Liquid Vinyl Mani

I have seen this manicure a couple of places recently, and even have a picture of it saved to just look at.  Those of you on Pinterest may recognize it... I actually bought the Essie Matte About You topcoat a month ago, but couldn't bring myself to paint my nails black whilst I still had bright summer colors to wear! It took me a few weeks to actually wrap my head around matte nail polish.  I kept telling myself it's supposed to be shiny...but it's so cool looking matte.  Take my word for it! Well, last night I went out to dinner with the hubs and my in-laws, wearing fall-like clothes, so decided it was time. And I am SO happy I did.  This is one of my most favorite mani's of all time.

This picture screams that I need to use a ridge filler! There's an in-depth nails post coming, so I'll explain that to you soon if you're unfamiliar. Please forgive the sub-par cuticle clean up job...

This is 2 coats of Orly Liquid Vinyl, followed by a top coat of Essie Matte About You.  After allowing this to dry, I painted the tips with Orly Liquid Vinyl again.  The next time I do this I'll use the french manicure stickers, but I was in a hurry and didn't have enough time to allow the undercoats to dry sufficiently.  So, I eyeballed it.  Not too shabby though, right? I decided I wanted the tips to be a little shinier though, so I then went over them with Seche Vite top coat.

So, whilst thinking of a creative way to portray this manicure, I kept singing Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On,' maybe due to the fact that black matte nail polish looks like records?? I guess the np's name 'Liquid Vinyl' may have played a part in that..

Three little birds, sat on my window
And they told me I don't need to worry
Summer came like cinnamon, so sweet
Little girls double-dutch on the concrete

Maybe sometimes, we got it wrong, but it's alright
And nothing seems to change, and it all will stay the same
Ohh, don't you hesitate

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down...

I thought this song also fit as we're starting to say goodbye to summer...

1 comment

  1. Saw this mani on Pinterest too and love it!! Looks soo good, I will definitely be trying it soon. Still feels a little too early to break out the black polish here in Florida!