French nails

Mint and Purple French

I’ve always liked mint green and purple as a colour combination and I when I saw Essie’s Where’s My Chauffeur? I absolutely fell in love with it and knew the first manicure I did with it would have to be combined with a nice purple.

I wanted to do something simple but fun and needed to practise my French tips as I’m still not great at getting nice clean lines, so the decision was made!

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I used: Where’s My Chauffeur? – Essie, Impulsive – Revlon

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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.