Monthly Archives: February 2014

Essie’s ‘Matte About You’

I own a quite a few nail polishes… err… actually, a little more than ‘quite a few’. Even then my heart skips a beat every time I spot matte finish polishes, especially the ones from Topshop’s Matte nails range. Just when I decided to pick up a few, I came across Essie’s ‘Matte about you’.

What is it? It’s a matte top coat with the consistency of a regular nail polish. A single coat of this transforms any polish into a perfect matte finish. All you have to do is apply your base color, wait for it to dry completely and then use ‘matte about you’ as your top coat. It goes on clear & glossy but within 15-20 seconds of application, you can see your nails turn into a matte finish. And you know what the best part is? It is dry to the touch within a couple of minutes. The manicure lasts for a couple of days. I did notice some chipping on the 3rd day, but that is usually the case for me with other nail polishes as well.

Without Essie 'Matte About You' topcoat

Without Essie ‘Matte About You’ topcoat

With Essie 'Matte About You' topcoat

With Essie ‘Matte About You’ topcoat

I have been using it an awful lot these days and I must say, I’m loving it. I hardly ever go though an entire bottle of nail polish but I am hoping this matte top coat changes that as it gives me a chance to sport different looks using the same nail polish. It costs US$10, which makes buying a bottle of this more economical than adding a ton of matte polishes to your collection. Unfortunately, I don’t think it is sold in many countries. If you know of any website that delivers this product internationally, please comment below and let me know.

Are you a fan of the matte look? What are your favourite matte top coats?

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Makeup Expiry

I picked up ‘Tea Petal’ blush by MAC yesterday. I realised this morning that I was sold an expired product when I found some spots on the surface of the product, after which I checked the ‘date of manufacture’ on the box. I do love MAC cosmetics but selling an expired product reflects poorly on the company’s recycling policy and on the incompetency of the staff. I must say I am pretty annoyed that I have to go back again to get it exchanged but I’m glad I din’t use it on my face.

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Do you remember to check the ‘Date of Manufacture’ everytime you purchase a product?