Happy Mani Monday peeps! I hope you all had a fun weekend. Now that we’re into November the holiday collections are starting to roll out. The holidays, already, ugh! I’m so not ready for that. But I do love holiday nail polish colors and while I was playing with the new China Glaze Twinkle collection, I came up with this twist on a Sideways French Manicure. Enjoy!
Sideways French Manicure Tutorial
I love how chic and sleek a Sideways French Manicure looks. A traditional French is so not me but this variation is eye-catching and unique. And I’ve been wanting to try glitter placement so, the white hex glitter in China Glaze Chillin With My Snow-mies played perfectly into this look as they look like tiny snowflakes on the nail.
Get The Look
- Step 1 – Apply one coat of China Glaze Tip Your Hat. Wait for it to completely dry
- Step 2 – Apply French Manicure guides sideways on your nail, exposing a crescent shape
- Step 3 – Apply China Glaze Out Like A Light over the exposed area
- Step 4 – Pour out China Glaze Chillin With My Snow-mies onto a piece of aluminum foil or a plastic palette
- Step 5 – Use a dotting tool or toothpick to separate out the smallest hex glitter particles
- Step 6 – Pick up individual glitter particles with the dotting tool
- Step 7 – Place the glitter along the Sideways French line
- Step 8 – Seal in the design with a fast drying top coat. I used Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat.
In terms of application, both Tip Your Hat and Out Like A Light are phenom. I mean, Tip Your Hat is a ONE COAT RED! Gotta love that. And it’s got just the right hint of cherry to make it feel cool and wintry. Plus, I love the thin China Glaze brush, as I professed in my Top 10 Nail Polish Brushes post, because it makes getting a clean line at the cuticle a breeze.
What’s on your nails for Mani Monday? Do you like the Sideways French look? Will you give my version a try?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for China Glaze. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.