Sunday, February 28, 2010

Business time

Hello ladies,

I'm happy to be posting manicure photos tonight! It is possible that Raider may have perceived my camera cable as bounty and absconded with it into the depths of my boyfriend's closet. The cat, however adorable, was well named. I met with my friend Lisa for coffee this afternoon and she helped me pick out the proper memory card reader so I have another way to upload photos. I am so thankful all of that has been resolved.

I wanted to create a look using red, copper and black. Nubar Enchanting Red, a gorgeous metallic with lots of depth and shimmer, forms the base. I painted a funky french with ManGlaze Matte is Murder. I used an Art Club striper in Penny Pincher to pick up the copper shimmer in Enchanting Red. The finished manicure really makes me think of a man's neck tie.

I added topcoat to my thumbnail so you could see how the manicure would look as high gloss.

Nubar Enchanting Red is lovely. It has a bold, coppery shimmer that reminds me of autumn. The formula is perfection. It was almost completely opaque in one coat. I am really impressed with the intensity of color in the Risque Reds Collection. The shine and the pigmentation remind me of car paint. I can easily think of walking through a new car lot and seeing the sun brighten the rows of cars. I loved having that saturation of color on my nails.

Nubar Risque Reds will be available for purchase on March 1st at The bottle I am showing was sent to me for review.

ManGlaze Matte is Murder was a surprise for me as funky french. I fully intended to wear the manicure glossy, but I loved the contrast of matte to shine. If you decide to wear Matte is Murder for a french look, apply it carefully. You can end up with some unevenness if the polish isn't painted in thin layers. I would recommend experimenting with Matte is Murder this way. I had a great time with it!

ManGlaze Matte is Murder was sent to me for review. It can be purchased from For a chance to win Matte is Murder, Matte-Astrophe top coat and Hot Mess glitter top coat visit the contest post.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. This is gorgeous! It looks really really good!

    Your title reminds of a song by Flight of the Conchords lol, its dirty.

  2. Very cute mani, I love the mix of textures!

  3. wow!! thats really awesome.. love to clone it.. u're really amazing.. xoxo sweety!!

  4. Really nice, the striped necktie is really "professional" ;-) Like it with top coat, too!

  5. Hmmm, your nails look like liquorice! =D

    Looks awesome!


  7. It totally does look like a men's tie! I love this together, and I think it looks great with the matte for contrast.

  8. Love the matte/gloss contrast, and it looks even better with topcoat :)

  9. Seeing Sunshine: Thank you! I will be showing a full manicure with shiny ManGlaze very soon. <3

    Jessica: Thanks so much! My friend Lisa came up with the title for this look. We both love Flight of the Conchords. :)

    gildedangel: Thank you! I love mixing matte and shine finishes in one manicure. <3

    Skulda: Thanks! I love playing with stripers!

    thriszha: That's so sweet! Go right ahead and give the look a try on your nails. Please link back to this page if you decide to do a posting. :)

    smALtY: Thank you! I was so tempted to classify this manicure as 'work appropriate'. ;)

    Thess: Ooh! I didn't think of licorice. So true. Thank you! <3

    NY*NAIL*DIVA: Thanks so much! I love experimenting with nail art. So much fun!

    Nicole: Thank you! I have been loving the matte black with glossy reds. <3

    Silhouette Screams: Thanks! I was so torn on which way to wear the look. I didn't mind having a shiny thumbnail. :)


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