I need nail polish rehab.

Hi! I'm 21 years old from NJ. I'm an engineering major so to take my mind off the stress and workload I do my nails. There's a lot of stress... so I do my nails a lot. At least that's how I justify it to myself..
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I love matted nail polish. Essie Matte About You is still my favorite!

  • Base Coat - Seche Clear
  • Essie Trophy Wife
  • OPI Stranger Tides
  • Essie Matte About You





  • Wet n Wild Fast Dry - Teal of Fortune
  • Wet n Wild Fast Dry - Party of Five Glitters
  • Wet n Wild Fast Dry - Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine - Kaleidoscope
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine - Rain Check
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine - Sparked

Last but not least!!!


  • Essie Matte About You - matte finisher

Note: CND Super Matte is the WORST. Just so you don’t go buy it.

Continue reading.. :)

ULTA Professional Nail Laquer - Total Eclipse


This polish goes on really smooth. It really only needed 1 coat, but I used 2 just to get tiny patches. It photographs as a navy blue, but in person (yellow lighting i guess..) it looks almost black. 

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Disco Ball


I took the picture without flash (below) so you could actually see the glitter. 


CND Super Matte


I don’t think I could be more disappointed by CND Super Matte. I used thin layers (at least as thin as I could get it) and it made my nails just milky/cloudy looking. It still appeared glossy and didn’t give me the matte effect I wanted at all. Complete waste of money.

Since CND didn’t work out I ended up using e.l.f. matted top coat I just got a few days ago. This is how e.l.f.’s turned out on top of the CND Matte.image

e.l.f.’s matte top coat worked so much better than CND. The application is a little streakier than CND’s but the matted effect is much better. As long as you get enough polish on your brush and put it on in 1 or 2 strokes it looks pretty good. 

Considering e.l.f.’s only cost $2 and the CND cost around $10, I am really disappointed I bought CND’s first.

Note: Both Matte nail polishes have a pretty harsh smell. And by harsh I mean it was terrible. And by terrible I mean you should probably go outside and paint your nails. But it does go away for the most part after the polish dries. :/

The manicure would have definitely turned out better if CND’s top coat hadn’t been so cloudy, but I still think it looks okay after I used a second matte polish. 

Has anyone else tried CND Super Matte? What did you think of it?

Matted lightning just another pic The flash on this phone is intense lol

p.s. ignore how messy my room is. i had just gotten back from the store. :)

Matted lightning! I need to find my camera cherger :( so for now I’m just uploading from my phone. Used: e.l.f. Chocolate brown Orly rage E.l.f. Nude E.l.f. Matte top coat E.l.f. Is a great brand for really cheap. polish and matte top coats are only 2$.