MANI MONDAY: Matte Beige & Plum Nail Art

by - November 16, 2020


I have to say, it's a really good thing that our #CBBxManiMonday theme for this month is Whatever November, because I honestly don't know if I could stick to any real theme right now. For this week's Mani Monday, I was actually just digging around in my polish collection and pulling things out and I realized that these two polishes that it never would have occurred to me to pair in a million years might kind of be brilliant together. It all sort of just built from there.

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I honestly don't know how I ended up even considering pairing Sinful Colors' Nude Mood with Starrily's Moon Glow, but there was something about the shimmers that hide in these formulas that just went together - although that ended up kind of moot at the end of the day since I made it matte. But still I feel like this beigey grey pairs really well with this super rich plum, whether the finish is matte or glossy. I ended up being able to only do one coat of each of these as a base for this mani, which was extra great since I was going for something quick. 

I knew going into this that Nude Mood would stamp because I've used it for stamping before, but I had to do a little bit of a test with Moon Glow and I was pretty impressed at how it showed up at the end of the day. I wanted to keep the design simple and a little bit graphic, but not too crisp or fussy, so I went with this image from the What's Up Nails B059 Thirsty Texture stamping plate. I used the same image on the two middle nails, just in the opposite direction, and I felt like it really bridged the half and half base I had painted.

Once I was happy with the stamping, I sealed it in with a water based top coat and then followed with a matte top coat to bring down the shine and give a velvetiness. And voila!

All Products Used
Starrily - Moon Glow**
Sinful Colors - Nude Mood
Suncoat Water Based Top Coat
Quo Flash Dry Matte Top Coat
Pueen Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard
What's Up Nails B059 Thirsty Texture Stamping Plate
What's Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper

** Starrily's Moon Glow was gifted to me - use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% your order at

I have to be honest, 202 has really been wearing on me and as I sit here writing this... I just feel tired and a little bit I think this week's nail art - muted tones, simple design - is a pretty clear reflection of that. Anyone else feeling tired all the way down to your DNA?

Be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK today for more nail art - and maybe a little more energy from the artist!

Thanks for reading!

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