Matte & Shiny Nails – The Dark Side

Beauty, Fashion, Fitness & Nails

I love this look! Matte & Shiny french combo using a dark polish. If you’re not brave enough to try this at home.. definitely check with your local salon to see if they offer manicures with matte polish & shiny tips.

Matte & Shiny Nails Bobbing For Baubles - Essie

Matte & Shiny Nails –  Bobbing For Baubles – Essie

Here’s how I got this look.

  1.  Apply 1 layer of base coat –  (Any base coat will do) Seche Clear
  2. 2 coats of Bobbing for Baubles #769-Essie
  3. 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast
  4. Wait a while to make sure the nail is completely dry
    • Tape each nail tip  – 1/8″ painters tapeTIP: I find using a thin piece of tape works better than trying to cut 10 pieces of tape the same width.  It insures that each nail has the same size nail tip.  I used 1/8″ tape.  I bought mine at Michaels but you can buy a similar product at Walmart3M 6404 1/8-Inch X 36 Yard Vinyl Painter’s Tape – Blue
  5. Paint nail with 1 coat of Matte Polish – NYC- Matte Me Crazy  (Any Matte Nail polish will work)
  6. Let the nail completely dry before taking off the tape
  7. For a refresh of the glossy tip add 1 more coat of clear top coat to each tip.. make sure to stay in the lines

Voilla!!! There you have it!  Matte Nails w/ Shiny Tips!

Let me know how it turns out!


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