Last weekend my sister discovered that one of the new Spoiled polishes I'd picked up was...a MATTE! I was super excited, I love all the matte polish pictures online and they are high on my list of WANTS. I found Seche Natural at the CVS by my house and had been hoping it would work as a matte top coat, but alas it does not. I decided to use it as a base for my first dot manicure effort. I was hoping I would be awesome at this from the get go and could use this as a submission in the Chalkboard Nails dotting contest, but...no. I'm not displeased with it for my first try, but definitely want to practice before the March 5 deadline. Here it is!
Spoiled Distant Memory. I would say this is actually "matte-ish." Is still has a little sheen, but is much less glossy than a regular polish. The finish is almost plastic-like. You can still see some of the micro glitter flecks in it, even with the less than glossy finish. It's very pretty, and I love teal shades!
And the dotty flower manicure: This has a top coat over it, you can see the difference in finishes on Distant Memory. I like it with a top coat too!
I meant for these to be 3 petal flowers...it's a less defined than I was going for. I think it's still cute!
My husband and I are currently redoing out living room and den, so naturally 30 minutes after I finished this I went to bring cans of paint in from the car and smudged my flowers all to hell. This did teach me that you want FLAT dots though.
Colors Used: Spoiled Distant Memory (base), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On and Hot Magenta (spots). I used 2 coats of Distant Memory, but it was pretty thick with 1. Making mental note to try it with stamping.
Technique: Dotting tool
Purchased: I got Spoiled at CVS, and Sally Hansen's from CVS or Kroger. I know those are super common, but whenever I see colors I like on a blog I always wonder where they got them (for less common brands) so I decided just to make it a regular part of mine.