French manicure

Decorated V-shaped French

I wanted to do something a bit more elegant than usual and decided on a V-shaped French manicure. I chose quite neutral colours rather than my usual brights which was nice for a change. Once I’d done the v-shapes i was worried it looked a bit boring so i added the dots to create a beaded look and to make it a bit more fun.

I think it was a good choice and it didn’t spoil the elegant look, so it was a good compromise between fun and stylish!

I used: Pure Pearl – Revlon, Kalahari Kiss – China Glaze, Black Passion – Gosh

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Dotty French

I’d been browsing various items with tutorials for beginners and found loads of great ones at nailsmag.com. I loved this design as soon as I saw it. I also knew it would be within my abilities and was excited to try something that looked so effective but relatively simple.

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I wanted mine to look a bit more summery than the one in the tutorial so I picked bright, bold, happy colours. My nails were a lot shorter than the ones in the tutorial so I also had to be careful to limit the number of dots. There was the temptation to go overboard and it was difficult to know when to stop. I think I got the balance right and didn’t overdo it.
I was pretty pleased with this one. Some of my dots could be neater, but I still love this design and I’m sure it’s one I’ll revisit in future.