Below: Iced Olive with 1 coat of NailTek Foundation II gave me just the matte look I thought it would. I love the way this turned out!
Just a quick post today as I have many non-nail polish related things to accomplish today, but I always look forward to catching up on everyone's blogs when I'm done with everything! As I have been doing all week, I'm still testing out my new BB Couture polishes (see 'Tip Jar' column on right for a Body & Soul special with Overall Beauty). I've been intrigued with Iced Olive since it arrived, as it's a perfect olive green shade with gold shimmer. I applied 2 coats and as I'm finding with all of the BB's, that is all that is needed. Then I thought this may be one of those colors that really looks great matted and would be especially nice come Fall. I applied a coat of NailTek Foundation II and it gave me just the look I was visualizing. I really like this shade both ways, but I do think it makes a fantastic matte shade. I don't love mattes or prefer them in any way necessarily, I just think it's something different. I don't prefer them in the warmer months, but I do think when the weather cools down (not that it's been all that warm yet here in Michigan) and the seasons change, it will tie in better with fashions and accessories. I've talked before about how I think your nails and the polish you wear can certainly be considered an accessory, and I feel that a matte finish gives a different texture, so to speak, of that accessory.