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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Plug Yourself Sunday & more black matte looks




I started with a black matte base, and used a black striping polish to make the shiny zebra stripes. These are much better then my first and second attempt at zebra stripes. Even though I have seen hundreds or gorgeous photos of the matte look in a plethora of colours, I still think that a dark vampy or black matte polish is #1.

... and its plug yourself Sunday = Please add your nail blog to my comments & I will add you to my blog roll, and to a post tomorrow a.m. for new nail blog Monday♥

♥ HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MOM'S AND GRANDMA'S OUT THERE ♥



with a coat of matte too coat




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here is just black with matte top coat.



...... and a black matte french -  easy to do

This was a black matte base, then I added the top coat to the tips..... I wanted to try without the french tip guides, I thought that a ridge from the tip guide would look funny.....


..... and one more of this fabulous zebra

30 comments:

Definitely Addicted said...

I LOVE that zebra mani! I don't think I would have ever thought of something like that, but now I've got to try it :)

♥ http://definitely-addicted.blogspot.com/

jaljen said...

Surely I should be able to do this without producing a complete mess. I LOVE this. Watch my space....No, don't. I'll let ya know.

Abby said...

I love this! I seriously need to play around with matte/shiny manicures. I'm not as talented to try to freehand zebra stripes though, so i'll probably stick with stamps! :P

http://lovelyinlacquer.blogspot.com :)

thalie said...

This is fantastic Dee! I love your matte zebra look!

Yasmin said...

This looks awesome! What black did you use?

NailNewbie said...

Amazeballs (can you tell that's my new favourite word?) Whenever I try a matte/shiny nail art it never comes off well, maybe black is the way to go...
Hx

Amanda said...

Love the zebra mani! I've tried to do this before with konad and it didn't work very well. Might have to try it free hand. Yours looks great!

FOREVER '92 said...

Love your Zebra mani ^_^

Toyomi said...

Soo simple & cute . I love it !

iamfabulouslyfab said...

geez, very stunning nails! :)

Laura said...

I think black polish with black matte is one of the most effective manicures. This is stunning :-)

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paint that nail said...

This is so cute! Very creative too!:)

Yami said...

<3 the zebra mani!!

Nicole said...

Oh, I love this look!

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Thanks for the plug opportunity!

Lucy said...

That's really sexy looking! Love it.

Nail Stories said...

These look amazing. I need to start playing around with matter vs shiney. The black on black works really well. Makes it look very misterious... :-)

http://nailstoriesuk.blogspot.com/

DriEsmaltes said...

Adoro essa decoraĆ§Ć£o de unhas!
O esmalte de unhas foco contrasta lindamente com os brilhos!
Amei!
beijos
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Kori Donahue said...

Loving the stripes!

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend honey! Have you heard the good news about my first novel? It's available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YTMGA0

Enjoy your Sunday doll! Kori xoxo

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Gottwinkies said...

Awesome and very classy at the same time! I have always wanted to try a matte/ shiny look; but wanted to try konading a matte. Beautiful!
www.gottwinkies.blogspot.com
Happy Mother's Day to all!

GothamPolish said...

I love your matte textures! It's amazing what can be done with one color and some matte polish.

http://gothampolish.blogspot.com/

Kimaloo said...

I am definitely with you on the dark and vampy look with the matte polish. I love the zebra stripes too, they look awesome!

-Kim
http://NailsAndWhatnot.blogspot.com

Lexa said...

Love these looks! Amazing inspiration thanks :)

Elsa P. said...

This mani is amazing! I love the combo between black matt and shiny!!

Mette said...

Those nails are so... beautiful!! Love them!! (-:

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Alhrayth said...

Love these looks!! Now that my nails are finally growing a tiny little bit beyond the status of "pathetic", I might finally have enough nail space to give 'em a try!! Yours look fab!!

*Eva* said...

matte zebra is gorgeous!

Minnie said...

Hi!! I'm a new follower~!!! This is the coolest nail design I've ever seen!!! You're greatXD

Olivia Frescura said...

love the zebra!

Moondancerjen said...

LOVE the combination of matte black and shiny black!

Summer :) said...

i totally did this zebra mani a few months ago and everyone loved it!