Nail Art - French Tips Manicure Challenge

Here is my August 17th nail art for the Californianails Nail Challenge on Instagram. Today's theme was French tips.

My nail beds are tiny so I tend to shy away from French tips. Therefore, I decided to do something a little bit more adventurous!

For this look, I used 3 coats of 'Coachella' by French Paint as my base. 

Polish shown is 'Coachella' by Fresh Paint

After my base dried off, I free-handed a red stripe for my French tips. For this, I used 'Red Red' by Wet n Wild. Once my nail tips dried, I used black acrylic paint and a very fine paint brush to paint leopard prints.

I finished off the look with a layer of top coat.

Polish shown is Seche Vite

Below are a few more looks of this nail art challenge. How did you think I did? As always, thanks for reading and please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!


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