Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Mani featuring MPolish Apple Blossom


I have another winner from MPolish for you!  I tied it into a "holiday" appropriate mani too!  ;-)  

More pics and info after the jump!

Most polishes in this post were purchased by me.  MPolish is a press sample.
I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.

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Valentine's Day Nail Art



So, relatively quick (for me... lol) post for you today.  I received my KBShimmer order from E! (Love It, Buy It deal) and thought they'd be great to use for a V-Day mani.  I pulled out an untried (other than swatched) and my matte topcoat, which I don't use often enough!

L-R: OPI Nail Envy, KBShimmer Falling For Hue, KBShimmer Ice Queen, MPolish Apple Blossom, Zoya Dovima,
Smitten Polish Udora's Harvest, KBShimmer Clearly On Top, Essie Matte About You topcoat, MoYou London The Pro plate and stamper

I used KBShimmer Falling For Hue on my index and pinky fingers.  OMG her crelly glitters!!!  Love love love.  Falling For Hue is a white crelly with red, pink, and purple metallic glitter in various sizes.  This is three thin coats, but it was sooooo easy to work with.  I did have to dab on some of the glitter, but it definitely wasn't any trouble getting them on the brush.

I used Smitten Polish Udora's Harvest on my thumb and ring fingers, which is a rose gold polish with a subtle linear holo.  Udora's Harvest has a great formula that is really easy to work with.  I topped it with KBShimmer Ice Queen, which is a glitter topper chock full of holo-y goodness.  It has micro glitter, hex glitter, and shard glitter, all holographic.  I was almost sad I covered up Udora's Harvest until I caught the light and that glitter glowed like a sky full of stars.  Beautiful holographic ones, lol.  Even my 2 y.o. son grabbed my hand and said, "Woah, nails!  I like your nails!"  That never happens!

I put two coats of Zoya Dovima from the Matte Velvet collection on my middle finger and top coated to prep for stamping.  

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KBShimmer Falling For Hue and Ice Queen

I pulled out my MoYou London Pro XL number 10 stamping plate and used the heart floral image.  I used MPolish Apple Blossom to stamp with, which stopped me in my tracks when I laid it on my nail.  This is a stunning metallic pink that shows up beautifully over dark colors.  I'm so happy to have great stamping polishes that are so stark against dark colors.  I top coated it as I normally do.

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MPolish Apple Blossom stamping polish

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MPolish Apple Blossom

I thought that was a pretty look, but I really wanted this finger to make a statement.  So I topped it with my Essie Matte topcoat and I fell in love.  This mani is so different from what I normally do, since I'm not a huge fan of pink polishes (nor the hype of Valentine's Day.  We should show appreciation for the loved ones in our lives every day, not just this one day).  But this mani has just the right amount of pink in it for me.

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MPolish Apple Blossom matted

I threw in a natural light shot since I actually did my nails during the day and caught what little bit of sun was left.  Look at those colors in that glitter on my ring finger!  

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Valentine's Day Nail Art

Do you matte your manis?  What is your favorite polish/color to matte?

46 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! Love LOVE love!

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  2. I have a matte top coat that I just *had* to have, but I seldom use it. I am most inclined to matte mint shades. Love this mani!

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    1. Hehe, I know that feeling. Ooo, I like mint shades matted! Thank you!

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  3. This is so pretty! Falling For Hue is a favorite of mine. I love her crellies too, they're so nice to work with!

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! She does make great crellies, that's for sure!

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  4. Wow that stamping polish seems great!

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  5. Your stamping is perfect! I love how it looks matte.

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  6. I love the matte top coat over the stamping!

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  7. I liked matte version. Beautiful Mani. M Polish stamp so crisp!

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  8. This is a lovely combination of polishes, and I have a stamp image that is very similar to that! I'd really like to use it this week now!

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    1. It's the perfect week to use it! ;-) Thank you!

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  9. I feel like I should be matte-ing more of my manis.. This was lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Makenna! I kind of feel the same way now, lol.

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  10. Beautiful job! I love the rose stamping!

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  11. These are beautiful. Lovely KBSHimmer polishes there. I love matte effect manis; haven't thought of any specific colors though.

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    1. Thank you, Manisha! I've recently fallen in love with matted flakies polish. I've seen many beautiful swatches that way.

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  12. This is so pretty! Perfect skittlette. :D

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  13. Love it! The only think I tend to matte is metallics.

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    1. Thank you! Oooo, I've seen some stunning matted metallic polishes!

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  14. Oops, thing not think, LOL

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  15. How awesome is Falling for Hue?! I love it. I don't matte stuff, even though I have Zoya Matte :/

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    1. It is seriously fantabulous. (yes I make up words lol) I have the Zoya Matte and I'm almost afraid to use it based on the feedback I've seen from others. Supposedly it causes white spots, but maybe that's bc it wasn't topcoated first? I don't know, I'll have to try it though!

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  16. I'm in love with every part of this mani. Meow!

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  17. I love the stamp matted! I too got the KBShimmer E! polishes, but i haven't used them yet. Can't wait to though!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to use the rest, I just adore KBShimmer polishes! I'm really excited for Urban Camo. I have Shade Shifter and it's a stunner!

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  18. This is amazing. I never would have thought to use those two glitters, and they look amazing the way you've constructed the mani. I think my favorite nail, though, is the matted roses--just stunning. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle!! I was really happy with how they turned out. =)

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