Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Nailed: Matte Peridot

Continuing my obsession with matte nails for Autumn... I tried my Rimmel Pro matte top coat on top of Chanel Peridot the other day, and just look at the effect!
Peridot was a bit of a disappointment for me. I do love the shade, but it just doesn't look as pretty on the nails as it does in the bottle (check out my original nail of the day post here). Putting a matte topcoat over it however, seems to transform it into something quite special...
The gold tones really come out and it has an almost velvet finish... so beautiful.

It's not easy to get the finish perfect due to the combination of my poor condition nails, the thin Chanel polish and unforgiving matte topcoat, but I found OPI's Ridge Filler to help immensely.

I'm absolutely loving this look for Autumn.
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  1. I think Chanel has a nail polish that makes your polishes matte as well. Maybe that combo (Chanel-Chanel) would work even better? Just a suggestion...

    nena.

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  2. im still not a huge fan of matte nails but i loved peridot from the start... i prefer it glossy personally... :D

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  3. Such a pretty autumnal colour!!
    xoxo

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  4. Try Opi's nail envy!! There's a deal on ASOS atm, you get a free speed dry coat aswel. Reduces brittle etc. Could use both ridge filler and that together? I was disappointed with the chanel nailpolish originally, but i LOVE it matte! x

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  5. I really don't like Peridot on its own, but here it looks gorgeous! <3

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  6. I agree that it looks MUCH nicer with the matte finish. In the bottle it looks so deep and tonal but on the nails (without the matte topcoat) it just looks a bit flat.

    Love it! xx

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  7. Oh I love, I will soon be tested. kisss

    xx


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  8. This is amazing! I've never been particularly interested in investing in Peridot BUT(!) with my Rimmel matte topcoat this could be a beautiful thing!

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  9. That's a nice way to use Peridot! I never thought about doing this, and just like you, I am not a massive fan of the glossy version of it. I'll have to try this for sure!

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  10. I'm not always a fan of matte nails, but I much prefer this to the original finish!

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  11. I love that nail varnish! I've had it on my nails since I got it last week. Suits my skin tone perfectly.
    And I love the duo chrome effect.

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  12. that looks lovely! xx Veronica

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  13. Oh wow, I actually like it better with a matte finish!

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  14. that looks gorgeous! I need to get myself a matt topcoat xxx

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  15. Im really not a fan of Chanel polishes, i havent found that the quality is as good as others.

    The colour on the nails is gorgeous but nowhere near as how stunning it looks in the bottle! Looks very unique with the matte coat on it!

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    xo

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  16. I love the texture of this! I love this colour too, reminds me of Christmas time!
    great post <3




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  17. looks completely different^^ and I like this with matte top coat! haha

    I will have to check Rimmel's matte top coat up because I love Rimmel's polishes^_^
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  18. pretty colour xx

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  19. So pretty! Love the completely different effect a matte topcoat gives your nails :)
    xxx


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  20. I love this! Matte nails are amazing for fall!

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  21. Wow that looks so much better matte! X

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  22. this looks so cool as matte, gives it something different!

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  23. this looks so stunning with a matte finish!

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  24. You have absolutely no idea how much I want this nail polish!!! :D xxxx

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  25. I think this colour is perfect for New Years! So much sparkle =O

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  26. Love that! Really transforms it, might have to try it with mine, and Graphite too (and maybe quartz haha). xx

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  27. Loved the Peridot... Now loving the matte version of it even more! You're awesome! :D

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  28. That looks fantastic!

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  29. i need to get my hands or shall i say nails on the chanel peridot lacquer!! it keeps selling out of my local shop :( love this post!!

    xxthebourgeoisgirl

    www.cestbourgeois.blogspot.com

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  30. I don't really like this nail polish but must admit I love it with the matte topcoat x

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  31. i love the colour of this nail polish!

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  32. This looks great matte :)

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    Lucy x

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  33. I love it matte! May have to try and pick it up just so i can wear it matte! xx

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  34. I love matte nails.. This gold matte shimmer is beautiful!

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  35. I bought some of the matte Rimmel the other day! Can't wait to try it. Love
    x
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