Monday, August 29, 2011

The New French Manicure

If you are a nail fanatic, then you know that the classic french manicure (nude with the white tip) has been very passe over the last few years.  Everyone has done the different colour tip to spin the classic french around.  A few days ago, I saw Sophy Robson has done a new take on the french manicure.  If you don't know Sophy Robon, definitely google her. She is coined the Nail Queen for a reason! 

Last night I tried to do her new manicure, but failed, because a lot of my nails are not in the long pointy shape that the new manicure needs.  

Basically my thumb and a few nails were too short and too round to pull off the thin curving smile tip of the new french manicure.  It's suppose to just grace the tips and create a "smile", but instead I just look like I have a thin french manicure line.

It's suppose to look like this:

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You see how the edge of the tip goes deep down. I'm going to have to wait to get a nail brush in order to get it down that deep, but how fab is that?!?!

Anyways, so with my failed "new" manicure, I decided to do something else to it to liven it up.

Just played around with the tips.
I'm loving the grey and blue combo.
I used Rescue Beauty Lounge's Stormy and Illamasqua's Phallic.

Today I'm giving my nails a rest. All this acetone is making my cuticles hard as a rock. So I'm not going to do anymore nail photos, but it's going to be time for cuticle pampering.

how do you like the New french?
Love it? Hate it?