hiya, sorry for delay in answering. Matt shellac is achieved by gently buffing the shine away with a koala buffer after you have completed the application. So if i understood you correctly, what has been done is - they have applied black and top coat, cured it, buffed the shine away on the whole nail and then painted the cross only and top coated the cross only, so black remained matt. hope this helps)))
Thanks for the rep on the lighting thread, Donna :)
Guess it's one of my obsessions; I've been gradually upgrading the lights in our house to low-energy bulbs, and am a big fan of LED spot lights. Sonia's even got a funky one in her desk lamp in the lounge that has a remote control that will make it change colour - it can even do fancy light effects. But she wanted that so that she could switch between "warm white" and "cool white" when doing craft stuff...
I'm so pleased for you. You will find a balance once you learn to delegate. However, NOBODY will care about your business as much as you do.
Things are brilliant down south, although I'm finding it a little hard to cope with everything. the training side of the biz has gone crazy and I'm overjoyed because teaching is what I love. I'm bloody knackered though. LOL. Big hugs to you and Emma. xxxx