Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Boots 17 Nail Xtras Matte Top Coat

I even shocked myself with the generally lousy quality of my last post. Therefore attention was paid to the nails and some improvements made.

An extra coat of Illamasqua Viridian was added to each nail and then I put a matte top coat over one nail to give an accent. It's actually more matte IRL than the photo suggests. An easy way to add a bit of variety to a mani. I'm going to use it to do matte tips as well. Also simple. I hate matte polishes but a layer of matte TC over one nail I can tolerate.

I looked for a buffer in Boots but there was little choice and they were all made in China so that's a no-go. I did get a ridge-filler. Haven't used it yet. Likewise very little choice. My town is really sucky as regards cosmetics availability. Oh, got a great Barry M lip crayon. I want to show you that soon.

Should I draw a red circle on my nose on Friday for Comic Relief? Just nose or nose and cheeks?

Such a dilemma....



  1. Lol what's wrong with nail buffers made in China?

  2. I don't buy anything made in China. One of the worst regimes for human rights atrocities...Including treatment of gay people. Not buying into that.

  3. good for you for sticking up for what you believe in - i find boots nail care to be overpriced anyway. im with you - hate matte polishes. much prefer using a topcoat if the matte mood takes me! x

  4. I love Viridian, beautiful colour!
    My town is rubbish for cosmetics as well, I always off into town with a list and when I look there is no sign of any of it. Then I get a grump on and get a milkshake, it makes me feel better :P

  5. do you buy anything at all? Lol :P Everything is made in China!

  6. Looks like a good matte top coat. I prefer shiny nails but like matte occaisionally, but i'm not going to buy specific matte polishes when I can just get a top coat. I love those Barry M lip crayons!