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!



  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

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

  3. Awesome look!

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

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

  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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