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Monday, May 6, 2013

Heather's Idea

I don't know about you, but if you haven't been over to Heather's blog lately, you're missing out.  She has really been coming up with some great manis.  One truly spoke to me and I had to emulate it.  She had done this spin on a classic french manicure and I just swooned.  Heather actually labeled this as an Easter mani.

Something I may or may not have told you in my tales here.  I am a sucker for a classic french mani.  Before I discovered the dark vampy colors I so love now, I always sported a french mani whenever I could.  It seems there is a stigma attached to it nowadays, and I'm not quite sure why.  It's looked upon as tacky.  I never thought that.

Maybe someone out there can tell me when and why it became taboo to sport a classic french?  You all know me pretty well by now and know that I don't care what others think about me.  I am who I am and if you don't like it, well I can't help you.

Are we ready for one of my favorites manis of all time?  In case you didn't know this, I always put my manis up on Pinterest before they hit here.  So if you ever want to see what's coming or skip my stories.....

Here is your silly bottle shot.

Damn that's a lot of polish!  Well if you had clicked over to the link, you would know why!  HAHA!

Anywho, in front we have all Lime Crime pastels.  Lavendairy, Parfait Day, Once in a Blue Mousse, Pastelchio and Crema de Limon.  In back we have Rescue Beauty Lounge Thank you and Bettina Marshmallow.

The only bummer is the sun did not come out at all for this.  I wore this for two whole days, staring and hoping I could catch some sun shots.  All this means is, I'll have to do this one again with different colors!

I started with a base of  Thank you.  This is new and a nude with pink shimmer. Normally, I use Essie Nude Beach as my classic french base.  Here are the starting shots.

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You can really see the shimmer in the three finger shot.  I usually detest this kind of color, but am loving this one.  Next I added the white with Marshmallow.  Here is that step.

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Yes this is free handed!  Here is my lovely, classic french.  I just love this.

Next I added dots a la Heather.  Here is that step.

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Personally, I could wear this every day and not get bored.  I think I may do different interpretations of this. I have some ideas I want to try.

Lastly, I added a layer of holo topcoat.  Now since the sun didn't come out, I liked the mani as it is before the holo.  But I know had the sun come out, the end result would have been so much better!

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Close Up

Heather used more regular colors whereas I used the pastels.  I swear I have to wear this again.  It's calling to me.  Like my classic french self just wants to take over the dark vampy me.

What do you guys think of the classic french?  Yay or nay?

Thank you Heather for being so awesome!  I wish I could come up with great ideas like yours!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?