Hi everyone! I was trying to get these nails up on Christmas, but I…forgot. Sorry, y’all! They’re pretty simple, anyway, so here we go:
I now own all of the rereleased Zoya velvet mattes except Harlow, the fuchsia, and Dovima, the black, because I’m having a real matte moment. Obviously it sucks when there’s chip wear within a day, but I love how quickly they dry and how Zoya’s velvet mattes have the gorgeous shimmer which makes them more interesting than a normal, flat matte. Well, all of them except Posh – Posh doesn’t have as much shimmer as Veruschka or Savita, and as such I’m a little underwhelmed by it (although that could be because I’m not a red person, in general).
I’m always conflicted with these mattes – adding top coat brings brings their shimmer to the sparkling forefront, but in their natural matte state they really do look velvety and I love that unique finish. I decided to do a little of each for this look, so I added a swipe of top coat as a diagonal tip on each finger, and I really like how it came out – subtle but chic!
If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a good one! Did you get any beauty goodies? I got a MAC lipstick I’ve been lusting after (Heroine, since I’m really into purple-ish lippies at the moment), plus a Butter London set I had to have, despite my BL issues, because it was based on the area I lived when I studied abroad in college and yes, I am that person ha! I also got the Amy Poehler book, yayyyyy! Let me know what pretty goodies you got in the comments so I can drool along with you! Thanks for reading, see you next time – A x