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Hi everyone! Recently I hosted a baby shower for my bestie and she bought me a gift to say thank you. So sweet! She bought me a beautiful necklace that I had eyed while we were on a shopping trip together months ago as well the essence satin matte top coat that she knew I wanted, but I couldn’t buy right now. I was excited to try the satin matte effect, so my very next mani I decided to use it! Let me show you what I came up with.

L'Oreal Shocking Pink with essence satin matte top coat

L'Oreal Shocking Pink with essence satin matte top coat

I started off with my usual Tip Top base coat. I painted 2 coats of L’Oreal Shocking Pink (gift) on all of my nails. Once that was dry I used my Born Pretty Store plate BP-03 (press sample) and Sinful Colors Black on Black to stamp the rose images on all of my nails. The roses on my ring nail are stamped individually as it is a small individual image on the plate. I was quite pleased with my stamping aim! I let it sit for a minute and for the first time realized that this top coat is not my beloved Seche and might just drag my stamping. With this in mind I applied essence satin matte top coat and floated my brush and it didn’t drag AT ALL. I was so chuffed! It also dried quite quickly. If you’re wondering what the difference between satin matte and matte is, Ordinary Misfit has a lovely comparison with photos here that show you the difference between the two.

I really loved wearing this mani! I was fascinated by the finish. It is definitely a winner. I also wore this to the #CTMeetUp and received compliments all around 🙂 I would love to hear your thoughts on this look in the comments below. Have you ever tried a satin matte polish? Do you like the finish?