Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Party Hearty French - 2 More Days Until Christmas!

Hey Ladies,

Today I have another festive French to share with you! I really liked the look of my last French mani and I never really do them, so when I needed a quick mani change I thought I'd try out my new Nailene French manicure kit I purchased the other day to help me out.

I was sent another kit similar to this one from Nailene a while back (it came with a polish pen and a sheer base coat), but when I saw this one on sale I knew I had to have it! A quick overview of the contents include:

- Acrylic strong topcoat
- Sheer shimmer base coat
- White polish
- French tip nail guides

I won't go in to much detain on the kit, I mainly just used the white and tip guides.

The look I was going for was Christmasy but simplicity, that is why I chose to have a white tip with Party Hearty (pure Christmas in a bottle) on top.

I applied 2 cots this time of OPI bubble bath for my base. Once I was 100% sure that the polish was dry I applied my sticker guides, I love these things :)

look how long my nails are here! i chopped them down a bit last night, they were getting a little too long for me!

Unfortunately I had some issues with the white polish that came in the kit. It was a little thicker than I expected and the brush was a littler smaller that what I an normally used to. It was hard to apply the white polish. I'm not sure if it was because the formula was so thick, but when I carefully peeled the stickers off with my tweezers the polish wanted to lift off also :(

I ended up doing some freehanded touch ups, and since the lines weren't crisp I added a chrome stripe under like in my last mani. I finished everything off with Seche Vite because if I didn't the polish would have probably never dried!

Overall I think the mani is alright, I would have preferred it without the stripe it it is okay for now. I wore this for 4 days and got some chipping on day 3. I want to give this polish a second chance so i'll have to thin and test it out again.

What do you think?


  1. Very pretty! I tried Party Hearty over a french, but I just slapped it on over the whole nail. Yours looks so much nicer!

  2. super cute, I want to try this one!

  3. looks great! I actually love the stripe ^_^ I wish my nails would grow as long as yours... unfortunately they peel very badly :'(


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