A Colorful French Manicure

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Hi There Everyone!

After three months of tour, I am back home in good old Colorado.  I didn’t realize how used to cloudy weather I had become in England until I walked out of DIA yesterday and the sun was shining in the sky and bouncing off of leftover snowbanks and instantly lighting up my mood.  With all this brightness in mind, I decided to do a colorful manicure, so I gave myself an at-home french manicure using pink nail polish instead of white.

If you are also in the mood for a little February pick-me-up, here is how you can do it to:

Things you will need:

  • Nail file
  • Hole punch reinforcements
  • Clear base coat nail polish
  • Bright pink nail polish (or try another fun color)
  • Sheer pinkish top coat
  • Nail polish remover
  • Small brush

How to do it:

Prepare your nails by filing them, painting them with the base coat, and letting them dry fully.  Once that is done place the hole punch reinforcements on your fingers, leaving the amount of room between the sticker and the tip of your nail that you would like to be pink.  On your thumb, you may have to use multiple stickers like I did.

Now paint the tips of your fingers with the pink nail polish, making sure that the sticker is firmly pressed into your nail to help stop the polish from seeping under the sticker.

Now you can remove the stickers and clean up any stray pink polish with a small brush that has been dipped in nail polish remover.

Let the pink polish fully dry, then paint over your whole nail with a sheer pinkish top coat.

Let them dry and you’re all finished!

Happy painting!


About Laura

My name is Laura, and I am a professional figure skater who gets to travel the world for my job. I love knitting, crafting, blogging, and drinking coffee.
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One Response to A Colorful French Manicure

  1. Leslie says:

    Welcome home to sunny CO…hey and love the idea of using the circle stickers to get a nice even edge!!! Fabulous!

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