10 January 2014

Inspired by The Nail Polish Challenge - A Grungy French Manicure

Hi loves! Today I am finally sharing my nails that I wore on New Years Eve! When I saw this grungy french manicure done by Kelli from The Nail Polish Challenge, I immediately knew that it would be my NYE manicure. The polishes to use also immediately stood out to me: El Corazon 124 Matte Effect and China Glaze 2030.

The technique to create this look is actually the same as how you create the distressed look (a great tutorial can be found at Chalkboard Nails), but just focussing on the tips rather than the whole nail. I started with the matte black base, done in 2 coats. After it dried, I used China Glaze 2030 for the tip. I first wrapped my nail ensuring that the front would look gold, and then dragged down a bit with the almost dry brush. No topcoat because I wanted the black to stay matte!

My cinderella hand didn't look as edgy as my swatch hand, but it's a technique that isn't too difficult to master with your non-dominant hand! And it can be done in countless numbers of combinations, varying with finishes too.





How do you like this grungy french manicure? Would you rock this style? Tell me in the comments!

29 comments :

  1. Lucy from Lucy's Stash10 January, 2014 15:43

    That looks so cool! Love it!

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  2. Oh, wauw, deze ga ik zeker ook een keer maken, briljant!

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  3. Виктория Артамонова10 January, 2014 15:58

    Very classy and elegant. Chic!

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  4. How cool! The colour combo is perfect, but I especially like the contrast in finishes.

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  5. Oh, I would so definitely wear it :p This black looks amazing!

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  6. Sexy!
    Do it with silver, do it with silver! (I would do it myself but I don't have a gorgeous matte black like this)

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  7. That means so much to me coming from you :)! Thanks!

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  8. You are too sweet! Thanks girl!

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  9. Thank you, I thought it was pretty neat too ^^

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  10. And it is soooo easy! You should try it sometime :).

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  11. Ooooh I am thinking now, I could do a shiny black with the semi matte silver from the OPI Miss Universe collex :D!

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  12. That would be really pretty too!

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  13. A-w-e-s-o-m-e. Still did not try the distressed nails, now I know what my next manicure will be ;)

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  14. I absolutely love this look!!! I'll have to do it myself, with gold and with silver!

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  15. This looks so cool - I love it!

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  16. I LOVE this! So simple, but I would stair at this all day!

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  17. Thanks Gwen :D can't wait to see your take on it!

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  18. That's what I did ^^ thanks babe ♥

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  19. So glad you like it so much!

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  20. I'd love to see it on your nails, too!

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  21. I love this look! Well done! :)

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