Black and White Skittlette

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hi!

This week on my dominant hand I did a simple black and white skittle design.


On my pointer finger I did black and white stripes with Sally Hansen White On and WnW Black Creme and a small triangle of gold glitter with Deborah Lippmann Glitter and Be Gay. This nail was inspired by Chalkboard Nails' simple tribal design (here). 
On my middle finger I did matte black with glossy stripes;
on my ring finger I did simple black and white stripes;
and on my pinky finger I did plain gold glitter. 

This photo below is a little confusing because I'm holding the matte topcoat bottle but it really is glossy. Also, maybe it's the lightbox? but my nails just don't look that glossy even though I did use Seche Vite... 


This was a really simple mani to do. The only problem was that I messed it up and had to start over again twice because I didn't wait long enough for my white base to dry before putting on the tape! Grrr...

And because I just got matte topcoat, of course I had to try it matte!


Which do you like better, matte or glossy? Once again, I think I prefer it matte.


Hope your Monday wasn't too Mondayish, and thanks for reading!
Lucy xx


24 comments:

  1. I like it matte too. This is really neat looking, I especially love the middle finger.

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  2. I really like dark colours in matte and your addition of glitter really makes it pop!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, black always looks interesting matte :)

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  3. Very cool mani! Black and white is my favourite combo :)

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    1. Thanks! Yep, you can't go wrong with black and white :)

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  4. I love this combo of black and white with gold. It's blingy but still classy.

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  5. I love the middle finger design so much (;

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  6. Such a cute mani! The mix of black and white and glitters is really interesting, and I particularly love the middle finger. :)

    ~ Yun

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  7. i m loving this design quite chic and trendy and i love black n white :)

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  9. I love this mani!!! So pretty!!

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  10. Hmm, did you have a sheet of white paper/cloth preventing direct lighting from your light bulb? If you want high gloss you might wanna remove that. Otherwise, the paper/cloth will create a much softer lighting. So yeahh... anyway, I love this skittlette mani! Especially how you break the black and white with the touch of glitters! Totally spiced them up ;)

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    1. I do, I never thought of removing it -- I'll have to try that! Thanks for the tip!

      Thanks! Glitter makes the world go round! Except it's hard to remove :P

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  11. This looks SO good! I like both versions and I really need to try mattifying my nails once in a while!

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    1. Thanks! Yep, mattifying = magic :D I should be a salesgirl for matte top coats...

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