hey pizza cuties! recently i found a target gift card i hadn't yet used, and i decided to use it to get some makeup! i ended up buying almost entirely nail polish.
from left to right i bought- nicole by OPI "totally in the dark," sally hansen 290 "commander in chic," NYC "matte me crazy" mattifier, and sally hansen 160 "something blue!"
"something blue" is absolutely adorable, and very wintry! at first it reminded me of sparkly snow, but as i noticed the combination of silvery-white and blue glitter i was increasingly reminded of cinderella's dress in the disney film. i love this combination of glitters. i don't know how the coverage is yet because i haven't used it, but i would assume it covers sort of like this similar glitter polish i reviewed.
|totally in the dark|
this nail polish is so, so rad. i love it. i edited the lighting in this a little bit to try and show the glitter, but it's very difficult to capture on camera. "totally in the dark" is a very dark black polish with completely black, fine glitter. not silver glitter or anything lighter than the blackest black. they should have called this "none more black" because that's what it is. i love the packaging as well. you just have to see this for yourself in person, because it looks so cool!
now, for the mattifier review!
|NYC matte me crazy|
NYC's "matte me crazy" is a clear topcoat that turns any manicure matte. i've talked about how cool i think matte polish is before, but i've never seen it around until now. i know people love essie's mattifier, so i was a little bit afraid this wouldn't be good because i hadn't heard about it yet. but it was only 0.99 so i didn't feel like it would be a huge waste if i didn't like it.
well, turns out that i absolutely love it!
here i used it on top of "commander in chic," which is a lovely brown-gray with little hints of purple.
i really love the result i got. i put on two coats of "commander in chic" because it was slightly too thin with one coat, and then one coat of the mattifier. it works extremely quickly, drying almost completely within a few minutes. it's also pretty cool that once it's dry, the nails sort of repel water and stay matte and dry looking when wet too. i really love the matte look and pairing it with this color was just perfect for fall.
as for how it wears, the texture is just as smooth as regular nail polish, just with a slightly dry touch to it. maybe it was the combination of polishes here as well, but this barely chips at all. i applied this a week ago, and though i don't have a photo of how it looks now, it is still in great shape. i had some chipping and wear at the tips of my longest nails after a couple days, especially right after i showered. but i just clipped it and they look fine.
as of right now, it seems almost like they might be getting slightly shiny again like the topcoat is thinning, but i'm just going to re-coat them tonight and see how that does.
anyway, that's all for now! overall, i love the colors i picked out and i really am crazy about the mattifier. i have a feeling a lot of matte manicures are in my future...
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