Nails of the Day: Subtly French Plum

It’s been a while since I’ve had an NOTD post!

I’ve just been having far too much fun in the nice weather to worry about my nails. Until now.

I mean, how could I resist doing a cute nail look for this long? This is what I came up with:

I call it Subtly French Plum. Why? Well, the plum is obvious. Look at all that purple!

notd29As you can see close up though, there’s a bit of French manicure action. No, that light colored portion isn’t my nail showing through. It’s actually a light pink, sheer polish creating a French tip.

I used Wet N Wild MegaLast nail polish in Clear Top Coat as a base and top coat and Through the Grapevine as the main purple color. Then I did the French tip in one thin coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail polish in Twisted Pink.

The result is that faint, almost ghostly French tip. I thought about doing another layer of the pink, but I thought the subtlety was cool enough with just one coat.

What do you think? Is it too subtle?


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  1. Looks good Trisha. I enjoy seeing the different nail looks :)

    • Thanks! I have to say, I’m most inspired by other people’s nails, so it makes me happy that I can do the same for others.

  2. Ooh I love this subtle French version…would love to try this out!

  3. Very, very pretty and soft. unique idea!

  4. Nope, not too subtle, just perfect! Love the shades you chose, and it looks very modern and pretty :)

    • I’m glad it looks modern! I think I often straddle the line between “modern” and “totally ’80s.” It’s a fine line.

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