Manicure Monday: On the Dot

Manicure Monday: On the Dot via The Collabor-eightAs I’m sure you all know by now, I can’t get enough of nail art.  I’m always looking for new ideas, techniques, and styles.  Admittedly, when there isn’t a holiday or big event going on, sometimes it can be hard to think of new, creative nail art ideas.  Enter Nail Art Society. I recently signed up for Nail Art Society, a monthly kit of curated nail art tools. After receiving my first kit, I’m in love. Read on to see how I completely this look – entirely from this month’s Nail Art Society kit!

My nail art kit came with:

I started my manicure with my usual filing, buffing, and a coat of Nail Tek II.  I then applied two coats of Jessica Custom Nail Colour in Black Matte, which is an amazing deep black matte polish.  I had never tried Jessica Custom Nail Colour before, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised! The polish was opaque and my manicure lasted just as long – if not longer – than most other manicures.

I let my manicure dry completely so that I could work with the nail art studs.  Taking one stud at a time, I applied a dot of matte polish where I wanted the stud to go and carefully placed each stud one at a time using tweezers.

I finished the manicure – and sealed the studs in – with NYC’s Matte Me Crazy Mattifying Top Coat.  I absolutely loved the matte look with the shiny studs, so I had to keep the matte look going!

Was it time consuming? Yes.  Was it worth it? Definitely.  This is one of my favorite manicures to date (do I say that a lot?), and I can’t wait to try nail art studs again soon.

Have you tried nail art studs? Share your photos with us on Twitter @Collaboreight!

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About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

5 comments on “Manicure Monday: On the Dot

  1. Love this look; shared your picture with co-workers who all flipped over it! Keep ’em coming.

  2. […] are dry), I applied gold nail studs in a diamond shape.  To learn how to apply nail studs, click here. I sealed the studs in and finished the look with NYC’s Matte Me Crazy Mattifying Top […]

  3. […] you haven’t been able to tell by now, I’m obsessed with nail studs.  I love how easy they make it to add a pop of color and texture to your manicure.  I received […]

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