I spotted Kelly Osbourne's black matte & shiny manicure the other day on instagram via twitter (here) and got so excited I felt a little bit sick. I have a matte top coat when the trend first began last year.. But hated the way matte nails looked on me, just like I hated crackle top coats adorning my fingers. However, Kelly O's nails stuck in my head; they were just too cool. I went on an online search for matte & shiny French manis today, and after a lot of link clicking I found Chloe's Nails, and my word, this woman is a genius. On her tutorials, hey presto, is the exact mani that Kelly O has.
I set to work. Unfortunately I don't have many colours with me at uni, so opted for Rimmel's 'Hot List' which is a deep grey/purple.. a grurple? Admittedly, I would have preferred black, but I don't have one. Anyway, here's a less than perfect result; but I just can't stop looking at my nails.
Please excuse the messiness around the nails.. I usually just leave it to come off in the shower! I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to blog about this. But man.. how cool is the matte & shiny French mani? I can't get over it! I used Rimmel's 'Hot List', Rimmel's 5 in 1 Base & Top (for the base), 17 Matte Top Coat and Maybelline Protecting Top Coat for the tips. I would link, but none exist on Boots.com anymore.. Hmm!
Also, I've got Seche Vite top coat in my basket on Beauty Bay.. I could do with a new base coat, any suggestions?