Majikbeenz Nails

Nerdy Matte Chevrons with Charme

Hello lovely readers! Today I’m continuing the July Nail Art Challenge created by @californails on Instagram. This mani is for Day 7: Matte… only 1 day late. :-)

I love matte manis! I especially love them with glitter polish. Something amazing happens when a glitter polish gets mattified. It looks like a precious stone to me… like something smoothed over time that really brings out the subtleties of the colors. Love it!

I used an untried polish from my stash as my base for this one: “The Lando System” by Nerd Lacquer. This is just two coats for full opacity. The lavender base with all those amazing glitters, plus a stunning blue shimmer is just breathtaking.  I added OPI Matte Top Coat over that then used Chevron NailVinyls (by @teismom) to create the zigzags with OPI “This Gown Needs A Crown” (silver). I absolutely love the satin finish of “This Gown Needs A Crown” and I thought it fit well with the matte theme too. The last element is this super cute bow nail charm I bought from Daily Charme. Nail charms are something new to me, but I’m kinda into it!

Here are a few photos of my matte mani for day 7:

Nerd Lacquer "The Lando System" with silver chevrons and bow charm

Nerd Lacquer "The Lando System" with silver chevrons and bow charm

detail of Nerd Lacquer "The Lando System" with silver chevrons and bow charm

You can see the blue shimmer better on my pinkie nail in the close-up shot above. (Click the image to enlarge.)

Hope you like this. Let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading!

XO, Nicole

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