Funky French With Stamp
I just had to get rid of that awful polish, so instead I decided to do something I almost never do (and something I absolutely don’t know how): A “funky french” manicure. A regular french manicure is as we all know a mani where the free edge of the nail is painted white, while the rest is nude or neutral. A “funky french” is a french manicure with a twist, often made with different colors or with some design added. I used some glitter and a stamp on top, and I don’t think it turned out all that bad.
I did a little “tutorial collage”, so check it out! (You can click the pic to see a bigger version.)
So here’s a step-by-step:
1. After adding a basecoat, paint the tips white, I used China Glaze Snow. You can use french tip guides or do it freehand, I did mine freehand.
2. To give the mani some bling, I used CND Sugar Sparkle, but any sheer glitter or sparkle will do. Seal this with a quick-dry topcoat and wait for it to dry before you go on to step 3.
3. Stamp the nails with the design of your choice, I’ve used Dashica SdP-B with China Glaze Awaken.
4. Add topcoat and clean up around the edges, and you’re done!
This is a simple way to make a boring french manicure a little bit more interesting. Of course you can vary with different colors and stamps, the sky is the limit!