November 13, 2012

NOTD: Glossy/Matte Quilting

Hi guys! Today I have a quick NOTD (nail of the day) to share with you. For once this is actually what I'm wearing at this moment, not only that but I actually have it on all 10 nails. Having all of my nails painted the same color is a true rarity, it's even more rare that I have them painted the same and with some kind of nail art on all of them!

Ever since I did my quilting look a little while back I've been wanting to do it again. I really love the way this looks and it's pretty easy to do, the possibilities are endless with it! I decided to do a matte/glossy look and a glittery accent nail. For the glossy and matte nails I used Nails Inc Black Taxi as my base then instead of using another color polish over the striping tape used to create the pattern I did a coat of Essie Matte About You. The for the accent nail I used the same base polish and OPI Mad As A Hatter for the glitter. For a full tutorial on how to do the quilting effect please check out this post.

Big thank you to the fabulous Liz from Life and Polish for totally blowing my mind a few weeks ago and sending me a bottle of OPI Mad As A Hatter. I had no idea it was on it's way and I almost passed out when I opened her package, MAAH was a polish I thought I'd never own!




58 comments:

  1. love this! so super !! i think you just blew my mind away.. !! ♥♥

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  3. This is a great look. I'll have to try it some time.

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  4. This is so thoroughly awesome--what a great idea for striping tape!! I may have no choice but to copy. ;)

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  5. Love the matte black quilting effect! Reminds me of a Chanel bag for some reason. :D

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  6. This is such a nice manicure!!! I can't wait to try quilting on my nails

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  7. wow, looks fab!

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  8. Hey Jen. I love that you're doing more nail art posts!! Love the Matte & Glossy effect :)

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  9. This is AMAZING! I must find myself a new matte topcoat to experiment with this kind of look!!! :)

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  10. OMG! this is so gorgeous, my jaw just dropped.

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  12. This looks amazing! And I'm not a little jealous ;) Mad as a hatter and Absolutely Alice have been huge lemmings of mine for a long time now.

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  13. Pretty! I really love how the matte/glossy quilting looks, very sophisticated, and the glitter quilting is just fun.

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  14. LOVE this manicure. & glad you're happy. I felt the same joy when Katy brought me mine!

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  15. I LOVE IT !!!!!

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  16. OMG! what a fab surprise gift to get in the mail - OPI Mad As A Hatter is probably up there among the most wished for lemming of many a polish collectors out there! Many tried to dupe it and non ever up getting it right. I am not a huge glitter fan but I adore Mad As A Hatter...congrats - we will look forward to seeing swatches. Love it used here on the accent nail and am going right over to the link to read how to do the quilted mani again.

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  17. Beautiful! I wait each day to see what new and exciting manis you present us with!

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  18. Beautiful! I'll have to try this some time soon!

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  19. The accent nail almost mimics a stained glass window. How beautiful! :)

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  20. I love this! Especially the matte/glossy version! Just highlights is so perfectly!

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  21. This is such a lovely manicure, love the glitter accent!

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  22. Anna's Polish AddictionNovember 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Absolutely love this, thank you for sharing :D

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  23. One of my favorite pinterests pins is a picture of your first quilted manicure and it says "to achieve this look, paint two coats of a polish and then use a RULER to make the impressions". I feel bad for the people who tried that nonsense! Love this look!

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  24. I saw these on FB and just about cried. You are such a talent! I tried sharing on my Pinterest board but I couldn't.

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  25. Subliminally SmittenNovember 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Oooo, I like this! :)

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  26. lol I know, I've seen it with that description several times on Pinterest. I just shake my head...I wonder if it would actually work doing it that way though

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  27. Thank you <3

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  28. thats so cute! The quilted look reminds me of chanel bags!

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  29. That quilting looks awesome, especially with the matte

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  30. LOVE IT! Especially Mad As A Hatter. I am SOOOOOOO jealous!! Lucky you :)

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  31. I love the addition of glitter on your ring finger! Just gorgeous!

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  32. Love It nice mani , A grate way to use black making it look very chic

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  33. MarciaF (beautyinfozone)November 13, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    I adore this manicure. You also do a fabulous job but this one is the best!

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  34. I love this!

    Just curious: is there a particular person/place you get your striping tape? There are so many listings on eBay and other places, and I'm hoping someone can suggest a good, reliable seller.

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  35. I've only ever bought mine at a local store, I would just make sure to check the feedback of the seller on ebay. I don't buy from anyone will less than 100% feedback

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  36. thank you <3

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  37. Sooo beautiful! I love the glitter accent nail. I've got to get some string tape and give this a try.

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  38. OMG is all I can think. That quilted look is so cool! I love it.

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  39. It's Georgeous <3 Can't wait to try it :D

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  40. It's Georgeous <3 Can't wait to try it :D

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  41. This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm going to give it a try, I just got Maybelline Colorshow in Rose Bling today which I will sub for the OPI Mad As A Hatter. This matte/shiny black is my favorite look at the moment, well done.

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  42. thank you!

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  43. Looove this I will definitely try it out!!

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  44. I just did this mani yesterday, although I did my lines vertical/horizontal rather than the diagonal. Also refused to pay $120 for a bottle of Mad As A Hatter on Ebay so I found China Glaze Glitter All The Way as it looks to be almost identical. I've gotten so many compliments on my mani already!



    Thank you for all the work you do!!

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  45. I just bought 30 rolls off of Ebay asI couldn't find them in the stores. :( As they were being shipped from Hong Kong it took about 2 weeks to get here but I was happy with the purchase.

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  46. Ana from SimpleNailArtTips.comDecember 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    This one is truly gorgeous! I can see why you actually did all ten nails! I'm starting to get like you ...a random patchwork of nail art for blog posts and videos! My fans are going to love this one! Pinning! ~Ana

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