A big thank you to Perry for having me as a guest blogger today! My name is Mandy, and I blog about a wide variety of things—many of them of the nerdy variety—on my personal blog, Chocolate and Cream Cake. I
Recently, I was waiting on a microwave meal in the kitchen where I work and I found myself perusing an Avon catalog to kill the three minutes. I haven’t bought anything from Avon in ages—perhaps ever?—but I was immediately drawn to their new Matte polishes. I love the matte look, even though matte manis only last brief amounts of time on my nails due to the amount of typing I do on a daily basis.
I couldn’t resist—my lust was exacerbated by the fact that they were on sale—I ordered all four: Violetta, Red Velvet, Black as Night and Grey Cement.
I’ve only tried one so far, but—to put it simply—it’s one of the most gorgeous colors I’ve ever had on or near my fingertips.
The polish in the bottle shows a shimmer, which I wasn’t sure would translate well in matte form. I was wrong. The shimmer turns Violetta into something lit from within. The polish isn’t totally matte, but the finish is definitely on the matte edge of satin. And I bet it would still be gorgeous with a shiny top coat, too.
Perry here, Mandy let me choose between a closeup of just her nails or a pic that includes her bling. I obviously picked the pic with the bling. Mandy just got married last month, isn't it gorgeous? Totally send her some congrats if you have a moment.
Both photos show two coats, no base or top coat. Had I been more careful, I probably could have gotten away with one. The coverage is great.
The wear time was pretty typical for a matte, at least for me. I had tip wear and a few chips by the end of the day. Next time I sport this—and I doubt that’ll be too long from now—I think I’ll try a basecoat to extend the wear, even though you’re not “supposed” to use one.
P also asked me to include a Pic of the Moment, so here one is:
This is an illustration of the latest Doctor Who and Amy Pond, done by webcomic artist John Allison. Two of my very favorite things, Doctor Who and webcomics. If you’re interested in either, definitely check out my blog! /shameless plug
Thanks again to P for letting me post, and to you for reading!