I had this idea for an Emperor’s New Clothes themed manicure, and I seriously tried it 4 times. It just did not want to cooperate! I decided to give it one last shot, by making it as minimalist and simple as possible, and I finally felt satisfied with the results (says a lot about life, eh?).
The Emperor’s New Clothes is a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, about a king who is deceived by two clever weavers. The weavers promise to make the emperor a fabulous new outfit, that will be invisible to those unworthy of it. When the emperor goes to put the outfit on – he can’t see it! But he can’t say anything, because that would mean that he’s unworthy. So, he parades all around in his invisible outfit, until a little kid exclaims, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!”
This is a very simple mani! Since the Emperor’s New Clothes ends up with a naked king strutting his stuff, I wanted the nail to be mostly bare. I thought that maybe the king was wearing royal underwear, and decided to paint my tips with some royal colors! I used:
- OPI Swimsuit… Nailed It!
- OPI Suzi & the Seven Dusseldorfs
- Nina Ultra Pro Gladiator
I used Seche Vite to top coat, and that was it!
Although this look is pretty simple, I actually really enjoyed it! My nails are almost never this long, so I just had to take advantage of their length and do some pretty tips. I should do more French tips!!
Hope you’re enjoying all the wonderful fairy tales this week!