Friday, 24 May 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: french tip

I've been wanting to do a rainbow gradient french for ages now and I finally did it... I'm not super happy with how it turned out and the flaws are more noticeable in the pictures, but I did it and that's all that counts.

I started with my current base coat and stamped the french with Lina feeling shapely 9 and Nicole Diary white stamping polish. I then used my simply peel liquid latex around my cuticles and to cover my nail, leaving the white bare.

For my gradient I used:
Yellow - China Glaze Daisy know my name?
Red - CG red-dy to rave
Orange - CG glow with the flow
Purple - CG violet-vibes
Blue - CG DJ blue my mind
Green - CG treble maker
And so my troubles started. The liquid latex didn't want to peel clean off, I suspect I should have top coated... So it kinda lifted the polish from the white and I was left with white lines sticking out. Which I couldn't acetone away because the white made everything else white.
So I made do with what I had... Added a coat of OPI int'l crime caper, hoping to hide the imperfections, but I'm fairly certain that did not help! Also the pink to purple gradient wasn't great either...
What do you think? Don't judge too harshly.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Your nails look great! Sure, it's not perfect, but I haven't even tried this yet, so you're one ahead :)
    *decides right now to use a white base if she ever tries a rainbow french...*

    1. Thank you and good luck!! Can't wait to see this french you going to do!


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