Today, I've got another fishtail braid mani for you. I actually did this either Monday or Tuesday, but I wanted to set a schedule for the girly-girl challenge.
Essie Ballet Slippers, Essie Shine of the Times, China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise, OPI Did It On 'Em, and L'Oreal Violet Vixen
As much as I love this look, I have a warning for you, dear readers.
Do not buy CND Super Matte.
I've been looking for a matte coat for a while, so when I saw this at a cosmetic supply store for three dollars, I swiped it up. I was so excited to be able to do the matte flakie effect - which is what I tried to attempt above, and... well, what you see is what I got. I put one coat of Super Matte over one coat each of Shine of the Times and Essie Ballet Slippers, and instead of getting awesome matte flakies, I got super milky, slightly less shiny flakies. I added a coat of Seche Vite over top to salvage it. After looking up reviews online, the suck of Super Matte seems to be a general consensus.
Tomorrow, I'll have a little something different for you, so look forward to that!