Friday, August 26, 2011

Simple French Tutorial


This is a different way to do a french manicure. You can do two thin tips. :)

Base is 2 coats of Sinful Colors Savage. It dries to a semi-matte finish, almost like neons. Sorry but these pictures are not color accurate at all. It's a true medium teal, but my pics make it look far too blue. Sorry!

Using a striper brush, paint thin french tips using Essence The One and Only.

I then added a second thin french line using Pure Ice Silver Mercedes. (I recently discovered this polish is another dupe for China Glaze Milennium/Sally Hansen Silver Sweep! For $2, you can't beat that!)
It's fun to mix matte and shiny finishes. I just hate that they never seem to hold up that well. :(
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21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the awesome tips! I love the color combo

    xoxo

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  2. Love! The colours and mix of matte and shiny are just gorgeous.
    Personally, I don't rely on the relative glossiness of my polishes when doing a matte and shiny mani, simply because matte polish chips like crazy. I prefer to seal everything with top coat and then use matte and shiny top coat to get everything just right. It takes longer and does look a little different, but at least it'll last for a few days.

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  3. oh beautiful! I love that you did two tiny tips.. and the colors/finishes together...AAAAMAZING!

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  4. New way to see the french manicure, I love it! Regards

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  5. Love this look, it would never have occurred to me!x

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  6. I have tried the matte/shiny look and its really cool! I always do funky frenches-but never with thin stripes and 2 colors-must try this!

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  7. I like this look a lot. I had been using my Striping polish from Sally's (Stripe Rite) to do one line on the tips - but I like it with 2!!! I really like the silver metallic - will have to pick up some good nail art brushes here soon.

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  8. I ♥ how they turn out! Beautiful!

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  9. This looks gorgeous! I love that you left Savage in it's matte form.

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  10. Ohh wow.. this is gorgeous! Love the matte & metallic combo. EEEP <3

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  11. Love it! I didn't think of using stripers for a French yet, ty for the tip!

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  12. this is sooo pretty! i love the silver stripe

    shel xx

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  13. I'm beginning to love matte finishes. What brand or color would you say is your favorite matte?

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