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The New French Mani

Friday, August 26, 2011

The French manicure is back and more chic than ever. Despite having a bad rep over the last few years, runways have taken the initiative at reinventing a classic. Start out by polishing the whole nail with our nail polish in Nude and let dry. Next, take Dark Navy and carefully polish just around the edge of the nail. Use a thin eyeliner brush if it’s easier. Fix up any mistakes with our easy to use Nail Polish Remover Pads and finish off the look with a Clear or Matte topcoat!

~Patti {e.l.f. assistant}


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ika wrote:
1) 8/26/2011 10:52:13 AM
Original is my favorite!
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Beautyflits. wrote:
2) 8/26/2011 11:01:28 AM
Best Eye Lips Face (Elf) I could no email address on the site so I will write it equally. I saw that you had cool products Well I would like to test some products for you. In return, I will also write an article on my site. my site is I'm actually Dutch but also English. For questions to me this is my email address: Greetings from Jenny.
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Rose elf! wrote:
3) 8/26/2011 11:17:40 AM
I love this new look! I have tried in all different color combos and it always looks great! You can mix and match and never have the same look!
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mania_c wrote:
4) 8/26/2011 11:40:26 AM
wow colorful and fun,would be great if you guys had a video demonstration too!
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Jona0504 wrote:
5) 8/26/2011 12:27:41 PM
Wow! What an exciting new take on the french manicure! I'll have to try that out soon! The plum and pink/coral tip looks like an interesting combo. :)
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c007p wrote:
6) 8/26/2011 12:30:18 PM
Love to change it up like that wear it plain one day then throw some color over the tips and its an all new look I like a bright blue with silver tip
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Brenserb wrote:
7) 8/26/2011 1:03:33 PM
I love this its soo cute and a great twist!
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Mshah wrote:
8) 8/26/2011 1:26:34 PM
I love all the different color combinations! It seems really easy to do at home
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Consumerjo wrote:
9) 8/26/2011 1:55:47 PM
I have only done the traditional or added a little glitter but I love the idea of using bold colors for a modern look.
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samloo wrote:
10) 8/26/2011 2:11:22 PM
that looks so cool! i love the navy with the turquiose
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xXLoveXx wrote:
11) 8/26/2011 2:20:30 PM
Great tips! Never thought about the eyeliner brush trick. I'll try it sometime! I love french manis. They look so neat and professional.
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Spoo wrote:
12) 8/26/2011 2:46:56 PM
Those were some innovative color combinations..I have always only seen the traditional nude combo but the others looks so much better! I have the same green nail color shown in the picture, I am so gonna try that combo now..Thank You ELF :D
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lal wrote:
13) 8/26/2011 3:08:35 PM
sounds alot better because it covers your whole nail instead of just the tip so it prevent past nail polishes to from showing
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Martzy442 wrote:
14) 8/26/2011 3:24:39 PM
I love the gold/black combos!
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~exstatic~ wrote:
15) 8/26/2011 4:19:41 PM
Love LOVE love! This modern take on the French classic is adorable! I've tried it a few times and really love every combination- matching or contrasting, bright, dark, jewel toned, pastel... always fresh or edgy. What else can I say? LOVE, and sure you will to!
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Clarebear wrote:
16) 8/26/2011 4:24:50 PM
I LOVE THESE!!! I would also love to see if you could maybe do a backwards french mani? With the lighter color at the cuticle?
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breezyy_bby wrote:
17) 8/26/2011 6:24:00 PM
i just tried this out and it looks great!! so creative, i love the look!! looks like the french manicure is making a come back :o)
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Oh dang! wrote:
18) 8/26/2011 8:02:33 PM
so chic! will def try this out!
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Diva Hill wrote:
19) 8/26/2011 9:20:22 PM
I just tried ELF nail polishes for the first time. I will never go back. I base coated with bubble gum pink with chocolate tips! Such lush colors, and I haven't had any troubles with chipping! With such amazing colors the combinations are endless. What are you waiting for?
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gijones wrote:
20) 8/26/2011 9:39:08 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE this look! Have to go now and look at your polishes!
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VeroNica82 wrote:
21) 8/26/2011 10:30:54 PM
I love this look. I'll usually use two bright colors like blue n purple. I'll use blue as my main color w a purple strip for my nails and then switch it up for my toes using purple for the main color w a blue strip.
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adriennesmom wrote:
22) 8/26/2011 11:05:27 PM
it looks really cool if you put a line of polka dots where the 2 colors meet. to do this you take an eyeliner brush and use the other end~not the brush end. you can put a little puddle of nail polish on a piece of paper (not a tissue) and dip the end in the nailpolish and dot it along the nail. it works best if you get a substantial amount of polish and let it drop the dot as opposed to pushing the color on. i really like the hot pink base with black tip and silver polka dots.
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Glorimi wrote:
23) 8/26/2011 11:24:43 PM
I have never tried to do a french manicure mself but i think i'll attempt it with the new e.l.f. nail polishes i bought recently. thanks Patti!
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classy0507 wrote:
24) 8/27/2011 2:44:44 AM
I love this modern take on the French Manicure! I'm too lazy too do it myself but I'd love to try contrasting colors someday ^^
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MarieTake3 wrote:
25) 8/27/2011 10:35:22 AM
I don't know. I think I'm just not "into" the colored French manicures. Especially the dark base and light tip. I tend to wear sheer colors sometimes and the nail shows through for kind of a shadow French manicure and I'm not fond of that either. Not to say it's bad - just not something I want to wear for a week.
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Pinky wrote:
26) 8/27/2011 10:50:03 AM
i think this look is so fun and it depends on the colour combination this look can be very sophisticated. i like the turquoise and navy but you can definitely come up with millions of colour combinations
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Elizajane75 wrote:
27) 8/27/2011 7:37:34 PM
So cute I like the gold and black the best.
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MadDawg wrote:
28) 8/27/2011 10:11:44 PM
I am going to totally try this out on myself!!
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rayniebaby wrote:
29) 8/29/2011 12:02:48 PM
We used to do this back in the day. It's great to see old school coming back!!
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<3 Luv! wrote:
30) 8/29/2011 12:12:48 PM
Those are some great tips!! The picture is awesome!
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mzglam wrote:
31) 8/29/2011 1:32:31 PM
i love the different looks for the french manicure. i cant wait to create the e.l.f way thanks
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mzglam wrote:
32) 8/29/2011 1:34:01 PM
i love the different looks for the french manicure. i cant wait to create the e.l.f way thanks
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Lala3 wrote:
33) 8/29/2011 3:31:01 PM
Interesting, but looks like a lot of fun. I love mixing things up a bit and trying new things. Thanks e.l.f. for always setting fashion trends and keeping me 'in the know'!
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jrpotter wrote:
34) 8/29/2011 4:06:53 PM
Love the classic, but diggin the new concept too!
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xXxpandasxXx wrote:
35) 8/29/2011 5:08:18 PM
My friend tried this and showed me, OMG. It looks amazing! I'm so glad you guys gave that tip, because everyone at school is saying "wow your nails look awesome!". I'm gonna try it next. LOVE YOU E.L.F!
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Aks wrote:
36) 8/30/2011 12:52:56 AM
Wow what amazing colors they are..looking forward to buy few for sure. As the picture here explains by itself that we can wear it during anytime of the day with so many different color combinations.. what more can we ask for!!??!! lets go for it.. lets enjoy get colorful.. !! yooohooo....
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ponsinmor wrote:
37) 9/1/2011 2:45:59 PM
waoooww i love the dark navy one!!!
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M.E.G wrote:
38) 9/1/2011 4:16:03 PM
The nails here look flawless...unlike anything I'm capable of! But I have always loved the classic french tip...for it matches everything and looks effortlessly gorgeous.
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agree_to_disagree wrote:
39) 9/2/2011 1:45:41 AM
awesome.... bet would be very pretty :)
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TashaRawr7 wrote:
40) 9/2/2011 8:09:05 AM
Yay! So excited that french manicure is back!:)
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Water Lily wrote:
41) 9/2/2011 1:34:00 PM
loving the nails!!!!!
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tamm wrote:
42) 9/4/2011 9:35:04 PM
I am so glad others besides me likes this type of stuff!
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CindyCid wrote:
43) 9/9/2011 12:53:38 PM
I didn't even know the french mani was "out" lol, I never stopped, its my "go to" nail style, I guess I sort of thought it was clean simple and essentially timeless :P hehe, but then again never been one to follow the 'latest' in fashion XD at least for the time being my nails will be 'in' buahahaa!
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