Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Golden Rose Velvet Matte 01

Already at a month of Twinsie Tuesdays!

I'm so pleased at the response this is getting and I'm happy to announce that the girls and I agreed that we're going to continue this weekly tradition.  We've already created a schedule that will get us through June, and let me tell you girlies, the ideas are super cool.

For today's post, our goal was to swatch a matte polish.  I can honestly say this really stymied me since I don't own that many matte polishes and while I do have a matte top coat, wasn't sure which "normal" polish to swatch that would work well mattified.

I kinda copped out and went with one of the matte polishes I own, a bright pink matte I won in a giveaway from Katie's Handmade.  Sent all the way from Poland, this is the second of three Golden Rose Velvet Mattes in my collection (the first, a sky blue matte, I posted here).  I really had to control myself from putting a top coat on because I'm just not a huge fan of matte polishes; and since this color is just so luscious (if you click the photo to enlarge, you may be able to see the hidden shimmer), I can't even imagine how much it would pop with a top coat.

This is two coats that applied exceptionally smooth and dried relatively fast.



Oddly enough, Golden Rose Velvet Matte 01 (oh, Europeans!  Why must you number your polishes?) dries a bit more rubbery to me than actual matte, which makes me like it more.  Although, I won't lie, the next time I wear this, hells yeah will I apply a topcoat!  It's just a fantastic bright pink with purply magenta leanings that screams "wear me shiny in the summer!"

Want to see what my girlies are rocking?  Click the links below!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch

25 comments :

  1. I love the rubbery like finish on this! Plus the color is gorgeous.

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  2. Thanks, Jenna! The rubber finish was unexpected but pretty cool :)

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  3. Hi Amanda!
    I was talking to a few other bloggers and they directed me to you! (= I was interested in joining Twinsie Tuesday. If you would get back to me, that would be great!
    Btw, what brand is this polish? It looks beautiful!

    Anna

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  4. This is a really pretty polish! :D  Great choice! ^-^

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  5. This is gorgeous!!! I love it on you! Haha, I love how polishes "speak" to you ;)

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  6. That is a fun pink!  I love matte pinks.

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  7. It photographed a bit more purply than I think it is.  Still pretty though!

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  8. Hi Anna!  Thanks so much for the interest.  If you have a chance before I do, please shoot me an email with a link to your blog.  I'm more than happy to have new members!  My email is amandalandish(at)gmail(dot)com.  I won't be home for a little bit, so if I don't hear from you, I will email you as soon as I can.

    And the polish brand is Golden Rose (which I guess sounds like the color!).  It's a brand that is sold exclusively in Europe, I believe.  I've only tried their mattes which I won in the giveaway, but I must say, I'm a fan!

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  9. Haha!  Polishes are relatives, polishes speak to me...I'm started to sound like I'm going a bit batty, aren't I? ;)

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  10. You really rock the mattes, Anne.  No one pulls them off like you :)

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  11. I LOVE the color of this polish! I'm a fan of the rubbery finish (better than a matte anyday, right? lol). This screams summer pedicure to me! :)

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  12. I love the rubbery look this has and how bright it is!

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  13. Ooh, I never even thought of this for a pedi! Great idea :)

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  14. This is such a pretty matte polish. I like how matte polishes look in pictures but I don't know if I could wear it.

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  15. I know people describe them as "mod," but in person, they're hard to pull off. To me, it just looks like something's missing. Namely, a top coat :)

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  16. I'd love to get some matte nail polishes. That's a great color.

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  17. Thanks! I don't know where you're located, but in the US, Revlon mattes are largely available. If you live near a Walmart, they have a great matte polish from Hard Candy.

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  18. Such a pretty matte!  I love the color!  Rubbery?

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