Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pink and Black French

Good Morning Ladies!

Today I have my current mani for ya!

I hadn't done a french in a while so I decided to go that route.  But hey, this is me we are talkin about here, so its obviously not gonna be normal!

I started with 3 coats of Sally Insta-Dri in Petal Pusher.  Still tryin to find a good color to use as a base for frenches, this will do for now though.

Ok, here's where it starts getting complicated.
-Next I stamped a french tip using Pure Ice (will update with name later, but its a chrome Rose color) and M19.
-Then I stamped another french tip over this, about a 16th of an inch closer to the edge of the nail, using Special Polish in Black.
-Then I went back to the chrome rose color and stamped my favorite viney/floral design on M73 over the black tip.  I know I know, Just walk away from the viney/floral Christy!  I will I promise!!!
-Finally I added the pretty leafy vine pattern from M36 with Special Polish in Black.

Top with a coat of Seche Vite and there ya have it!

And now for some exciting news!!!
I was running thru Walmart picking up odds and ends for a big race we are going to this weekend, when my peripheral vision picked up something and started screaming at my brain to turn me around!!!  What on earth did I see???

I was good, I only got this one, Envy.  SOOOO PRETTYYYYYY.
I tried to do a quick and dirty swatch on my pinky for you guys last night but the green shimmer just wouldn't show up, it just looked like black polish in all the pics.

So run to Walmart!!!!  get Hard Candy!

Thanks for visiting, hope you all have a wonderful day!



ThRiSzHa said...

this is so pretty french nails...

erin said...

Hi! New follower here! I love your french! I tend to just keep stamping too, so I think it's beautiful!

booksnchocolate said...

Beautiful mani. I've been trying hard to resist buying Konad stuff but between last time's pedi and today's's getting hard not to cave in.
Have you ever considered making tutorials?

Stiletto said...


Welcome to my world of crazyness! :) and thanks for the kind words!

If you do buy some stuff I highly recommend OC nailart! I ordered some stuff today and within 1hr 20 minutes i got the shipping confirmation and tracking number! and you can get 30% off, just use Brooke's code during checkout, its "getcha"
As to tutorials, I actually am gonna try to do one this weekend to show how i line up multiple images!
So it should be up sometime next week, if all goes as planned!


booksnchocolate said...

Thanks for the info! I actually knew about the coupon code. (I heard about your blog thanks to Brooke). But it's nice to know that OC nailart is recommended by you too.
And a tutorial coming next week? I can't wait!

MightyLambchop said...

That is so pretty and elegant! Beautifully done.

Paige said...

That is so pretty!!!

Tami said...

I swear you have some of the best Konads. Love this one. I can't wait for my Walmart to get the Hard Candy nail polishes in.

awesomevegan said...

That is art! I wish I was good with the French designs. I just can't get the hand of them. :(

jollyo said...

Christy!!!! This mani ROCKS!!! You have inspired me to do my own nail blog!! However, I can't hold a candle to your beautiful Konadicures!! I really hope that my Walmart has the Hard Candy Polishes!!! I'd love to try them!! Thanks for inspiring me to be a better Konad-er!!!

Lucy said...

You come up with the most amazing French manicures. I just love them and your nails are fabulous! Tutorials would be an amazing thing for you to do. Would love to see a video. I've never used Hard Candy. I know there's lots of love for it. I'd like to see more of them.

Brooke said...

Love the mani!! Pink and black rock together - like peanut butter and chocolate!

Stiletto said...

I'm getting behind in my responses!!!

Mighty Lamb Chop, Gildedangel, Tami, Awesomevegan, Jollyo, Lucy and Brooke,

Thank you all soooo much, so glad you guys like my stuff! It really means alot!

Denise said...

A new spin on the french mani. Very, very pretty.

mKat said...

I LOVE this mani... It's so elegant!

Anonymous said...

what is the rose chrome colored nail polish you used for the stripe called? i looked for it at walmart but couldnt figure out which one it was???