These are a twist on a French manicure, that I think came out really pretty. The photos do not do it justice though as I feel the colours look so much better in reality.
To start I just painted all my nails with 2 coats of a clear nail strengthener/base coat.
I then took a colour by Barry M called ‘Dusky Mauve’. The best way to describe this colour is a dark brownish purple. It does have purple shimmer in it but it is hard to see when on the nail. I used a wide flat brush to help paint this onto the tips of the ring fingers as neatly as I could. I then repeated a second coat.
On the remaining nails I used the same flat brush with a chrome rose gold shade in order to paint the tips onto those nails.
I then finished off the design by placing a row of rhinestones at the base of each ring finger nail and then covering everything with a top coat.
This one is a simple coloured tips with rhinestones design.
I painted all nails in a nude shade to start to give me an opaque base to work with.
Then over the top of this I used a glitter nail polish I got in a gift set for Christmas. In reality I would describe the colour as something between a gold and a champagne colour as it is not quite ‘yellow’ enough to be classed as a gold I feel. The glitter flecks are quite fine.
Next I used a dark red matte shade and painted this along the tips of each nail to contrast with the glitter. I feel using glitter and matte together compliment each other well.
After I placed a red rhinestone near the top of each nail to add some extra bling.
This was a nice and easy design to do. The hardest part is making the red tips neat. You can always use a stick on guide, such as a hole punch reinforcer sticker to help make the line neat. I just did mine freehand instead.