Monday, January 31, 2011

Sally Hansen Black Diamond,NYX Asphalt and Essie Matte About You.

Good morning! Well, I hope you are having a good morning, considering that it is Mon. ;-) We are supposed to have awful weather over the next two days. Today we're supposed to have a bad ice storm, and tomorrow we are supposed to have a foot and a half of snow. Good times. I really,really hate to get out when it's icy. I'm going to head to the store in a bit to stock up, so hopefully I won't have to get out much in the bad weather.

I recently bought Sally Hansen Black Diamond at CVS for 75% off. Couldn't pass up such a great deal! :-) It's a very pretty black base with crystal colored shimmer. It also has some very fine pink and green glitter through out. I am surprised by how much I like this color. I thought it was just another black until I looked closer at it. I might have to go grab another bottle while it's still on sale. It applied very well, and I used two coats of it.

I accented my ring and thumb nails with one coat of NYX Asphalt. Asphalt is a black jelly base with fine multi colored glitter. It has red,green,silver and gold glitter. It's a pretty unique polish. I don't think I've ever seen one like it. I decided to top it off with Essie Matte About you. I LOVE this look. I think I'm going to have to do a full mani. with it soon.

First, here are a couple of pics. of the finished product. ;-)



Before I used Essie Matte About You.

Sally Hansen Black Diamond on it's own.

Just a couple of pics. with SH BD and NYX Asphalt before using the Matte.

Close up of Sally Hansen Black Diamond

Close up of NYX Asphalt before I used the Matte

Close up of NYX Asphalt after using Essie Matte About You

Which version do you like best? I really like the NYX matted. :-) I hope you all have a happy Mon. and stay warm if it's supposed to be cold like it is here!


  1. the nyx looks awesome matte! I really like the look of the glitter without the shine...and sounds like the weather you're experiencing is headed towards where I live :( I don't mind the snow...but ice I hate!

  2. Asphalt looks amazing mattified! Gorgeous manicure :)

  3. Love the matte look. Can really see the glitter much easier. I have to pick up that Sally Hansen. It's awfully purty! Keep warm and be careful. We're supossed to get some ice and snow tonight. Ugh on the ice.

  4. Kathleen....Thanks! I really like it matte too! I need to do a full mani with Asphalt matted. I HATE the ice too. Hope you didn't get too much. We got 17 inches in one day yesterday.

    Jette...Thanks! I like it matte too. :-)

    Lucy.....Thank you! I agree, it really makes the glitter pop. :-) I love the SH too. I don't know why it took me so long to pick it up, but I guess it's a good thing. After all, I did get it for 75% off! I got it at CVS so it might be on sale where you are too. How much snow are you supposed to get? We got 17 inches in one day....all yesterday.