I had a bit of a nail crisis recently, when three nails decided to break within the space of a few days. And by 'break' I mean really short, as in down to the quick. I bit the bullet and filed the whole lot short to match and went for a specifically non-red colour. You can basically see the top of my fingers at this point. Hey, they'll grow back, what can you do, right?
I've been loving budget brand Essence lately, however this is my first product fail, mainly in the sense that I don't think matte nails are for me. I love this pretty pastel peach colour and I think the shade name 'I'm So Fluffy' is pretty darn cute, but I'm not in love with this formula. The first coat was terribly uneven, so a second coat was definitely in order. The polish dried quite quickly as well, so this was not exactly a relaxing manicure! The matte finish is just horrible, flat and ugly, in my opinion. I literally couldn't take it and glossed it up with the addition of my OPI Top Coat. This saved it for me and now I like how it looks. But I will never buy matte nail polish again, because, well, I hate it.
Essence I Love Trends The Pastels matte nail polish in I'm So Fluffy
OPI Top Coat
|Matte finish, before the addition of top coat|
|With OPI top coat, in natural sunlight|
Disclaimer: Essence was bought by me and the OPI I won. All thoughts are my honest opinion, as always.
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What length do you prefer your nails? Have you tried wearing matte nail polish?