I wanted to do a take on a classic French Manicure but add a twist. There are two reasons behind this: First, French Tips are a bit difficult to manage on your own, and are generally saved for nails which are much longer than mine. Second, though they’re a classic neutral, they can also look dated, so I wanted to create a look with the same colors in a fun nail art version, and I’m really kind of loving it. They’ve lasted just about a week now and the neutral tones make my hands and nails feel finished and modern without being flashy.
Anyway, it’s a simple nail art manicure that anyone can manage and though I used neutrals to mimic a French tip, any color combo would be fun.
Here’s What I Used…
- Sally Hansen ‘Cafe Au Lait’
- Essie ‘Sheer Fantasy’
- LA Girl ColorPOP in ‘White On’
- Seche Vite dry fast top coat
- OPI Correct Cleanup – FAVE for easy cleanup
* To really cover my nails, but to give them a natural look as if they weren’t painted I first applied one coat of my nude/flesh tone and let dry. Then I swiped a sheer pink over the top for a glossy finish.
* Once my neutral coat was done, I grabby my white polish and carefully created a diagonal line starting at the side cuticle and moving towards the top and filling in the blanks. Use a piece of tape on each nail to perfect the look or just freehand it if you’ve got a steady hand.
* Apply a second coat of white if you need extra coverage.
* Finish with your favorite top coat.
* Touch up any mistakes with the OPI Correct Cleanup pen.
* Find all my Nail Art Tutorials here