Creative musings in bright colors

Golden Black French

I really don’t like ‘classic’ french manis…I think they are a combination of boring and flat-out ugly (which is upsetting, since I’m pretty sure french manicures are the only form of ‘nail art’ I’ll be allowed to wear when I return to the hospital in a few months). However, I found an awesome mutant form of a french that I like!


This was inspired by Copycat Claws, although I don’t have the same stamp as her and I want it! Even though there is still the french-like curve to this, and the nail base is nude…the black and gold (and blue) make it SO MUCH MORE EXCITING. I made these using stamping decals, in case it was hard to tell.


Chantal was a bit too dark for the base I wanted here, so I added two thin coats of Calla Lilly to make it a bit lighter. It also added flakie shimmer, but that’s fine by me! I need to get some more shimmery/flakie nudes so I have SOMETHING to wear when real life comes back around (ahh, freedom of graduate school I will miss you)!


~ Nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Pale shimmer: Revlon – Calla Lilly
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Stamp: Born Pretty – L008


Hope you enjoyed! Tomorrow is more stamping decals, but they are super awesome!

Comments on: "Golden Black French" (4)

  1. These are so pretty! They look so royal.
    Also, I don’t know what your role is, but I work in admin at the hospital and when I first started, I started with really plain and subtle nail art and then I just slowly started making them bolder and bolder and now they all just accept it and look forward to what I do each week 🙂

    • Unfortunately, I am a lowly med student (or will be when I return to clinic), and my attendings will have full say over what I can and cannot wear on my nails! On my psych rotation no one cared, but I have peds, ob, and surgery left…and I imagine they will care more.

  2. Tamara Kossoff said:


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