Glitter Bomb Nails

There is really no doubt about it…..there is something about glitter that I have a soft spot for, even now at 31. Glitter polish, really because there isn’t any glitter I could get away with like I did in high school. Ah…the days when I would wear glitter in my hair and eye lashes just because. I think it was a No Doubt/ Gwen Stefani influence at the time too, haha. So now I stick to glitter nails to get my fix.

iliketotalkalot mattese elite embrasse moi and essie stroke of brilliance

Today’s swatch is a glitter combo of Mattese Elite Embrasse Moi and Essie Stroke of Brilliance. I’ve swatched Embrasse Moi before and its great for trying full opacity on nails (with three coats for me).It’s a bright plum glitter polish that catches light from all angles. It looks AWESOME with a thick glossy top coat over it. Essie’s Stroke of of Brilliance is a multi-sized glitter in a lilac-dusty blue color. It could easily give a diamond effect over a silver-white polish with a few coats.

In this mani I did three coats of Embrasse Moi and one coat of Stroke of Brilliance. Finished with Seche Vite Top Coat and chipped by day two— I think because it was so many coats of polish. I have maintained

the manicure longer though by painting the chipped corners and wearing a few days longer. Swatches below!

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I love this combo but know its going to the tin foil method for the cleanest removal method. You don’t want to “scrub” your nails with a cotton pad trying to rub the glitter polish off, it can damage your nails and causes scratches that you will need to buff out. The more careful the removal process, the less chance of scratches occurring. You should follow with a hand lotion or oil. You could even treat yourself to a little EVOO with a cotton swab to nourish your tips! It really makes for nice cuticles. I even do it (sometimes) before taking photos like those above.

@RICKYS_NYC sent me another polish! Amour De Ma Vie by Mattese Elite

Hello Beauties!  If you missed my last couple of posts on Mattese Elite polishes , you better catch up because here is another!  Mattese Elite is the cosmetics line created by Ricky’s NYC, a ultra-hip beauty supply with locations found on the east coast.  It includes everything from eye shadow, makeup brushes, and of course, nail polish!

Mattese Elite Nail Polish - Amour De Ma Vie

The glittery creation I will be swatching today is from their Me Amour Collection, and is called Amour De Ma Vie, translated to “The love of my life”.  Amour De Ma Vie is a dark base with multi-color glitters ranging from red, white, and (i think) aqua colored glitters.  I decided to use it as a top coat over a grape purple polish I hadn’t used yet, and it turned out awesome!  I suspect you can get full coverage in 2-3 coats if used alone, but I was itching to use more than one polish (as usual).

I did a tape mani and figured this was a great way to make it into a more edgy manicure.  Likey?

Photos taken in direct outdoor sunlight:

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Photos taken in direct indoor light:

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I have to say that now that I’ve tried 4 different colors from the Mattese Elite brand (glitters and solids), I’m super happy with their formulas.  I can honestly say that it IS something to gush over.  Very smooth, no clumping, no streaking, nice brush and lasts at least a couple of days before the first chip appears.  Bravo Ricky’s!  I want more!

Amour De Ma Vie can be purchased on WWW.RICKYSNYC.COM for only $5.99; or get all six shades from the collection and get free shipping!  Whoop Whoop!  

Me Amour Collection

Want to see other swatches from the mattese elite line?  Click here, here, and here  😆

P.S that last one is actually from my beauty bloggin’ buddy, Kit from Frances Is A Beauty.  She swatched, I just realized I didn’t….yet :/ Enjoy!

#RICKYSNYC Mattese Elite Embrasse Moi : Glitter Paradise!

Hello Beauties!

Someone got some nail mail!  Woot! I bring to you another gorgeous selection from the Mattese Elite Nail Polish line at RICKYS NYC.  Embrasse Moi is part of the Me Amor Collection described on their site as:

 Inspired by romantic Paris through a rose-colored lens, Me Amour is a collection of glamorous glitter and amorous shine. Just the right amount of sparkle to tickle anyone’s fancy, all the while looking totally très chic.

First things first….Embrasse Moi looks amazing on!  Its a bright fuschia glitter consisting of  fine micro glitter and a few larger sparkles.  It ends up looking like sparkly foil and I catch myself looking at my nails a lot more over the past two days? It took 3 coats to get full coverage, but it applied easily.  Here are the swatches!  Prepare to drool!

In direct sunlight:

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In Direct Artificial Light:

embrasse moi mattese elite in art light

Look at the friggin’ sparkle! omg!  😯

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don’t know how it photographed this way but….

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How pretty is this polish, seriously?   This polish is SERIOUSLY pretty.   If you love glitters like me you can purchase Embrasse Moi on  for $5.99.  If you get the entire collection of all six colors they throw in free ground shipping! 

This product was provided to me for swatching and honest review ♥ thanks rickysnyc!

Stay tuned for swatches of Amour De Ma Vie, a rainbow glitter in a dark base!