Friday, December 2, 2011

Funky French Nail Tutorial!

Woo, my first nail tutorial! I'm pretty excited to show you guys this because it's a really easy way to make your nails look fabulous. It'll look like you did a lot of work, but its actually pretty simple. Let's go!

What you will need:
Base/Top Coat
2 Different colored nail polishes (I chose one dark and one light; make sure the color you are putting on your tips is opaque with one coat!)

First, paint your nails with your base coat (I use Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Invisible) and allow to completely dry. Then, take your lighter nail polish and paint a nice even layer--don't worry if it's slightly sheer near the tip, the darker polish will cover it). Allow to dry completely. If the paint doesn't dry all the way, the tape will pull it off!

You're going to want to do this one nail at a time!! When your nails are completely dry, take a small piece of tape and lay it at an angle on your nail. Press it firmly to the nail and make sure there are no bubbles or spaces. Also press firmly around the cuticle area. You don't want the polish to leak and smudge all over the place!

Take your darker polish and paint over the tip of your nail. This doesn't have to be completely neat since the tape will remove the excess polish.

Now just pull off the tape and Wa-la! Repeat this one each nail, or you could do this just on your ring finger for an accent nail.
Let nails dry fully and add your favorite top coat!

Wasn't that easy?
I can't tell you how many times I got complimented on my nails. Its so pretty, and its a nice, trendy twist you can add to your favorite French manicure.
If you try this out, send me a picture on Twitter. I'd love to see it!

Products used:
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Invisible (base and top coat)
Wet n Wild Wet Shine in Metallica (beautiful metallic silver)
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Blue It (shimmery royal blue...Love!)

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