i have wanted to try a matte top coat for some time now. which is funny because i much prefer a shiny top coat over a flat satin-y finish. i own two matte color polishes but i just love the idea that i can make ANY polish matte if i want to with this alessandro top coat. btw, the coral/orange color polish is deborah lippmann’s “lara’s theme”. i was also impressed at how quickly it dried! i used a base coat, two coats of polish and the top coat and it was completely dry in like five minutes! what do you guys think?

18 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Katja Nyquist
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Hi Jen!

    Such a pretty nail color! I love matte look, I’ve never seen a misty colored looking top coat nail polish like this before, WAY COOL! I also prefer shiny top coats as well πŸ˜‰ NEW followers to your blog btw!

    Great post!

    xo KCN


  2. Jenna
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Love the color and the matte! I’ve always wanted to try a matte polish.

  3. Debora
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    Not sure if I like the matte finish! I love the shine of nail polish… though might look awesome with all 4 out of 5 nails shiny and one matte. Love the fact that there is a topcoat so any nail polish can become matte.


  4. Emma Finlayson
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

    Love the color but I am not a super huge fan of matte on me!

  5. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    love that color Xo Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  6. Amy
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    love the way this looks, may have to try it!

    xx Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  7. Tara
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 2:31 am

    I love this color!

  8. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Love the color but matte nail polish??? That’s something new for me cuz I always love it shiny & sparkly on my nails!!!


  9. Joanna
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Gorgeous shade! The matte finish is amazing!

  10. respect the shoes
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    What a fun matte nail look – I’ve tried anything like that before!

  11. HappyLollipop
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    I like it!!
    where you got the matt top coat??? I would like to try it!!

  12. Naina
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    LOVE that matte effect; I’m often too lazy to do more than one coat but I would do this any day, as shiny polish isn’t quite my fancy.


  13. Laura
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Gorgeous color!

    btw, I’m giving away a black leather bag similar to the HERMES BIRKIN one on my blog, so if you want a new bag go ahead and join the GIVEAWAY:

  14. Merritt
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    OBSESSED! I’ve never tried matte nail polish, but now I have to!

    The Style Scribe

  15. Tanya
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    Hmm, I don’t know if this is a trend I’ll follow. Think I may be a shiny finish mani girl, but the color is fun.

  16. Ani
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    That colour is super fun for the spring and the matte makes it even more interesting :-). Its written in germany, didnt know alessandro is a german nailpolish company πŸ™‚


  17. Vittoria @ The Beautiful Things
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    looks good! i like the color!

    xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

  18. Jamie
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    I love the matte look – I haven’t yet found a matte topcoat, though! I haven’t checked Ulta, but that’s probably my next stop. I like how this turned out!!

    The Blue Hour