Manicure of the Month: Matte Nails

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Summertime has been in full blast for a while now and I have been doing my best to rock my brightest polishes. For my manicure this month I decided to take my favorite colors for the past month and include them all at once. I have never done anything like this but I am loving the way it’s lookin’. Hope you enjoy!

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Polishes used: “Access 24/7” – Sephora by OPI, “Alicia” – Julep, “Sunday Funday” – Essie, “For Audrey” – China Glaze

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Each finger is finished off with “The Full Monty” by Butter London to create the french manicure look.

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The star of the show, among all these fabulously bright colors, is my new “Matte Top Coat” by Revlon.  I know, I am jumping on the matte nails bandwagon suuuuper late. I have actually tried to DIY the matte top coat but failed miserably with a box of baking soda and an old top coat. I am glad I finally decided to buy this and am already thinking of a ton of ways to use it in the coming months.

I can definitely notice the difference from the matte top coat, below you will find the before and after. Let me know what you think!

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I actually really liked the frosted rainbow nails but am glad I decided to swipe the gold tips to create a funkier look.

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What’s on your nails this month? Experimenting with any new looks?

I’m glad to be back here to share with y’all. My life has been crazy with my vacation and work and car trouble. I have so much to share, and I cannot wait to do that now that I am back to my routine. With all that said, I will talk to y’all soon!

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Manicure of the Month: Nautical Nails

ImageI am sharing a nautical/beach-y inspired manicure I rocked this weekend in South Padre Island. I decided to give my new nail art brushes a try with this anchor along with my newest bottle of polish. I am not including a tutorial on these nails because YouTube is full of them, just a few pictures of me strutting them on my impromptu beach vacation.

ImageA few weeks ago I hit the jackpot at my local beauty supply store with a “buy 2 polishes get 1 free” special! I bought some china glaze polishes and could not love them more. I really like the thick brushes provided along with the opaque formula for the colors I chose. Pictured above is Dorothy Who? by China Glaze, atop a beach side background.ImageThe anchor is a little funky but I have decided to cut myself some slack. It was 3am and I was trying to finish packing to leave at 6am. Considering the conditions, I am pleased with the crooked anchor. ImageI used a dotting tool to outline the anchor shape, and a nail striper to make the lines as thick and straight as possible. I followed a few tutorials to watch how others achieved the look.

I fell in love with this royal blue glitter polish. I feel it will come in handy during football season, matching the Dallas Cowboys colors perfectly. Image

Here it is in Instagram form (I went a little instagram happy this weekend while at the beach). I am sure a few of those photos will make the cut for my end of the month Instagram wrap-up.

Til then, I hope to share a little more of my trip with y’all.