Hi again! As promised, here's my second post of the day. If you are looking for a more classic look, or something more elegant, I may have what you are looking for:
Orly- Smolder (dark red shimmer)
NYC- Matte Me Crazy (matte top coat)
Pro FX- Quick Dry High Gloss Top Coat
I started with two coats of Orly Smolder . After that had dried completely, I taped off the ends of my nails (see my tips for creating the perfect French tips here) and then painted the nail beds with the NYC matte top coat. Then I painted the tips with the Pro-FX high gloss top coat free hand. You do need to paint the tips to give your nails a smooth finish and feel.
One special thing I did was use real crystal rhinestones as opposed to the acrylic ones sold in beauty supply stores. You can find them at your local hobby/craft store. I found mine at Michael's for under $5.00. I do have two different sizes on too. Start by placing a dot of the matte top coat in the middle of your nail. Then place the largest rhinestone. Then repeat, placing the smaller rhinestones around the larger one.'
I hope y'all enjoy it! Have a fabulous New Year's Eve!! And be sure to post pictures of your nails and outfits on my facebook page. Happy Polishing!!