Beauty Edit: Leather or Patent Nails?

leather nails

We all know how popular high gloss nails are but what about matte? there’s a lot who sit on the fence with this one but I wanted to give it a try and you know what? I kinda like it…

I think the patent is more of a polished put together look for me that I’d wear when I want a salon finish,  it looks higher in quality and well manicured but make a mess and you’re attracting attention to your now painted skin- uh oh.

Matte however is quite a newcomer in the nail world, it’s still making its way into nail brands including Bourjois. This I feel has a little more edge to it, it says I like groomed nails but without the ‘ladida’,  it’s a toughened up version and I love that it can be used to make interesting designs in nail art – mini video on instagram coming soon!

Here’s the patent, for each look I used the Kate Spade by Nails Inc nial polish. It’s super glossy so I didn’t use any top coat to show you the true effect of the product alone.

nails inc

 

nails inc

 

nails inc

For the leather look I used the Bourjois matt topcoat I purchased recently, it dries to leave this effective flat finish.

bourjois so matt

bourjois so matt

 

The Great Debate

What’s your verdict on these, I’d love to know which you prefer?