freehanded on the tips in OPI Rumple's Wiggin', a super pale purple. I then sealed the Rumple's Wiggin' area with SV to make it extra shiny and protect it!


I really like this mani despite the trouble that Lolly gave me in application. The other two in the Zoya Mod Matte collection are Phoebe and Mitzi. Phoebe is a blue suede (again, similar to Veruschka and Savita), while Mitzi is a chartreuse true matte similar to Lolly. Hopefully I will have those up for you to see sooner or later. :)

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pink, been looking for a matte hot pink polish.

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  2. So cute and such a simple and easy to do idea. :)

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  3. Love,love,love it!! I can't explain, how HAPPY I am to have found your work, via pinterest!!! You do awesome work!! I have done your water paint, my daughter and her friends, love it!! Even my son had fun dropping the polish in the cup and swirling it, for the girls to put their nails in!! We did it as a family project!! Thank you so much for showing us your work, keep up the beautiful nails!!!

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  4. I love this. It's so simple and the colours flatter each other very well. :)

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  5. uuuuh I love the matte pink on you! you should call it a reverse chloes nails, because she always adds the french manicure stripe in a matte polish :)

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