March 4, 2012

NOTD: Flakie French!

Happy Sunday! Quick NOTD to show you guys. This started out as me trying to make my own layering version of the discontinued Deborah Lippmann polished called Funky Chunky which is black with chunky black glitter. My layering was a giant fail so I decided to try and save it with flakies...flakies fix everything. I taped off the tips and added a couple coats of Finger Paints Twisted. I really love the way it turned out, especially with a matte top coat!

This is 1 coat of OPI Black Onyx topped with a coat of Nubar Black Polka Dots and the tips are Finger Paints Twisted.

Isn't is weird that with a matte top coat you can't see the fail that was Nubar Black Polka Dots, but in the glossy 2nd picture you can see the texture from the glitter. I thought it would be the other way around.


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60 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love matte flakies!

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  2. Love the Matte more! Gorgeous. 

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  3. So beautiful .  More like the first photo :))

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  4. Fail or not the finished mani is beautiful!!! 

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  5. Would look great too if the nail was matte but the tip was shiny :)

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  7. I really love it!
    I prefer the matte version!

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  8. Ohh! this is great!

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  9. Love it in matte!

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  10. Ooh, love this! Very unique xx

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  11. Jéssica Marques da VeigaMarch 4, 2012 at 6:37 AM

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  12. Such a great idea, I must try this :D

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  13. I've been meaning to break out my matte top coat! I'm sure I will be recreating this at some point!

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  14. That's such a cool idea! :D And totally something I might copy for day 3 of the black and white challenge. :)

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  15. I really really love this matte. It's awesome!

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  16. Constanze SchmittMarch 4, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    The effect with the mat toap coat looks beautiful, I really like! :)

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  17. I love the matte, with the flakie tips... Totally going to try this out!

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  18. Sabrina NotWithoutMyPolishMarch 4, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    Love it!

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  19. This is so cool, I've never seen anything like it!

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  20. That's a great idea! I love how the different colors of the flakies stand out against the black base polish!

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  21. I love how it looks with the matte top coat, infact i think i may have to buy one, it makes the black look great x

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  22. It looks awesome, especially the matte version!  I love flakies as tips.  I've used a matte top coat on crackle and it does the same thing it did for you and the glitter.  The ridges from the crackle seem to melt right into the base color.  It ends up looking almost like you're wearing a polish strip design, like from Sally Hansen, rather than having put on crackle yourself.  I think matte top coats must be magic, lol!

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  23. Oh my gosh this is amazing! Such a great idea :D

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  24. awesome! love it with the matte! <3

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  25. freakin looks awesome...i may just have to finally get myself a matte topcoat after seeing this!

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  27. This is so different from other versions of flakies ive seen! never thought of just doing the tips!

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  28. This is gorgeous!!!

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  29. I love the Essie Matte Top Coat! Have to admit, I never thought of using my flakies for a French tip! And yes, when reading that you had Nubar Black Polka Dots on your nails, I only had the matte photo showing and I looked right away at that photo and thought, no...when I read on she's going to tell me it was such a mess she had to take it all off and start over. What a great save! I remember that DL disc. polish you were trying to come up with. The closest I have found to it was in the Nicki M. OPI collection this Jan in I think it's called Metal 4 Ever which is a back and tarnished silver in a black base. It's not my fav polish by far - many really liked it. I think you could mix it with some Black Onxy and maybe come close to that old discontinued DL polish only more chunky.

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  30. That is really neat! I want to try the flakie tips now!

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  31. Never thought of doing flakie tips!  It looks great, especially the matte!  Will have to try this now, haha.

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  32. Ohh man!! That is super beautiful!! I LOVE it!

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  33. This looks awesome! I have never tried this whole "Matte" craze BUT I do like the way this looks! I may have to investigate! lol I did have a question-when you use a Matte top coat, does it act and protect the same way as a glossy top coat does? I

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  34. amazing! *w*

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  36. The matte did it for me. Awesome!

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  37. Twisted is on my wish list! Hope I can find it soon!

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  38. Omg I love this both ways but especially with the matte, what a way to come back to your blog.  Beautiful

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  39. I love that!  I don't care what anyone says, matte is never off trend!  ^_^  

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  40. I def prefer in matte! I've made my first Zoya matte velvet mani on Friday (Check my blog if you'd like to see), and I'm really liking the matte nail polish.

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  41. This looks amazing. I am going to have to try this! 

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  42. Matte definitely grew on me...I especially love to use it in combination with glossy polishes so you get a really cool texture design! Btw...you just convinced me that I want Twisted.

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  43. love this! love the matte version best though!

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  44. Wow! I'm not a fan of matte finish polishes, but this turned out amazing! Love it!!

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  45. I'm not a french-mani girl, but I LOVE this one :>

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  46. Ive been looking for a black matte polish for yonks but I think this is exactly what I need instead im going to get involved with the matte topcoats lol thank you!

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  47. AMAZING, I must do this! That is really weird that you can't see the bumps on the matte but you can on the glossy, usually the other way other!

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  48. MarciaF (beauty info zone)March 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    That is so great. I would never have thought of that!

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  49. I seriously love this manicure!  I can't wait to try it!

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  50. wow, it looks so amazing matte!!

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  51. The matte version looks super amazing! I think I need to go find a matte topcoat now so I can try this, haha.

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  53. I love the matte version.  I have searched the Essie site and can't find that color on there.  Do you know where I can buy it?

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  54. Matte About You is a matte top coat, I got mine at Ulta :)

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  55. What a creative idea!! So simple and looks awesome!! I will have to try this!

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