Sunday 26 February 2012

Week 9 Vintage Mani

Hello everyone :)
So this weeks 52 week challenge was a vintage mani. Now I've been searching this for a while as I've been dreading this week since the start of the challenge :P I found a manicure that women used to do to save nail polish that was seen as a luxury item back then; especially during the war when things were rationed. The manicure used colour on the nail bed and left the moon and the tip of the nail clear of any polish. However, I thought this was quite an easy option and that many of the other ladies taking part in challenge would do, so I trawled through hundreds of pictures and found something that caught my eye and then modified it slightly, so here's what I came up with...

I used two coats of Essence Romeo as a base then added two coats of OPI Pink Friday on top to create the rounded section of the nail. I then added a white stripe using OPI Alpine Snow to separate the colours a bit more.

I really loved how this turned out, it's simple yet elegant at the same time and I would class it as a vintage manicure, however I'm sure other people would not. I will definitely do this manicure again using different colours in the near future. I think these photos show quite a lot of improvement for me since the start of this challenge. My lines are nowhere near as wobbly and I freehanded this whole design! :D

As always, let me know what you think of this weeks effort in the comments and also if you're liking my new attempts at taking photos :P

Also, as a parting note, here's a picture of me and my son at a nature reserve type thing that my FiancĂ© took us to today...

Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte xxx


  1. Ahhhh, that is such a cute picture of you and your son! Your son is adorable!

  2. Love it! I like your interpretation! And your son is adorable.

  3. very nice mani....your son looks just like you!!!

  4. Love this mani! I love gray & pink together, it is really vintage looking! haha and your son has the most adorable expression on his face! cute!

  5. definitly going to try this out! and cute picture of you and your son :) always enjoy reading your posts xo



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