Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My First Time (With Matte's!)

Happy Tuesday Blogosphere! I was attempting to swatch a bunch of lovely Nfu-Oh polishes last night, however the sun was on it's way down as I was starting and my pictures were not working out very well! So I decided to try out a color I got a few weeks ago that is a matte, a finish I have never tried.

I bought Zoya Phoebe and Mitzi during their last buy one get one sale and have yet to try it! So, I give you Zoya Phoebe:

This picture was taken at night so forgive the poor lighting but it still really pops!

I used Nailtiques Protein Level II for a base coat since my nails are a bit weak at the moment and then three coats of Zoya Phoebe. I wasn't sure how the Matte polish would go on, and it was really streaky at first (probably because I was using the wrong amounts since it was my first time) however in three coats I had full coverage and almost no visible nail line. Here is one more picture in the day time so you can see how bright this color is!

All in all, I love this color. It actually reminds me a lot of a matte version of Zoya Robyn and I'm tempted to find a matte top coat and compare the two! I do like that Phoebe has the slightest bit of shimmer to it. The great thing about the matte is how fast it dried! In just a few minutes, I was using my hands again and not one chip! Mattes will definitely be my new go-to polishes when I need to paint my nails and leave in a hurry! Plus Phoebe is such a great bright blue for spring and summer, I can't help but smile when I look at my nails!

What do you guys think of matte polishes? Do you like the finish? What's your favorite matte? Do you find them as streaky as I did at first?


  1. Quick correction: Zoya Robyn is a shade brighter than Phoebe even without the shimmer!

  2. OMG! I love it! I still haven't had the chance to get my hands on a matte polish by Zoya. I've seen pretty colors on different blogs.

  3. Ashley - I highly recommend the Zoya Matte's! They are gorgeous!


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