Even though I love nail polish and change mine all the time, I haven’t yet attempted any creative nail patterns; I tend to just stick to one colour. But today I was in the mood to try something new :) I got the idea of using my beloved matte top coat to create a contrast between different finishes of the same colour. I experimented with a black base and I quite like how it turned out, especially because in comparison to the shiny half, the matte black looks almost grey in sun light. What do you think?
Here’s how I did it:
Step 1 - Base coat, especially important underneath black polish
Step 2 - Two coats of black nail polish. I let it dry completely, over night. I used Barry M.’s black.
Step 3 - To get an even straight line I cut some of these tip guides for french manicures like on the picture below.
Step 4 – I applied Essie’s matte top coat on one half of each nail and waited until it was completely dry before taking off the tip guides.