I started with Model's Own True Blue. It was a nice formula, opaque in two coats, but I did find the brush quite awkward to paint neatly at my cuticles with. Here it is by itself:
Darker or vibrant colours don't usually do my skintone any favours, but I think I can almost get away with this one.
And then I decided I'd like to see it mattified, so I added a coat of Rimmel Matte Topcoat:
This topcoat doesn't give a completely matte finish, more of an eggshell finish, but I like it. It does make the colour appear paler.
So, onto the nail art! I've never done a matte/shiny look before, so that's what I decided to do:
All I did was use Seche Vite, with the brush straight from the bottle, and made random blobs over the mattified nails. It makes them look like they're splashed with water, even though they're completely dry. I really like it.
Here's another pic, this time outside:
Someone told me the colour reminded them of the TARDIS from Doctor Who, and now I like it even more!
What do you think? Have you tried matte/shiny yet?
Lots more blue looks to see from the rest of the gang:
Catrine at Unnaked Nails (link)
Michelle at Labmuffin (link)
Maria at Maria's Nail Polish Blog (link)Melanie at Nail and Polish (link)
Jessica at Beauty Gnome (link)
Emily at An Accent Nail (link)
Ameerah at Valiantly Varnished (link)
Anna & Haylee at Makeup and Masala (link)
Rosemarie at Every Little Polish (link)
Until next time...
MASPOOASE x x x