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!
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  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 :)
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    • 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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