But alas! Being a cheapo, I couldn't justify paying almost $20 for the Essie matte top coat which I'm not sure I would like. You know, it being matte and kinda different from what I'm used to.
Being rather hesitant to fork out the cash, I continued to walk around Myer hoping to find another matte top coat for a lower price.
Lucky lucky me! I found this Chi Chi Matte Top Coat which was a great alternative to the Essie matte top coat!
I decided to test the matte top coat with my Butter London cause they're best friends in my nail polish basket. They're the only 2 rectangle nail polish I own and they sit wonderfully together!
First up! The Chi Chi Matte Top Coat.
I was sooooooo excited to try it on! It has a slightly fuzzy transparent white-ish colour and dries pretty quickly.
Here's the Butter London in Trout Pout (free from a past Bazaar issue). It's a pretty salmon pink which I thought made my nails look happy!
And here is it with the matte top coat!
The matte top coat dried up fairly fast and covered up the usual nail polish shine. Also, the top coat dries rather unforgivingly to reveal all flaws.
However, I did like how my nails still retained a pretty shine to it which was just enough for my nails have a healthy 'glow'.
Which do you prefer? The matte or the shiny one? I personally like both equally. ^.^
While drying my nails, I accidentally hit my wet nail polish on my table's edge and got messed up a lil which annoyed me so much!
Instead of starting over, I applied glitter over it to hide the smudge!
For days and days I kept staring at my nails cause the glitter was sooo fun! I think I may do my nails with more glitter next time.
Hooray for glitter nails!!
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