Mixing Mattes & Metallics: Holiday Nail Art Tutorial
Loving the new colors for Winter 2014 I wanted to try something a little different and combine a matte and a metallic.
Resulting in a perfect holiday combo!
I really love the new Matte red called Posh by Zoya. It’s a deep, warm crimson red with a matte finish. The shiny color peeking through is by Essie called Jiggle hi, jiggle low. Brand new for Winter 2014!
Here’s what you’ll need to create these trendy holiday inspired nails!
Step 1: After applying your clear base coat. Apply 1 even coat of Jiggle hi, jiggle low by Essie to all your nails. The formula is thick enough that you only need one coat and it dries fairly quickly with only one coat which is also a plus! Wait for your nails to dry, before applying the striping tape in the next step.
Step 2: Apply striping nail art tape to each dry nail. Feel free to trim the tape a bit. You don’t need it super long.
Step 3: Apply 1 coat of Posh matte nail polish over each nail and while the polish is still wet quickly remove the tape to reveal the color below.
The key to getting a flawless design is removing the tape while the top color is still wet. It also helps to work one nail at a time.
No top coat necessary. If you want you can spray some dry fast spray over your nails but this is optional and not necessary.
The matte top color dries very quickly.
Hope you enjoyed this design tutorial series! I’d love to hear from you. What nails do you plan on wearing this holiday season?!
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