Giving Your Nails a Little Ray of Sunshine……

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I love French manicures, but at the moment what I’m loving even more is a French manicure with a pop of colour! To achieve the look I created on my nails, all you need is: a clear base coat, a good neutral/nude polish (I’ve used OPI’s ‘did you Ear about Van Gogh?’ which retails for $24.95), your nail tip colour of choice (I’ve used Santee’s ‘beach yellow’ which was $3 from the 1,2,3 dollar shop), a nice glossy top coat to seal the deal (I’ve used Designer Brand’s ‘top gloss’ which was $6.95) and last but not least – a steady hand (however if you don’t think your hand is quite steady enough you can always buy the french manicure nail strips from a pharmacy and use those until you get comfortable applying freehand).

Step 1: Apply base coat
Step 2: Apply Neutral colour of choice (x3 coats). Allow to fully dry!
Step 3: Apply your ‘tip colour’. Apply using a small amount of polish on end of brush and apply side to side along tip of nail. Allow to fully dry.
Step 4: Finish off with a glossy top coat.

And that’s it, a super simple way to give your nails a little ray of sunshine – much needed in the dreary winter weather of late!! Swap out colours, mix things up, add some glitter polish, but most importantly, just have fun with it!


  1. theblusugar

    July 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I love this color combo. Its the colors of my bedroom. I must try this manicure

    • jolielaide88

      July 8, 2012 at 5:06 am

      Yay, thank you so much for your comment! Hope you try it out and love the manicure 😉

  2. Hopeful Hero

    July 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    good stuff

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    July 11, 2012 at 10:44 am

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    • jolielaide88

      July 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

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