So I’ve been meaning to do this post for about 10 months.
I’m not exaggerating.
I bought this Essie, Matte About You ages ago…
I’ve tried it a time or two. I’m not really sure how I feel about an entirely matte nail. It’s not my favorite look.
I feel like it kinda looks like an old manicure.
But what I do kinda love it using the matte look as part of a nail design.
That way it looks a little more deliberate.
So let’s start.
This nail design really couldn’t be any easier…
And what I love about it, is that it’s subtle enough to wear everyday…to your office…and still look profesh.
Not that fancy nail art isn’t cute, but I understand there is a time and place for zebra nails.
Pick your favorite nail color.
What I used was Sally Hansen Commander in Chic.
I did a base coat and two layers of the color.
Let it dry completely. COMPLETELY.
If it’s not totally dry, the tape is going to reek havoc on your mani.
When it’s dry, use some scotch tape and press it firmly on your nail. I did mine on the diagonal.
Then paint a light coat of your Matte About You on the exposed part of the nail.
Let it dry for a few minutes and then peel the tape off.
Now don’t do and put a top coat on. I mean…