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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hits Mari Moon-Dreamer MATTED.

I decided to do a four-part series on the Mari Moons.  I am a little late to the game when it comes to buying these babies.  I know most of you have seen them swatched already, so I am going to bring something else to the table that you may NOT have seen yet-MATTED MARI MOONS.   Today, I am going to show you Mari Moon Dreamer.  Dreamer is a gorgeous duo chrome that flashes blue to purple to a hint of burnt orange.  While I don't like foil finishes, I LOVE chrome finishes! I love how smooth and mirror-like they are!
Every Mari Moon applied the same. It reminded me of getting a tattoo-you forget all about the pain of the process once it is over and you can enjoy the beauty.  You heard me right-I just compared Mari Moons' polishes to getting a tattoo. The application is painful!  The brushes are clumpy and grossly oversized.  The bristles are super wonky-bristiles sticking out here and there, and when you lay it on your nail, you can see the edge of the bristles is jagged.  And the polish itself is thick and took THREE coats to become opaque.  I know some bloggers believe three coats is acceptable. I am not that patient. Two coats is the acceptable norm to me.  But at $8 a pop, I find it to be worth it and a whole lot cheaper than a tattoo!
Once you get the polish on your nail, you kinda forget the pain though.  Just look at the beauty!
I could not stop looking at my nails!  Dreamer is the best duo chrome of the bunch in that it changes three colors and the change is pretty obvious!
For fun, I thought, what does it look like matted?  Will it change the colors? Will the color changing be altered?  For Dreamer, the answer is YES and YES!  It still changed colors, but the colors were slightly different!
The blue was more purple...
The purple more red...
The burnt orange more coppery!  I LOVED having Dreamer matted!  The finish of the polish was extremely changed as well-it wasn't chrome, but it wasn't "flat" either!
 Stay tuned tomorrow for the 2nd installment of the Mari Moon Matted!
You can buy Mari Moon from Llarowe!  Click HERE.

6 comments:

Megan @ Let There Be Lacquer said...

Can we talk about this polish for a second? Stunning, lovely, MATTE YAY, so pretty. (I think that was 2 seconds but its worth it;) )

Nat Noholosblog said...

I always use undies for duochromes. Mostly Wet n Wild Black Creme. It makes the duochrome last longer and brings out the duochrome stronger.

Christie said...

What a great idea, the matte. And pretty!! I haven't bought any of those polishes (the duo chromes OR a matte) b/c neither has really really appealed. But I think I like the combo! :)

GaffoRama said...

Omg the matte look is gorgeous!!

Jamie in So Cali said...

I never thought the matte would appeal to me, but you do the best stuff with it! Awesome! :-)

illustratedlady said...

Thanks everyone! I love mattifying my glitters, and kind of just stumbled across this idea when messing around! Nat, thanks for the tip on using black! I will certainly try that next time! This was the best of the bunch.