Saturday, March 21, 2009

French Manicure with Silver Glitter Stripe!



Hey friends!
So it appears I'm a little obsessed with making tweaks to the average french manicure. I believe I'm becoming more coordinated with my left hand- but it's hard! This design is prety un-complicated- but I love the finished look. I think it'd be so pretty for a wedding, prom, party, etc. I'm very happy with it!




Here's how I did it:
  • Apply one coat of Orly Bevery Hills Manicure in Beverly Hills Plum (obviously much more sheer than it appears in the bottle)
  • Paint on your white tip with Orly French tip... I've decided I like 2 coats of this, the first can appear to be a bit thin in some places.
  • NEW PRODUCT I LOVE: Right Stripe by So Easy (Silver Glitter)-- found a bunch of colors at Sally Beauty Supply. It's similar to the LA Colors Art Deco stuff- has a lovely super fine tip that's great for making stripes. I think it cost around 4 bucks... so not as cheap as LA Colors- but I can't find them anymore in stores where I live. Perhaps I'll look into finding some online. I used one coat of this stuff to make the silver stripe, overlapping the bottom part of the white tip. I went over it a couple of times as I painted it on for a more sparkly appearance.
  • Then I topped it off with a top coat that it appears won't cause my colors to bleed or thin out. It's Beauty Secrets Hardener High Gloss top coat. It was only a couple bucks at Sally's and it doesn't dry fast- but my biggest concern was that it hopefully wouldn't bleed any of the colors together- and it did a good job :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! I love you guys! Hope you're having a great weekend!

♥Emily

7 comments:

  1. i painted my nails yesterday for the first time in over a year. i used the sally girls .99 cent nail polishes. i was soooo surprised by these. not only were they cheap but they dried sooo fast and they didnt smudge one bit. i used no top coat. generally nailpolish doesnt last more then 24 hours on me even with a great top coat. but these were soooo wonderful. thought i would share since i saw ur nail video and u mentioned these sally girl nail polishes and thats why i picked them up. so thanks emily

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  2. I awarded you the KREATIV AWARD!!!!

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  3. Awesome look!

    You might like to know that CherryCulture.com now carries the LA Colors Art Deco Nail Lacquer.

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  4. So pretty, you're getting so good at it. Your nails look wonderful by the way, nice and strong.

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  5. I work at Dollar General and I was so happy when we got the LA Colors nail deco in...but it was just a display. They sold fast! And now I don't want to pay $4 dollars on cherryculture for them when I know I can get them for $1 somewhere...oh well. Cute look.

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