I decided to keep my promise…sort of 😛 by using Barry M *pink glitter* to create this ‘fun frenchie’ twist on a french manicure. I couldn’t bring myself to do full nude nails as it was too much of a shock to the system: going from dark to nothing, so this was my compromise!
The main players are Mavala Nicosia for the base and Barry M Pink Glitter to create the french tips. I say the main players because I had to use so many layers to create this look – hence why it isn’t as neat as usual.
Again, not the neatest, but I think they’re a dazzling, fun option for the weekend!
So what do you think, would you try a glitter french manicure?
READ ON FOR MORE ABOUT THE ‘FUN FRENCHIE’ THAT TURNED INTO A 2HOUR MANI…
I used a clear basecoat and a nude basecoat, then applied two layers of Nicosia, but I wasn’t loving the colour on me. It had a sort of yellowish undertone that contrasted with my skin. Nevertheless, I proceeded to add one coat of *pink glitter* to the tips.
At this point I was very disappointed with how it was looking. I decided to try something out on one nail I added Rimmel Whitener on top to lighten the colour. This was working. YAY! 😀 I added ANOTHER coat of Whitener and it looked so much better.
(You can click on the image to enlarge it)
The only problem is that I had already done all the french tips, so it was incredibly messy. I ‘ummed and ahed’ over whether I should start over (Bearing in mind that waiting for six coats to dry takes some time!) But I did! Believe it or not, I wiped it all off and started again!
- 2 coats of basecoat. 1x clear, 1 nude
- 2 coats of Mavala *nicosia*
- 2 coats of Rimmel *whitener*
- 2 coats of Barry M *pink glitter* (applied to tips only)
- 1 coat of Revlon Quick Dry Topcoat
This had to be, without a doubt, THE MOST TIME CONSUMING MANI OF MY LIFE!
It was basically because Nicosia wasn’t working for me – it’s a beautiful colour but just didn’t work with my skin tone. Though it would look very pretty on pale skin tones. I didn’t think I had a colour in my arsenal that would work as a base for *pink glitter* tips. So really it would have been 3 coats less if I used another base…