Wednesday, 29 May 2013

D.I.Y Matte Nail Varnish - 3 Ways

Matte nails are everywhere we look right now, and I'm loving the matte look from, blushes to lips.. and of course nails!

In Boots the other day I noticed how expensive Matte top coats are and I literally couldn't believe my eyes! Me being one who is on a budget (#student problems), I started to research and experiment DIY ways of turning any nail varnishes matte and honestly couldn't believe the results.

1. STEAM - This is my personal favourite way of turning your nails matte. Its incredibly simple and will cost you nothing. 

What you will need:

- Pan
- Water
- Nail Varnish Of Your Choice

Method:

Simply put your pan on the gas and bring to the boil. As the water becomes fully boiled, with your WET nails place over the pan (not too close that you burn yourself) and let the steam work its magic. 

2. BABY POWDER - An inexpensive way in which you can control HOW matte your nails will look.

What you will need:

- A Jar Lid Or Surface You Dont Mind Getting Dirty
- Nail Varnish
- Baby Powder

Method:

Pour a small amount of nail varnish onto your surface and on the other side, pour a little pile of baby powder. With your brush, add small amounts of baby powder at a time, so that it becomes a thick consistency but not too thick. I would say one part baby powder to two part nail varnish.

3. CORNFLOUR - Another way of controlling HOW matte your nails become but an easier method.

What you will need:


- A Jar Lid Or Surface You Dont Mind Getting Dirty
- Nail Varnish
- Cornflour

Method:

Work in the same way as you did with your baby powder, but with cornflour you dont need to watch measurements or be more careful. You can simply mix half nail varnish with half cornflour and you're good to go!

And VOILA!

Here's a before and after (using the steam method):






Now theres no need to waste so much money on pricey top coats for cute nails!

Rupinder xo



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