24/02/2014

NOTD // Stop the Press for Audrey

It's Nail of the Day time! I have another glittery combo today, but matte glitter instead of your typical reflective glitters. It features Ulta3 Stop the Press which came out in their Glitterati collection sometime last year. I decided to pair it with one of my favourite polishes (which is a cult favourite from the brand) China Glaze For Audrey.
















































































































Matte glitters were originally a concept you could only find in Indie polishes, but recently have started to filter into more mainstream brands, and the drugstore. Currently, matte glitters don't have a heavy presence in Australian drugstores, but hopefully that will change as many brands have started to bring them out in the US. Stop the Press contains matte black and white hexagonal glitters in two sizes in a clear base. There isn't any glitter fishing required and you get a good coverage in one coat (shown above), but with more of a dabbing motion. Black and white glitters pretty much go with any shade underneath, whether they be super bright, neon shades or light pastels. You could even top off a neutral or grey shade for a more subtle look. They add interest to the nail and almost give a splattered effect from far away. 

For Audrey is of course a cult favourite from the brand due to its not-so-secret resemblance to the Tiffany & Co turquoise, robin egg blue shade. It's such a pretty colour! It's a creamy shade with a good formula, opaque in two coats with no streaking or uneven application. It also doesn't stain the nails.

I really, really enjoyed this mani and will definitely be wearing Stop the Press again with a few more shades.

What are your thoughts on the matte glitter trend?

17 comments:

  1. I have For Audrey on my nails right now. That glitter polish, though! It looks amazing!
    I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm from Australia to, and it's so frustrating seeing all these great products only available in the States, and reading about fashion trends for a totally different season, so I followed you right away. C=

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    1. It's so nice and simple, but creates an awesome effect! I agree, I always get so tempted by products I don't have access to!

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  2. the color and design look so amazing!



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    1. For Audrey is such an amazing shade!

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  3. Stop the press looks absolutely incredible, oh my gosh I have to get my hands on it! :) x

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    1. Good luck! The collection did come out a good long while ago, your best bet would be the pharmacies like Terry Whites :P

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  4. I looooooooove For Audrey, this post has reminded me that I need to buy a new bottle as mine is running on empty and is a hassle to get polish onto the brush! I love the glitter combo you've created - I've actually never seen matte glitter before, must check it out!

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    1. Wow - good achievement there! I can imagine myself finishing a whole bottle too. You must check out matte glitters! Hopefully Maybelline brings their graffiti collection here - it's just been released in the US.

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  5. Oh snap, that is actually a really witty name mashup (STOP DA PRESS 4 AUDREY)
    WHOAH THOUGH, I'VE NEVER HEARD OF MATTE GLITTER BEFORE? (So out of the loop) This NOTD is pretty though!

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    1. I'm just so witty like that haha :D Haha, it has been around for a while in Indie, but for the mainstreamers I guess you're only just hearing about it now!

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  6. A thousand thumbs up for For Audrey, wooooow. And matte glitter?! That's so cool! I defs want to see that in person!

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    1. Haha, I reaaallllyy hope they bring more to aus! They essentially just look like polka dots/splatters really.

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  7. Lovely and so cute, perfect for spring and summer!!! ^^

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    1. Agreed! Pairing the glitter with other shades makes it very versatile!

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  8. I need to get for audrey it is so beautiful :) I have stop the press though and I love it!

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    1. Yes you do! STP is so good for $2-whatever, right!?

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  9. that is so adorable! ♥


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