A few weeks ago I posted a link on my Facebook page to a BirchBox Blog about a new mani trend – a Diagonal French Tip. Now…as I’ve said before I’m not very crafty but I was somewhat drawn to try this trend and of course, I had to share my experience with you all.
I must say… it really is as easy as the blog says. Let’s review how this went for me:
1. Paint your nails a neutral color. Check! Please disregard my awful cuticles and lack of a manicure! I went with one of my favorite neutral colors – Modern love by Deborah Lippmann (sold at BleuBelle).
2. Just as the blog said make sure to let your base coat dry! I actually waited about 5 hours in between. You definitely don’t need to wait that long but I had stuff to do so it worked out great for me to break this up into 2 parts! Once it’s dry you can add the piece of tape. Note: I didn’t pay attention at first and I taped my nail the wrong way. It looks best if the diagonal faces outward not inward like the photos I have here. Lesson learned!
3. Paint a darker shade over the exposed nail. The Birchbox Blogger went a little more extreme in her color choice with that bright orange but I’m not one to do anything super crazy on my nails so I went with a gold – Swagga Like Us by Deborah Lippman (again…sold at BleuBelle).
4. Once dry remove the tape and your left with this pretty awesome diagonal. I must say that it was super easy. Just make sure to give yourself some time. I was a little impatient finishing up and my right hand definitely doesn’t look as good as this one.
And that’s it! Overall this was a really easy Trend to Try! Would y’all try this? If so, what color combos would you use?
While stocking up on Emi Jay’s the other week at BleuBelle I was pleasantly surprised to find deborah lippmann nail lacquer. I LOVE this stuff! The colors are so vibrant and I might be crazy but I think it lasts so much longer than other polishes I have. Most colors are about $16 with some costing $18-$20. I can hear my father yelling at me now for spending $16 on nail polish but let me tell you….this is worth it. Skip one pedicure and pick up a bottle or two and I promise you won’t be disappointed.