Last week I tried my first French manicure, using OPI's Heart Throb as the base colour. I liked it, but I found Heart Throb a bit streaky, and that it took quite a long time to dry. I very very rarely wear things like sheer pinks, but I decided that I wanted a better one, so yesterday I bought Essie Mademoiselle.
This is three coats. Mademoiselle is a very sheer pale pink, which applies beautifully without any streaks at all. I think it's really lovely! It's subtle and grown up, which is not me at all! I still love it though.
Instead of adding white tips this time, I didn't bother and left it at just the Essie. However, I then couldn't resist adding a coat of glitter to my ring finger. This is one coat of OPI's Crown Me Already. It's a very sparkly silver glitter with large and small pieces in a clear base. It was a bit at odds with Mademoiselle, so I added another coat of the Essie over the top of the glitter, just to tone it down slightly. I really like how this looks!