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Nailing It: Matte Matters (Part 1)

Operations associate, Loren, has a thing for nails—and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a weekly slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related. Check back every Thursday for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.


I recently became bored of my normal top coat’s shiny finish and decided to go in a different direction…matte! Regular matte polishes have this finish built-in (Zoya’s Mod Matte Collection is one of my latest favorites). But matte top coats are a whole different thing — they can make a funky mani even funkier with just one coat!

I like using matte top coats with glittery half moon manis, which it gives an antique-y feel, and matte French tips. Pick up a top coat like Essie’s Matte About You and start experimenting.

—Loren

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