24 October 2011

NOTD: Gray and magenta New French

Inspired by my recent visit to Rouge salon in Ranelagh, I’ve been rifling through my nail polish collection to create my own New French manicure at home.

I’m very pleased with this pale grey polish set off by vibrant magenta tips.  It was really easy too, thanks to those Essence stickers below –- a tip from Aisling McDermott’s Gorgeous To Go. At under two quid, they were a real bargain but I was too impatient this time and my polish wasn’t dry enough before I applied them. This is where Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri top coat came into its own – it smoothed out the ridges created when I pulled off the stickers, and salvaged what would otherwise have been a completely botched job. 

Angelica Nail Polish in Holiday Fun, available from Penneys, and Mavala's The Elle Grey, free with Elle magazine. Rimmel's Grey Matter or NYC's Sidewalker would also work well.

I think I'll be trying out purple or navy nails with gold tips, next. How about you, would you try this and what colour combos do you think would work best? Let me know in the comments!

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