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Hello lovelies,

 

How are you all today? I'm struggling a bit with being inspired and with writing new posts but otherwise I'm good. I blame all the pre-wedding stress with planning and the pressure of it all! Any advice?

 

Sooo... today's manicure is one of my older ones I did a while ago and never managed to publish it. I was playing with the Zoya matte polishes and took a partial inspiration from dotted aboriginal art...

 

Abstract Aboriginal Inspired Nails with Zoya
Abstract Aboriginal Inspired Nails with Zoya
Abstract Aboriginal Inspired Nails with Zoya
Abstract Aboriginal Inspired Nails with Zoya

 

I have used Zoya Harlow, Savita, Dovima and Purity for this manicure. I've decided not to keep the matte finish and I topcoated the nails with Seche Vite to get nice and smooth finish instead. Also these polishes have a subtle shimmer that looks very nice with glossy topcoat. All painted freehand with a small nail art brush and dotting tool.

 

What do you think of this manicure?

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x

 

*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I haven't done purely matte & glossy nail art for a while so I simply must change that! Lovely people from Rimmel have sent me their Velvet Matte polishes so today I'll show you one of them. Velvet Matte collection has five shades in total.

 

Sumptuous Red is dark purple with a nice matte finish. The shade itself is very pretty although I really can't decide whether it's red or blue-based - what do you think? I applied two coats for perfect coverage and of course - no topcoat to keep that matte finish. It applied nicely but don't forget to let each coat dry properly to avoid patches.

 

Matte & Glossy Dotticure with Rimmel Velvet Matte Sumptuous Red
Matte & Glossy Dotticure with Rimmel Velvet Matte Sumptuous Red
Matte & Glossy Dotticure with Rimmel Velvet Matte Sumptuous Red

 

I love the look of matte & glossy manicures so it was a no-brainer for me to do one. I opted for a dotted half moon style using only topcoat and dotting tool.

 

Matte & Glossy Dotticure with Rimmel Velvet Matte Sumptuous Red
Matte & Glossy Dotticure with Rimmel Velvet Matte Sumptuous Red

 

Very simple yet effective, isn't it? You can also do this by painting your nails with regular glossy finish, then use matte topcoat (Rimmel has one too) and then use topcoat and paint the dots. You will achieve almost or maybe even the same result.

 

The Rimmel Velvet Matte polishes are available at your local drugstore and supermarket that carries Rimmel products. In the UK they are for sure in Superdrug, Boots, Feelunique, Very.co.uk, Tesco, Asda and others.

 

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day! Lucie x