On Nnenna’s Nails #15: Matte Pink

On Nnenna's Nails #15- Matte Pink 1

top: without matte top coat and bottom: with matte top coat

Fuschia Shock Creme*NYC Nail Polish // Matte Top Coat*c/o Mash Nails

I was really excited to try this matte nail polish top coat sent to me by Mash Nails!  There are several manicure inspirations pictures I’ve pinned on my Nails board involving matte nails, so I’m happy to now own this top coat that can make any color look matte!

For this initial review, I kept it simple by painting my nails a solid color so you can clearly see the difference.  In the top picture you can see that the hot pink polish I chose is normally shiny and glossy, then in the second picture, I added the matte top coat and voilà, it went from shiny to matte just like that! Before I added the matte coat, I actually taped off the tips of my nails so that most of the nail would look matte while the tips would still be shiny.  The matte top coat looks cloudy in the bottle, but it goes on clear and dries quite quickly.  Overall I’m pretty pleased with this matte nail polish because it’s easy to use and does exactly what it’s supposed to do.  I can’t wait to use it again with a fancier manicure!

  • Looks beautiful! I admit, I’m far too lazy to do my nails, but I love how that looks!

  • sartorialsidelines

    It looks really great – love the matte finish!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

    • Thanks Courtney! I liked switching it up from my usual glossy finish :)

  • Hannah

    I have been wanting to try out the matte nails look! thanks for the reminder!
    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

    • No problem Hannah- would love to see if you give it a try! :)

  • I think matte nail polish would be very cool. Still wanting to try the black manicure with glossy tips that was making the Pinterest rounds a few months ago.

    • Yes, me too! When I’m in the mood for black nail polish again, I’ll have to try that one!

  • This is really pretty, buying a matte top coat definitely saves you re-buying all your colours in a matte finish..

    • Thank you! Exactly- the matte top coat makes it so easy to make any nail polish look matte :)

  • Clever girl!! I love this matte/shiny look. Was the matte easier to maintain? I always ruin them within hours but this seems like it would be forgiving.

    • Thanks Noelani! I was impressed by how quickly the matte top coat dried and that it didn’t smudge. The polish underneath is cheap, so it did chip as usual, but I would think with a better quality polish the matte would hide any flaws well. I will have to test it out and let you know! :)

  • Ricki

    The matte look is working right now. Everything matte – lips/leggings/nails!

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