Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mattified Flakies

I hope you are having a great Thursday! I'm quite behind on getting posts up. Things have been hectic. I'm trying to prepare for a trip next week. I had planned to post about this particular manicure Tuesday, but time got away from me.

I love mattified flakies! I started with two coats of Milani Fresh Teal, a teal blue neon. Then I added one coat of Finger Paints Asylum, a clear base with glitter flakes that shift red, blue, orange, yellow, green and purple. A final coat of Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love gave the flakies a fun finish.

Milani retails for $3-5 at various stores (a list can be found on their website) and sites. 
Asylum is part of the Finger Paints Special Effects Collection. The collection has been discontinued and while bottles can be found online, the prices are generally marked up quite high sadly. Hard Candy retails for $4 at Walmart.


  1. love this post, I have matte about you by Essie but never thought about using it with my flake polish..looks great hun:)

    1. Thanks! You should definitely try it over glitter flakes. Even just regular glitter. It gives them an interesting finish.

  2. Many flakies out there - but when this group hit from Finger Paints, they just got it really right. I am so glad I landed them all in retail getting a Sally's employee to pull them out of the back for me before they were out on the floor - even at that, they only had 1 of each shade left and a couple dupes. I bought them all! It is nice to put matte over the flakies. It helps make some that look too Christmas fall into a more now season. I can see maybe trying some matte over some of my glitters that I don't like the way over the top bling on as well.

  3. I purchased Asylum and have yet to use it. This mani makes me want to whip it out.

  4. sooooo pretty. I've never tried mattified flakies....but I like them ;)