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Monday, January 23, 2012

Some Leopard Fun

Happy Monday!!! My weekend wasn't too exciting, although yesterday I got hours of cleaning done, YAY!!! Well, okay maybe not actual house cleaning, but I did get my DVR cleaned out a bit : P Yep, we were very lazy, and had a semi X-Men marathon day, but it was totally needed!

Since I haven't stamped or played with mattes in a long time, I decided to have a little fun.
I just used SH Black Out and Essie Matte About You, and of course my leopard image from one of my stamping plates.

















58 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the contrast between the glossy/matte finish.

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  2. I love this Definitely going to Give it a try

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  4. Very sophisticated looking :]. I'm glad you're back!

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  5. This just looks awesome! I love it! :)

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  6. Very pretty! Years ago, I used this painting technique on the walls in my house (gloss and matte stripes in the same color). Which inspired me to do so on my nails! One of my favorite looks and you wear it beautifully!

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  7. I just watched X-Men on the weekend too! Love these nails...feel like I might try them out today! Glad you're back!!

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  8. I love to work with texture as well gorgeous

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  9. Mixed matte and glossy nails always get me! I also like how the entire nail is matte, while the design is glossy. Usually you see it the other way around. Love it!

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  10. Pero que barbaridad! Me encanta :) Una combinación perfecta ^^ Besos!

    Miriam M. M.
    http://JustForRealGirls.Blogspot.com

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  11. Obviously, nails are much LESS important than your well-being, but it is SO VERY nice to start my morning with pictures of your nails. I've missed them!!!

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  12. Dang...I love this! I am going to have to try this - I don't usually like matte polish but I can handle it on one finger. :)

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  13. OH my gosh! You're back!!!! Fantastic to read you again!
    (Do you think my post needs more exclamation points? :) )

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  14. wow, looks great!
    http://kisstomake-up.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love this! I want to try a whole manicure like this!

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  16. Love the accentnail like this! Good to have you and your awesome manis back :)

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  17. It's no even funny how good it is to have you back!

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  18. Glad to see you are posting again and feeling better! Your mani is lovely :)

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  19. welcome back :) waiting for some next new posts :)

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  20. I love this!!! So glad you are back!!!!

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  21. Hello!! New follower here, so glad you're back at it and doing better. I'm a fan of animal print in general (and black polish); this mani truly is gorgeous and fun!

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  22. Very cool mani! Love the glossy/ matte finish!

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  23. Thanks god you're back!!! :D

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  24. I just want to start by saying, I AM SOOO GLAD YOU'RE BACK! You were defiantly in my prayers, and still will be! I absolutely love what you do. I JUST last night took off my acrylic nails and started wearing my natural nails today, I said to myself " If Chloe can do it, I can too" lol.

    I do have a question though. Do you use a matte top coat before using the stamp?

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I apply the matte polish and let that dry, then I do the stamping over it :)

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    2. I like this, this is a verry good idea!

      I have another question :) How do you do the stamping over it? I tried with no sucess...

      Thanks for your answer and sorry for my english, I'm french :)

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  25. You're back! Beautiful manicure.

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  26. Looks great.Awsome idea, i will try to do it as soon as I get a Matte Top Coat.

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  27. I really like the matte/glossy contrast with the same color - great look!

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  28. Classy and fun. Great to have you back. :-) Maria

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  29. I love that mani!!! I've been wanting a matte topcoat and trying to decide which one to get, I'll try Essie since yours turned out so well and you're pretty much my favorite nail polish blogger EVER.

    Also, I'm so glad to see you're back to blogging. Baby steps is what it's all about. You take care of YOU.

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  30. That looks amazing!! I just bought my first matte top coat so I hope it works! Now I just need to buy some stamping plates.

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  31. It's great to have you back! Your nails always look perfect!

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  32. Welcome back! I mised you tons! I'm so happy for you that you're feeling better, words can't even express! Well, about this mani, can you tell me in details how you did it? Thanks girl!

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    1. Thank you so much!

      First I painted all my nails with 2 coats of the black. Then I applied SV, top coat, to all my nails except the ring fingers. I applied the Essie top coat to them. I then let them dry and stamped the leopard design.

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  33. I am SO glad to see you back!!!! You have inspired me to start my own little blog. If you feel like it take a look. Maybe you can give me some pointers and your opinion. http://chellesnailtique.blogspot.com/

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  34. I really like this, I ought to play about with mattes more often :)

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  35. WOW! I'm following for sure! xxxxxx

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  36. I love this stamping combined with matte <3!

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  37. ahhh! I love how you used SV for the stamp over the matte!!!! gahhhh gorgeous!!!!

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  38. Glad you are back E, and more importantly, that you are feeling better!

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  39. Oh man, it makes me so happy to see your updates in my reading list!

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  40. Its so great to see your posts again :) I missed you!
    LOOOVE the matte leopard. I think a matte topcoat is the only thing missing from my collection.

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  41. Beautiful! So glad your back and doing well :)

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  42. With tears in my eyes I am here to say: YAY!! YOU'RE BACK!!!
    I did not know that till this morning!!!! When I just checked your blog and I saw Jan 2012 I got sooo excited!! The nail polish diva is back to business!!
    I hope you're ok know and please be informed that we love you, we missed you and we'll always support you, no matter what, come what may!!!!
    A huge hug from a Brazilian that lives in Dublin!!
    :D

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    1. Thank you soooo much Flavia! It means so much to know you guys all do really care! *HUGS*

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  43. Glad to see you back. :)
    This is very nice. I tried the exact same thing with a different stamp of course and I couldn't get it to work. Did you use Seche Vite to do the glossy stamp or a slower drying regular top coat. I used SV and just couldn't get the whole image to my nail fast enough. Don't have any regular top coat so wondering if I got some if it would work.

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    1. I just used the SH Black polish to do the stamp :)

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  44. I'm very happy that you're back, I miss you, ando I miss your art. Kisses.
    www.elisamaral2006.blogspot.com.

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  45. I love this!! Where do you get stamping plates? Thanks!

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    1. Sorry, just read on your FAQ that you use Konad.

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