Happy Sunday! Today is a special day in the Lit From Within house, because 17 years ago today, Mr. Lit From Within and I got hitched. I should have a hearts and flowers mani or something for today... but I created this mani a few days ago and forgot it would be going live on our anniversary. Sorry honey!
I started with Brown Sparkles from Barielle.
No need to adjust your screen, and no, I didn't upload the wrong picture. Why this is called Brown Sparkles, I do not know. It is maybe a teeny bit on the champagne side, even though it looks silver here. There are some sparkles, but it really just looks like a foil finish to me.
I tried to get it to sparkle... It's a pretty color, but not very exciting, and nothing like its name!
I decided to use China Glaze Midtown Magic and my new Cheeky plates (CH52) spiral/wave stamp for the tip. Some of the new Cheeky full-nail stamps also have a curved edge, so you can use them for tips or even half-moon manis, which is very clever, indeed!
I did freehand a line at the top of the stamp just to give it more definition. I don't do a lot of French tips because my nails are short and my nail beds are small, and a tip tends to make my nails look even smaller, but I think it looks okay with this type of tip because it's more open with the filigree.
Do you like a French or Funky French tip? Do you freehand, use guides, or stamp?