Wednesday, January 27, 2010

91: Coloured french tip nails

Hello :)

This is just a quick post on a colour french tip design with random rhinestones. I love french manicure designs but sometimes it's boring to be so 'proper' all the time so one of my favourite things to do is to wear the style with different coloured tips. It's fun and you can use any colour you're in the mood for. I used OPI's Greenwich Village for my green tip, L.A. Colours Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in silver, and added a few acrylic rhinestones to complete the look. This is my way of creating the fun french tip style but if you don't like rhinestones or glitter then you can just do the colour smile line by itself.

These are the products I used for this look.

Create your smile line with the colour of your choice. I used 3 coats of OPI's Greenwich Village. Now you can use the french manicure guide stickers but I think it's easier to paint it on without the sticker.

This idea is optional. I added a thin silver glitter stripe with my L.A. Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer. I like shiny things and if you made a mistake with your smile line in the first step then this is a great way to hide the booboo.

This is also optional. Take the rhinestones of your choice and add it on to your coloured tip. You can arrange them in any way you prefer to get the look you want. Don't be afraid to move them around if you're not happy with the design.

And we're done! Very easy no? I was feeling fidgety so I ended up rhinestone-ing the whole tip. Even I think this was a bit too much lol. Should've left it as is in the prevous picture for something more subtle.

This is an alternative look to the design. I added OPI's Alpine Snow to the rest of the 'nail' for a different and cuter look.

My valentines nail design will be the next post :)



  1. That looks really pretty and fun!

  2. Hi Gildedangel

    Thank you :D You can give it a try next time. You have nice long nail beds so the french manicure style would look great on you! xx

  3. nice me a guy and i used to get plain tips but had colour tips now so lovely my wife dose them for me