I’ve been seeing some of these manicures on the internet for a long time now, and I’m really impressed with how it looks. Having something like this as an inspiration, I decided to give it a try myself. Of course I’m not a manicurist so there wasn’t much chance that I would make it look, at least, similar to that one, but I kind of liked the result. It was the first time I tried something like this, so you can call this “a how to guide for amateurs like me”.
So this is what I did! I photographed it step by step to show you the procedure I followed.
First of all:
There are many ways to do this, but I chose this one ‘cause I thought it was easier.
Alternatively, you could have used the matte nail polish on your whole nail in this step, and then add the tapes on the whole nail, leaving only the tips out. Or even better, if your hand is steady enough, you could try it without the tape.
I chose to cover my tips, and use the matte nail polish on the remaining areas, (because this way required less work for me). Wait a few minutes….
This is the final result. It was much better in person though. It’s not perfect but it was the first time, so next time, I’ll do it better!
Those slim white lines you see between the matte and the shiny part are from the tape. They were not visible later, but I took the pic, as soon as I finished the manicure.
So, what do you think? Did you like it? Are you going to try it yourself? Or don’t you like the matte nails trend? Tell me on the comments section below.
P.S. I did this manicure last week, and it lasted more than a full week.