Sometimes being a daily newspaper reader has its benefits. Last week my hometown paper, The Charlotte Observer, had this as the cover of the style section. I immediately knew I had to give the manicure featured a try! I managed to find a clearer picture of the original manicure online. It can be seen here.
Despite looking fairly complicated, this is actually a simple manicure to do. Both the ring fingers can be done by following the half moon manicure instructions found in this post. The only other simi complicated nail is the right hand pointer finger. I first painted the nail the blue color, then let it dry completely. I used reinforcement labels to block off the part of the nail I wanted to stay blue then painted the rest of the nail the pink color. Simple! I freehanded the left hand pointer finger.
While this manicure is rather interesting, I didn’t love it. I quite liked the way the left hand looked (minus the red/orange on the pointer finger) but the right hand made no sense. All together, like in the picture, it looks nice, but apart there is just no cohesive theme. It was a fun experiment, but I wouldn’t do this manicure again.
For info on what specific polishes I used, including the specific polishes on each nail, check below the jump!