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The Anti-French Manicure


With my gold an glitter manicure fading, I decided to give a go at one of the top current nail trends; the half mood cuticles, the anti-French manicure as my friends noted it.

I started by removing the gold and glitter, cleaning my nails and applying a Revlon base coat.

Next, I decided to use a mauve, pale purple that’s super big this season for my nails. This color is from Forever 21, and the small bottle is just SO adorable!

After applying three coats and letting that properly dry, it was time to do the half moons! I got out my Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen and got to work. I had my friend who is staying with me help with the opposing hand so it wouldn’t get messed up and for a dude, he did pretty well.

Et Voila! My Anti-French manicure is complete! I love it and got so many compliments. Sadly, as a perfectionist I’m unhappy with the “cakey” and cracked look the nail art pen produced. I think I’ll have to be on the look out for a better brand of pen.