NOTW: Matte About Poker

Hello Everyone,

Did you have a good weekend? I sure hope so.

This is my 40th post on the blog, yay! That’s worth noting right? No? Ok, let’s carry on 🙂

My nail-spiration for this week is the game of poker. I find it so intriguing even though I can not for the life of me make head or tail of it.  I was simply inspired by the vibrant colours of the cards, chips and dice, so cool!

I used two LA Girl Matte polishes to create this look. I started off with two coats of Matte Red as my base colour. I then let it dry completely before creating vertical polka dots in two lines at the side of each nail. For my accent finger, I created horizontal dots instead.  I used the Matte Black polish for the polka dots.  See what Matte Black looks like in a different nail design here.

As usual, since it is a matte finish polish, I went without a topcoat. I must say that I really like these LA girl polishes because the brush makes application easy and you get decent opacity with one coat. They also dry super fast, which is very convenient. I definitely recommend them if you are looking to buy a budget friendly matte  nail polish. I haven’t yet tried any of their regular polishes though.

What are you guys wearing on your nails this week? Will you be trying out this nail design?

Peace and Love,



  1. glow
    November 5, 2012 / 4:22 pm

    Bee-yoo-ti-ful.. Love it!!

    • November 5, 2012 / 5:26 pm

      Thanks Missy! Matte nail polish is big this season actually..xx

    • November 8, 2012 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

    • November 8, 2012 / 11:01 pm

      Me too..they are a recent fav..xx

  2. November 6, 2012 / 12:26 am

    You did a great job, i love your poker theme. I've started doing my nails too, its so much cheaper! I'm planning a marbled manicure for next week, swing by to check it out? Your blog is awesome & i hope your having a great Monday.

    • November 8, 2012 / 11:02 pm

      Thank you Nikki..It's been years since I had my nails done at a feels so personal stop by your blog..xx

  3. November 6, 2012 / 5:27 am

    Love it!! I so love the color combination. It looks classy and daring. I want to try this out when my current purple shade chips off.

    • November 8, 2012 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you…Have fun with it 😀

  4. November 12, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Where can I find this brand of nail polish in Nigeria?

    • November 16, 2012 / 11:46 pm

      I bought it from a store called Poisse in Ikeja City Mall..x

  5. Anonymous
    November 18, 2012 / 11:42 am

    I'll definitely try this cos red's like the only nail color I wear.

  6. Anonymous
    December 4, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    congrats on your 40th post, it's worth noting hun..keep up the good work…btw the nails are on point as usual 😉

    your fervent stalker.

  7. Anonymous
    December 12, 2012 / 9:25 am

    Nice! Witty thinking! Your nails look well done. 😀
    Liv Boeree

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