It's music festival season, and what better way to celebrate than with a punchy new nail art look? Luckily, YSL La Laque Couture Tie and Dye Pop Coat ($25) is one bottle that gives you a handful of different styles. Get a closer look at this fun and funky top coat when you watch. On Allie: BCBG dress. On Maria: Club Monaco jacket and top.
At New York Fashion Week, matte nails were as trendy as ever, but unfortunately, we can't just all run out and buy matte polishes to get in on the style. Luckily, all you need is Essie's Matte About You Matte Finisher ($10). This top coat instantly turns any polish matte, even your glossiest hues. Plus, it's quick drying, which makes messing up your manicure that much more difficult. Stay-for-days polish jobs are doable at home — even for those of us who are less dexterous than the rest.
Of course, color is important when polishing your fingertips, but an excellent top coat really takes your nails from just OK to amazing. Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat ($18) not only helps to speed up drying time, but it also boasts a major shine factor, long-lasting results, and the ideal consistency for nail art DIY-ers. The somewhat thicker formula is great for finishing in any designs using polish, glitter, rhinestones, decals, and even 3D nail charms. Talk about sealing the deal.