Guest Post: A Red & White Mani with Nicole

A massive thank you to all the lovely ladies at CCB for picking my blog as the Blog of the Month for July! I’m really, really excited to be included in the guest posts exchange this month, and I’m thrilled to have Nicole from Nicole About Town taking over my blog today to show you her  Canadian-themed red & white nails. I will now leave you in Nicole’s beautifully manicured hands…


Now for those of you who don’t know, every month the ladies from the CBB do a guest post on another blog. We have a different theme each month and for July, in celebration of Canada Day, the theme is red & white!

When the theme was decided I was torn, because really, how was I going to pull this one off? Let me just say, that as of now, I have done this post and re-done it no less than three times. 

*Memo to self* don’t take photos without you wearing your glasses because then they are just blurry!

Now I don’t often paint my own nails and this is despite owning a fair bit of nail polish. Why don’t I paint my own nails? Well by the time I am usually done, they look like they were done by a toddler.  I am so bad at it that it’s not even funny. But I persevered this time and I must say that they don’t look half bad 🙂

When I decided to paint my nails red & white, I decided to go with Head Mistress and Blanc by Essie! 

Then I decided that was too easy and this mani needed a ‘lil bit of something. Let’s add some glittah, because glittah clearly makes everything better! Enter Monroe and Glitter Ball by Picture Polish. Are we done yet?  Not quite, we still need an awesome topcoat and something to take care of our cuticles. Good old Seche Vite and the Apricot Cuticle Oil from Essie will do just fine.

On to the manicure!

No. 1 – Apply Head Mistress by Essie to your thumb, index and pinky finger (2 coats)

No. 2 – Apply Blanc by Essie to your middle and ring fingers (2 coats)

No. 3 – Let your nails dry thoroughly!  I’m not kidding, I often don’t let my nails dry long enough and then ruin them.

No. 4 – Paint your index finger with Monroe from Picture Polish (1 coat)

No. 5 – Paint your ring finger with Glitter Ball from Picture Polish (2 coats)

No. 6 – Let dry!

No. 7 – Apply a liberal coat of Seche Vite and let dry.  

Voila! There you have your very own patriotic Canada Day inspired mani!

I would like to thank Andy for hosting me and my oddly shaped nails on her blog this month!  Seriously, she is awesome and so patient with my procrastinating self!  

Did you give yourself a patriotic mani this month?  

Until next time,