Tuesday, 10 August 2010

I've finally arrived at the matte nails party. Hurrah!

Hello dears :)

Recently, I saw Lydia's blog post about Rimmel's matte topcoat. I had no idea there was a matte top coat available on the high street! Relieved I didn't have to spend near enough £10 on the Essie or China Glaze equivalents, I snapped this up in Superdrug the other day.

I'd seen a gorgeous hot matte pink polish from OPI in the form of La-Paz-Itively-Hot, then realised I practically had an equivalent in my collection.

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Behold, Nails Inc China Town with Rimmel's Lycra Pro Matte Topcoat

The matte topcoat removes the blue duochrome shimmer from China Town, leaving me with gorgeous matte hot pink nails! Not quite the same, probably a tad darker in reality but a cheap enough dupe for me :)

I wore this on Sunday to Jimmy Carr, and had a couple of compliments. What do you think?

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  1. The colour is larrvly :)
    I'm yet to try matte nails for myself yet, but now I am unbelievably tempted!!
    - Beth x

  2. I think it looks superlicious. I knew this was coming out but thought it was autumn. This is a must-get for me.

  3. Beth - Thanks :) Oo go for it :D xx

    Jaljen - Hehe. I thought the matte topcoats were out in Autumn too. I know the No 7 and 17 ones are :) xx

  4. I'll be honest, some time ago, I saw a joint You Tube vid with Xsparkage and SayanythingBrooke, and they used a matte top coat over a black polish and I REALLY hated it. I personally prefer glossy nails, but your nails actually look fab, especiallyin the top picture, so I might just be tempted to give in to matte and give it a try :)

  5. I know right? First time I saw matte nails I was like "Eww that's horrible." But it's grown on me. Thanks :) xx

  6. OMG!! Matte nail polish why have i not heard about this before????.. Looks lovely btw xxx

  7. love matte! i got the topshop matte top coat, chip heaven! can't wait for the no.17 one! love it with the bright pink though

  8. Hehe oh deary. This has been on since Sunday and I only have a teeny chip on each thumb and that's it :) xx

  9. Was it my blog, I did one about it the other day? http://misslmscott.blogspot.com/2010/08/rimmel-beige-babe-and-matte-top-coat.html

    Despite having matte nail polishes I'm still not sure how I feel about it :s xx

  10. Yes, yes it was, thanks so much :) I can't decide if I like it either. The finish looks so different to matte polishes by OPI. But it gives the same finish as my MAC Military polish. Probably due to different formulas xx

  11. The color is gorgeous, but I don't like matte nails!


  12. I'm not convinced either lol! xx