I've seen this image bounce around the internet for the last couple of months:
I think it might've originally been from an ad for Maybelline Color Show nail polish (or possibly a different brand? If anyone knows for sure, please let me know!)
Anywhooooo, ever since I first saw it, I desperately wanted to do some nails with colorful French tips. Unfortunately, I don't (yet!) have the skills necessary to freehand such French tips.
Enter: Nailene Perfect Tips stickers.
I'd been looking for something like this for a couple of weeks (Amazon has a couple options), but they always seemed a little expensive (especially for something bought online, sight unseen). Then, on the same chance visit to Rite Aid when I got scored the marked down Cover Girl nail polishes, I happened upon the Nailene Perfect Tip stickers. They were something like $1.99 for 96 stickers, so I figured they were definitely worth a shot.
I started by painting my nails with two coats of Revlon Impulsive, followed by a quick-drying top coat (Essie Good to Go).
[Aside: Revlon Impulsive is currently my favorite go-to purple. As I write this, Lisl is using it right now. I dearly love Essie and OPI, but in my opinion, both are seriously lacking in the purple department. I will almost certainly write a post about this in the future, as it is near and dear to my heart. Here ends my soap box rant.]
I waited til I felt like SURELY my polish must be dry, and applied the stickers. (Before using the stickers, I stuck them on the back of my hands a couple times to loosen their stickiness.) Then I painted two coats of Butter London Fiddlesticks on my tips.
|Please excuse my messiness in the picture.|
|Here, you can see some of the distortion to the base color caused by removing the sticker.|
|And here, you can see how the tip color didn't lie flat after the sticker was removed.|
If anyone has a brand of nail tip stickers they'd recommend, drop us a comment! I'd love to try them out!