Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a textured French look I made super easy and loved wearing. It is fast too as this nail design requires only two coats of nail polish.

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

First, paint your nails silver.
For the silver color I used a single coat of Essie No Place Like Chrome. I have swatched it in my Silver and blue dots nail art tutorial.

Then, add some pink texture.
Outline your a part of your nails with French nails stripes to make sure you will get a beautiful oval shape when you remove them. Tip! before applying the stripes, touch your skin with them a few times to prevent glue from sticking too hard to your base color.

For my textured color I used China Glaze Unrefined which you have seen featured in my Pink tiger stamped nail tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the 2014 nail trends series! In this second post from the sequel thread we will talk about two more nail trends for 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: altered French and half moon nails.

Altered French manicure trend
French manicure stays on top of this season’s trends but with an altered image. Add an unexpected color to your nail tips and you will fit the trend. Workplace friendly and easy to go with various outfits, we will see the colored tip a lot in 2014.

The half moon nail trend
Another popular look of the runways is the half moon manicure. All color combinations are welcome as soon as nails are rounded or square and you are not afraid to be noticed :) Some call the half moon look the reverse French nail and I can see the logic to that, especially now that it appears in trends list repeatedly season after season and may turn out to be a classic as its original French predecessor. I will make a tutorial to show you how to create half moon manicure soon so stay tuned!

Here is a sneak peek at my next nail trends post: metallic nails.

Nail trends for 2014: metallic nails

Nail trends for 2014: metallic nails

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading, come by for the next trends blog post!.