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Friday, March 25, 2011

William...meet Flakie.....and some shopping

So I started my morning off feeling great, wearing a new cardi that I am absolutely IN LOVE WITH. I love those days when you have a good hair, outfit and makeup day. They are so rare for me, lol. Anyways, I really wanted a vampy color and decided to try this one, OPI William Tell Me About OPI. I think I only swatched it once when I got it but never actually wore it. Anyways, I also purchased a new necklace and wanted a mani that would semi resemble it, and that is where the flakies come in. Okay, well I started with 2 coats of the OPI



Then I added Nfu-Oh 50 over top



and then China Glaze Matte Magic, because I think matted flakies look so cool



Okay, now I know this is off topic, but I had to show you guys my new cardi! I love love love it. I got it off of Hautelook, which I'm semi addicted to, for a fairly decent price. It's made by Romeo & Juliet. I have received more compliments on this, than any other thing I've worn in a very long time, and mainly from strangers, lol.

and here is the necklace I purchased. I know a water marble would have matched better, but I had no time for that this morning, lol. So flakies had to do. If you can't tell, it's a maple leaf :P

So I loved my new cardi so much, that I NEEDED another one, so after some searching, I found one on eBay, lol, and snatched it up. I cannot wait to get it. Although my gray one has some lace in the ruffle as well, this one does not, but I don't care.

Okay, sorry to get so far off topic, but I just wanted to share :P

55 comments:

  1. ahhhk youre making me crazy with those n.fu oh flakie swatches!!! so pretty :D & i agree, they look awesome matte <3

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  2. your cardi is gorgeous. i love it <3 *.*

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  3. I love everything about this post!!! Nails awesome! The gray cardi is my favorite! BUT the black looks more dressy! Easily could make a great day look to a sweet night look! Both cute!

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  4. flakies really do look best matte :D And these are lovely cardigans, they are simple and crazy at the same time.

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  5. Oh wow awesome job at making the flakies and necklace go together lol =) I love the chocolatey colour against the bright blue flakies!
    And your cardi is soo pretty =)

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  6. I like the flakies over the brown :) Those cardis are super cute too! Off topic posts can be fun :)

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  7. wow! The mani and the cardi are both too cute!! I love hautelook too - I just bought some Pop Beauty polish from there yesterday :)

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  8. I love the blue and brown combo! Keep rawking hun!

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  9. I love it ;D

    http://paznokcie-kamilkamilka.blogspot.com/

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  10. Woah! I love the matte flakies, really pretty!

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  11. I agree with all the compliments! That cardi is adorable! Matted flakies are a win with the necklace too!

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  12. This mani reminds me of one of the Deborah Lippman ones that you have!

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  13. Great post! what would we do without your blog to look forward to every day ?

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  14. love! both the polish combo and the cardi, very cute :)

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  15. Wow, that manicure is so beautiful! Love it <3
    Have a nice day :)

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  16. Wow! Gorgeous mani, fantastic outfit.
    I've just discovered your blog, but I'll be a regular visitor now. Have a great day!

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  17. That. Is AWESOME!! And I don't usually like matte, but the flakies just GLOW. Now I need to do this. Tonight. LOL That cardi is cute. I wish I didn't have to wear scrubs all the time.

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  18. matte flakies and awesome cardigans ftw!

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  19. Mattified flakies are AWESOME! Now if only I could get my hands on some Nfu Ohs...

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  20. This is where I go O.o because I just read somewhere on your site (FAQ?) that you do nails in 10 minutes or something. And you do in time to match your necklace! That's crazy awesome! :D Even with Seche Vite I can never match your time.

    Anyway, cute cardi - I can see why you love it. Got on question though Erika, which matte top coat do you recommend? I just bought Essie Matte About You and it's the only matte nail polish I have *hangs head in shame* and it does a good job but just days after that it starts getting all satiny at the tips. How's the China Glaze one faring? If you're answering my question - thank you so much! :)

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  21. Thanks everyone!!! I as hoping you all wouldn't mind a tad off topic ramblng, lol

    Morgan, oh I saw those! Yu have to let me know how they are!

    Emer, awww thank you!! That made my day!

    Megan, DON'T THEY! It's amazing how being matte, brings them out more!

    Annette, haha, give it time, you'll be up to my speed :P I love both Essie and China Glaze's matte top coats. I'm sorry to say, but all matte top coats do tend to get satiny/shiny in a few days, it's just from all the oils, and everyday stuff they come in contact with. You could aways just freshen them up with another matte layer :P

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  22. i love flakies... matte or not :-)

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  23. LOL Erika, it'll be a wonderful super power to have. I always wait till the house is all quiet, the baby put to sleep... ahh, that's when I break out my polishes. :)

    Thank you for your tips on matte top coats. Such a shame, they're so pretty. Haha... well, good excuse to do another mani.

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  24. So pretty!

    Do you put SV on in between steps? Each step your nails look so glossy!

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  25. gorgeous!
    i like the matte finish

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  26. I love the matte finish! It gives it such a unique twist. And your cardigan...LOVE. : D

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  27. I love how this looks resembles black opals, and I love the matte!

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  28. Love love love the flakies...before and after the matte!

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  29. Holy smokes...I have Got to find some of those flakies! I adore how those look in matte and glossy. I have looked high and low here and can't find any. Sinful Colors Nail Junky is as good as it gets here! (and I loooove that polish).

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  30. I LOVE your maple leaf necklace, where did you get it? :)

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  31. Flakies + matte = best in show! winning pair! game-saving goal! he shoots he scores! etc.

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  32. Wooow! Those look amazing! You ROCK girl!

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  33. Thanks you guys!!!

    Annette, haha, yuo will and you're welcome :P

    Cynthia, yeah I use SV a lot, lol!

    Michelle, thanks! I got it at this Amish restaurant that had a gift shop. I love differnt things that I don't see everywhere.

    Rasta, haha, thanks!!!

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  34. Think this might be one of my favorite manis from you. Also, love the outfit post! I'm too busty for ruffles but love the feminine look!

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  35. This mani is so awesome, I've been spending all day trying to find Nfu.Oh 50 so I can do the same...hard to find in the UK apparently.

    This blog is really cool :)

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  36. Love the Colour, Love the Flakies, Love the Matte, Love the Cardi and Love the Necklace. Need say more

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  37. Your nails are sooo pretty! And I love the cardi.

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  38. So cute!! I love that necklace too! Do you get this polish online the nfu-oh, I deff like what I see but I've never seen it around, what kind of stores is it sold at?

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  39. Where in the us can I buy NFU??? Does anyone know?

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  40. Where did you get the nufoh flakes??? I MUST HAVE THEMM!!! :)

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  41. sooooo because of this post you made me buy 2 ruffly cardigans. they look kind of like that black one you bought, AND I LOVE THEM!!!
    i found them at Marshalls for $25 each! funny story:
    I originally saw the black one the other day and passed on it because i didnt feel like spending the money, even though they werent expensive.
    Then today i kept thinking about it so i went to a different store (thinking it was the same one i went to the other day, which it wasnt) and i found a grey one, but no black, so i was like ok i'll get it.
    Then i was driving myself crazy thinking about having one in black so i drove all the way to the other store and thank god it was still there! (since they only had 1 in my size).....i thought about returning the grey one but i think im going to keep both because they are soooo cute!
    so its all your fault...lol. ....and thank you.

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  42. Today i finally gave into temptation and bought the Nfu-Oh 50 polish...hehe your pictures are sooo gorgeous...

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  43. I just ordered 2 Nfu Oh flaky colors because of this manicure. I don't have the Matte Magic yet, but I'll be getting that next!

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  44. Kalee, HAHAHA, Hey, I'm just gald I could help!! I love ruffle cardis!!!!!! I have sooo many, lol. You can never have too many!

    Suiling Kwong, Haha, Oh YAY, you'll love it!

    Ms. Wright, haha, I know you'll love the flakies!!

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  45. ack! that matte on the flakies is so cool! i've been looking forever for a matte polish so i can play with stuff like that. :D

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  46. Nfu Oh flakies look so beautiful! I need one! Matte top coat is indeed pretty here!

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