Monday, 19 November 2012

NOTW: French Manicure 2.0

Hi Guys,

The weather is pants today as it's been raining so I can't get any decent pictures. For today's manicure post, I decided to pull something out of my archives.

 I created a classic french manicure but revised it by using glitter polish on the tips. For the base colour I used Sally Hansen's Insta Dri in Petal Pusher. It is such a beautiful nude shade but unfortunately it's formula failed to impress me. It is very runny so it flooded my nail bed. It is also very streaky, almost impossible to get a completely opaque and smooth finish with it.
I have other Insta Dri polishes that I really like but I found this particular one really annoying so it's going into my "useless products" drawer, shame.

For the tips, I used an unbranded gold glitter nail polish that I found in my stash. The glitter bits are chunky and there are some stars inside it which I really like.

These pictures make me miss my long nails, boo-hoo! I can't wait till they grow again although I can't deny how much more comfortable shorter nails are :-)

Can you girls recommend any pretty nude polishes to me? I'm on the hunt for another one as this one is no good.

Peace and Love,


P.S I'm a featured blogger of the day on Yay! 


  1. They a lovely! Love how long the nails are xx

  2. try Essie in Fed Up or Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Naked

    1. Thanks for the recs..will check them out..xx

  3. EEEk love your nails. Glitter Tips to die for!

    Love LC xx

  4. OMG!!! Love your nails! Looks so elegant and classy. I am missing my long nails too. Love the tip.

    1. Thank you so much..I really miss them being this long..hehe

  5. Hi hun, nice post! I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. GO check it out here and have fun filling it out! xx Liebster Blog Award // @ohsewfashion

  6. Totally unrelated but it still on beauty so gonna post!I tried the orange/morange(mine was from sleek)and Jesu I hated it!a regular on ur blog but never tried any of ur post do's,the only time I decided to give it a go,my lips came out looking like a fiery witch!
    Oya I'm returning to my matte red lipstick(and yes I'm not doing any cream lipstick again due to my orange experience)!
    Hmmm I could write a whole post on my experience but I would take a chill pill.hehe

    1. Oh wow! I doubt it was as bad as a fiery witch..haha.. I'm so sorry about that..which Sleek lipstick is that? If it's Coral Reef it's not really my favourite lipstick too..

  7. I love your nails. I also feel your pain about not having long nails anymore. I used to have beautiful nails until my two rugrats made them stubs. heh.

    <3 Melissa
    Momtini: Babies, Beauty, and Bloggin'

  8. I actually prefer short nails cos i've always had long nails but recently trimmed them[extremely short] and now i enjoy my polishes more than before, besides, they r easier to paint than long nails.
    I think you would love the nude polishes by L.A Girls, u can check them out at poise, ikeja city mall. I also noticed u like nail art a lot so i'm sure u would love L.A COLORS nail art lacquer, the brush is very thin so u can use it for polka dots and d rest and it comes in lovely colors. I found it at ozone. I love your posts.


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