I am extremely pleased with how this chalkboard mani turned out!!!  I already had this mani on my to-do list, but I decided to apply this mani for 2 reasons.  The main reason being that I broke my pinky nail down to a nub and had to cut all my nails super short.  And the mani I planned to do needs longer nails...at least I thought so.  And the 2nd reason is that I was at Ulta last weekend and I saw that Revlon now has several chalkboard polish duos.  Basically a black polish on 1 end and a pastel polish on the other.  So, I decided to do it with polish I already have.

The chalkboard mani is very simple...you just need to paint your nails black, stamp or add a design and finally add a matte top coat.  But of course I had to make it more complicated.  I have purchased a great deal of polish over the past several months and wanted to compare some of the black polishes.  I ended up using 3 different black polishes, but all by the same brand...NANACOCO.  I mainly wanted to see if there was any difference; the 2 cream finishes were exactly the same but the 3rd has silver shimmer in it.  And, I didn't use my Dashica plates!!! I used one of the Cheeky plates from the latest collection they released this year.  Now that I have short nails, I can use any of my plates!!

Here's what I used:
  • Base coat: +OPI Inc Nail Envy - original
  • Base color 1: Glassy Black (with shimmer) by NANACOCO on my pinky's
  • Base color 2: Love Black by NANACOCO in my middle fingers & thumbs
  • Base color 3: Sexy Black by NANACOCO on my ring & index fingers
  • Glitter Accent Nail: Chunky Holo Teal  by Kleancolor
  • Top coat 1: +Julep Maven Matte top coat
  • Stamp colors: Pastel Pink, Purple, Blue & Green all by Konad
  • Top coat 2: IBD UV Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 5 minutes only on accent nails
  • IP: Cheeky Jumbo Plate 4 - Top of the Class

Polish Review & Application video:



NOTD & Stamping Application video:


Polished at All Times...by Lo'Rain!!!