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3 simple ways to achieve cool nail looks

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If you like beyond basic manicures but you’re not into doing your own nail art designs, there are some pretty simple ways to dress your nails up. Here are 3 options you can choose from to add instant nail art effects to your nails.

Matte top coat
Matte top coat Photo by: Janel L.

Matte top coat

A matte top coat like Matte About You by Essie or Matte Me Crazy by NYC, can instantly add interest to any manicure. To complete a matte nail look, simply top off any manicure with a matte top coat for an out of the ordinary, shine-free finish. If you want to get a little more creative, you can try something like this, simply add the matte top coat to just the tips or base areas of each nail.

Opaque glitter
Opaque glitter Photo by: Janel L.

Opaque glitter

Opaque glitter polishes come in wide varieties, from colorful glitter combinations like Deborah Lippmann’s Stronger, or silver and gold glitters like Silver Dazzle and Gold Glitz by Milani. Opaque glitter polishes can be worn on every nail for a bold manicure look or teamed with a nail color of your choice and applied to just 1 or 2 nails on each hand for a cute, accent nail manicure.

Texture Photo by: Janel L.


Adding texture to your manicure instantly creates a more attention-grabbing nail look. Crackle polishes from the Crackle Glaze collection by China Glaze and textured finished polishes like Sally Hansen’s Sugar Coat or Fuzzy coat collections are also easy ways to achieve a textured manicure in just one simple step.