Sunday, 1 July 2012

.Vintage Iced Frappe.

The wonderful Ciaté sent me a selection of gorgeous pastel colours to try out the other day i just couldn’t wait to get painting. I think this is my favourite manicure yet, it’s so subtle and pretty but quite detailed when you look up close. 

This manicure uses Ciaté’s Iced Frappe* which is a lovely pastel purple colour with a slight greige tint. It’s actually a perfect match for Bon Bon which Marie Claire are giving away for free this month. It goes on really nicely and is completely opaque in two coats - it’s a super fast dryer too, i love it. On a side note…how adorable are their bottles?! I also got to use my new Essie Matte About You mattifying topcoat which gives a beautiful effect especially with a shimmer colour stamped on top like this one. These are the little gold studs* that BornPrettyStore sent a while back, they only took two weeks to arrive - which coming from across the world and free delivery really isn’t that bad at all. I went for the 1.5mm studs because i think they’ll be the easiest to style and i wasn’t wrong, they sink into the polish perfectly and are really secure…great stuff!

How To: Paint your nails with the base colour and cover all but your ring finger with matte topcoat. Stamp your design onto all of your nails apart fromt he accent and then using clear polish sink your studs into your nail fromt he cuticle up using a dotting tool. Finish with a top coat on your ring finger and you're done! Remember not to topcoat the rest of your nails as you will use the matte effect!!

Polish: Ciaté Iced Frappe*, Essie Matte About You, Maybelline Golden Brown, Bundle Monster Plate 225 and 1.5mm Gold Studs* from BornPrettyStore.

You can grab yourself some adorable little nail studs with 7% off from BornPrettyStore by using the discount code: AMYJ61 at the checkout! You can also pick up this beautiful nail polish colour straight from Ciaté HERE!

What do you think about mixed matte polish manicures?


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