Friday, March 18, 2011

Essie Matte About You

...and the quest for unique nail polish continues! Look at what I finally got in the mail today:

Essie matte finisher! I had seen matte polish before on Tumblr, and ever since I saw it in black, I knew I had to at least try it, though we've already established that my color isn't black. Haha! So i looked around online, placed an order for my polish and waited patiently for it to arrive.

I was a little disappointed though, because as you can see in the photo above, it leaked around the container! Boooo. But I didn't get discouraged, I peeled it off and went straight to my mom's parlor bag to look for a shade that I was feeling today.

This is what I came up with. (L-R) OPI two-way base coat, OPI Red, OPI Didgeridoo Your Nails, Essie Matte About You. The Didgeridoo Your Nails is actually my very own shade, it's the shade I usually have one when I'm not feeling very loud or red.

This is how it looked on my nails. (L-R) OPI Red, OPI Red with Essie Matte About You topcoat, OPI Didgeridoo Your Nails, OPI Didgeridoo Your Nails with Essie Matte about You topcoat. Huh, they look so good in photos! I didn't like the look of the red so much in person, but instantly fell in love with the pink! :) So pink it was.

It's very important to always follow directions, especially with a new product. I learned that if you apply too many coats, and thick ones at that, the colored polish sticks to the brush of the Matte About You. So I learned to remember where I painted already and to make nice, even strokes.

So, here's the look! Without flash:

And now here with flash:

The downside of matte nail polish is that it works exactly like matte lipstick, that if you have cracked or chapped lips, it will definitely show! I must admit that I removed this right away because even though it's not so evident in my photos, I didn't apply the polish very well. Since I'm in a course that requires a lot of hand-work (Architecture), I'm always looking at my nails and am often OC with them. So I'm sorry, I just had to remove this manicure. Haha!

So the final verdict: do I like it? I love it! BUT I won't ever apply it myself. So I'll have to wait for my next manicure at the parlor to have this done again, even though it's my polishes they'll be using. :)

'til my next find! xx


  1. you know... I actually like your blog.:)))) It's really girly. haha! Even though we're completely different in terms of taste most of the time, it's a nice departure from most of the things I check out on the net. haha!

    La lang.


  2. Mwahaha thank you love! xx It's my personal departure as well, from PLATES. Haha :| :( Keep reading! :D Always nice to hear good feedback :)

  3. Piandre in Greenbelt has this. I was realy curious to try it, but not brave enough. I think I may try it now! Thanks!

  4. I gotta start doing matte nails! looks great!

  5. Hey Sam, how do you put text on your photos? An EASY way ha!!! is there a way to do it all at the same time para not one by one? :) See you tomorrow, and teach me k?

  6. This is me again..with my google account (sorry to experiment on your blog...haha.

  7. love your blog, is great
    so you have a new follower!
    you can follow me too if you like my blog :)
    you have a lovely pet

  8. Thanks for the lovely comment:)
    Very nice blog !:)

  9. Thank you, everybody!

    Tita Maki I'll teach you tomorrow! Super easy :)

    Losaway, hello new friend! xx