Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Glitter french: Butter London Rosie Lee



This is my first go at a french manicure using something other than freehand. Since Rosie Lee takes three coats to opacity, I felt freehanding it would be a bit ambitious, so I used masking tape. Not ideal, since it gave me straight tips, but it did the job OK. I made a few screw ups when taking off the tape so please excuse the dings, but for a first try I'm pleased! Also, the eagle eyed amongst you may spot that righty makes an appearance in a few of these pictures since I got my technique down by the second hand. Man, it's hard using a DSLR left handed!



This is base coat, one of China Glaze Diva Bride, three of Rosie Lee and topcoat. I think this is a pretty twist on a regular french and I'll be doing it again. The CG is nothing to write home about (it's just a boring my-nails-but-better colour with average ease of application) but the glitter is lovely. I currently have it on my toes and it's very sparkly, very opaque, and a slightly unusual pink in that is has a rosy, champagne quality to it in the sunlight.




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16 comments:

Angie said...

I like this!! I love doing glitter french manis!

Polish Vixen Marisa said...

Pretty color!! XOXO

Samantha said...

I love this! Rosie Lee is going to the top of the list! Thanks.

Naomi said...

Try using painter's tape (green or blue) instead of masking tape: it's made specifically to be peeled off without taking finish with it.

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Fashion Footing said...

Very cute! I like seeing different french mani's!

Spontaneous Beauty said...

Soo pretty and elegant!

Alaina said...

What a pretty idea!

ilexica said...

Thanks Naomi, useful tip! I bought a load of french stickers recently so watch this space...

Hlopushka said...

Beautifully done!

Fab Fingertips. said...

Another good tape to use is that surgical tape that is used to put on pads on wounds as it is fairly non sticky - works a treat!

Veronica said...

this looks very nice!

Beauty on a College budget said...

What a fun, and pretty french mani! I think I might be trying this for myself!

Lucy said...

Love this manicure. It's so pretty and sparkly. I will have to buy Rosie Lee. I love glitter and this is a wonderful shade. Good job!

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

OMG! I am loving the tips with the pink glitter! Very nice!

The Lacquered Lady said...

This is so much fun! I wish my nails were long enough to do this.

NaszL :) said...

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