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Reverse French Manicure

I  love to see this tutorial for Reverse French Manicure from The Cherry Blossom Girl blog, because it’s so classy, chic, seems easy and the photos are beautiful. So I think you should check it out. I put the final photo here so you can see what I am talking about.

Classy Reverse French Manicure

Black Lace Nail Design

Simple and elegant black lace nail art design, yet very easy. This is a combination of black tip French Manicure with lace nail stickers to create alluring nail art design.

Even though this look is super easy to apply, I’m incredibly enamored with it and it ends up looking pretty intricate. I think these black lace French tips have a lot of detail to them and the overall look is pretty and alluring.

Black Lace Nail Sticker Design

Like I said, it’s a simple look to achieve. I used French manicure guideline stickers to apply my black tips, placed my lace nail stickers and sealed them in with a topcoat to finish.

Lace Nail Sticker

I only used two lines for all ten of my nails, so one $2.99 pack really goes a long way. They’re 3D stickers which mean the black is slightly “bubbled up” to give them more of a lace-like appearance when they’re on your nails. This gives an interesting texture to the overall look. Each row is one long strip, so you can trim them to the perfect width and mix and match the different lace designs.

Black Lace Nail Art Designs

These black lace nail stickers were sent to me by the always friendly Esther’s Nail Center, so a big thank you to them for their kindness. (Their nail stickers are all 20% off right now until 8/31/2010.)

Here’s a closeup so you can see the texture of the stickers.

I love this look a lot! Maybe it’s not so summery but I don’t mind; these are my favorite nail stickers at the moment. What do you think of my quick and easy black lace nails?

Photos and design are provided by Asami from Nails by Asami blog. The 3D Lace Nail Sticker featured here is available at 3D Nail Sticker section.

Simple July 4th Nail Designs

Hello! I hope everyone has fun this Fourth of July weekend. I have three U.S. Independence Day inspired nail designs for you. All three are of an easy difficulty level so everyone can wear something cute for the fourth.

I used these Nail Art polishes by Adorée to make the flag stripes design. I used the white to draw out the stripes, and the blue to make a clean tip line; I then layered over a coat of glitter polish on top of the blue tip to add a bit of glitter. These Nail Art polishes have long, thin striper brushes that are ideal for drawing out straight lines and stripes. These were sent to me by the always friendly Esther’s Nail Center.

For the third Fourth of July design, start with a white creme base using white nail polish, such as Adoree Pure White #150.

Draw out a red line near the tip of your nail. This “Red Eye” has a bit of a gold flash that I like, you can see it in the next picture.

Repeat the process on the rest of your nails.

Next, using blue, draw out a similar line below the red. This is a fairly quick nail design to do, even though you’re decorating every nail. It doesn’t take very long to make a stripe on each finger.

Easy stars and stripes!

Don’t forget to add topcoat to fully cover the pointy edges of the stars so they don’t catch on your clothing.

Thank you to Esther’s Nail Center for kindly sending me the three Nail Art by Adoree polishes I used in this post. They offer many different colors, some creme, some glitter and some with different colored flash like “Red Eye” shown here. They each cost $6 or can be purchased in bundles for a cheaper price.

Nail Art Design We Like

These are simple yet elegant nail art designs. The tools needed are dotting tool or Nail Art by Adoree, crystal rhinestones in different sizes and sheer glitter nail polish like Adoree #237 Ice Mist.

Source: Nail and design by Kakimoto Arms 2009 Winter Nail Book.

Pre-designed Nail Tips

Pre-designed Nail Tips

Just arrived – Professional quality pre-designed nail tips for quick nail application. Also great for french manicure. Actual nail tips are prettier than shown on the photos. The glitter is very fine one with rainbow colors. There are 5-size tips, 20 ct for each size. Comes in a clear plastic compartment. Limited quantity. We have planned to bring more new designs in the future. Available at the Nail Art section.

How to use false nail tips for your french manicure:

  1. Nails should be thoroughly cleaned and existing polish should be removed.
  2. Use buffer and buff top of natural nail.
  3. Choose the proper size of nail for each finger.
  4. Apply 1/2 drop of nail glue down the center of the natural nail and spread it.
  5. Place nail tip over natural nail and press down.
  6. Trim nail tips to your designed length.
  7. Add on overlay of your choice. Gently file the edge so the nail tip is even with your own nail.


  1. Do not apply on infected, weak or damaged nails.
  2. Do not expose to heat or flame.
  3. Leave a space between the cuticle and the nail tip
  4. Keep out of reach of children.

Nail Art Tutorial: Starry Night Nails

French Manicure with Adoree

This design is of easy difficulty, and doesn’t take very long to apply. There are several different ways you can wear this Starry Night look, depending on the supplies you have available and the length of your nails. This is a cute look for going out in the evenings and it looks especially good on cool skin tone. Alternatively, you can substitute black nail polish for blue and still get the starry night look if you prefer something a little darker.

All this design entails is applying your blue nail polish, adhering your stars, and coating everything with a clear topcoat so it’s ideal if you’re just starting out with nail art. You will need two nail polishes to create this look, (as well as some stars which we will discuss later in this post.) Pictured are the Adorée’s “Ice Mist #237” and “Harbour Blue #162“.

French Manicure with Adoree

Begin by placing your French manicure guideline stickers. Gently rub the stickers against your nails to ensure there are no air bubbles that could lead to a smeared edge upon removal. Wrap the free-edge of the stickers around your fingertips to prevent them from getting caught in your wet polish while you wait for it to dry. Do not remove your guideline stickers until your colored tips are almost completely dry. Pictured is two coats of Adorée’s “Harbour Blue #162.” (Adorée nail polishes are formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP free like OPI and Zoya.) Choose a navy or dark blue for this manicure, as any light blue paired with stars won’t result in a nighttime-themed look.

French Manicure with Adoree

Swipe on one coat of a glittery clear, or nude-tinted clear polish, something suited to French manicures. I prefer to use a glittery clear for this particular look as I think it adds to the star theme, but if you prefer you can use a traditional French manicure nude instead. Pictured is Adorée’s “Ice Mist #237” which contains very small pieces of blue, green and orange glitter. Using a glittery clear over colored tips is an easy way to turn a regular French manicure into something more interesting.

French Manicure with Adoree

Coat one finger with your French manicure shade, and while your polish is still wet adhere your stars. Then coat your next finger, and attach your stars. Feel free to leave a few nails without any stars to keep this look from going overboard. What can you use as stars? Fortunately, star-shaped nail deco items are pretty easy to find. You can use star-shaped rhinestones like I have, or you can use star confetti which comes in many colors. If you can’t find star-shaped confetti, gemstones, try nail stickers.

You need not place stars on every finger, and it’s best if you don’t place them in identical spots in order to add variety. In general, it’s best to keep your stars to one or two per nail, and place them low to overlap the border of your French tip. Placing them there will draw more attention to them than if you were to set them near the top where your polish is clear.

French Manicure with Adoree

As the final step to this look, seal in your stars with a clear topcoat.

French Manicure with Adoree

All items needed are available at EsthersNC.com, your online source for DIY home manicure & pedicure supplies and nail-related information. Featuring Non Toxic, Safer Nail Polish, Nail Art and Nail Treatment, FREE from Formaldehyde, Toluene & DBP.  Design and tutorial are provided by Asami from Nails by Asami blog.