Matte-ly Busted on Park Ave.

So I just couldn't wait to try out the new matte top coat that I picked up yesterday.  Last night I decided to try out three of the new polishes that I accidentally purchased yesterday :)  I started with 2 coats of NYC- Park Ave. This is lovely taupey, putty color.  I really liked the color alone, but I keep getting bubbles on my nails.  I think its due to the climate conditions in  my apartment. 
Taken inside with flash
After letting that dry (while as much as it would because our apartment doesn't have central air, and our little wall unit can only do so much) I applied 1 layer of Pure Ice-Busted.  This polish looks purple in the bottle with a duochrome shimmer (greenish-pinkish).  Its really pretty looking in the bottle, and equally pretty on the nail.  I was a little surprised by how sheer it was, but it made it great for layering.  Here is a picture of it over top of Park Ave.
I really struggled to get a picture of this polish and all of its glory.  This was also late last night, taken in my kitchen with a flash.  I tried a couple of pictures, but none were truly successful.  I figured that this picture did give a sense of the shimmer and multi-colorfulness. 

To complete the look, I topped it off with a coat of Hard Candy-Matte-Ly In Love.  I really liked the way that it came out.  While working today, I just keep staring at my nails.  It was fun to watch the different colors come out depending on the light and way I was moving my hands.  There is a beautiful purplish-pink shimmer color that shows up, but I just couldn't get a good picture of it.  I'm adding a few photos to show off this manicure, but nothing truly did it justice.
Probably the best photo to give you the true effect of the matte and duochrome.  This is taken with natural light on my windowsill.

Taken in the shade outside.  You can see the duochrome effect.

Direct sunlight.  It has a silver shimmery look here.
Overall, I really loved this and will hopefully wear it again, but considering I just bought lots of other equally pretty polishes, I will play fair and try out another new one tonight :)

~Nailed by Brittany~

1 comment

27Jack | July 20, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Very pretty! I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

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