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Vive la France

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two toned manicureSay au revoir to the old and bonjour to the new French Revolution taking over your nails.

No more boring French manicures for our Dishin’ divas.  The well-known style of a pink based, white tipped nail has taken a back seat to something that will truly make you take the leap from tired to trendy.  You can take your nails two ways, sunny side up or as a half moon sunset.  Sunny side up is stylistically what you are more familiar with.  If you feel like you want to reverse that French manicure then try the half moon.  Originally popular in the 30s and 40s, the half moon manicure will make you feel and think like Mae West believing, “It’s better to be looked over than overlooked.”  For the reverse, first paint your entire nail the color that you would like your crescent moon, lighter colors are best. Then, when the nail is completely dry, use tape to cover the base of the nail in the shape and size you would like for your “moon” finishing off the top part in your desired color.  Manicurists will do this in reverse and most likely have a steadier hand for more precise results.

We are most thrilled about the colors popping this fall.  From shoes to trenches to nails, bright primary and jewel tone colors are giving us that extra jolt of energy without the caffeine. Cobalt blue, emerald green, and rusty orange are just a few colors lighting up the runway.  Timid tester?  Putting those colors on your nails in the basic or reverse French is the simplest way to pull off this fall fashion.  Try complementary colors or go Gaga and bust out that gold.

Brights nails aren’t for everyone, so if you still want to try the trend, get ready to be a bit nude in public.  Flesh is everywhere and we aren’t talking about the Playboy mansion.  Skin tone colored nails are all the rage this fall creating a look that will lengthen any woman’s fingers.  Black and nude seem to be the perfect pair whether you are following the basic French outline or trying the half moon.

Whether it is fabulous Fergie or fergalicious you, nail this runway trend without breaking the bank.

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