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Black manicure with sparkly red stripe French tips

I wore a red top to my son’s school Speech Day (prize giving day) yesterday and matched it by wearing China Glaze Ruby Pumps.

Today I wanted to switch things up a bit and do something that I could also blog about. (I’ve blogged about Ruby Pumps before).

I decided to add striping tape near to the tips and then painted the rest of my nail with W7 Black. The result is a thin, sparkly French tip effect made with Ruby Pumps. I chose W7 Black because it is opaque in one coat (which means it’s also great for stamping, by the way).

I love this. It looks really classy. I doesn’t go at all well with the sunny and hot weather in the UK today, but would be beautiful for a nice function or event.

Black with sparkly red stripe French tips
Black with sparkly red stripe French tips, using W7 Black and China Glaze Ruby Pumps


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of China Glaze Ruby Pumps
  • Intermediate top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
  • French tip effect: striping tape
  • Top color: W7 Black
  • Final top coat: Seche Vite

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Lovely! Very vampy design!

Lisa Lozlosa

Very pretty and understated (in a vampy kind of way…lol). I love it.