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 bynubar.com. 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 manglaze.com. 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!