On Being Trendy…

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I subscribe to Birchbox. It’s a service that sends you some pretty sweet beauty samples for about $10 a month. The idea is that you’ll do reviews for extra points, and just even getting a box every month you get points. These points give you money off purchases. The samples are supposed to get you hooked on a product and then you need the full size of it. 

They’ll also send you cute tips, or this month a fall “look book”. One of the things mentioned was the french tip manicure with contrasting colors. I saw this a little over a year ago, on the young ladies on the bus and whatnot, and tried my own. Traditionally, the French tip is done by doing an undercoat of a lighter color. Then blocking of the tips and doing the pink color on the rest of the nail. I’m not a terrible fan of the traditional look. 

I did mine in reverse. I did the under color and allowed it to dry. Then I took masking tape across most of the nail, and painted the tip. I chose orange and gold glitter.

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(I know the quality of the photo is crap, but this was from a while ago, when I wasn’t thinking of “how it would look on my blog”.)

And in the same vein, here is further experimentation of “tone on tone” with 2 different yellow colors. Some of them I blocked off with the masking tape. Some are more free form (the dots or the stripe down the middle). 

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As usual, I’m always begging for feedback, ideas, suggestions, or stories from readers. So if any of these apply, holla! 

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One thought on “On Being Trendy…

  1. J$

    I like the referral to “the young ladies on the bus and whatnot” …we all know those 8 words are in place of another, more specific word!
    Urbanites.

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