Okay, well I had a little go with the new Chanel Mattifying Top Coat (I’m having a bit of a Chanel day one way and another!) doing a two tone nail look using Chanel Khaki Rose as the main colour and Chanel Pirate as the tip. I applied Khaki Rose in one coat (a thick one) and left it to dry for at least fifteen minutes before applying two coats of the much thinner Chanel Pirate over the tips (using nail guides, I might add). I left that to dry for about five minutes before applying the Velvet Top Coat. Now, it certainly is a good top coat because it absolutely flattened the colour – in fact so much so that I felt the look was a little too *fashun* for me. I remembered that David Barton showed me the trick of rubbing oil into matte top coats to give a waxy effect, so using Nailtiques Oil Therapy I applied the oil rubbing in a tiny amount gently. It’s given it a sheen rather than shine and I’m much happier with that than the ‘dead’ look of full on matte.

NB: I know the images are awful.. my new Blackberry camera is all kinds of useless, not least because they didn’t even put a flash on it. So I’ve bought a new camera which I’ll be using in future but it is so new, it is charging right now! 


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