Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Day 8: Matte Magic

Hey look! More vintage roses!! HAHA!! I said I would do some more and indeed I have. This is supposed to be vintage rose wallpaper. My matte topcoat is dead and I haven't been able to find it or anything like it in stock at Walmart. That means I had to find a new way! I was going to try the corn starch method. I was also thinking about making it into a tutorial to put on here buuuut, it  didn't work out so well for me. A few weeks ago I discovered a new way, use steam!
Here is how I did it! I decided I would make some tea so I microwaved a mug of water for two minutes to get it hot enough for a good steam. I then took topcoat and painted over my nails quickly. While the polish was still very wet I held it over the mug for 20+ seconds. Viola! Perfect matte nails.

Nail Polish Used:
Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
                     "Flower Girl"
Diamond Cosmetics in frosty pink, red, and lime green



  1. Love them, they really look like vintage wallpaper!

    That is cool about the steam method, I've never heard that before. Glad it worked!

    1. Thanks!! It is a great trick!

    2. I also wanted to ask you, did you see the nomination I gave you for the Best Blog award? Here is the link again if you didn't catch it.