Matte About You

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I found it! I have been searching for Essie Matte About You matte finisher for awhile now. I was on Amazon.com and stumbled upon it for only $6.50! This is definitely my new obsession and I apologize in advance if the next few mani's are all matte :)


I am pretty sure I have never worn black polish, but I'm in love with the idea of a black matte nail, so that's exactly what I did today. I chose OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. It is a truly black polish that went on
smoothly with full coverage after two coats.

Photo in natural lighting
After the black polish dried, I applied one coat of the matte finisher in lieu of top coat. In the bottle it looks gooey, but it is that same consistency as any other polish and applies smoothly. It was very cool to see the transformation from gloss to matte in less than 10 seconds. The matte finish gives your nails the appearance of being dry, but don''t be fooled! Sit tight for a few minutes to let the polish dry. I learned the hard way and had to re-do one of my nails after I smudged it.

I wanted to spice up the matte so I added some dots of Essie's Mint Candy Apple. I love the way the high gloss looks against the black matte. I used the tip of a bobby pin and dipped it in the polish to apply to the nail. What do you think?

Well, back to homework for me. Enjoy the week everyone!

Loyally Lacquered,
Caitlin

7 comments:

Christa at Possibly Polished said...

Loving the matte! & I love that you tried my tutorial!! :) :) I LOVE IT! So cute! And your dots are absolutely perfect. You will have to try my Flower Tutorial next lol :)

The Perfectly Polished Life said...

Christa! I totally knew I read somewhere about the bobby pins. I follow so many blogs that I could not for the life of me remember where I saw it lol. But yes everyone here is the link to Christa's "buttoned up" tutorial :)

http://possiblypolished.blogspot.com/2013/05/tips-on-tuesday-all-buttoned-up.html

Melissa Lacquer Reverie said...

Very cute, and I agree...your dots are perfect. :)

Perfectly Painted said...

I love matting manicures! I did the same thing by thinking once the topcoat mattes your mani, it's completely dry! Very pretty!

The Perfectly Polished Life said...

Thank you guys :)

Kristen Smith said...

I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check my blog for more info, http://goo.gl/5cJKZ

The Perfectly Polished Life said...

This is so exciting Kristen! I will definitely get to it asap :)

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