Goodbye tiny bowties! See ya later zig zags!
And for anyone without wizard hands and three hours to dedicate to painting your digits, the latest nail trend is a welcome reprieve.
A matte nail looks velvety, fresh and just plain cool. Plus, it's a freakin' snap to achieve. Just buy a matte top coat to create a matte nail with the endless colors you already have. There are many great, affordable options out there including Orly Matte Top and Essie Matte About You.
I received the latter for Christmas (shout out to Beth & Kyle! Woot!) and went to town with a vibrant purplely blue cheapie I've had forever. I applied a clear base coat followed by two coats of color and allowed those to dry. Then I added one topper of Matte About You (use two if you can see shine coming through). The results? Flat, matte and definitely different. Dig it!
In progress- two coats of color. Notice how shiny the polish normally is.
The three nails on the right have been matte-d.
Ta-dah! All done!
Essie Matte About You retails for $10, and is available at ULTA Beauty and other selected beauty and retail stores nationwide.