Monday, September 8, 2014

Matte Metallic Gold French Tips, with Bonus Glossy Shots

Matte metallic French tips by @chalkboardnails

This may very well be the simplest nail look I've ever done for the 31 Day Challenge, and I did it intentionally! We have this bowl at my house, and it's a gorgeous matte black with a gold rim. I was feeling really inspired by it and decided to try a matte gold french tip with a black base. Plus, could you bear to add anything else to this gorgeousness?

Matte metallic French tips by @chalkboardnails

Products used:
Duri Into the Further (black)
Lacquistry Amazeballs Extra Fine (gold)
Essie Matte About You (matte topcoat)
Half moon Nail Vinyls

This look is easy to do! Start by painting your nails with black, and applying a coat of quick dry topcoat. Make sure your nails are completely dry before moving on! I used half moon vinyls for a more rounded French tip, but you could also use French tip guides if you prefer. Paint on a coat of your gold polish, and then remove the vinyls. Seal with glossy topcoat, let it set, and finish with matte topcoat.

Matte metallic French tips by @chalkboardnails

This also looked great before I added the matte topper. My choice of gold, Amazeballs, looks better glossy, but I think I prefer the black when it's matte. Which one do you prefer, overall?

Metallic gold French tips by @chalkboardnails

Metallic gold French tips by @chalkboardnails

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17 comments

  1. I love this, simple and stunning. With the added bonus of extra elegance!

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  2. Thank you! Sometimes it's nice to keep things simple.

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  3. Oh those are so pretty! Very elegant!

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  4. How edgy but classic at the same time. Both matte or glossy looks are nice.

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  5. Thank you! It's so hard to decide, isn't it?

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  6. Very nice! I love it matte the most!

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  7. I like the matte one! Maybe it would've worked to mattify only the black before adding the gold? Using tape/vinyls over a matte top coat could be a problem though, maybe if it had ages to dry or if you freehanded the tips that could work.

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  8. It's a dilemma for sure! For now I think I prefer it matte overall, though maybe in the future I'll try fussing with it to get the best of both worlds.

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  9. We both did black and gold, matte and glossy! Why do I STILL not have Amazeballs?! Oh, and I wanted to see that bowl. :)

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  10. I personally like the base color matte with glossy tips. I have done it in the past with the same thick band for the tips by freehand, but with silver.

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  11. gorgeous color, nice manicure

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  12. So cool, both of them! I prefered the matte look :D

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  13. It's nice shiny but stunning matte ♥!

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