today’s post was supposed to be about stamping, but i had no luck getting the stamper to work right. brand new stuff, and i couldn’t get it to work right. so we’re going to check out french tips instead. maybe stamping will happen next week?
i am terrible at french tips, i will openly admit it.
when i was ordering from born pretty, i noticed they had little guide stickers, so i got some.
here’s the process:
- i used a white base. this one is just a prototype, made with some colour shifting glitter that can’t really be seen. i used two coats, so it had some opacity to it.
2. then, i laid down the guide tapes. this was probably the hardest part for me, and they were nowhere near uniform once i was done. i would guess this part would get easier with some practice. i also made the silly mistake of not doing both hands to begin with, so i was trying to put tape on my other hand with polish wet on the first one. don’t do that!
3. i used really springy colours. the green is a siren tale, and the purple is a mirror-finish prototype. it was super gloopy, and probably not the best choice ever.
paint your colours on. again, i used two coats, because everything was a little sheer with just one. once i got the second coat on, i gently (but firmly) pulled the tape guides off, in a slightly down toward the nailtips motion.
4. i sealed them off with a clear top coat, and added cute little easter egg charms from the sparkly shop. the photos were all taken before final cleanup.
there you have it, french tips!