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Monday
Jun242013

Makeup Wars: My Favorite Summer Manicure.

My summer manicures are always bright, but they almost always have another thing in common too - they're pink. I love pink. It works with my skin tone and it looks great on my nails. L'Oréal Paris is launching a summer collection called Colour Me Pink next month, and all of the products are in pink tones. It's as if it were made for me.

L'Oréal Paris Colour Me Pink Nail Color | Beautiful Makeup Search

The nail colors:

  • Berry Jealous!
  • Sugary Sweet
  • Taste of Romance
  • Pink Attitude
  • Rosy Macaron
  • Hella Pink

I selected two of the shades for my summer manicure so I could have an accent nail, with a bit of a design. I used Pink Attitude as the base and accented it with Sugary Sweet on my ring finger. Pink Attitude is a beautiful, creamy geranium pink-red shade; Sugary Sweet is a sheer, light pink with a subtle shimmer that is only really visible in bright light.

L'Oréal Paris Pink Attitude and Sugary Sweet | Beautiful Makeup Search

First, I applied two coats of Pink Attitude. After they were dry, I taped off (using band aids because I am such a novice and never thought of using tape, which would have given me a much more clean edge) a vertical line on my ring finger, and applied three coats of Sugary Sweet. I left that on for about 30 minutes before I removed the guides. Finally, I took a little self adhesive crystal that I had left from a craft project, and placed that on my nail with tweezers. I finished with top coat.

L'Oréal Paris Nail Art Tutorial | Beautiful Makeup Search

My summer manicure:

L'Oréal Paris Nail Art | Beautiful Makeup Search

Be sure to check out all the summer manicures that my beauty friends created.

Reader Comments (33)

Marcia - Wow! Thanks for the great compliment. If you only knew how many tries I did to get one half way decent.
Rachel - I am in awe of the nail bloggers on Pinterest. Some of the things they create are down right incredible. Thanks for following my boards!
I have been eyeing a bunch of L'Oreal shades lately. They come out with such pretty choices!
Love the BLING BLING!
Carleen - L'Oreal makes really nice polishes. They are on par with professional brands for sure.
Jessika - Thanks - I always like a little bling!
I love the colors and design you did!! Pink is my most used nail color too. I really need to find this new L'Oreal collection! :)
The band aids are a great idea. I usually use tape, but occasionally my kids use the entire roll up. I'll have to try the band aids next time! :)
Amber - thanks! The band aids worked, though tape would have been easier to be honest.

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