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Valentine’s Funky French

11 Feb

This is a little more mature than looking than I feel like suits me.  It started out a little aimless and this is what came out of it.FunkyFrench_Valentines (4) WLcopyMy favorite part of this design is the little peek-a-boo baby heart on my thumb.  It was an afterthought, but I think it’s the best part.

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I used OPI Do You Lilac It for my purple tips and acrylic paints for the rest.  I topped this off with HK Girl top coat.

Leopard French-ish

28 Jan

I’ve been seeing these type of French manicures around a lot lately and I love them! So I decided to do one for myself.Leopard_french_pink_aqua_grey (2) WLcopyFortunately my nails are stained at the moment so I was safe to show off a little naked nail. 🙂 As I often do, I chose my colors from the polishes I already had out. I used OPI Pink Friday for my tips, Color Club Edie for the aqua spots and CND Asphalt is the grey. Leopard_french_pink_aqua_grey (9) WLcopyI topped this off with Chill Zone top coat. I should have used two coats to hide all the ridges in my nail. I don’t do much buffing of my nails and I didn’t use a base coat for this design, so one little coat of top coat over my naked nail didn’t hide imperfections as well as I’d have liked. Oh well. That’s what I get for not using a top coat I guess.

Newsprint French

9 Jun

This is a mani I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.  I’ve been waiting for my nails to grow long enough to pull it off.  While it’s not perfect, I think the result is pretty fun.

I started a classic french manicure done with Julep Annette.  Regular newsprint is too widely spaced to fit on my french tip, so I started cutting up an old phone book as the text is more closely printed.  If you haven’t tried a newsprint mani yet, you can give it a try by following my instructions HERE.

As is customary lately, I finished off this design with Poshé.  Are you over newsprint manicures?  I still think they’re fun.  Who on Earth figured this out anyway?

Twinsie Tuesday: Funky French

8 May

Tuesday again, already?  This week we’re doing funky french tips.  I started with a different idea in mind and realized my nails are too short to pull off that design right now.  Darn.  I’d already polished my tips and didn’t want to start over so I ran with it.

So this is a little impromptu, but I just really didn’t want to start over.  I’m happy with it.  I started with a tip done in Julep Annette, a soft, light grey creme.  My polka dots are Orly Terracotta.  I topped it off with Poshé.  It smeared my dots a tiny bit, but nothing noticeable.  If I had been in the mood to start over when I realized I couldn’t do the first idea wasn’t going to work, I probably would’ve reversed the colors and done Terracotta tips and Annette polka dots.

Be sure the check out all the frenchies today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Srsly Swatched
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

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