A Twist in the Tale of a French Manicure

by mehak on May 4, 2012

in Nail Products, Nailpaint, Reviews

A French Manicure with a twist- Big Trend for Summer

Guest Post written by Jayashri (Nail Polish Addict!)

I am a big fan of the simple french manicure and heere’s my take on it. But you have to wait a little bit to get on to that part! :D We all know pastels are big this season, be it clothes, nails, accessories. When Mehak had posted about the pastel nails, I fell in love with OPI Sweetheart. Rushed to the store to buy Maybelline Colorama Astral which Mehak said could be a possible dupe for the OPI polish. Painted my nails and realized that this one was not as milky as the OPI one . But still the colour felt very sophisticated and polished and I was pretty happy!!!

Now comes the French manicure story… After three days, my nail polish starts showing tip-wear. Me being finicky, I decide to change my polish. Instead, a bulb glows above my head and this idea pops! I do a French manicure on the existing polish.I pick up a green to do the tips with it. Instead of painting the tips normally, I go for a ‘V’ shape at the end. This is easier than the normal French manicure as all you have to do is draw two slanted lines from the two ends of the nail. I tilt the brush a little to make the tips thin. I top it with a clear glitter coat from Flormar.

The tips are new and polished again. I still have the pink beauty and an extra twist to it. Thus ends the twist in the tale of the French manicure. (Btw, are you a fan of Jeffery Archer, I am. If you are, you should read ‘A twist in the tale’. Thanks to him for the title of the post ) The colour combination are endless here ranging from demure ones (neutral + bright) to the really edgy ones (bright + black) . )

So, if you are bored with your manicure and are lazy to do one, this will be an easy-peasy way to spruce it up! Give it a shot and wear your favourite colour longer :D . (Editors Note: If some of you find it hard to do a perfect french manicure, here is a quick tip.. Get scotch tape and tape and apply it to your nails leaving only a tiny bit of the top nail bare. Now apply polish over your nail without worrying about getting the exact french manicure shape right- the polish will automatically be applied only to the bare tip as the rest will come over the tape. Remove the scotch tape! Ta da- perfect ‘in line’ french manicure.Im thinking pastel tips, different one on each finger – so ‘on trend’ . Or maybe, glitter tips alternating between gold and silver!)

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Nisha Khan May 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

nicely done….would try this

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

thanks nisha! sure give it a try! :)

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Sukanya May 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

hey i did it on my sister nail yesterday !! just made some buttons on the nail ..n tadaa..there;s a bow n buttons :D

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

thats brilliant! the tuxedo nail art in’it? :)

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Ayantika May 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Loved the nail art …will try it tomorrow <3

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

so happy u r giving it a try! :) wud love to hear how it turned out…

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Vish May 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

liked it I did a similar thing wid colorama coral thic as base and then lined the tip wid blue :)

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

thats great! :) coral chic is full of summer!

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Vish May 6, 2012 at 12:41 am

haan Jayashri such a cute color it is

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Giggle girlie May 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Cute:))

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

thank u! :)

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Kejal May 5, 2012 at 1:07 am

hey..this looks neat!!

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

thanks kejal! :) i rem ur streetwear sparkling mauve comment about the new one having less glitter.. mine seems to have the same amount!!

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Pooja@IBC May 5, 2012 at 1:39 am

Very cute! Me likey!!

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

thanks pooja :) u shud give it a try!

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pavani reddy May 5, 2012 at 1:54 am

i do it most of the times…sumtimes also when polish chips the next day…

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ashwini May 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

loving your mani! it looks chic and easy to create too,thanks for the tip,it’s really useful and would suit my short nails too :) i too love jeffery archer,my fav being ‘false impression’,i have not read twist in the tale though,is it his one of short stories or a novel?i even have his collection of short stories. and about the scotch tape,before putting on nails,put it to palm so that some amount of stickiness is removed.

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

thanks ashwini :) suits all lengths, this one! yes it is a collection of short stories! and thanks for the tip…

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divineblush May 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

Could you pleasse share the names and shade no. of the base coat.. it looks awesome

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

the name of the basecoat is maybelline colorama astral!

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divineblush May 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Thanks dear..

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Vanu May 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

i loved the twist in d tale of french manicure :)

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jayashri May 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

thansk vanu :) my pleasure!

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Madeeha May 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

So cute !!

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