Monday, March 26, 2012

Splatter + Matte Coat Comparison

First up is my pretty splatter:

Dark Purple Base: Zoya - Pinta
Light Purple: Zoya - Marley
Medium Purple: Zoya -Tru



Now for the Matte Top Coat comparison:


Can you see a difference in the matte top coats?
I can't either. 
Pointer and Ring: NYC - Matte Me Crazy ($2.00)
Middle and Pinky: Essie - Matte About You ($8.00)

Save yourself some money and buy NYC.

Love, Bethany

29 comments:

  1. lol I think most mattes are about the same. I use Warpaints Beauty matte which I also got for $2. Love the Zoya splatter! They're so pretty, but I know next time I'm in Ulta I'll see them and think "Purple creams? meh...." LOL Super splatter job. What kind of straw did you use?

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    1. I used a drink stirrer that I got my Amaretto Sour the other day. Lol!

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    2. That's the same thing I used when I tried it! LOL Yours came out a lot better than mine, though.

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  2. Ooooh I love it with the matte topcoat! Great tip about the NYC matte coat, when I use up my Essie I will definitely be picking that one up instead! I hear NYC has a great quick-dry topcoat as well.

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  3. One matte that isn't the same - CND Super Matte. It's AWFUL. /rage

    I really like the splatter. I've been wanting to try one for a while, just haven't remembered to pick up a straw.

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    1. I'll definitely remember not to try that one! Sorry it didn't work :(

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  4. I literally just bought the NYC Matte top coat yesterday. So glad I didn't waste my money on the Essie one!

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  5. i love this mani! you did such an awesome job

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  6. Fantastic job on the splatter mani! Great choice of colours too.

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  7. Love it! The combination of purples is really great. And I feel kind of clueless to ask this, but how do you actually do a splatter mani?

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    1. Omg I'm such an idiot for not putting that in the post! You use a straw! You dip it in the polish and then blow it onto your nails. It can get messy, but it's so fun! I like to use tiny straws, because they're more precise. I used a drink stirrer for this one! Sorry I didn't explain in the post!

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    2. Thanks, Bethany! It's looks so cool, I'll have to try this sometime.

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  8. Love that splatter! Good to know about the matte topcoats!

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  9. Oh wow! I love this combination!! I so want to do this :)

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  10. ps: I love it so much more as a matte! Not sure why :)

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  11. So glad I'm following you now! I'm all about saving money, and now I'm just bummed that I spent $4 on my Hard Candy Matte when NYC sells it for half. Sigh.

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    1. Thank you so much! Sorry about the Hard Candy though, I definitely love saving money!

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  12. I can't see any difference but omg, is this mani gorgeous!! I especially love the matte version :D Great job!

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  13. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

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  14. This splatter design is awesomee> defo going to try this out

    Love Nails. Love Obsession Lacquer.

    obsessionlacquer.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  15. Pinta is, like, my favorite dark purple. I wear it a LOT (which is weird for me, since I adore bright colors), usually with sparkles over it.

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  16. I love the splatter look i need to try some out!
    I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award!! I love your nails!
    http://lippylucie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/and-award-goes-too.html

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I appreciate all feedback!