Pretty In Paisley

I seem to be in a little bit of a creative block right now; only about 20% of what I paint even makes it to the photo stage, and only half of those make it to here. I was, however, really into this henna / mehndi pattern which is obvious now that I think of it because post.

I did try this out with a matte topcoat and a regular one, but I definitely prefer the matte version! I also debated on which nude base polish to use, but I finally settled on OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons. I used China Glaze Desert Sun for the paisley designs, since it's almost the exact colour of faded henna.

Everything was a little too intense and shiny without the matte topcoat, so I added a coat of Essie Matte About You, and I definitely prefer it that way!

Which version of this design do you prefer? Team Matte or Team Shiny?

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  1. I agree this totally looks better matte!

    Love the faded henna look, such a neat idea.

  2. Hey Elle! I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Here's my post for more info: Hope you decide to accept!