After weeks of hearing about Essie’s “Matte About You” topcoat on the blog circuit, I decided to give it a try. After two coats of the “Angora Cardi” fall purple-brown shade, I coated my left hand with the trendy new top coat… and hated it! Maybe it was just the shade, but it made my nails look like I had dipped them into a bucket of wall paint. Every imperfection seemed to poke through. I won’t deny it was very cool to see how fast my nails went from shine to flat, but I don’t think using it across the whole nail is the way to go.‚  Because I’m still so mystified by the product, I am going to try it on my tips after my new coats of “Mink-Muffs” dry. I’ll let you know if that impresses me more.


I will say, in favor of Essie, I also just purchased their cuticle pen, and I am in love. The Cuticle Pen is a softener and moisturizer that makes my nail beds, already affected by the cold, dry New England fall weather, heavenly! And I love the smell! I’ve even been trying to use it on the boy’s dry cuticles, to no avail.

And, while we’re talking about Essie, if you haven’t yet, you NEED to check out their winter collection that just debuted. I think I’m in love:

What is your favorite fall nail trend? Let us know!

About The Author

Krystal Beaulieu is an independent Blast blogger, self-proclaimed shopaholic, frenetic magazine reader, conservative Bostonian and political junkie... who ever said a fashionista needed to be single-faceted?

One Response

  1. Littlster

    I am not sure how I feel about matte nails. I thought the whole purpose of polish and buffing and nail treatments in general was for a shine, “polished” look.


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