Polish Pick: Orly Oh Cabana Boy Matte Edition

Bright matte nails are big for Summer 2011 and I'm here for it. No need to run out and stock up on new polish though. All you need is a matte top coat.

"Orly Oh Cabana Boy Matte"

Just when you thought that the matte nails trend was fading away, Zoya releases the Limited Edition Mod Mattes Collection with a blazing bright hot pink matte, bright pea green matte and a bright blue matte. The verdict is in, bright matte nails are big for Summer 2011 and quite frankly I am all for it! No need to run out and stock up on new bright matte shades though. All you need is a matte top coat and you can create any matte shade under the sun… well in your collection.

In an attempt to dupe Zoya Lolly from the Mod Mattes Collection, I chose to create my bright matte nails using Orly Oh Cabana Boy, a neon pink frost with a purple flash, and China Glaze Matte Magic Top Coat…

"Orly Oh Cabana Boy"

Left: two coats Orly Oh Cabana Boy, No top coat
Right: two coats Orly Oh Cabana Boy, one coat China Glaze Matte Magic

Super pretty, I can’t stop looking at my nails. I will be creating some more bright matte shades for sure!

Image from Temptalia

What do you think about the bright matte nails trend… Hot or Not?

*China Glaze Matte Magic Top Coat was provided by a representative of China Glaze to sample.

16 Responses

  1. Very nice! I am loving the new matte nail trend. I have several of the matte Zoya colors and I just purchased a bottle of the Essie Rock & Republic Matte polish so I will be “matte-ing” away all of my polishes lol

  2. I love that color. I am really into the bright colors for summer. I have the Zoya trio in your photo and would suggest using a bright polish that you already have and the China Glaze Matte Magic. The Zoya trio is not on my favorites list.

    1. Thanks Vixxan. I hear the Zoya trio has application issues. I prefer using a matte top coat anyway as when this whole matte trend thing is over, I don’t have a bunch of polish sitting around taking up space

  3. i so need a matte top coat! that’s a great transformation, it would be lovely with polishes that i already have. love the bright mattes this season

  4. Orly Oh Cabana Boy is a nail polish I bought this past weekend. It was such a vibrant color i just had to add it to my collection. I’m planning to put it on sometime next week, so excited!

  5. I love the matte look nail polish look on others, but I can’t get it to work for me. It makes my hands look very manly. Any advice?

    1. Stick to bright and very feminine colors and stay away from from dark and goth colors. Try a bright pink like this one, that should work! 🙂

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