May 4, 2013

piCture pOlish G'day Matte Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Happy weekend!! Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I'm going to be basking in the beautiful weather we are having here, it's been straight up like was in the 90's yesterday!

Today I have a review a kind of a little spam post of the new piCture pOlish matte top coat called g'day matte! This was just launched a couple of weeks ago and it's my personal favorite thing of all the new launches from piCture pOlish! I love matte top coats, usually anything that looks good shiny will look even better matte, especially glitters! As soon as I opened the package with g'day matte in it I was like I MUST MATTE ALL THE THINGS, I looked sort of crazy and possessed like the meme below (we've all been there, right?). Check out my review and a bunch of mattified glitters after the jump!

G'day matte is like I said, a matte top coat. You can apply this over any polish and it will mattify it! A good trick I like matte top coats for is smoothing out textured glitters (not the ones like the textures we've seen this year, just regular glitter...I hope that makes sense). I like to apply a coat of matte top coat then my regular shiny top coat. For some reason the matte top coat makes the glitter less top coat hungry. Does anyone else do that too?

When g'day matte came in the mail I put it aside and decided I'd just try it over a bunch of the glitters I was swatching over the weekend. I am pretty impressed with it, it dries down fast and super matte, sometimes matte top coats will dry down to a more satin matte finish but not this one! My only issue was that it was a little thick, but it didn't affect application. I do think that as I use this I will need to occasionally thin in but I don't think that's a big deal. If you've been looking for a good matte top coat this is a good option (plus it has pretty much the best name ever)!

Below is 1 coat of g'day matte used over a bunch of different glitters/layering combos. The names of the polishes used are captioned under each photo!

Base polish: Whimsical Ideas by Pam La De Dots over Zoya Yana

Base polish: Whimsical Ideas by Pam Back To The Garden over Zoya Rocky

Base polish: piCture pOlish Blogger over Zoya Josie

Base polish: Whimsical Ideas by Pam Crazy Daisies over Cult Nails Tempest

Base polish: Whimsical Ideas by Pam 14 Carrots

Base polish: piCture pOlish Ocean

Base polish: Super Black Becky

g'day matte is available now on the piCture pOlish website along with their network members like Llarowe & Harlow & Co. For a full list of network members click here!


  1. Good tip on the glitter topcoat. The yellow mani is my fave ;)

  2. OOOOOHHH! I love me some matte pretties! The Crazy Daisies mani had me flailing about with it's sheer awesomeness. All these combos look gorgeous! Beautiful swatches :)

  3. It looks awesome,love it :)

  4. Best meme ever!!! And the polish is awesome too :)

  5. OOOOH that last manicure ♥♥♥

  6. Love all the colors! I want :)

  7. These swatches are awesome! I think my favorite is the first one, sooo pretty. I never would've thought to put matte over glitter but it looks pretty neat. Thanks for the great pics! :D

  8. I am usually not a big matte fan - like a few polshes with matte top and have used Essie for those - then I have some of the classic OPI Suedes which I adore that come matte. But your photos really make me want to get this one - I wanted to put in an order already to get the glitter under coat you did write up on already so I will add this newbie to that order

  9. OK that cartoon had me LOLing ;) I love matte nails on everyone, so fun! I can't wear matte nails though, I feel so weird haha

  10. That cartoon was SO me when I first discovered matte top coat.
    Also, mattified 14 carrots ... love, love, LOVE!

  11. I never even thought about using a matte top coat over glitter. You have definitely inspired me; next time I paint my nails, it will be with glitter and a matte top coat!

  12. I really like the matted orange - so pretty!

  13. 14 carrots and super black becky are beautiful matte! Thank you for the tip about "mattified" ...(is that a word? lol) glitter polishes! I've got several hungry ones.

  14. Beautiful I love the matte effect with glitter! :D

  15. I think we've all done this as soon as we got a bottle - matte ALL the things indeed!


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