NOTW: Stylenomics, matte and glossy!

I have been meaning to try out matte and glossy nails for a long time now and Johan's work dinner was the perfect occasion so try some sophisticated nail art. Instead of the usual black, I opted for Essie Stylenomics which is a very dark (almost black) green and paired it with gold accents courtesy of China Glaze Midnight Kiss.

1. Prep nails with a good base coat to avoid staining from the dark colour. 

2. Paint on two coats of a dark colour of your choice and when it is totally dry, apply a matte drying top coat.

3. Using the same base colour, apply stripes, thick and thin on all the nails and let them dry. You can also add dots for further matte/glossy contrasts.

4. To add more interest to the design, use a metallic nail polish to draw more lines on the nails. I used gold to match my outfit.

5. There is no need to apply top coat to this design otherwise the effect will be ruined. Have fun!

2 comments on "NOTW: Stylenomics, matte and glossy!"
  1. I love this nail art :) <3

  2. lovelyy manicure :)