Last week, I shared pics of my new nail polish and manicure, and after a hard week, I noticed the tips were getting a bit worn down. So to extend my self-manicure a bit further, I added some bronze tips.
To refresh, here’s how my nails started out last week:
To start off, I used my circle snugs again (see here for more on that) to outline the tips, but this time, cut the circles in half to save on materials. I placed the half-circles quite low on the nail, so that the final effect would be more like a French manicure.
And is it just me, or do the half-circles add a bit of Art Deco coolness? No, just me?
After applying two coats of bronze nail polish to the tips, I then peeled off the half-circles and added a clear top coat. Here’s the final result in all its bronze-tipped glory:
I ended up really liking the effect. The bronze color is actually quite subtle in real life. So subtle that when my husband returned home, he took a look at my hands — which were still splayed out in that still-drying-pose (you know the one) — and remarked, “I thought you were going to do something to your nails.”
- Bronze nail polish: Missha
- Burgundy nail polish: Elle, “Curtain Call”
- Clear base & top coat: Sally Hansen “Double Duty”
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