Saturday, July 20, 2013

Before & After: Stamped French Manicure


Today I have a mani that I did a couple of weeks ago for my Sunday stamping group, Adventures In Stamping. The theme was to do some sort of French manicure, and of course it had to include stamping.

I started with a base of Pahlish Coney Island Queen; this is a soft white with hints of pinkish (barely) and lots of gold fleck. It's a neutral, but it has a ton of panache:

Pahlish Coney Island Queen, indirect sunlight

Since my nails are on the short side lately (and that was before they went all turbo-nubbins on me!), I wanted to do just a short little French tip. After I put the white tips in place, I stamped over them using China Glaze Passion and Bundle Monster plate BM316:

I chose the color and pattern I did to carry over the gold flecks into the tips, but in a more leafy, developed way. I love how it came out--intricate, but still subtle. You could wear this as a wedding manicure, and even probably wear to work. :)

Hey, here's a question--would you like a tutorial on how to created stamped French tips?

Hope you're having an amazing weekend! Hugs and kisses,


  1. This is gorgeous. love the tips :)

  2. Yes, Yes, Yes! Tutorial please!!!!!! Love it even if my nails are too short to wear it, I might some day and it is gorgeous.

  3. Gorgeous!! Yes tutorial please! :)

  4. Best phrase: 'turbo-nubbins'. :) Lovely nails, and yes please on the tutorial. Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's subtle and awesome at the same time. :)

  6. This is a gorgeous french manicure. Looks very elegant :)

  7. That is one gorgeous polish! And the tips are just so cute!
    Would sure like to see a tutorial.


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