Monday, January 14, 2013

31 Day Challenge - Day 13: Your Cheer Yourself Up Mani

     Nothing cheers me up quite like a french tip manicure.  I know it sounds odd, but there is just something so perfect and so pristine about a french tip.  I used to get my nails done all the time and for years I just wore acrylics with the white tips.  I did this in two parts.  I did the pink first, layered on a coat of Seche Vite, and then went to the movies with my dad.  I totally forgot that we had a father, daughter date yesterday!  Good thing he called to see what time we should go.  After I got home from the movies, I used paper reinforcements to create the tips and applied a layer of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat.  I couldn't be happier with the way these turned out.

Base coat: Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler
Base color: Audrey from Zoya - 3 coats
Tip color: Superstar! from Pure Ice - 1 coat
Top coats: Seche Vite and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

I would like to apologize for the cuts on my fingers.  :-( I cut my finger and fingernail while cutting an onion the other day. I have a tea bag patch on my middle finger that you can barely see.  When I wear darker colors you can't even tell, but under Audrey you can kinda tell.

What is your "cheer yourself up" mani?


  1. Wow, you have mad skills! I wish I could get a french tip to look like that...sigh...

    1. Thank you so much Michelle. You should try using the binder reinforcements, they make is so much easier!

  2. These are SO crisp and clean! I agree--a good French mani can feel so girly and pretty. Perfect job!

    1. Thank you so much Melissa. Woah, so weird writing my name for someone else. Lol. It shouldn't be due to its commonality, but ya know?! ;-) Well, now you know how tired I am!