Mattese Elite Je T’Aime & Crackalacquers Layering
Okay, soooooooooo……I got this neat shade from Mattese Elite that actually pushed me to think about layering and stuff. I haven’t been that adventurous really when it comes to polish. Just slap a color on and make sure application is as good as I can get it. The end. That’s what usually happens. But I looked at it in the bottle and was so inspired to do something with it that I ended up with this….
Um….yum?! I actually tried it with a black crackle first and the look reminded me of koi fishes and I got excited at the thought of doing it with other colors. The glitter pieces in Mattese Elite Je T’Aime kinda gave it a fish scale look at times. It did when I did the one with the black crackle, but I spread Je T’Aime more thinly over these instead and got the result shown. I used Pure Ice 582CP, a gold glitter, as the base then topped it with a layer of top coat. I had to or else the crackle would’ve attempted to be sucked in and spread around by the glitter base. The glitter shade dried a little bit rough and is what we refer to as a top coat eater. After that, I topped it with one nice layer of a Mattese Elite Crackalaquer shade. The ones shown (from left to right in photo above) are Dark Burgundy, Blue Star, Deep Purple and Metallic Orange. After the crackle shade is dry, I applied one coat of Je T’Aime. I used drying drops from Qtica to ensure that all layers are dry.
While this is cute, I’m still going to do the one with black crackle version that I first fell in love with. And while my co-worker friends loved this look on me, it’s not something they’d sport on their nails. So I know not all of you will like it, but I hope some of you guys do. Here’s my first stab at doing a layering mani on the blog. Hope you’re looking forward to more!
*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*