Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Matte nails

I first remember seeing matte nails on Nubby Twiglet I think, in black. This was over a year ago and it's taken a while for the craze to really hit the UK, but more and more matte top coats are available now. No. 7 brought one out but I read quite a bad review of it, but last week I discovered that Rimmel had released their own top coat too, thanks to Laura! When I popped into Liverpool the other day I decided to pick a bottle up. It's only £3.49 (cheaper than the Barry M crackle!) and I'm impressed with it so far. It's weird when you first put it on, because it's all shiny and wet and then dries to a matte finish that feels smooth and almost velvetty.



This if the first time I've worn it and I decided to go for a matte grey, using Barry M's grey. It has quite an industrial/wintery feel to it worn with grey, which is quite nice for this time of year I think. I think I prefer this over the Barry M crackle glaze that most bloggers are raving about at the moment - it's more subtle and doesn't look just like weird chipped nail varnish! Haha. What do you think? Crackle or matte?

24 comments:

  1. I really can't decide whether I like crackle or matte more. Equal measures me thinks :)

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  2. I have the barry m grey as well and I love it. I'm not that familiar with this matte thing but your description is tempting me, because sometimes nail polish can be too glossy for my liking.

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  3. I'm not mad on the crackle either - glad I'm not the only one!

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  4. I'm not a big fan of the crackle polish but I do like the matte nails!

    Leia

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  5. Looks good, might have to try this one! xxx

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  6. I've never heard of the crackle one - but I gave it a quick google now naturally.
    I suppose it depends on what type of makeup person you are. I don't like the crackle one, just like I don't like acrylic nails and OTT designs (eg fluro leopard).
    I like the matte better, but it sort of reminds me of a chalkboard... I'd need to feel it!! But it's a good look :D

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  7. I don't own either of them but I were to purchase one, I reckon it'd be the matte one. I'm not really a nail art sort of girl.

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  8. Easy-peasy the matte one rocks! The crackle just looks a bit nasty in my opinion. Loving your grey nails!

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  9. I simply love it :)
    Hopefully they sell smth like that at the country i live now.
    Thank for the idea :)

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  10. Looks good! I should try it out.

    Please follow?

    Marja <3

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  11. matte nails...hmm...no problem, they look good. I'll definitely try it out! (:

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  12. I don't like the crackle/shatter effect either, I think it looks chipped. But this matte top coat is indeed very interesting! xxx

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  13. I definately prefer the matte look - crackle doesn't quite go with my usual style!

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  14. I use mine all the time i loveee it!
    in rpely to your comment the lipglass is hmm a little sticky not as bad as some others i've used (heres looking at you Bobbi Brown!) but i love it I just am careful not to apply too much :) xx

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  15. Beautiful color and I looove the matte finish. Cute blog <3

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  16. I've been dying to try out matte topcoats! Crackle glaze looks really fun, but I think matte would suit my super-short nails better!

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  17. I'm dying to try both, but I'm not sure we have either of them in NZ! :/ Your nails look wonderful.

    X

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  18. I really like matte nail polish! I have two different colours and it is SO weird when it goes on shiny and then dries matte! Haha. Love it. That colour looks great!

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  19. I got an OPI grey that was matte and it looks great, I need to get a matte topcoat now for my other nailpolishes. It's kind of strange to see the matte on your nails at first, the first instinct you get is to put a topcoat on it to make it look shiny!!

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  20. I've been trying to get matte grey for aaaages!! OK, I'm going to buy Barry M tomorrow, although I'm sure my nails won't look as nice! When I try to paint my nails, it's like a hippo trying to paint its fingernails:P haha what a silly metaphore, but it's really quite late and I'm tired to be coming up with something witty :P

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  21. Yey, finally an affordable matt-er (word?). I love the matt, so much more chilled than shiny shiny nails. I smell a trip to Boots... x

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  22. i am very curious to put on matte nail polishes.
    i really like the grey one!

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  23. Love matte nails :) Looks great on you :)

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  24. Hii!
    I just discovered your blog, I remember you from OTHS on livejournal

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