Thursday, June 14, 2012

French Manicure With A Twist

Hello, French manicure is one of my all time favorite clean nail look, but we have been there and done that.  Have you tried it with a twist?  It is at the other end of the spectrum that is both creative and charming.  There are no rules, I like the idea that you can play with so many different color combinations in this look.

Outdoor lighting:

Indoor lighting:

The base - I used Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Bacterium.  It is described as a pearlescent ash ochre color on  To me, I would call it antique golden pewter.  I like nail colors that resemble the color of metals, that is a big reason why I was drawn to this color.  You will see in the pictures that this varnish does not look smooth on the nails.  I think it has to do with the texture and the silver pearlescent finish of the polish, you get a slight ripple effect look to it.  If you do not mind it, you should check out this nail varnish.  The wear is excellent, it lasts more than seven days with a top coat.


The tips - I used butter London Nail Lacquer in Macbeth.  It is a creamy coral color that leans pink red.  This color looks fabulous on the tips in this look.  It looks just as good, if not better as an all over color.  I was however disappointed with the wear, it was not as good compared to other butter London nail colors.  The chipping began around day four even with a top coat.  

This is one of four butter London's Classic Best Sellers I own, the other colors I own include Teddy Girl, Yummy Mummy, and Lady Muck.


butter London Nail Lacquer in Macbeth was a sample product sent for consideration by PR.  Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Bacterium was purchased by me.  All review posts are expressed with complete honesty.

Thanks for reading.  Until next post......


  1. Although my nails are too short for any kind of French mani :P, I do love this look. :D

    I cannot believe that the Illamasqua polish lasts more than 7 days! o.O Extraordinary. And worth a looksie on my end for sure. ;)

    1. French manicures actually make your nails look longer! Do it!

      And if you're nails are short because you bite them, a good manicure will discourage biting. I stopped chewing mine by giving myself really cute manicures all the time- I didn't bite because I didn't want to ruin them.

  2. Nice!
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  3. What a pretty combo! I love the look of Macbeth! Too bad about the chipping though...


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