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Mo(M)ani–Matte Me Crazy


I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove nail polish. Why? I don’t know. One day soon I’ll divulge my entire nail polish hoarding problem collection.

For the longest I have been wanting a matte top coat. Yet, seeing that the average bottle of Essie’s matte top coat is about $8 I had been going back and forth about whether or not to get it. I had purchased all of Revlon’s limited amount of matte nail polishes and were not particularly fond of the colors. I just wanted a top coat and I didn’t want to pay $8 for it.

Well the heavens opened up and dropped this down…for $1.76 at my local Walmart.

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I love the NYC brand. It’s is not only affordable, it dries fast and the brush is great for helping you stay in the lines. I think it is very comparable to some of the more expensive brands on the market.

Here is the before: Color is NYC High Line Green
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After Matte Me Crazy:
IMG_1459…and just because I can’t leave well enough alone. No shade on the smudge. Okay?
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Overall for the price…Run out and get some. FYI it does show all kinds of streaking so make sure you have good coverage

Nope. I wasn’t compensated for this post. I just love nailpolish.

Do you paint your nails, or experiment with nail art?

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Patrice
    March 1, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I’m a polish junkie!! I’m on this one– I see a trip to Walmart in my future.
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    nikki
    March 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I like NYC polishes too. I will definitely have to try out the matte topcoat.
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    brandi
    March 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I think my daughter may love nail polish just as much as you do! She has bottles everywhere and loves to change out her nail color every other day. Thanks so much for sharing your inexpensive find. She has been asking for a matte finish, but like you I refused to spend $8. Walmart here we come! LOL!! PS. We watched an episode of My Strange Addiction on TLC last week and can you believe there was a woman on there that was addicted to drinking nail polish!
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      Mimi
      March 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Yes!! I saw that episode. I’m like who in the world would just start drinking nail polish and then she said something crazy about the glitter ones. I can’t remember but I was dumbfounded!
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    YUMMommy
    March 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I just recently started back painting my nails. I’ve been wanting to experiment with nail art using the stick on designs of course. LOL. Love the matte finish though.
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    Morocco
    March 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I love polish as well, but I am not patient enough to do it myself! Just this weekend I decided to change my polish instead of waiting to go get then done. I also have a matte polish by OPI–the price was ridiculous!

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      Mimi
      March 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      OPI was more ridiculous than Essie. I have been doing it so long that my non dominant hand is just as steady. I love me some nail art!
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        Morocco
        March 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

        I need to start painting more often if only to use the plethora of polishes that I have, but trying to allow my nails to dry and multitasking just doesn’t work! Not to mention chasing an almost two-year-old around, smh!
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    Baby Shopaholic
    March 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Love the color, not sure if I am sold on the matte look. I like the shine!
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      Mimi
      March 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      I do like the shiny look better. I’m glad I only had to pay a few dollars for the bottle!!

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    Christine M. of Hartlyn Kids
    March 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I like nail polish but I’m not that dedicated in keeping up the routine. I do however admire women that maintain the look.
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    Legally Chocolat
    March 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    very pretty! i wish i was skilled enough to paint my own nails but i am sooooo bad at it
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    Latorsha
    March 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Love the updates to the site. 😉
    As you know I have been playing with nail polish these days. I have picked up several in the last few weeks, I mean for 99 cent and 1.99, it is a win/win! I am surprised with the good ompliments that I have been getting. 😉
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      Mimi
      March 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Keep up the good work!!!

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    DaenelT @ Living Outside the Stacks
    March 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Love it! I’ve always been anti matte. I love shiny things but that green is fab.also love the dots down the sides.
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    AllThingsMe
    March 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve been trying to get into nail polish lately. I haven’t tried the NYC brand, but I think I’ll try it now since you vouch for it!
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    Tia
    March 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I love the color and the design! Cute!
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    Krissy
    March 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I polish my nails often. I don’t have the same addition you have tho lol. I’ll wear some of the same colors if I like them enough/

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    Eboni
    March 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    oooh! I want that matte top coat. I will be running out to Walmart first thing in the morning. YEEEEEEES! (and I also hear that Walgreens is having a sale!).
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    Looms, Lids, and Layers
    March 3, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I’m going to Walmart this weekend! I’ve been wanting an affordable matte as well! Cool look!
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