Sunday, October 9, 2011

YSL-Inspired Tuxedo Nails

Just a quick post to show you how easy it is to dupe the YSL tuxedo manicure seen over on this post on - the YSL matte & gloss set is coming in at €35, but if you're not in a position to get your hands on one, this is the look I came up with using the Essence Matte Topcoat, Essence Black is Black, and Essence French Manicure Tip Guides. Obvs, my nails aren't as long and glam as the woman in the YSL ad, but you get the general idea.

Paint your nails with the black polish, wait for it to dry, then place a tip guide over the top and paint the remainder of the nail with the matte polish. Remove the tip, et voilà! Swanky nails for less than a fiver. 

Happy Sunday,

S xx


  1. This looks amazing! Definitely want to have a go at this myself, you've done an amazing job!


  2. @Sunshine Rose I've had the matte polish for so long and never thought to do this! Must try it with other colours :)

    @Sarah aw thanks so much! It's really quick to do, I think it'd look gorgeous with a silver or glitter tip too!

    Thank you for reading & commenting xxx

  3. This is freakin brilliant! I drooled all over the YSL pics, and I had all these ideas of how to do this, but you simplified this so brilliantly!

    Thanks for this Miss!

  4. Haha no problem missus, you'll be rockin' the YSL look in no time! Glad you found it helpful x

  5. would you believe I went in for the Matte top coat and they were sold out!!!!

  6. Oh no! Let me know if you can't get it, I'll have a look and see if I can find some for you :)


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