It really has been a while since I've painted nails with more then one color! After months of warehouse sales & rummaging through nail polish bins, I finally found the Essie "Matte About You" Top coat! I must say, Canada really sucks for getting this stuff in while its on trend lol. Anyways, I was excited and anxious so decided to test it out.
Please forgive the messy polish job. Originally I wanted to paint my nails matte black with a glossy black cheetah print over top, but because I haven't painted with my nailbrush in so long, I was rusty. I ended up settling for this aqua zebra print because the design is quite forgiving for those with unsteady hands.
I used: Sally Hanson's Nail Lacquer in Black Gloss | Essie Matte About You Topcoat | Art Deco Nail Art Polish in Aqua
This black polish was the fuel to my nail polish addiction. It was the very first tube of polish I ever bought and it still works like new. To be honest, I usually don't wear dark colours because I SUCK at applying them. Usually by the time I'm done, all of my fingers are covered in color, I am frustrated about wasting my time, polish and polish remover, I then have to redo my nails and overall I'm just not a happy camper.
I'm also officially in LOVE with this Essie topcoat! I thought it would take a little more work than one layer of topcoat to create flawless matte nails, but clearly I was wrong. Literally it took me 5 seconds to paint each nail and 30 seconds for it to dry, I absolutely love it. I also must mention that I own about 9 of these Art Deco polish tubes. The slender, inch long brush makes it extremely easy to paint designs, and they are only $1 each, gotta love it!