23 June 2011

Fun with flakies!

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy Thursday! You're nearly there, people with a normal work schedule! *Coughs* Today I've got another quickie (LOL) for you. I was reorganizing my polishes (they're back by brand again - I do miss the colour organization now but I think once I adjust I'll like the brand way better!) and I came across Nubar 2010 again. I wanted to try layering it over a lighter colour, and Icing J'Dore caught my eye. I only picked that polish up because I don't have any baby blue cremes... in my head at least. I found that I did indeed have a couple once I came home and looked but ah well!

I started out with two coats of J'Dore. This is a nice formula and I quite like the Icing brush - it's not too wide for my nails (I find the OPI brush can be) and it's not thin, like I find the China Glaze brush to be. I wish more polishes had brushes like this, personally! It leveled itself out easily and I added ChG Fast Forward because I was feeling impatient. Then I added a coat of Nubar 2010, waited about fifteen minutes, then mattified it. I loooooove matte flakies!

These were taken after I got off work, I'm sorry! This chipped a bit, but only around the cuticle, which seems to happen pretty often with mattes on me... weird! I'm keeping the pictures small because my hands were dry, ewwww.... sorry! :(




That's it from me! What do you lovelies think? Do you like layering flakies over lighter colours? Do you wear your flakies glossy or matte? Which do you prefer? Have you used any good flakies lately? Any recommendations?

 Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!

29 comments:

  1. nom nom so pretty. I love flakies

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  2. This is so pretty. I really think I need to order a bottle of 2010..whenever we get mail again..lol.

    and can I just say that I am jealous of your nails? Yes? Ok..well I am.

    <3

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  3. so pretty :)
    reminds me of a snowflake!

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  4. I really need to buy nubar 2010. It's awesome and so versatile!

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  5. I like them every way, I am gaga over flakies, too bad I haven't been able to buy Scale Effects, Island Girl or Sinful Colors Flakies, I know there are a lot out there, I just wish they were not so HTF. Mattified looks gorgeous especially with that baby blue :-D

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  6. I've never tried matte flakies. I'll have to try it out, though because I have a bottle of Nfu-Oh flakies that I just never use because I find the effect (on me) to be "meh" maybe I'll love it more if I matte it!

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  7. Really pretty! I've never tried these combinations but will have to do it one of these days!

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  8. Flakes on such light colors are soooooo cute <3.

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  9. I can't find a single bottle of matte polish for the life of me... Anywhere... Why?!?! I need a matte topcoat for precisely the reason you showed today... Keeping eyes peeled!

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  10. Mmm flakies <3 This is so pretty. Sadly, I don't have any flakies to experiment with, but I do love this matte look.

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  11. I love flakies!!!!!!!! Matte flakies look gorgeous!! It's been a while since I say I need to buy flakies!!
    It looks great over this light blue!

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  12. I don't have a matte topcoat...only a couple dozen matte colors so I've never tried matte flakies....I love Sinful Colors Green Ocean....I want to find Blue Ocean someday too. Icing Tiger's Blood is gorgeous too.

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  13. I like flakies, especially mattified flakies. I allways thought it only would be nice on a darker colour. Lately I tried it on my Rainbow manicure, and I didn´t like it mattified.
    If I see this mani of you, I must say it´s really nice! I think I didn´t use the right color combinations...

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  14. @Elizabeth You are too sweet <3 I've been fighting the urge to chop them off because of Piff of Polish or Perish... her shorties are so flipping awesome! BAH I thought we'd have mail again by today, no such luck :( :(

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  15. @Varnish Vixen Girl you are mental haha <3 Try mattifying them, that's how I like them best too! Thanks for commenting!

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  16. Love this! How many coats was the J'dore? If it's not streaky, I might pick that up!

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  17. I prefer them glossy. I'm not a huge fan of matte, that's why. It's so pretty though, even when matte.

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  18. @Liz Only two coats for the Icing, actually! The formula was spot on, and I ALWAYS have trouble with cremes. I did a thinner coat and a thicker coat and it was good, leveled itself out nicely, any mistakes in application were my fault lol :P And how can you go wrong with the BOGOs and stuff they're always doing, right?

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  19. I love flakies, and that combo looks fantastic

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  20. Love this layering! <3 :)
    My fav flakies of course are the Nfu.Oh flakies. I never tried them matte though hmm.. need to finally try that!

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  21. I must try this, it looks amazing! I love matte flakies too. ^^

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  22. I have matte green flakies on my fingers right now! Love matte flakies! I have Nfu-Oh 56 over Zoya Shawn!

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  23. love it!!! Ive been getting alot more flakies lately they are just so fun

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  24. I loooove matte flakies - I'm acually wearing ChG Turned Up Turquoise + Nubar 2010 matteified right now. :)

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  25. Yummy flakie goodness! So pretty!

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  26. I love it over pastels, they just look more delicate and pretty

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  27. i love flakies shiny and matte but i can never seem to leave them alone so they get mattified pretty much every time. tonight i'm wearing finger paints asylum and twisted over essie watermelon...first time wearing flakies over a bright. it's pretty cool.

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