Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday French Tips!

Oh man, I hope you guys like today's manicure even half as much as I do! It's my first holiday mani and I am thrilled with the results.

I started with a base of Zoya Veruschka, which is an amazing gorgeous green matte. Suede? Damn it I can never get those right. I guess suede right, because it has the pretty shimmer? Anyway, I applied two coats and let it dry.


Then I freehanded on French tips in China Glaze Sugar Plums, using just the regular ol' polish brush. Nothing fancy! My French freehanding skills have really come a long way since I first started doing my nails. *self pride*

I added a coat of Seche Vite to the tips and free edge once they had dried a bit.


The play between glossy and matte is one of my favorite things ever, and this one has an especially dramatic contrast (partially in thanks to the SV). I like that both the red and green are dark and elegant versions of the colors; it makes this mani feel more refined to me.


So now it's officially the holiday season! I hope to have more holiday themed manicures in the works for you. In the meantime I have some other great posts on the way that I am very excited about. GET PUMPED!

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33 comments

  1. I have to do this mani soon! I love the color combo.

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  2. Wow, so pretty! i need to try this! :)

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  3. omg I love this combination, great french tip skils!

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  4. Gorgeous combo!!! Girl let me tell you how you knock them out of the park with every post!!!!

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  5. i absolutely love this! its a beautiful suede/matte and glossy combo!

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  6. This turned out great! I also love a combo with shiny and matte

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  7. Very stunning, love the combo of colors AND finish!

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  8. this is so beautiful! amazing mani :D

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  9. aww, I adore this manicure!

    :)

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  10. Love love love <3 loving these two colors together and the matte/glossy combo! <3

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  11. Totally gorge! I'm gonna have to copy ya!

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  12. Love it Sarah! What an elegant holiday mani :-)

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  13. I love the contrast too! It's a great mani, well done!

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  14. This looks amazing! Perfect for christmas. I love the matte look :)

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  15. They look amazing!! Love love love it! I can not free hand tips for my life.

    Elle x
    Good Morning Angel.

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  16. Wow this looks freaking amazing ! Any tips for the perfect French tip ? Also, have you tried the 'French Dip Tip'?

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  17. Amazing!! Love the contrast between the matte (suede) and shiny!

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  18. Wow. This is actually one of my favorite manis EVER. The color combination is incredible, and your freehand skills are insaaaane!! Just tried my first freehand French recently, so I am aspiring to your level. :)

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  19. I love this! So simple but so awesome! Nice freehanded funkys! Love that!

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  20. That's awesome! I happened to order Zoya Veruschka just yesterday, it's such a great polish. And it's good to know in advance that it combines well with red :)

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  21. These are crazily perfect. Amazing!!! One new follower :)

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  22. Love that green!! I got Revlon Emerald City last year and saved it for Xmas....from the pics/description I think they're similar??

    (and yes I know I'm wayyyyyy back in your archives lol but I've made it a little hobby to find a blogger and pretty much read allllllll of their posts from end to beginning :D enjoying yours very much! So many new ideas!!!)

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  23. Love that green!! I got Revlon Emerald City last year and saved it for Xmas....from the pics/description I think they're similar??

    (and yes I know I'm wayyyyyy back in your archives lol but I've made it a little hobby to find a blogger and pretty much read allllllll of their posts from end to beginning :D enjoying yours very much! So many new ideas!!!)

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