Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Més que un club


My favorite soccer team, FC Barcelona, won the Champions League title today (well, night in the EU now). In celebration of their victory over Manchester United, I created an appropriate manicure:


The blue is China Glaze Blue Sparrow while the garnet is China Glaze Crystal Ball. But let's dress this down a bit...


I wasn't feeling the matte trend at first, but I'm hooked! I absolutely adore Nubar V For Men, a matte finish nail protector. For those of you not willing to drop over 20 bucks for KO's matte polishes, this is the way to instant matte goodness! I doubt I will buy from OPI's upcoming matte line because the colors I would've most likely acquired are already part of my collection. Why drop $8.50 when I can spruce up my own polish? Have you opened up to matte yet? Why or why not?

16 comments:

Velvet said...

Very cool looking! No, I have tried any of the matte top coats or polish. I guess I'll have to give this a whirl...lol!

Mary said...

I love your manicure! So neat and precise and the colors are perfect! I like the mattes, it's something different. I'm with you, I have the Nubar and 2 other matte top coats. I'm not buying any matte polishes, just top coating them. Although I may cave on some if I see them as unique or different!

Lucy said...

Nice mani! I will love having some matte polish. I used to have some matte polishes a long time ago. I also have the Orly Matte Top Coat. I haven't tried it on any polishes yet. I hope it works well. If it does maybe I won't have to buy any matte polishes.

Helen said...

This made me LOL - I sit opposite a Man Utd supporter at work who has been utterly miserable today.

I wasn't being remotely patriotic last night as the only people wanting Man U to win were Man U fans - everyone else was well behind Barca! And Thierry Henry looked so happy!

Anyway - enough football chat. I love the nails! I am now feeling the pressure and whilst I'm not sure about a whole matte polish, I may fork out for a topcoat....

Panderbear said...

Cute nails! I'm just not sure about matte. On one hand, it's something unique and interesting...on the other hand, when in my life have I ever wanted something to be LESS shiny? It's like fighting my inner magpie.

Jen said...

Just tagged your survey @ frmheadtotoe.com :) Cute nails and thanks for being awesome!

The Asian Girl said...

Velvet--it's definitely a break in routine :)

Mary--The KOs look great, but $20 great?! I'd rather drop that on Illamasqua!

Lucy--I hear it works great! I love my bottle of V for Men so much that I highly doubt I'll buy anymore matte polishes.

Helen--my sister's friend is a huge Man U fan and made his high school teacher turn the match during his last class! He's still not a happy camper! I agree, Henry looked over the moon...I've always been a fan of his, so I was excited when he transferred to Barca. If you're just dipping your toes into matte, I think a topcoat is a great start.

Panderbear--I'm still in my honeymoon stage of matte curiosity. I definitely fought the trend, though...the ManGlaze polishes are awesome, ESPECIALLY with top coat! I think we can have it both ways.

Jen--Thanks a lot! Your blog is pretty awesome as well :D

Jourdan Velardi said...
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S. Vanessa Hailey said...

Great job!

Tuli said...

What a nice mani you did there ! I love the colors you've chosed :-)

I'm Just a Girl said...

HELP!!! Where can I find China Glaze Crystal Ball??? I need to have it!!! Thanks!!

adorepink said...

I gave you an award on my blog!

The Princess said...

The jury is still out on the "matte" trend at the moment but, I really like the two colors that you but together.

Anonymous said...

ummm... update, much?

konADDICT said...

If i have a neon that accidentally comes out matte ( meaning i didn't realize it was matte) i quickly apply a clear gloss over it!!!! otherwise it seems like i took a perfect mani to the beach & applied sunscreen to them! lol!

Ange-Marie said...

just bought my first matte topcoat last night, and i'm hooked already!!!! love it. so cute with those colors!

 
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