Hi every­one! I decided yes­ter­day that I wanted to try some­thing new with my nails and I decided on going for an ele­gant ‘mod­ern french tip’ look that I’ve seen around the blo­gos­phere lately (à la Sam Chap­man, Lisa Eldridge…) I am by no means a nail artist (obvi­ously by those pic­tures) and nail art is most def­i­nitely not my strong suit but I fig­ured there was no harm in try­ing and I’m pleased with the results.

For the base colour I chose a greige shade I thought was per­fect for the rainy, gloomy weather lately. This one is ‘Earl Grey’ by Uta3, which is avail­able in Aus­tralia at Phar­macy Direct stores for a mere $2.00. The qual­ity for Ulta3 pol­ishes is pretty excep­tional for the price but the shelf life isn’t so great. When I first pur­chased this pol­ish about a year ago it was amaz­ing and now… not so much. For all I know about the mat­ter, nail pol­ishes might only be sup­posed to last a year, but every other pol­ish I’ve bought has last me for­ever with­out going bad!

For the accent nail I used Rimmel’s 60 Sec­onds fast dry nail pol­ish in Rapid Ruby. I was ini­tially going to paint each nail with a del­i­cate lit­tle tip but I have such unsteady hands so it proved to be quite a dif­fi­cult task for me. This is noth­ing spe­cial but I’m still pretty stoked with the neat result! I think the thin­ner coloured tip looks really sweet and ele­gant and elon­gates the nail with the slightly tapered shape. Any­thing nail-and-finger-elongating is a friend of mine with my stubby square nails! This would look amaz­ing in any dark, autum­nal colour. I was orig­i­nally envi­sion­ing greige and navy but couldn’t find a navy pol­ish any­where and decided ruby would be sec­ond best! Dark for­est green, Char­coal, or even black would be per­fect for this look.

To fin­ish it off and give it a nice, pol­ished sheen I used Sally Hansen’s Dia­mond Strength Top Coat, which is my go-to glossy fin­ish! So what did you think of my nails today? If you have bet­ter artis­tic skill than I do you’re wel­come to give this look a go on each of your fin­gers and let me know how it goes, I’d love to see how this look turns out.
  • http://www.kpsays.com Karen

    I like the touch of bur­gundy — looks great! I also love the Sally Hansen top coat :)