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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Matte Checkers....

Happy Thursday!! I've wanted to do this mani for a while, but it just felt as though something always came up. Well last night I finally got to. Now you all know I love my matte polishes and tape. So here you go -
I only used Sinful Black on Black and Essie Matte About You, and well tape of course :)
I started with a coat of Black on Black then a coat of SV. After about 10 minutes I started the matte top coat process :)
Here is a tutorial showing you how I do this type of mani :)







65 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love matte and mixing matte and glossy is even better :)

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  2. Speechless!!!
    Adorable? Amazing? Awesome?
    All of them...!!

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  3. That is perfect. I can never seem to get matte polish stay neat. It always shrinks the polish.

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Did you start with the gloss coat or the matte? I've been unsucessful with the tape method, but maybe I'll get someone to help me out. I'm so impatient - I smear everything!

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    1. Thanks, I edited my post above. I hope that helps :)

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  5. Preciosa combinación mate-brillo. Me gusta mucho.

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  6. OMG I love this! I'm sooo going to try this out :) xx

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  7. LOVE THIS! I would really love to watch how you do this.

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  8. I L-O-V-E this! I wanted to do this for so long too and I just never found the time!! Now I have to <3

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  9. I love this one and need to get my tushie to just sit put long enough to do something like this. It came out awesome

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  10. Waw ! I love this one, it's amazing !

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  11. This is so gorgeous, Erika! You always do such a perfect job & you are so creative! I just ♥ it!

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  12. I'm not too fond of matte nails - but this is pretty!

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  13. I love matte glossy combos! This looks great. I did a black glossy/matte mani once, but instead of checkers I did matte dots <3

    Don't you think SC Black On Black is really watery? Or maybe I just have a bad one...

    xx

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    1. The newer ones I buy are a tad thin, but I just leave the cap off for like 30 min, and it thickens it up :)

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  14. OMG this might just be my all time favorite mani of yours!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  15. I love that! I do have a question, though. I'm very new to the world of pretty nails... What is "SV?" I'm guessing it's some sort of top coat as you use it on almost everything, but I don't know what SV stand for, and thus do not have this basic.

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  16. i have just literally brought a matte top coat yesterday this is a great idea i may have to steal it ;) lol

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  17. Oh wow, this mani looks so pretty! I will definitly check out the tutorial and try this myself!

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  18. this is fricken awesome... glad ur back and doin well ericka.
    pamalama_dingdong

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  19. OMG!!!! VERY PRETTY....THIS VERY PERFECT.
    KISSES

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  20. Love your nailart!! Love it!
    Follow you on bloglovin', maybe you would like to follow me? http://mylifeasmir.blogspot.com

    Thank you and looking forward to more of your nailart!

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  21. I just love the matte/glossy mix!! I've done tips this way before like you did with lincoln park after dark!

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  23. absolutely love..i want to try this!

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  24. So simple, but so creative! I love it xo

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  25. Love it! Such an easy and simple technique but so elegant looking and really eye catching!

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  26. looks flawless like always! love how shiny it is.

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  27. Definitely going to try this one! So nice

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  28. Hi Chloe! Just checked back in tonight after leaving a message on your October post. I am SO HAPPY to see you're back and feeling better!! I missed you and just spent the last half hour catching up on your new posts. So good to see you again and hear you are healthy and making it through one step at a time. As always, BEAUTIFUL NAILS! (i love that Orly Fowl Play from a few posts back!!!) thanks for making something that I look forward to looking at each day :)

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  29. Love the glossy & matte combo! :D Great mani, as always!!

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  30. Any tips on lining up the tape? Or is it. Practice thing

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  31. Up in my FAQ tab, I have quit a few tips :)

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  32. THIS IS AMAZING!
    i am definately going to recreate this!!
    <3

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  33. I love the matte black paired with the glossy black. So chic!

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  34. Love, love, LOVE this design! Was getting a bit tired of the matte look, but now I may have to rethink that ;D Mmm, matte and blanc black is just so pwetty!

    PS, love your nails :)

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  35. I love this! This is probably a stupid question but do you put a top coat over the matte polish? I'm afraid it would take the matte look away but I don't want the matte to chip faster than the gloss...

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  36. Thanks for sharing! Very cool nails style! how can you do it? take how long to do it? can you make video how to do it?
    http://nailspainting.com/

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  37. I love the matte with these squares. Kraftynails will soon have some matte designs. Check it out and follow us!

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  38. Could you please tell me where to get the matte finish polishes and the SV?

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  39. Great job!!!
    This is SO PRETTY
    I'm going to try this!

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  40. I've linked to this post from blog, the manicure is beautiful! I tried it using Zoya Harlow, piccies here;

    http://pinspatternsandpolish.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/zoya-harlow-and-carly-checkers-manicure.html

    Keep up the good work!

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