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Mani Monday: The Negative Space Mani (AKA Nailed London by Rosie Fortescue in Thigh High Club)

Rosie Fortescue Nailed London

Rosie Fortescue of Made in Chelsea fame has a nail varnish line and it’s good. “I want the entire range” good, if you’d believe it. A gel effect collection claims to achieve 2-3 days better wear than other gelled products. I put it to the test in a manicure that took both time and patience. And the outcome wasn’t too shabby.

WHAT: Apply Rosie’s base coat to each nail and leave to dry. Using a pair of tweezers carefully place varying shaped nail stickers (Ciate have some good ones) to nail plates, switching up the design as you go for a random outcome. Any number can be left bare for a more minimal result.

Rosie Fortescue Nailed London

Once stuck, apply a thick layer of Rosie’s Thigh High Club polish  – a beet red – to each nail, completely covering the stickers, and leave to dry to the bone. Once there, use the tweezers again to gently remove the stickers and apply the gel topcoat to seal it all in.  A negative space, gel effect mani in a million easy steps.

WHY: This range has literally just launched so I had to give it a go. We also won’t be seeing the back of the negative space mani for some months so I better get practicing now. 

CONS: This takes time. It really does. Ironically, I entertained myself with Made in Chelsea while doing it – completely unintentionally too. 

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