Love Aesthetics

March 17, 2013

A Minimal, Stripped Down French Mani

 photo loveaestheticswhiteoutlinedmoons0.jpg

clear cuff: DIY

Cutting about half of the hairs of an old nail polish brush gives you sort of a fine liner brush.
Experimented with a couple of shapes and ended up only outlining the shapes on the nails that were already there. I think this stripped down version of a french mani turned out really cool! (honestly I really dislike the classic french mani)

Bonus points for the fact that outlining the moons and tips of a nude nail with white polish is half as quick as an actual french manicure.

40 responses to “A Minimal, Stripped Down French Mani”

  1. simple and beautiful. much prefer this!

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  2. Nomadic D. says:

    I love it. I’m not a fan of the regular french mani either, but this is such a great twist, totally modern and refreshing but still minimalist and elegant at the same time. Great idea!

    http://www.nomadicd.com

  3. it looks gorgeous.. I am so terrible at nailpolish I don’t even try anymore!

  4. TeuntjeVDW says:

    Simple yet stunning. Love it! xx.

  5. this is amazing *.* couple days ago i was trying to do similar mani, but with black stripes and it was cool.

  6. Heather says:

    Such a beautiful play on this theme!

  7. Baro Lucas says:

    Tan mona, como siempre!!! Un besazo!!

    Baro Lucas

  8. Anonymous says:

    Where did you see this?

  9. Nathan Moy says:

    I love it Ivania! Still with such a fine brush you’ve got SUCH steady hands! A hand’s of a surgeon! I can never do my nails, perhaps I really am a boy lol.. Btw, take a gander at my new outfit post sporting Nicholas Ghesquiere for BALENCIAGA pieces from the good ol’ days, it’s architectural inspired with quirky textures.

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/03/archi-texture.html

  10. wow this looks so cool & beautiful! Never seen anything like it before.

  11. Kate Sarah says:

    I love this. Your ideas are always so wonderful, simple but so effective.
    -Kate

  12. I could never draw such perfect crescents, you really have steady hands. I love how clean this looks x

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  13. HayleyMG says:

    that is awesome! You are such an inspiration for minimalism you really are 🙂

    Hayley xx
    http://www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

  14. Laura says:

    it reminds me Wang SS ’13 collection, haha! perf

  15. Eline says:

    ik vind je cuff nog steeds zo prachtig.

  16. Wauw! Echt prachtig!

    WITH LOVE,
    LINSEY / POSE-BLOG.COM

  17. Milex says:

    you know what you’re doing, love it.

  18. sassyshann says:

    You always come up with really chic but simple ideas. Your style is impeccable.

    sassyshann.blogspot.com

  19. Zuley says:

    OMG! I have to try this!

  20. Theresa says:

    Very cool!! I think I’ll try this soon! (: I must say, your simple and clean aesthetic has been inspiring me loads!

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

  21. Vi says:

    O wow… this is something new… and truly minimalistic!
    http://vilosophie.blogspot.com/

  22. Stephanie G says:

    how creative! this will work nicely with a fine point brush too 😉

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

  23. hiPop says:

    loving all those crescent shapes!

    http://hypemyhip.blogspot.com/

  24. Anonymous says:

    loe te idea! looks very nice!

    jessi

    http://sickofsilk.de/

  25. Jessica says:

    This looks really great! I can imagine if I tried it myself that my left hand would look awesome and the lines on my right hand would be all sorts of crooked, lol.

  26. Hey… Its cool.. M gonna try this on my nails today only.

  27. rae shore says:

    looks like the knees + ankles of alexander wang’s ss2013 collection 🙂 i’m sure that was subconsciously your inspiration <3

  28. Megan says:

    Those pants are gorgeous!

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