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30 Nov 2011

NOTD: Black Matt and Shine French Manicure

I bought a matt topcoat a while ago from 17 at Boots but have only ever used it once, so thought I'd try something last night. I love French manicures but am getting tired of the nude and white look so thought I'd do a matt and shine manicure with black.


Here's what I got (and it was really hard to photograph!)

I KNOW I have nailvarnish on my skin - that was the matt topcoat and I couldn't see it until the photo highlighted it. I'll have to buy some nailvarnish remover liquid as I only have the pads.

I did this with Bourjois So Laque nail enamel in Noir de Chine for the black, 17 Matt topcoat and China Glaze no chip topcoat for the shiney tips.

What do you think?

Plus tomorrow the Lauren Loves Advent calendar will be starting. Keep your eyes peeled for giveaways and Christmas treats.



  1. That looks brilliant, very different.

    I'm with you for on the pink/nude french manicure being slightly boring after a while. I have done similar with black base and red tip.

  2. Wow, that looks so cool! I'm definitely going to try this out in the near future! xx

  3. This is lovely! Deffo going to try it :).


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