I am still going strong on my 1930's manicures! I am so enthralled by the restrictions, and the strangeness of this manicure, yet what is ironic to me is that of all the colors that were acceptable back then, red was at the forefront! RED?! In my opinion, red is a vampy, naughty, look-at-me color. So of course, I HAD to do the red version! I went to the store this time and bought french tip tape. I really wanted to get this one right.
|Cutex ad from the 1930's.|
I used OPI "My Kind Of Brown" and OPI "Alpine Snow." Both are older OPI nail polishes that I have had for years. I thought I had a real winner. I took my time and tried to do everything right. This time, I painted two coats of Alpine Snow on all of my nails. After it dried, I put hole reinforcements on the half-moons and french tip tape on the tips. Unfortunately, I think I screwed up the placement of the french tip tape. The white tip came out way too thick for my taste. Not to mention how very unforgiving a dark red can be next to white. :o)
You can see what I mean on the pinkie and ring finger. Some of the nails on my other hand were even worse.
|I really liked this picture from a purely artistic point of view.|