22/04/2013

Manic(ure) Monday: Spring Reverse


When I saw a lovely reverse French manicure on Instagram yesterday, I knew it was time to get one on my nails asap, too. First I wanted to take the classic colours, white and nude, but then I thought of my new lilac nail polish from p2 and I wanted to see whether the manicure would look good with that colour, too. I started with a white base coat and then used reinforcement rings (I've used more of those for manicures than actually for sheets...) to create the half moon effect.







What I used:
ESSIE 1 Blanc
P2 030 Sweet Darling

Oh, and when we're already talking about the p2 polish, there's something else I wanted to show you. Remember that I said I wasn't sure whether there was a big difference between the p2 Sweet Darling and the Barry M Berry? Well I put the nail polishes on some display sticks and also tried a third purple nail polish in order to compare them and here's the result:




What do you think of the differences? In my eyes they are quite different shades as what I wanted is a lovely lavender colour with more blue than red percentage which I found with the p2 nail polish. The Barry M is a lovely pastel, too but it comes closer to pink than to purple. The Youstar nail polish is a bit too dark to be a pastel even if it looks much lighter in the bottle. All in all the p2 is definitely my favourite! Which is yours? And what do you think of today's manicure?

35 comments:

  1. Really like the idea of a reverse french manicure, the lilac hue you've used it so pretty an subtly sweet!

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  2. great nail art dear ^^
    kiss and happy day
    vendy

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  3. Great tutorial! I've never seen this specific way of getting a perfect half moon. Love it!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  4. Carmen, they are utterly adorable, I'd love to try them too! The lilac you used is the best! Kisses! xo

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  5. I love and i need that nailpolish, well, both of them!!

    Thanks for the comment baby!


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  6. Very nice and perfect colors. Have a great monday.

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  7. Really cool manicure! I love how well violet and white work together! :)

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  8. I just love it!!! It looks totally fab. And you can recreate it with many other colour combinations.

    LUXESSED

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  9. this manucure is amazing! Fantastic

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  10. Great idea, I haven't done half moon effect for a long time ;) I'd love to try P2 polishes, i've heard great things about them. oh why aren't they available here? :(

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  11. wow great idea :) I have to say that white looks good on your nails!

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  12. great post
    like it
    xx
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  13. Wow, that manicure came out perfectly! I've been wanting to try that half moon manicure, but I need to get the page reinforcers. :) The colors you used together and perfect too. Love it! <3

    toni

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  14. I love this manicure! I tried the half moon design before but with one colour, I think I'll try it with two though because this looks lovely!
    Also, I'm a huge fan of the Barry M shade but I'm loving the one from p2 x

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  15. Oh WOW I absolutely adore your manicure! The lilac is such an amazing shade, I adore this :)

    xo,
    Sabina

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  16. That is quite a difference between the shades, I wouldn't class them the same - similar, but not the same.

    I love the reverse manicure - I wasn't sure how it would turn out when I read but when I saw the pictures I loved it!

    Corinne x
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  17. love this!! Wish I was that good.. my nails always look terrible :)

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  18. Love this, so cute and girlie and the P2 is my fav too

    SDMxx
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  19. Wow this is cool for spring! love it!

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  20. omg soooo pretty! love love love yoru nails :D

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  21. good job;) your nails look gorgeous;)

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  22. Tolles Nageldesign! Und ich liebe die lila farbigen Lacke! Wunderschön!! <3

    xxx

    Mia's Little Corner

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  23. wow I love it, Love white nails and anything pastel!

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    xxx

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  24. very nice manicure!

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  25. carinissima (: Reb, xoxo.

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  26. love love love the white nail polish on you but the lilac pastels are also so sweet!
    :)

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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  27. Nice post! Did you also tried the summer colors of Essie? They are amazing!In Paris they had a cooperation with Kenzo and they offered us a free manicure to test the new colors!!! http://lavienblog.com/2013/04/27/kenzo-nail-me-with-essie-colors/

    Kiss
    P.

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