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.
The base - I used Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Bacterium. It is described as a pearlescent ash ochre color on Sephora.com. 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.
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