Black Tip French Manicure
This is way outside of my comfort zone. I typically prefer my nails to be darker than my skin. Picking a base color that’s lighter is not an easy choice for me. But I really wanted to experiment with doing taped tips and for once I felt like doing a light base.
So here it is. The base is Sinful’s “Easy Going,” a pinky peach creme. I really don’t like cremes. I feel like they tend to go on thick and require too many coats to look even. As a result I end up with flooded cuticles that are difficult to clean up. This is probably more due to lack of practice and patience than the polish itself. Regardless, it took 3 coats to get even coverage. The tips are Nina Pro’s “Black,” my go-to black for detail work like stamping. I used Orly’s White Tips Guides to mark off the tip area. The car is Hot Wheels “Power Pipes.”
This was my first taping and my first french tips. I feel like I was a bit conservative with the size of the tips on most fingers, but I was concerned that larger tips would look comical because my nails are still a bit on the short side. Regardless, I’m pretty pleased with this first attempt. I’ll definitely try this look again.