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Rihanna You Da One-Inspired Spring Manicure

Forgive me. I’m not used to photographing my right hand…

I’m a huge fan of Rihanna (and her nails) and after listening to the entire Talk That Talk deluxe album on repeat yesterday, I felt a manicure inspired by one of her many nail designs would be apropo. Below is a screen shot of her black and white chevron moon manicure from the You Da One video. I think that would be the most accurate description of what she’s got here…

Placing a triangular shape at the tip of the nail (as in a chevron French manicure) or in the moon (reverse-French) position as I have done takes a simple nail design like the French or moon manicure and makes it a bit more edgy. For my manicure, I use China Glaze For Audrey (Tiffany blue) and Peachy Keen (peach) for a muted spring look. If you’ve looked at other posts on my blog, you know that I love bold colors and patterns, but I decided to keep this one simple…but edgy.

Hope you like. 🙂

Lavender Dots


Spring is beginning to spring so I think this cheery manicure is right on time! I went crazy with the dotting tool and added lavender, silver and white dots in diagonal lines on top of a dark lavender color. Who doesn’t love a good polka dot pattern?

The colors I used were:
Ulta Tutu Cute for the base (dark lavender)
OPI Rumple’s Wiggin’ (light lavendar dots; Shrek Forever collection)
Orly Shine (silver dots; Foil FX collection)
Sinful Color’s Snow Me White (white dots)

I’ve been waiting for months to break out all of my pastels and brights so April will be a fun month for nail design. 🙂