Lily Allen Week: The Sideways French Manicure

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Lily Allen Week: The Sideways French Manicure

For the middle day of Lily Allen Week, you have to look a bit further than the outfits for my inspiration.


Today I have decided to recreate Lily Allen’s manicure from the June Glamour Magazine shoot:

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The Sideways French Manicure hasn’t been around all that long, I don’t think, but it’s gaining popularity –  a nice twist on a classic! I’m particularly pleased with this design because it gave me a chance to rock two of my favourite polishes – Blue Glint Hypergel by Models Own and Silver Pearl by Graffiti Nails. This silver is incredible – it looks like it’s made up of thousands and thousands of miniscule sequins and it’s SO super sparkly! I don’t think my photographs have done it nearly enough justice – you need to try it out for yourself! I promise you’ll never want for another silver ever again!

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I did this design using hole reinforcers and straight vinyls from She Sells Seashells – the hole reinforcer creates the lovely round shape and the straight connects the circle up to the tip of the nail. I have however seen this design done with just straight up one side or just a circle used along the side of the nail (they were short nails!) I am particularly loving this colour combination! It’s very striking!

How are you finding Lily Allen Week so far? Do you have a favourite? I’m saving my best til last!

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  1. Pingback: Lily Allen Week: The Emanuel Ungaro Shirt and Leggings | Monkey Nail Art

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