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Nail art - Matte gloss tips

Now that summer has slipped away and it looks like we're heading into autumn I've got bored of summer nail colours and am more than ready to switch over to deeper darker autumn/winter shades.

Today's nail art look is very simple but I really like it.  This time I decided to use black (the deepest darkest colour possible!) but I'm planning to try this again shortly with a lovely new berry shade I picked up the other day which I think would also look amazing.

I apologise for my bad cuticles on the photos.  I'm trying to sort them out but to be honest I don't really know what to do with them!  I'm using a Sally Hansen cuticle remover but I'm not really sure how it's supposed to remove cuticles.  I'm pushing them back but on a couple of nails they still just look messy so I think I need to actually remove them, but I don't know how to do it.  Any tips would be appreciated!




To achieve this look I used Bad Apple's Bad Bad, Rimmel's Pro Matte Finish top coat and Seche Vite top coat.  I started with a base coat and then carefully (you can make a right mess with a black nail varnish!) applied one coat of Bad Bad (one coat was all that was needed!).  I then applied the matte top coat to the entire nail and once dry I applied Seche Vite just to the tip of each nail.  The line is not perfect as I applied this free hand by just running the brush along the tip of the nail but it looks fine.  

I would possibly also try applying a thin line over the top of the join (but I currently only have a black nail art pen) or a piece of stripping tape over the join, but my new stripping tapes haven't arrived yet.  

Are you going to be switching to darker nail colours now?
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10 comments:

  1. My friend had her nails exactly like this the other day, it looks lovely!! I'm really thinking about investing in Rimmel's Matte Finish! :)Although I'd personally never get mine to look as neat as your's! ;)
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    1. I'd definitely recommend the matte top coat. It's not very expensive and as much as I love glossy nails I do love the matte look as well x

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  2. That looks really cool! might need to give it a go :)

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    1. Definitely give it a try, it's quite simple x

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  3. I'm yet to try this look but it looks so awesome!!

    Christina xx
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    1. It's really quick and easy so give it a try! x

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  4. I love the matte nail look but I'm so terrible at applying varnish! Good thinking with the matte top coat too! xxx

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    1. I love matte nails too, it's a nice change from a glossy varnish x

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  5. I've never thought to try a half matte, half gloss mani! I'll definitely be digging out my matte top coat later to give this a go! Very glam :)

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    1. I really like this sort of look for autumn/winter x

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