Sunday, April 1, 2012

Welcome: Lets French.

Hello! Welcome to my blog!
Im just as new here as you are, I've been thinking of starting a blog for a while and here I am!
So you know a little about me, My name is Alyssa and I am a young 22 year old wife (married 2 and 1/2 years!) a vet tech (I love my jealous) an artist and a dreamer! I was born and raised in the great state of Texas and I love all things crafty, shabby chic, country, all kinds of fashion and sometimes even the quirky!

For my first post I'll show everyone how to do a classic french manicure. After watching the girls at the nail salon do my nails i figured I would try it myself.
Cause who doesn't feel pretty and classy when you have beautiful nails? Here's what the end result will be-

And its actually a ton easier than you think!
Here's the stuff you need:

* 100% pure acetone nail polish remover (doesnt really matter what brand)
* 1 small flat rounded tip paintbrush (I haven't really experimented with other ones, I have read that you can only use lip or special makeup brushes but this one seems to work pretty well, and I got it for cheap at Walmart.)
* Sally Hansen Sheer me now in the Complete Salon Manicure collection.
* Any brand of pure white. (I got this one at Albertsons because it was cheap)
* Top coat of your choice (I LOVE Seche Vite)

FIRST paint a wide strip of white on the tip of your nail. Be sure to apply a somewhat thick coat, you dont want any streaks. Let that dry.

SECOND once the paint is dry pour some of your acetone in to the cap. Dip your paintbrush in the acetone dabbing a little off on a cotton ball or a paper towel ( you dont want too much) and with a back and forth stroke remove the white a little at a time making sure you are making somewhat of a curve to match the shape of your nail.

THIRD after you are done paint a thin coat of the sheer me now polish over your entire nail. Let it dry and paint on your topcoat to make a nice shine!  

And Viola! there ya go that's my first nail tutorial and my first blog post! Hope you liked it leave me some comments if you did!