Mattése Elite Mon Amour

The other pretty glitter from the Mon Amour Collection by Mattése Elite that I was able to review is actually Mon Amour, a rose red glitter in a slightly red base.  I'm not sure if the base was supposed to be clear and the glitter has bled into the base or if the base was supposed to be slightly colored all along, but it works!  You saw yesterday that I layered this over a hot pink and that worked quite well - now let's see how well this color works on its own!

I used a base of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of Seche Vite to keep the nails smooth as this is a glitter that can dry slightly gritty.

Unfortunately, I did not have any sun, so here's a nice cloudy shot.  :|  Even with the clouds, you can see how nicely this polish wears - quite opaque in just 2 coats!

I especially love it in the shade, where the shine from the top coat really makes the glitter dance on the nail.  Yes, glitter dances.  (So let it be written, so let it be done!)

Finally indoors with the flash.  My camera did not want to focus for a long time, so I have a series of blurry shots but that's what happens with pure glitter sometimes!  You can still see how opaque the shade is, but also how gritty it can look.  Removal was torture, but some foil does go a long way.  (Read my post on how to remove glitter nail polish, in case you haven't seen it yet!)

And a totally random picture.  While browsing Facebook yesterday, I saw that Melissa Villasenor was going to be in my home town, at my alma mater college.  I nearly jumped out of my skin!  I had first seen Melissa on America's Got Talent last season and loved her comic bits and dead on impressions.  She had a great hour long set last night and I was actually sad to see her finish.  I wanted to include the picture that my friend was able to grab - she actually hugged me after her set!
Melissa is currently on a college tour, so check out her Facebook page and see if she's coming near you.  The show she played last night was free, but I'd gladly pay to see her again.  Don't miss it if she's coming to your town!

Back to the polish!

Mattése Elite Carnaval Nail Polish retails for $5.99 and is available for purchase exclusively at Ricky’s NYC store locations and at

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.