Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! Lynnderella Mon Petit Chouchou & Matter of the Heart

Happy Valentine's Day lovelies! I hope however you ended up spending today, you had a grand ol' time doing so  :) To celebrate, I have two manis to share today! Both are pretty glitter-filled pink milky-base polishes from Lynnderella -- same idea in basic concept but they ended up looking quite different on the nail! I layered both over OPI You Callin' Me A Lyre? a sheer pink jelly. Take a look!

Matter of the Heart is a sheer bubblegum pink base full of various purple, pink, red, and silver shiny/holo hexes and squares as well as silver holo hearts. There was not a whole lot of glitter in the first coat but I think it glittered up quite nicely by the second; these were mostly just regular coats with not much dabbing needed. I will say that I had a hard time snagging the silver hearts out of the bottle and ended up stealing a few from Revlon Heart of Gold FX (which I will post on its own soon enough) so sorry if a few gold microglitters are stuck to the hearts; it doesn't show in person but macro has never been the most forgiving soul :) This one is super fun, super Valentine's Day!

outdoors, shade
indoors, natural light

On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
4 coats OPI You Callin' Me a Lyre?
2 coats Lynnderella Matter of the Heart
(dabbed on hearts only) Revlon Heart of Gold FX
1 coat OPI Topcoat
1 coat Seche Vite

outdoors, partial sun

Mon Petit Chouchou (My Little Darling/Cabbage Head, depending on whether you listen to Google Translate or Lynn herself... either way adorable name!) is a sheer peachy base with matte/shiny/holo purple, pink, and white hexes, squares, hearts and flowers as well as lavender microglitter. What a mouthful! From the description, it sounds like a lot more going on here than Matter of the Heart, but this one actually has a more mellow look. 
I must say I definitely prefer this peachy shade of base with my skin tone. Application here was about the same. The only bummer was major curling on the large square glitters, which would not flatten down completely even with three coats of topcoat, alas (says one coat below; I was doing my typical race against the setting sun and did not want to chance losing light, so I did the remaining two coats after pictures). I did find though that if you can just rearrange them before application so the concave side faces down on the nail, they will lay flat... easier said than done, though :)
Still, I love this polish! Pink is low on my list of preferred nail colors (despite being my all-time favorite color otherwise, weird right?) but a peachy almost neutral shade is definitely one of my favorite ways to wear it :)

outdoors, partial sun
outdoors, shade
 On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
3 coats OPI You Callin' Me A Lyre?
2 coats Lynnderella Mon Petit Chouchou
1 coat Seche Vite

outdoors, shade

And a few of OPI You Callin' Me A Lyre? on its own, because I have fallen in love with this polish! I just used it for the first time with these two manis, and while I struggled with some streakiness the first time through, once you figure out how to apply it best (three thick coats, don't let the brush touch the nail if possible, let dry in between coats is what I'd recommend) it is amazing :) Officially my new go-to sheer pink!

outdoors, shade
outdoors, partial sun


Overall, while Mon Petit Chouchou is more my style, both in terms of flattering base and the glitters themselves, both it and Matter of the Heart were super cute, very Valentine's Day manis! I love celebrating holidays with my nails, so these were both lots of fun :)

You can find Lynnderella polishes at her eBay store~

Have a great day! ♥

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