Breton Nails with Nails Inc. Hanover Square NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 18 - 2012

I thought I might have outgrown my Breton phase by now but it shows no signs of abating. Growing up, my Mum always told me that big girls can’t wear horizontal stripes without looking somewhat like a barrel.  Or a lot like a barrel.  Either way, I didn’t dare wear them until last Summer – I’m so not over them.  I even have a Pinterest board dedication, I’m sure it has more than a little something to do with the inimitable Jean Seberg’s styling.

I need to employ some sticky tape to get straight lines!  Here’s my rather messy attempt at a Breton-inspired mani.  Do you like it?!  I used my new KIKO white nail polish (designed for french tips), over two coats of Nails Inc. Hanover Square.  It may be a little early in the year to get all nautical but it puts a smile on my face!


12 Responses to “Breton Nails with Nails Inc. Hanover Square NOTD”

  1. Jude says:

    The look is so cute, I think you have done a grand job with your freehand lines :) Jude xx @jadlgw

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  2. Sarirah says:

    Wow, I love this! I’ve been trying to think up a nice nautical inspired nail art to go with a dress and this seems perfect. Perhaps I’ll swatch the red heart of a teeny anchor. :) x

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  3. Lucy says:

    Aw, these are really cute :-)

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  4. Emily says:

    The sweetest nail look that i am unashamably stealing for all summer long, including the kitsch little heart, love it!

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  5. Lisa says:

    I love the blue and white stripes with the teeny little heart, the red just pops!

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  6. Robyn says:

    SO cute with the little heart, I may have to steal this idea!

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  7. Very cute mani!

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  8. Viktoria says:

    I love it!

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  9. Shortiee31 says:

    Love it! You need to dabble in nail art more often! :D

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  10. Gauri says:

    Wowza!!

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  11. gio says:

    That’s so cute! You did a great job!

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  12. Wordbird says:

    Love it!
    And as for stripes making tubbies (like me) look tubbier: tant pis as the French do say. Or sod it, in British. :)

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