Hey everyone! Hope you’ve been well
I’d been trying to track down a matte topcoat for approximately three weeks but everywhere had sold out. I must add that I was trying to get one below £5 which is only covered by Rimmel and Seventeen. Seeing this at Boots on offer (2 for £6) made the trip that much sweeter. In fact I was so distracted that I forgot to look at the Barry M gelly and texture range!
Having done my research on Is Nail Varnish is Bad for your Health? I was rather disappointed to discover that Models Own is not 3-free(!) which more than explains why the fumes are so awfully strong, especially the older shades. Models Own was a fairly new brand to me, but I had already collected a few – my favourites being Champagne and Nude Beige.
I got the idea for this look from a piece I saw Vogue cover on the manicures that were on show at London Fashion Week. Here I used No.17 *Mink* which I think is an excellent alternative to Models Own *Nude Beige*. I got it from this No. 17 Nail Gallery Set. I then used one coat of Rimmel *Mattifying Topcoat* and for the tips I used a quick dry topcoat – any one will do really.
What I love about the Mattifying Topcoat is that it creates an entirely different look so easily. I liken the look to a frosted glass effect, something which I can’t wait to try out on some of my older shades to give them a Spring revamp. It’s also worth noting that IT DRIES SO FAST! I’m talking less than 5 minutes so it’s perfect for a quick change. Definitely one of my best nail purchases in a while!