Sharpie French Tips


This post is ghetto fabulous.  I repeat.  Ghetto fabulous.

I debated on posting this one.  I even ran it by a few friends to see if they though it was to ghetto for the blog. Then I realized that I really loved the way it looked and I don’t care if it’s ghetto.  If my new two-tone pink nails are ghetto, then I love ghetto nails.

The word ghetto appears like 4,000 times in this post. Sorry.  Ghetto (I couldn’t resist).

I don’t have the time to go to the salon for weekly manicures.  Honestly, I hate regular manicures because I smudge them on my way out of the salon getting into my car.   I don’t mean to sound snooty, but I only get gel manicures if I’m going to get them professionally done.  If I do them myself at  home, then I resort to regular polish.  And they look like this two days later:

chipped nails

Ew.  I know.  This was the disgusting condition of my hands on Thursday morning (two days after I painted them).

Since I don’t have time to get my nails done, it’s not surprising that I don’t have the motivation to take my nail polish off.

I decided that I couldn’t look at these for the rest of my freakishly long Thursday (grad class immediately following a full work day.  13 hours.  Phew!).  So I decided to give myself fancypants pink French tips on my Ballet Slipper (by Essie) chipped fingernails.   Doing the left hand would be a cinch.  Doing my right was going to be an issue.  So I found sticker labels and cut them.

DIY french manicure templates

I stuck them on my nail and went to work with a hot fuchsia Sharpie.

DIY french manicure

Finish with a clear coat of polish and flaunt those ghetto fab fingers all around town.

Pretty pink french manicure with a Sharpie!

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7 Responses to Sharpie French Tips

  1. April V says:

    Love this!
    …digging out my Sharpies now!!
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  2. I love when you share your art teacher ways! :) I was big into painting my nails last month. And then I got lazy this month. Must remember the sharpie.

  3. Juliana says:

    This is a great idea! Even my gels start to chip/peel after a few days. I like the stickers too because they make a neater line.

  4. Lisa says:

    Ghetto fab !!!!! You are too much! Nice nails

  5. Umm GHETTO FABULOUS!! This is just about the best thing ever! Did it come off easily with Nail polish remover?
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  6. whitney says:

    Niceeeeeee :shock: not it did not really help sorry :sad:

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