September 29, 2011

NOTD: Unicorn Dandruff -- two ways: shiny & matte

Hello, Beautiful!

Most of us nail polish crazies have used and/or heard of the phrase Unicorn Pee -- which refers to Clarins 230 polish. Well I decided to call my NOTD Unicorn Dandruff because of the flakies (aka the dandruff) and all the colors (from the base colors to the flashes of color the flakies create).

I decided to do this NOTD two ways; the first is a shiny version. Then I applied a matte top coat and that's how I'm currently wearing my nails. I like both ways but right now prefer the matte version. Which do you prefer?


To re-create this NOTD:

  • 1 coat of Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock Hydrating Hardener, used as my base coat
  • Using Wet n Wild Wild Shine polish in Black Creme, paint half of each nail black. For my thumb I painted a third of my nail instead of half my  nail.
  • Using Sephora by OPI polish in Break A-Leg Warm, paint the other half of each nail gray. Again, for my thumb I painted a third of my nail instead of half of my nail.
  • Then add China Glaze polish in Frost Bite, painting a blue stripe down the center of each nail.
  • Once dry, apply 2 coats of Nubar 2010
  • If you want a shiny finish you can leave it as it is or add a top coat (I skipped a top coat this time around because I knew I wanted to make it matte).
  • If you want a matte finish, apply 2 coats of Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love.

NOTD: Unicorn Dandruff -- Shiny Version

NOTD: Unicorn Dandruff -- Matte Version


  1. Great manicure! Is there anything that Nubar 2010 won't make look beautiful?? :-p

  2. I really like this mani!! It's so original!! :D

  3. Freaking awesome! Love it!! Btw did u take 1,000 pics? Rofl just kidding!

  4. That manicure is full of win. Shiny or matte!

    I love to apply Nubar 2010, wear it shiny for a day or two, then matte it and wear it another day or two. I can really spin out a manicure, doing that. :D

  5. this is really pretty!! i like the shiny one better

  6. @ Jossie: LOL! I wanted to take a lot of pics because it's just so pretty. The camera wasn't picking up all the pretty-ness of this mani so I only took the pics you see here :)

  7. I'm in shock
    I'll copy
    I follow you =D

  8. i like it shiny and matte also. They both look very very pretty :) Well done!

  9. I need to just stop wobbling and purchase a matte topcoat. I bought a Nfu Oh flakie and would love to do the matte version. Thanks for the idea.

  10. @ sunnydee130: I too put off buying a matte top coat because I just wasn't into the whole matte finish. But I really like how it makes glitter and flakes take on a whole new look, so I decided to dive in and buy one. The Hard Candy version is only $4 and works great!

  11. This is truly gorgeous! It looks almost like your base polish is a multichrome rather than 3 different polishes.

  12. Love this! I'm doing this 2nite!!!!


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