Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Snaps!

Hi everyone! Australian nail polish brand Mode recently came out with a matte top coat. Whilst I love to have glossy and shiny tips, sometimes it's nice to trap the flashes of colours on the nail with a matte finish. For this look, I started with two coats of Mode Happy snaps and layered a coat of Finders keepers over it. The gold glitter in Finders keepers does bleed, unfortunately, so you'll find the yellow-gold tinge may affect your base shade if it is lighter. First off, with a glossy top coat :)

happy snaps layered with finders keepers1

The next day, I took Mode's Matte me top coat to create a matte finish. And it was love! ♥ You know how some matte top coats just don't do what they're meant to and give a satin finish instead? Not this one. This is a true, matte finish.

happy snaps layered with finders keepers2

happy snaps layered with finders keepers3

The gold glitter on aqua blue had me constantly looking at my nails the whole time I wore this manicure... ;) Are you a fan of the matte finish?

Thanks for reading!
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  1. Ooh, that looks even better with the matte! Great combo!

  2. Hmm I like the matte version but I still prefer it glossy because I'm more of a person that prefers the shiny look.

  3. I'm glad you like the matte version Cathy :)

  4. That's what I usually think too :P Then I surprise myself when I add a matte top coat because the manicure looks totally different! In a good way, of course :)

  5. The blue and gold is such a nice combo and I like the matte version, too!

    It's great to find another Aussie nail blogger - now following your blog :)

  6. Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy my posts! ^^ The gold really does look amazing over the brighter blue underneath :)


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