Wednesday, 29 February 2012

17 Nail Xtras Matte Top Coat



I had seen a matte nail varnish on another blog and was intrigued, so when I was in Boots topping up my supplies I thought I would give this 17 Nail Xtras one a go. I bought it as part of the three for two offer with a few other items.
I put one coat on over the top of my OPI red nail varnish to compare it against the gloss finish. When applied it initially looks glossy but it soon turns to a matte finish and dries very quickly. It totally changed the look of the nail colour having a matte finish - I have seen on another blog this being used with nail art & glossy varnish and it works quite well having a contrast (matte base with gloss polka dots look great!)
For me though, I prefer a glossy finish and do not think the matte top coat works for me for everyday nails. What do you think? have you tried one of these before? if you have not but want to give it a try - I am giving this bottle away in my Beauty Giveaway - click the link in the side bar for more info!

 
 


23 comments:

  1. I think I probably agree and prefer a glossy nail :)

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  2. Thx for comment! I'm following you now, follo me back?
    www.cheapandglamour.com

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  3. Thanks for the comment Kimmi! I agree - not really an every day nail thing. I have one from Rimmel, but only ever use it with a couple of Chanel polishes with really different undertones or glitter polishes - can look great during the festive season. So nice of you to give it away on your blog!

    katieneedsajob.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hmm I'm not sure about this. One of the nicest things for me about painted nails is how polished and smart a shiny finish is...! x

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.com/

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  5. Thanks for the comment on my blog Kimmi.

    You have a lovely blog. I have followed you now.

    Jenn

    http://oohmadeyoulook.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the matte finish for certain looks, especially with nail art. However, some varnishes are just supposed to be glossy!

    sarah xoxo

    sarahbee66.blogspot.com

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  7. I have a cheap matte top coat and I love it on darker colors, but I can't say I'm a fan of it over pastels!

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  8. i love these,come check out my new post

    http://sazistopsecret.blogspot.com/

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  9. Thanks for sharing! It really did change the look completely! I never knew there were such products! xX

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  10. I love the idea of shiny with matte polka dots! :) I may have to try this :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  11. Ooh, I've not seen this before but will definitely have a look for it now. I'd quite like to see what combination of glossy and matte go well. Polka dots is a nice one. :) x

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  12. This is interesting! Does it take long to dry?

    Erin
    http://alohafromwyoming.blogspot.com/

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    1. Not long at all, was quite suprised actually!

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  13. love it! so interesting product!!!

    xoxo
    http://self-dressed.blogspot.com

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  14. This looks fun :-) I think I will give a matte top coat a try..

    http://letsgetglammy.blogspot.com/

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  15. I do love the matte finish, it looks great <3

    www.sabrilettsarmoire.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh I love that! That looks so interesting!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  17. I prefer the glossy nail, but i think it depends on colours. Yellow looks great matte! xx

    www.bethlovebeauty.blogspot.com

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  18. ooh i was wondering what this might look like!

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  19. I prefer the glossy finsih too :)
    A really good blog :)
    would love it if you checked out my blog.

    http://beautyaddictsguidetothegalaxy.blogspot.com/

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