The Reverse French Manicure - Inspired by Deborah LIppmann

Thursday, August 16, 2012

So a few weeks ago, while flipping through the pages of August's issue of InStyle Magazine, I came across a gorgeous manicure by the brilliant Deborah Lippmann.  She created it for Badgley Mischka's Fall 2012 show.  I was instantly smitten by this stunner!  It's so feminine, sexy and sultry and best yet, it's just in time for Fall!  I've been obsessing over it ever since!  So i finally decided to give it a try!  Since i have a million nail polishes already, (remember my insane collection?? Which I've shamelessly added to since that post!!) i opted for similar shades rather than purchasing the originally used Dark Side of the Moon and NefertitiI'm head over heels in love this look!  For this post, i kept it as close to the original that graced the runways of Badgley Mischka, however, I'm having lovely visions of a midnight blue or slate blue paired with a metallic silver?  Heck, why stop there... i can use just about any combo that suits my taste buds right? You can too!  Here's how!

Begin by painting your nails in the desired color.  I opted for Deborah Lippmann's Just Walk Away ReneeOnce the polish is completely dry, apply nail stickers to the tips (i used Orly french manicure stickers). 

Once you've applied the stickers, proceed to paint the tips with your desired color.  I opted for Julep's Sienna

Please excuse the mess, but you can always clean up later right? 
Once dry, remove the strips.  Apply your favorite top coat and voila... those Badgley Mischka models ain't got nothin' on you!  Weeeerk it like the diva that you know you are!!! Grrrr

So excited that this was my 100th post! Thank you all SO MUCH for your incredible support!  Love my readers... i treasure each and every one of you!  Don't forget to become an official follower of FMM!  XOXO Carla


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    1. that's true...Its so colorful. I love this photograph and editing.. very artistic. thanks for sharing.

      mani pedi | spa in nj

  2. I love this design. I will try it. The 2 colors together are great!
    xx chris

  3. Hello dear!!
    Thanks for your lovely comment
    followed you on GFC!! and bloglovin
    Great blog
    let me know as soon as you have a new post

  4. love this color and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  5. This reverse manicure looks really pretty! I like the color combination you chose!

  6. great job! this is the nail technique i need to tackle next :)

  7. i have been seeing a lot of this lately, i love the look!


  8. This is adorable! Love the reverse french, Great job and thanks for the tips hun. Looks easy enough for a klutz like me. Im your newest follower on bloglovin, and facebook page. Lets keep in touch and have a lovely weekend dear

  9. how much cool is this !!!?
    great blog dear... if u like we can follow each other :-)

    xxx Ros..e

  10. Oh carla how fabulous good for u. I always stick wit red or nude and was thinking i would love to try something different so thanks for inspiring me. Only thing is Im rubbish at using my left hand so it may get tricky but hey i will give it a bash. Hope u and ur gorgeous girls are well have a great weekend my lovely friend xx leonie

  11. You did an amazing job with the reverse manicure! I love the colours you used as well. Enjoy your new goodies :)

  12. I love the manicure! Now following!

  13. There's no way I could do this on my own, but I love the idea and I've seen it done with so many cute color combinations!!


  14. That looks gorgeous! I'll definitely have to give it a try! :D

    Cindy C.

  15. hey! thank u so much for following :-)
    follow u back :-)

    xxx Ros.e.

  16. This is such a fab idea, love the colour combinations you chose too.

    Have a lovely day!

  17. i've been wanting to try out julep! and love the combination you did, carla! this would be perfect for any day, but especially for new years eve. last year, i wanted to do something like this for my nails for new years eve, but i failed miserably. maybe this year... this will be my inspiration! :)

    p.s happy 100th post!