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Throwback Thursday: Old School Mattes

Posted in Bronze, Brown, Gray, Matte, pearl, Purple, Throwback Thursday on February 25, 2010 by ainamakeup

Anyone who has had a longstanding love affair with nail lacquer knows that the matte and satin finish trend is not a new concept. I decided to go digging through my Lacquerholic archives and find my old mattes. I have to admit I haven’t worn some of these in years; reason being I don’t have much time in my day to day life to wait for nail polish to dry. Mattes dry somewhat faster than regular nail polish, but you can’t use a fast drying top coats. My usual nail routine when I want to change polish colors is to add a coat of Seche Vite or Poshe fast drying top coat, wait 20 minutes then go to sleep. I love the fact that I can wake up the next morning with no sheet marks on my polish!

What I love the most about these mattes is that most of them are drugstore brands like Maybelline.

Sally Hansen "Bronzed Matte"

To this day I’ve yet to see any color quite like this and I love it. This is the color of bronze statues. I absolutely love it and will keep it for as long as I can. Notice the very subtle flash of brassy shimmer?  Someone needs to re-create like this so i don’t have to worry about running out!

Maybelline "Matte Galaxy"

I love this pearly, off white matte. Most of the new mattes that are out are dark, so this is a refreshing change of pace.  The application was a little chunky, as this polish is pretty old.  I’m not sure how to fix these because they are matte and not glossy.  Will adding thinner ruin the finish?  I didn’t want to find out…

Maybelline Matte Bronze

This is a very different bronze than the Sally Hansen. This Bronze has a brassy tone to it. It’s not as unique as the Sally Hansen, but I still like it!

Maybelline Matte Grape

Love this! The name says it all. It’s dark, it’s purple, it’s matte, it’s not too chalky.

Maybelline Matte Stone

YES! I love this light gray/brown. Yes the polish is old and it a bit think so it applied streaky but how cool is this matte? This color has to be over 10 years old and I think it was ahead of its time.

If you’re lucky, you can find some of the old Maybelline Express finish nail polishes at your local dollar stores. I’ve seen them at “Lots for Less” on Chambers Street and at “Cosmetic Show” on east 55th Street in New York City. Happy Searching!


Throwback Thursday NOTD: OPI Titan Your Toga

Posted in NOTD, OPI, Throwback Thursday on January 7, 2010 by ainamakeup

I discovered this color several years ago.  It was originally part of the Greek Isles Collection.  I don’t think I was even aware OPI had started making themed collections back then.  All I knew was I fell in love with this shimmery moon white shade.  I rocked this shade constantly back in the mid to late 90’s. I’m so afraid I’ll never find ever find it again that I save it and only wear it  now and then.  I’d love to see OPI bring this baby back!  Everyone’s into greens, grays and blacks and blues, but I think this polish looks just as chic and sophisticated as anything that’s hot now.

OPI "Titan Your Toga"

Throwback Thursday NOTD: Revlon Santa Fe Sand

Posted in Revlon, Throwback Thursday on January 2, 2010 by ainamakeup

Ok, so technically it’s not Thursday, but I wanted to include Throwback Thursday as a regular feature here.  Now I don’t know what I was drinking or smoking when my sister and I decided we loved this color, but we used to wear it all the time when we were in Jr. HS.  Revlon’s Santa Fe Sand is what we thought was nude polish.  It really looks more peachy/orange than anything and does not look nearly as well against my skin as I thought it did.  It’s amazing what we thought looked good back then!