We are halfway through my 14 Days of Valentine's and as I peer into my box that I pulled for this prompt, I noticed I have quite a few indies coming up. Today is a brand called Love, Angeline and this polish is Baiser de Mousse from the Chateau Macaron collection. The polish name translates to "Foam Kiss" (how's that for 1 semester of the French language in college!) and this is a light pink pastel matte with a teeny tiny pink microglitter that stays hidden in the matte formula.
I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote and 2 coats of polish. Because this formula dries matte, I did not use a top coat, which will reduce the "life" of your manicure. To extend your manicure, use a top coat, and then one last thin layer of color to bring your polish back to its matte state. That way if the top layer chips, you still have a beautiful manicure underneath instead of just continuing to peel away the matte layers.
So matte polishes need to be applied carefully because they can tend to gloop together. I was a little thicker handed than I wanted to be which also means your polish needs longer to dry. I was going through a matte pastel phase when I bought this collection but I'm pretty much over it now and want to gloss all the things. Or holo all the things. Gloss holo ALL THE THINGS. But this is a pretty matte pink to wear to a baby shower or office appropriate. I don't hate it. Update: As soon as I finished this blog post, I went to put my bottle up and it slipped out of my hands, breaking at the neck on my tile floors. RIP.
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