Wednesday, August 29, 2012

French Fun With Essence Toppers

Good morning!!  I'm almost done with Gosia's ABC challenge with the letter Y.  I seriously had a legitimate Y named polish, but creativity got the better of me, oddly, (yes, this is creative for me at this point) so I decided to do a French mani copying this lovely look from Mommy Does Her Nails.  It was this post from Kirsten at Geeky Owl that reminded me to get on the ball and try this.
Oh, Y.  Y is for Y not, lol, as in Y not play around and do something different?  I've never done a classic French before, and it kind of took me back to my acrylic wearing days.  I do think it looks best on real, well groomed nails.  Here's my attempt.




I used Milani White On the Spot for my tips.  The flakie is Essence Special Effect Topper in Night in Vegas, and I satinified the whole thing with Essence Special Effect Topper in Soft Touch (a couple steps above full on matte).  I'm pretty sure I need that French dip tip kit Candice featured; her tips turned out sooo much cleaner than my freehand ones.  All in all, I'm pretty happy with my results and I'm excited to wear this one to work today. <3

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22 comments:

  1. This looks great. I love the satin finish, it just makes it look more.. classic!

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    1. Thanks, Julie, I like it, too. It tames it down a bit.

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  2. haha, Y not, I love it!!! and wow, how have I not thought about it before???? this is PERFECT for work, and so clean looking, but not boring at all!!!! LOVE IT!!!

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    1. Isn't it neat? It's like, classic with a twist ;)

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  3. This is pretty! I've never seen a French manicure before with flakies. :)

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  4. I've done a shimmery french but never one with flakies- very pretty!

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    1. Candice is an artistic genius. Seriously.

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  5. This is super cute! I love that you used a flakie as a base for your french mani! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Isn't it cute?! I'm so glad I found something I could easily replicate. I was about to get rid of my flakie, too.

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  6. This is GORGEOUS!!! I love the creativity on this one as well!

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    1. Thanks, Es :) Eventually my tips will be straight. ;)

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  8. Oh wow! How simple and pretty! I love flakies and I think I might have to try this french mani out! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. But of course! You should definitely give it a go. ;)

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  9. Free hand gets better with practice! I do love a classic french!

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    1. Methinks I should do it more often, then. :)

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  10. I am seriously so honored and it just looks so amazing! Your freehand looks great. I have to say though a french tip dip kit is sooo worth the purchase. I think you'd have a TON of fun with one.

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    1. Aww, thanks, dear <3 I think I'd have lots of fun with it, too!

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