*Zoya press sample
Helloooooo friends!! In case you're interested, I'm officially on vacation today, and just recently awoke from the most awesome night's sleep. A day with zero commitment is a beautiful thing, am I right?! Plus, sleep is just the best. The best!
So I saw this amaaaaazing funky french by The Obsessed on Zoya's fb page and I became, appropriately, lol, obsessed. I adore subtle, classy, and somewhat edgy twists on the original french and this tone-on-tone beauty spoke to me immediately. The Obsessed features two Zoyas, this fall's ever-so-violet leaning navy Sailor and last fall's smoky blue Natty. Not having Natty in my stash, I looked to a similar dark, smoky blue creme, Julep Eloise. Like The Obsessed, I used Sailor as my base, and Eloise for my tips.
I've always had issues with my frenches, entirely due to technique. The last time I did one I used Essence French Manicure Tip Guides and those worked well, and the effect was much nicer than my freehand. The thing is, you have to wait until your colors are 100% dry before doing anything. This means, perhaps intuitively, perhaps not, that your base must be dry before you apply the guides, which are nice little curved stickers. Then, after you paint your tips, you need to wait until those, too, are completely dry before removing or else you'll have a mess along these lines. The dark, tonal colors are admittedly more forgiving but still. BE PATIENT. (This is mostly just a reminder to myself, because, well, I'm not).
Anyhoo, I just adore this. Both colors are gorgeous as all get out and the effect is so cool and subtle, like, I think there's something going on there... are my eyes playing tricks?... No, there's definitely something going on... that's two different colors, mann!
If you're looking to go shopping, Eloise isn't currently available on Julep's site but both Sailor and natty are on Zoya's. Essence French Manicure Tip Guides are available where Essence products are sold. I've seen them at Fred Meyer and Ulta.
As always, thank you for reading and have an awesome day!! ♥♥
*Zoya press sample