China Glaze: Stone Cold

Hello polished pretties!!

Ahhh.. it feels good to be doing a proper blog post!
I finally took some time off my assignments to do a quick swatch of the China Glaze Colors from the Capitol haul I received earlier last week just because... the movie is scheduled for release THIS WEEK!!
Gahhh how I wish I could watch it but I think I will have to wait until I finish my last assignment :(
Ok ok... let's not let that dampen our mood, shall we?

First up, we have Stone Cold from District 2 - Masonry! (Sounds like I'm hosting some beauty pageant haha!)


OOOhhh... such a gorgeous black matte with silver shimmer!
Please pardon me while I marvel at it a bit more. This is my very first matte polish and I am still very fascinated by it. I can't quite pin down the look and feel of it. I had expected it to give me chalkboard-ish nails (literally) but it came out looking surprisingly chic and sophisticated looking with just a hint of androgyneity. I likee!
Time for me to get a matte topcoat and... MATTIFY EVERYTHING! *waves bottle around in excitement*



The application caught me by surprise though. I've read that matte polishes dry fairly quickly but I didn't quite expect it to be that quick. The first brushstroke was already drying even before I finish painting that nail!! Being the matte noob that I am, I panicked a little and tried to do a second coat to smooth things out. Of course, I only made things worse. -_- lol! Thankfully, the polish smoothed itself out after a little while and I had my first set of perfect matte nails :D

And just because the silvery shimmers were begging me to let them shine... I added a top coat just to see how they will look:





Ahhh... shimmery dark beauty!! Wurrveeeee!

What do you think of Stone Cold? What are your favorite matte polishes?

Stay tuned for more Hunger Games polishes coming up this week! :D

xoxo,
mich

p.s. Remember to enter our giveaway to win polishes from the China Glaze Hunger Games, OPI Holland and Tony Moly Galaxy collections! Only one more day left!

31 comments:

  1. Love the colors!!

    Arra
    theprincessonthebrink.blogspot.com

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  2. Ahh nice, I think the glossy finish shows off the shimmers in this polish way better ;)

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  3. Me too! Two different blacks in one polish :D

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  4. Yup! I can't decide whether I like the matte or the glossy more. lol!

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  5. Glad you think so too! I think most matte polishes look good with and without top coat! Gotta love them all!
    Pretty nail art btw ;)

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  6. love this colour!!
     all your nail posts are so great love them :)
     i spent half an hour checking them out you ve done a great job with your blog :DD

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  7. aww.. thank you <3!! Glad you like it :D

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  8. this polish is AMAZING! I want it so bad! I'm in my matte perdiod ;D not flat matte but rather shimmery matte, like stone cold!

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  9. me too! They look good matte and shiny! <3

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  10. I've had this polish on my wishlist for awhile now ... time for me to get off my butt and buy it!  I love it!  I don't own ANY matte polishes, but I'm definitely ready to jump on the matte bandwagon.  I've had my eye out for a matte topcoat. Can't wait to get one!

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  11. I am the oddball here.. I used to like matte polish but I don't like this color in matte, I think it looks better with top coat on

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  12. This is really nice!  Since I'm not a matte fan though, I prefer it with the top coat.

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  13. Absolutely stunning! 
    Keep up the good work:)

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  14. OOh you're right, they look very sophisticated!  I'm not a big fan of matte polish because they remind me of chalkboards -=X But I've been thinking about getting a matte top coat.... Maybe I'm just a fan of shiny nails!

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  15. It sure took me a while to love matte polishes lol! But now that I'm on it, I'm definitely investing in a matte topcoat too ;)

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  16. Oh? Which other matte polishes do you like? I need to start looking more at mattes! *ashamed of self*

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  17. I know what you mean! I bought this matte because I fell in love with the swatches with top coat. But after I tried it, I'm starting to think maybe matte is quite interesting after all lol!

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  18. me too!! I held back on mattes because I don't like the sound when something scratches the chalkboard *goosebumps* Thankfully this one didn't turn out as bad as I thought. 
    And did you say 'shiny'? *transforms into a magpie* ;p

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  19. There are 3 colors from Zoya Mod Matte Collections which I really like and if you like dark colors, Nubar has4 colors in their Modern Matte Fall collection in 2009 which look pretty too. :) 

    What I did was to get a matte top coat to create matte look with my existing colors. Sometime the formula of matte polish is not easy to work with :D

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  20. Oh yes, they look pretty amazing!
    I'm definitely gonna get a matte top coat soon! lol!

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  21. I love this polish, it's such a nice change since I'm not used to matte polishes.  The formula on this one is really forgiving for a matte, though I'm only comparing this to a couple other ones I've tried personally...I think a good matte top coat is the way to go matte.  When you get one, you have to try matte glitter!  It looks amazing!

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  22. Oh yes! I've seen matte creme glitters and they look so soft and pretty!! <3

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  23. yess!! matte glitter is one of its kind. if you're addicted, nothing else satisfies! ^_^ - jayo.

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  24. Great color and really suits finger nails shape.


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  25. I bought it earlier today - tried one nail, just to see... and it was dry in 5 seconds flat! I need more polishes like this one... :D

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