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French Manicure

Yay!  What I thought to be a daunting nail art was a success!  How do you like my gelpolish french manicure?  Initially, I was really overwhelmed by this nail art design.  If you happen to read my French Mani post before this, I mentioned that I dreaded the time and skills involved in doing this.  But for the love of my friends, I was able to conquer that fear (uhmm) and do the french for several of my friends.  Now I took the chance to do it to my own fingers.  I even managed to add some shimmer and glitter. What do you think?

Please continue reading to see the step-by-step photos... Thanks everyone and happy July!!!
First, here's two coats of "Stay True To The Art" Fingerpaints gel polish.  I used an eye-liner brush to define the smile-line of the white tip then cured the polish after every coat.  This is the part that took a long time as I wasn't used to this technique yet.  I found that the gel polish is a bit more fluidy (he he, I mean it's not as thick as regular polish) so it was a bit more tricky to work with.  With practice I think, the process will eventually be faster.

French Manicure

Then, to spice it up a bit, I applied glitter on the smile line using a thin, long brush.

French Manicure

Next, I applied "Impressionist Pink" on the entire nail.  This is a shimmer, pink tinted gel polish.  I used a brush to absorb some of the polish that went over the glitter to make them more pronounced.  Finally, I added the top coat...

And here's the finished design ;)

French Manicure

Of course, we should add in the spotlight the polishes that I used, right?
Right....

French Manicure

If you would like more information about this gel polish kit, please see my previous post.
Fingerpaints LED Lamp and Gel Polishes

And here's the link to the pretty french manis I did for my friends...
French Manicure Using Gel Polish

I am also entering this in CraftyNails.com July Nail Art Challenge Day 8: Shimmer
July 2014 Nail Art Challenge

I hope you enjoyed this mani post today my lovely friends!  Have a great first of July and a great month ahead of you!!!  Stay safe, take care!

xoxo, Maya

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