Matte Nail Polish & More

    Good morning, Dear Reader!

    I got an email from Zoya yesterday with some news: they're coming out with three LE matte shades. The colors are Loredana, a gunmetal gray matte shimmer; Dovima, a black matte shimmer; and Posh, a wine matte shimmer. They're scheduled to be released on July 1. Here's the promo image they sent.


    The only potential down side is that the email said they're not to be used with a base or top coat. Obviously not a top coat, but no base coat with black and wine polishes? I fear staining... I'm interested enough to try them, but I'll definitely cheat and put them over Nu-Nails. I've been using the Nu-Nails religiously, growing out my stains, so I can have an "After" picture to follow up that gross nakey one I showed you a few weeks back. I don't think I can be swayed into putting black or wine over my freshly unstained nails...

    I have more matte nail polish for you today, too. A while back, I showed you Nubar V For Men top coat over black, and I've been meaning to try it over red ever since. This email prompted me to give it a go - after all, July 1 is a long way off! I used three coats of Nubar Sexy red, then topped it with V For Men, which is a quick dry top coat. It dries the polish about as fast as Diamont, so I just used it on its own without another top coat under it. After seeing the Zoya promo image, I'd like to try it over a wine shimmer next. In any case, V For Men is the reason I will never pay $22 for KO polish. This stuff is $9 and makes any color I want matte. I certainly concede that KO's bottle is cool, but it's not $22 cool to me...

    Here's Sexy Red with V For Men.

    Nubar Matte Nail Polish
    Nubar Matte Top Coat Nail Polish Bottle

    In the title, I also promised you more. That's today's Nails of the Day, China Glaze's Watermelon Rind. I've been meaning to use this one for some time, but I know it taks three thick coats, so I've put it off. Not today! I finally used it. I like it, both the color and the glass flecked finish.

    China Glaze Summer Days Nail Polish
    China Glaze Summer Days Collection Nail Polish Bottle

    I thought I'd remind you of coupon codes today too, Dear Reader. WowSoCool (Konad supplies of all kinds) is giving you 20% off all orders and free shipping over $20 with code "nailphile" with no end date set (YAY!!!), and Nubar is giving you 20% off orders of $50 or more with free shipping over $75 through tomorrow with code "MAY092050." The free shipping for both is based on the total after the discount is applied. In yesterday's post, I gave you some Nubar inspiration with some of my favorites (link on the right side of the page under Archives), and for Konad, there's a tab at the top of the page for the WowSoCool coupon code that's a post with some of my favorites from them. Have at it!

    That's all for now, Dear Reader. Until next time, love and nail polish to you!

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