Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An unusual french

I had this idea brewing for a long time to do a french mani with darker shades from pinky to thumb.  The original idea was to use a lilac base and I really wish I had, but this Joe Powder Blue was calling my name for some reason.

This is 2 coats and it was the first Joe polish I bought.  It's also the biggest pain in the ass.  I got a nasty bubble as you can see on my pinky and the formula is pretty streaky.  I laid it on pretty thick to get it in 2 coats.

So although these polishes aren't all the same shade, it was the best I could do with the limitations in my stash.  From L-R:

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On
Color Club - Who Are You Wearing
Elf - Desert Haze
Color Club - High Society
Joe - Storm
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - Bittersweet

I did the first 5 colours on a diagonal.  Then I put the white one away and painted them in the same order over top:

I did have a bit of a tape issue on my index finger though.  I may try this again one day when I can find 5 colours that are all in the same family because I think it would look much better.


1 comment:

  1. Original french...!
    My favorite are ring and pinky nails