Tuesday, February 5, 2013

If everyone else jumped off the Westminster Bridge, would you do it too?

I'm so late on the Matte nail trend.

I think I was hesitant because of how much I hated the crackle trend when I tried it. I loved it on other people but I just couldn't make it work for me. So then came the Matte nail trend and I avoided it. But I kept seeing it on other people and absolutely loving it.

So I tucked it away in the back of my mind, stuffed in the to try bin, with a sub-note that said maybe never.

Well never came yesterday when I decided to pop into Sephora after my dermatologist appt to find a cure for my Mean Reds. I ended up walking out with a onetime use free shipping code to use on what I had come in for and Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat.

And I am obsessed. I used it over Deborah Lippman's Raspberry Beret, and its gorgeous. I can't stop looking at it. It kinda a bit edgy and punkish, which I straight up adore. I have always loved the contrast between girly girl and punk.

Isn't it gorgeous? As I said before, I'm obsessed! I can't stop looking at my nails and even though I bought a new bottle of Essie No Chips Ahead a few days ago I don't think I'll be using it very much. I can easily see rocking matte pastel nails with some white converse and sundresses or slouchy tees all spring long.

Thanks to the glitter in the polish and the lighting for the photos these look a little glossy, but really they aren't, they're matte and only the glitter is reflective in person. I wish I could have gotten a better shot of it but since I was using artificial light I couldn't.

Maybe it's my taste in music finally seeping into my wardrobe, or my love of Kirsten Stewarts Red Carpet Converse, or something else, but I'm definitely completely in love with adding a bit more edge into my fashion choices, and you will definitely be seeing more of that reflected here on this blog.

I'll do a mini haul when my Sephora order comes in.

What trend have you waited on? What trend did you try that completely didn't work for you?