I used OPI's "The Thrill of Brazil" for a nice, bright red. Then used a coat of Sephora by OPI's Matte Top Coat
I have to say, when I first saw matte nail polishes, I hated them. I thought, "what's the point?" Needless to say, it's grown on me ;)
I finished off with a coat of shiny top coat to give myself a french tip effect, and I love it (inspiration here)!
Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with this regularly -- my apologies in the meantime while I get a schedule figured out! Related: I just got a new job that involves not wearing polish (food service, yay), so this will probably be limited to my weekends =(