Today I have a new bright-colored look to show you, featuring a polish from a brand I first introduced you to in my Blogaversary post a couple of weeks ago.Virtuous Polish is an indie brand that offers highly pigmented matte polishes that are sure to make a bold statement on your nails.I decided to create a look with one of their polishes in "Patience" with some left over nail appliques from Incoco. There's lots of fluorescent and matte action going on in the pics below! ;)
"Patience" is insanely pretty isn't it? I mattified the Incoco applique accent ("High Voltage" design) using "Matte Magic" from China Glaze. Unfortunately, highly pigmented matte nail polishes tend to not last for more than a day... I had major chips after about 24-hour wear with both polishes. I cannot explain the science about it, but for some reason, the more pigmented a matte polish is, the more prone it will be to chipping. If you've used matte polishes from Zoya and OPI, they mention that their mattes are not meant to be worn for more than that amount of time. The only matte polishes I know of that last quite long for them being matte are the ones from ManGlaze, but again, those aren't as pigmented as the ones I mentioned before. They're great polishes, I have a good handful of them, but the colors aren't as bold as the ones from Zoya and Virtuous Polish. I guess you have to figure out what you want before you put your mani together: a matte look that will last for more than a day, or a matte look just for a special night out.
Overall, I would absolutely order more from Virtuous Polish in the future because they make matte polishes in colors that I have not seen done yet, including a bright yellow. Also their prices are very reasonable, and their customer service team is the best. I say if you are wanting bright, bold matte polishes for a night out on the town or a party, definitely go for these.
So, what do you think about this look? I know most people feel colors this bright should be saved for the spring and summer, but I like to wear brights all year round; as I live Miami and that seems to be acceptable! ;)See ya next time.