I’m SO excited to be back and FINALLY show you how my “coral” prompt for @wnac_tkc June Nail Challenge came out! I know this was so long ago, but I loved this look and was bummed I didn’t get a chance to share it at the time. Really easy but comes off as effortless, chic sophistication – at least I thought so!
To get the base for this look I used Opi’s Switchboard Startlet, 3 thin coats. This is a sheer polish so it’s not meant to be opaque. I wanted this to be matte so I decided to try out Sally Hansen’s Big Matte Top Coat. I had picked this up at the drugstore and thought “Oh well might as well try it, probably will suck.” This is only because I’ve tried probably five other matte top coats and hated them all! (Sinful Colors, NYC, CND, etc.) But this one is different – soooo beautiful, squishy and perfectly matte. It doesn’t streak or change the color of the polish, or leave those annoying white speckles. So pretty!
Next I used my always handy Chevron Point nail vinyls from Nail Mail to make the silver triangles at the base. I used the lightest coat of the awesome demi-matte polish Silver Solution by Sinful Colors. They call it a “Silk” but it’s a demi-matte and really beautiful.
Last but not least I added these unique silver spiral studs from the Born Pretty Store using the tiniest drop of nail resin from IDB. Love that stuff – MUCH stronger than normal nail glue and keeps my studs on much longer. With the matte nail and subdued silver I feel like the studs really have a chance to shine! I plan on getting more of these studs, and I can’t wait to try all of the other designs. I’ve never seen such detailed and unique studs so I will probably just buy them all at once. Ha! 😉 More details about all the products I used below. Let me know if you like this look!
Studded Matte Coral Nails – Get The Look
For this look I used:
- Opi – Switchboard Starlet
- Sally Hansen – Big Matte Topcoat
- Nail Mail – Chevron Points
- Sinful Colors – Silver Solution (silk)
- Born Pretty Store – Silver Spiral Round Studs
- Slanted Tweezers
- IBD – 5 Second Brush-On Gel Resin
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