Sometimes I just can’t help myself. This manicure is all wrong for my skintone but I just love it.
I was wearing Barielle Panama Pina Collada which I adore but wanted to add something to spice it up a bit. Until this manicure I hadn’t used Sally Hansen Liquid Gold but had been dying to try it.
At first I was just going to do a standard French manicure but then I decided to make it a bit more modern and add gold to the tips in a diagonal line kind of creating a triangle. I really love the look of this manicure.
The base color is summer appropriate and the gold tips add a little bit of flash. Plus, I like the contrast between the creme base and metallic tips.
This is definitely something I’m going to do again but with more skintone flattering colors. This color combination will look great on those of you with warmer skintones and a tan!
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump.
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My nails have been taking a trip around the world. Within a week I’ve done posts on American flag nails, German flag nails and now French flag nails! But today is Bastille Day and in keeping with the tradition I had to do a Bastille Day manicure! This year I did a simple manicure with […] Continue reading →
Today is the final of the World Cup! It’s an exciting day just because of that but even more exciting is Germany is in the final. During the 2006 World Cup I was in Germany and I totally caught soccer fever. Ever since I’ve always cheered on Germany so hopefully they can pull off a […] Continue reading →
Being inspired by fashion and turning that into a manicure is nothing new around here. So when ModCloth contacted The Daily Varnish to tell me about their current nail art challenge; taking inspiration from a ModCloth dress and turning it into a manicure, I was in. I began to browse the over 3000 dresses on […] Continue reading →
Once the 4th of July holiday passes I always feel like the best part of summer is over. Especially when I had such a fun 4th of July weekend! I spent the weekend in the North Carolina mountains enjoying the beautiful scenery and the amazing weather. But really, the best part of the weekend was […] Continue reading →
To date Orly Saturated and OPI Life Gave Me Lemons are my two favorite Spring/Summer 2014 polish releases. I just cannot get enough of those polishes! So clearly, the next step was to use them in a manicure together. Right? I decided to go big or go home with this mani. I imagine some people […] Continue reading →
As I was prepping to do this post I counted no less than 25 America inspired manicures on The Daily Varnish. We’re talking manicures for everything from Election Day to the World Cup. Since the 4th of July holiday is quickly approaching I picked out some of my favorite America themed manis from over the […] Continue reading →
Okay. I love chevron patterned… things. Let me clarify: I love chevron everything: skirts, rugs, curtains, pillows… If my whole world could be chevron I’d be very dizzy, but very happy. Actually, I might need some polka dots and stripes too – but mostly… chevron. I’ve admired chevron nails for ages but there was no […] Continue reading →
Peony Pink is Pixi’s color of the month for June and honestly I cannot get enough of it! It’s just perfect for this time of year. I did want to spice it up a bit and thought Julep Love would be a nice complement to Peony Pink. Instead of doing just a straight accent nail […] Continue reading →
Ok, seriously. Whoever decided the shapes on a soccer ball should be pentagons in the BANE of my existence right now! But anyway. The World Cup starts today! I’m so excited. During the 2006 World Cup I was in Germany and I totally caught the fever. The United States doesn’t play until Monday (USA! USA!) […] Continue reading →