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.
I really think I made a good choice when I decided to pair this deep dark red shade with the gold flakie glitter. I think it gives it a sophisticated look, like something you would wear with an evening gown.
I started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a nude shade to improve the look of my plain nails.
Then I took a dark red shade and painted 2 coats going on a diagonal line across the bottom halves of each nail. I made sure that the tips of my natural nails could not be seen through the nude base colour.
I then took a chunky flakie glitter that was mainly gold with a little bit of rose gold flakes in it.
I placed this over the line where the red meets the nude shade to cover it and make it look more tidy. I found it was easier to use the corner of a make up sponge in order to apply it.
Originally, I had planned to build up a couple of layers of chunky flakie glitter over the top of this. But after applying the fine glitter I felt it looked too subtly pretty to add anything else to it. The glitter design makes me think of a metallic kind of wintry frost.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a chrome rose shade.
Once this was dry, I used a makeup sponge and blobbed a little bit of a fine pink glitter on it.
I then dabbed the sponge onto the nail. I made sure to mainly focus on applying it to the tip and working upwards to around halfway up the nail in a gradient.
I then repeated this 2 more times per nail, making sure that the most concentrated area of glitter on each nail was at the tip.