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.