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Mattese Elite Me Amour Review

Posted in Original Posts Archive with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2012 by clairesayswhat

Oh, glitter polish, my eternal friend! I can simply never resist your charms! As we all know, glitter has been probably the biggest trend of the past year in nail polish, and I honestly don’t see it going away anytime soon. And the Me Amour collection from Mattese Elite is an excellent reason why it’s here to stay. Released just prior to Valentine’s Day, the colors in this collection reflect the theme of the holiday but they’re also perfect for the next few months when we’ll be craving all things bright and shiny!

Mattese Elite and Ricky’s NYC were kind of enough to send me some samples of two of the shades from this collection, Embrasse Moi and Je T’Aime. They arrived in a box wrapped with tape printed with the Ricky’s text, and I think I literally squeed when I saw it on my doorstep. Inside the box, they were beautifully packaged in a smaller white box.

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My love for Ricky’s knows no bounds so I was especially excited to get these polishes! I discovered the store on my first trip to NYC in 2005, and on every trip back since I’ve visited the location on West 23rd Street (across from the Chelsea Hotel, may it rest in peace in its former incarnation, where I stayed on that first trip) more than a few times. Besides nail polish and makeup they also carry many, many fun and unique beauty projects as well as T-shirts, accessories, and even adult toys. And for Halloween they turn into a costume superstore! There are several locations around Manhattan, but the 23rd Street one will always be my favorite. And thank goodness they have an online store now, too!

Anywho, onto the polish review, right? Right! Because these two shades complement each other so well, I decided to swatch them together:

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Embrasse Moi is a gorgeous purple microglitter (with a few larger pieces thrown in to really catch the light!) that turns more fuchsia in brighter light while Je T’Aime is a beautiful gold glitter that contains various sizes of glitter pieces. Embrasse Moi goes on a bit sheer at first, but I achieved opacity in just 2 coats which you see above! With so many chunky glitters around these days, I really appreciated the coverage of Embrasse Moi. It wasn’t lumpy at all, either, and didn’t eat top coat to boot! It’s just an all around great polish.

Je T’Aime is a good one, too, although it doesn’t go quite as opaque as Embrasse Moi. But really, I think I’m the only one that can notice that. Anyone else would have to take a good hard look at my nails! Nevertheless, when I wear this polish again, I’ll layer it over another gold shade. The smell of Je T’Aime also reminded me of Kleancolor polishes but, thankfully, wasn’t as strong and didn’t linger. And along with a good variety of glitter sizes, Je T’Aime is also slightly holographic! I think Je T’Aime would make a perfect bridal polish shade because it has just the right amount of drama: not too over-the-top and just sparkly enough.

These were two all around great polishes, and I couldn’t be more pleased! Thanks to Mattese Elite and the Ricky’s Blogger Blast for sending them to me for review! I can’t wait to try more Mattese polish in the future. You can score your own polish from the Me Amour collection and others at the Ricky’s NYC website.


Me Amour collection from Mattese Elite

Posted in Original Posts Archive with tags , , , , on February 9, 2012 by clairesayswhat

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Ricky’s NYC has released the Me Amour Mattese Elite nail polish collection! There are some true beauties in this collection and all are perfect for gifting your sweetie or best girlfriend. Or just yourself! Chocolates are great and all, but nail polish is the gift that keeps on giving if you ask me. Especially if you live anywhere but NYC since these babies are only available at Ricky’s stores!

Here’s the steamy ad that Mattese Elite has put together to promote the collection:

I love the swatch hearts! The dude’s hair? Not so much! haha But I’m just being picky. As you can see, this is a glitter and sparkle heavy collection, but I think the colors are something a little more special than others. Amour De Ma Vie and Je T’Aime are definitely standouts that will get you noticed amongst those who think they’ve seen every polish color.

Be sure to head on over to Ricky’s NYC online to drool over all the colors. Je T’aime and Embrasse are my personal favorites, and I’ll be reviewing them for you very soon!

Also, if you find yourself head over heels in love with the entire collection, ordering the whole thing will get you FREE shipping from Ricky’s! Hurry because I doubt that deal will last long!

And to top everything off, Ricky’s will also be giving the whole Me Amour collection away to one lucky fan who likes their facebook page on Valentine’s Day!

I’m a huge fan of Ricky’s and other makeup products by Mattese Elite, so I’m thrilled that I’ll be reviewing their polish. Check back soon for that and Happy Valentine’s Day!