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How to pull off a neutral

The tedious process of perfecting a manicure with OPI tickle france-y

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Plain bare nails. I really like the current length of my fingernails

Plain bare nails. I really like the current length of my fingernails

With Base coat

With Base coat

After the first layer. This layer had to be applied thinly because that was the only way to get it even.

After the first layer. This layer had to be applied thinly because that was the only way to get it even.

After the second layer the colour really starts showing up. I tend to wait a long time between layers so as not to smudge anything given that smudges are super obvious on neutrals.

After the second layer the colour really starts showing up. I tend to wait a long time between layers so as not to smudge anything given that smudges are super obvious on neutrals.

Oh it was the land of the epic cos I painted base cost + 1 layer on all the nails on my left hand but my thumb and only realized it after this pic

Oh it was the land of the epic cos I painted base cost + 1 layer on all the nails on my left hand but my thumb and only realized it after this pic

After the third layer. If you look at my thumb there is a smudge print cos I fell asleep before it was dry.

After the third layer. If you look at my thumb there is a smudge print cos I fell asleep before it was dry.

Fourth layer just to ensure full coverage

Fourth layer just to ensure full coverage

With top coat. Love the gloss. I really like this colour even though putting it on is so damn tricky. But it's really neutral and there's something nice abt that after my dark/bright days.

With top coat. Love the gloss. I really like this colour even though putting it on is so damn tricky. But it's really neutral and there's something nice abt that after my dark/bright days.

Fav top coat of all time

  • OPI tickle my Francey
  • Poshé super fast drying topcoat
  • China glaze strong adhesion base coat
  • Patience