Pre-holiday matte nails with OPI and Julep

With the holidays approaching I’m starting to see more and more festive nail looks which is so much fun. I LOVE the look of matte nails and have been seeing more of them on social media lately, so I tried it and now I’m obsessed. I’ve never been one for crazy gaudy designs and am more of a classy minimalist when it comes to nails. So, I wanted a look that was “pre-holiday”, something that still works for the end of November without being too omg-xmas-is-coming.


I used “Christmas Gone Plaid” from Gwen Stefani’s OPI line and this colour is gorgeous!! I almost changed my mind about doing matte nails because the colour by itself is so nice. It’s THE perfect dark green.


Since I love Julep, I also used their products for the rest of this mani. Note the sherpa, very festive. I put “Jane” on my accent nails and the Julep matte topcoat on the rest. I did two coats because if it dries and you didn’t perfectly cover your polish, you can get some tiny shiny bits left. t also used their Freedom Polymer topcoat on my glittered nails because this topcoat is amazing and makes nails with glitter polish feel so smooth! If you care about cuticles, I also used their Mighty nail and cuticle serum.

image copyViola! Gwen Stefani’s green looks awesome and I love the contrast between the glitter and matte. I hope this look inspires you to try more matte!



  1. December 2, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    In love with your nails <3 so perfect for the holidays!!

  2. December 4, 2014 / 12:54 am

    omg this is amazing! I must try this !

    • December 4, 2014 / 5:04 am

      Thanks!! Yes it’s such a fun look! 🙂

  3. February 11, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Do you still use the cuticle product. I’ve been looking for a good treatment for my cuticles.

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