Jan 272016

I am having serious nail envy with this matte manicure. Gray matte nails are glamorous, grown up and just a little bit edgy.

Matte Manicure

Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Nail Lacquer in Mr. Big ($8 at Walgreens and Walgreens.com) More like Fifty Shades of Slay! This beautiful slate grey named after our favorite Sex and the City man is the perfect complement to just about every tone in your wardrobe and a matte finish only ups the trend factor.


  • Apply one coat of full coverage Mannequin Hands CC Creme Basecoat to clean, dry nails.
  • Follow with two thin coats of Mr. Big allowing nails to dry in between.
  • Finish with the Colour Prevails Matte Top Coat.

What do you think of this matte manicure?


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 Posted by on September 30, 2015
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 Posted by on September 10, 2015
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