Thursday, July 07, 2011

Mummy skittle

Hi guys! Yesterday I've posted my second Essence-only skittle. But as you may know by now, I'm not able to leave a skittle blank for too long, sooner of later the skittle gets bored and starts begging me for a little party. So that's what I gave it and it was mummy-themed.



And if you've read my blog regularly, you'll also know how I love mattifying my manis. And... that's how I messed up my skittle. See those little white spots? That's my Essence matt topcoat getting old. The poor fellow's been working too much and now he can't do his job properly anymore. The first time I had this problem, I just thought I hadn't been careful enough and that those spots were just dust floating in the air or something. But the spots weren't ON the surface so I could lift them up with my tweezers, they were IN the surface and had no intention of getting out. Then I noticed how I always ended up with those spots after I mattified it. So I bought a new bottle of matt topcoat and problem solved. The spots were caused by applying the matt topcoat with too thick coats which eventually happens as the polish gets goopier as it gets older. New bottles have a thinner formula and don't have that problem. So I added some thinner to my old bottle and now it's as good as new again. I absolutely loved my Essence matt topcoat, it works and it's cheap, so I was pretty bummed when I discovered those white spots - its only downside. But fortunately we've cleared that problem and now we're BFFs again. The end :)

30 comments:

  1. Soo pretty! :) I liked it best matte :)

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  2. lol I'm glad you fix the problem with your Essence matte topcoat ^_^
    I love what you did with your Essence skittles mani!! --I have to mention I picked up a matte topcoat awhile ago thinking about your posts :D

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  3. i love all your mummy nails :-D

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  4. So beautiful! Perfect for Summer!
    http://www.fashuhneestah.com/

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  5. Geez! I love it. Somebody please do it on my hand :P

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  6. it is perfect! I love it :)

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  7. I really really like your mummy manis!

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  8. This looks great! I finally got some tape that would work.. I was wondering what you use to cut your tapes.. i find it frustrating cutting it with a sissors LOL always get stuck and rip and blah. any tip will help thanks!

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  9. What kind of matte top coat do you use?

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  10. This is adorable!! I just did a new mani but I feel so inspired by this I want to redo it haha :) I wish I could get my hands on Essence polish in Canada :(

    Please check me out :) at ykhearts.blogspot.com

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  11. So nice! Some nails look like colorful tigers :D
    And thanks for your sweet comment, I really appreciate <3

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  12. ooh how gorgeous!!! I love this pretty neon colors, and stripes! :)

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  13. Lovely, how do you get that mummy effect?

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  14. Thanks everyone!!

    @FOREVER '92: Thank you! And how sweet of thinking of my posts :-D Can't wait to see your matt creations!

    @Amanda N: Thanks :) Probably not what you want to hear, but I use scissors, lol. First this design I cut off a piece of tape that's about 1 inch/2,5 cm long. Then I place that 1 inch piece on my scissorblade and cut. So instead of holding the tape myself and trying to cut it with shaky hands, I stick the tape on my scissorblades, which are the cutting perfect straight tape strips for me ;-) I'm also working on a 'tips and tricks' post for taping. I'll try to include as many tips I can, but it will take a while before the post is done so bear with me! :)

    @Liz'sPinkNails: It's from Essence, I love it!

    @YK: They should really sell Essence online with worldwide delivery! I'm sure they will attract more customers, so everybody would be happy then! I'll check out your blog :)

    @Elsa P.: Thanks Elsa! And you're welcome :)

    @Jantje: If you check out the mummy tutorial in the tabs above, you can see how I achieved this look and try it out yourself :)

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  15. i love this look! the colours are great choices!

    shel xx

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  16. I love how this looks, especially the pointer finger. It reminds me of tiger stripes! :)

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  17. Wow, I love it. I mean, don't get me wrong I love everything you do but for some reason this one really struck me :)

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  18. This is awesome, and such a great idea for unifying skittles!

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  19. this one is really cute. at first glance I instantly thought of tiger stripes but I can see it both ways depending how you look at it.

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