Mar 29, 2010

NOTD: To "Flakies" Or Not To "Flakies"

... That is the question! And the answer is... TO FLAKIES!

This is the mani I did yesterday!



I have seen a lot of lovely bloggers do this look (black/dark and flakies) and I've been dying to try it out myself. So I finally did. And what better way to celebrate the death of my weekend (due to that horrid paper) than by painting my nails black!

So I used 2 coats of China Glaze's "Liquid Leather" as the base (swatched here). Then I used Sinful Color's "Green Ocean" flakies. I can't tell you how many coats I used because I didn't count. If a nail needed more flakies to look even I'd just keep passing the brush over and over until all the flakies came off the brush and stayed on the nail. I put one coat of Seche Vite but once it dried I noticed that the flakies made the nail feel bumpy. So I put another coat of Seche Vite to even it all out. At this point, it looked gorgeous. But I took it another step further and added a coat of Essie's "Matte About You" topcoat.

The flakies are amazing! Even though the bottle is green, the flakies are more blue than anything else. But there is some green too (especially with the bigger pieces).

Do you gals like it?

15 comments:

Evil Angel said...

Love it, but then I'm a total flakey hoor! :D

Ann said...

You reminded me that I haven't even used my Green Ocean! I love it over black like this. I'm totally going to steal this idea :)

Skulda said...

totally awesome.

Alisa said...

I've seen this polish a few times on blogs but I love this combo the best. If only I could get Sinful polishes in Canada.

WizardsOfBling said...

That is so pretty! LOVE!
~Sylvia

Paulina said...

So pretty!

ANSTAH said...

TWO thumbs up. This is gorgeous!

Tassa said...

I love it! :)

Jackie S. said...

Love Flakies, just ordered two new bottles of Nfu-Oh flakies!

Another Bottle of Polish said...

Very nice! I haven't tried flakies yet, but do have that same bottle of Sinful flakies. Will have to try them soon!

jo.frougal said...

Like it??? LUV it!!! Congratulations on finishing your paper! ;)

yardsticks 4 lunatics said...

I love the Flakie...like glitter on crack! They always look great matte, too!!!

:B
~Tiffani

Ayuu said...

Flakies make me drool ! I adore them :)

Brooke said...

I'm obsessing over this awesome mani :D

Gabriela said...

Yes, I like it :)