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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Black matte nails

Hello. Last week my friend tweeted me a picture of a nail look that she thought i might like and that she also secretly wanted me to do for her. As soon as i saw it i knew i had to get a matte top coat and try to give it a go. 
This image was the one that she showed me which was just taken from Google.
And this is my take on them... 
Now annoyingly it was very tricky to get a decent picture of them and i had to use a flash for the detailing to show up, but doing that it then takes away from the matte look. I don't wanna blow my own trumpet but they look a lot better in reality then how they turned out in the picture. This look is really easy to achieve all you need is a black polish i used Models Own gun grey, a matte top coat mine is by Rimmel and then i used my Models Own nail art pen in black to do the detailing but if you don't have this you could just use a small brush or a tooth pic. And it's really straight forward paint your nails black, then apply your matte top coat and then for the nail art just do a long flick with a couple small flicks and then add a few dots. Probably the easiest nail art look i have done a post on, if it wasn't for the drying time this look would take 5 minutes. 

I love the magic of a matte top coat and think i will be putting it on everything, so I'm sorry if you don't like matte looks but you may just see a few more from me over the next few weeks haha.



  1. Your nails look amazing! I crap at painting my nails, they always end up a mess haha

    1. Aw thank you. I must admit i do have to clean up around the edges with a cotton bud before i take any photos haha x

  2. i LOVE that!! I've never seen that before but it'll be the first thing i buy on the way to work tomorrow morning!! x

  3. Love this look - what an amazing post :)

    I'm a new follower - thanks for sharing your url with me on twitter!

    Heidi x


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