Obsessed with Matte nail polish at the moment! Essie matte top coat- makes any color matte. Great to do matte and gloss of same color without buying double the polish! This stuff is great. Also Essie base coat.
Nail tape mani by The Nailasaurus. Paint your base coat (in this case a shiny gold), place mani tape where you want base coat to show thru, then paint coat. Remove the mani tape and you'll have a beautiful design with base color showing through.