It thought it was referring to the kind of manicures that were done in the olden days, where the tip and the half moon were left polish free. Which you can see in this vintage Cutex ad from the late '30s.
Even though this was my original intention, such a manicure was not going to work with my stubby nails. I barely have a free edge to leave polish free! Since that was not going to work, I decided to a vintage pattern mani! My poor little nails could handle that one!
I looked around the internet for some neat vintage patterns and came across this gorgeous wallpaper from the early 1800's
and "recreated" it using tape and stamping
Essie in Turquoise and Caicos
Sally Hansen in Wet Cement
Konad Special polish in White
Konad stamping plate M71
I really fudged the index finger but otherwise, I think my stamping has improved a lot. I remember the first time I tried stamping >_< it was a disaster! haha!
Don't forget to check out my Year of Polish page to see past nail art and future themes as well as to discover some great nail artists who are also doing this challenge.
Anyhow, maybe one day I will try the vintage manicure that is in the Cutex ad above. I just have to keep my nails from breaking! with that, I am off to moisturize :)
Has your nail length ever kept you from doing a manicure you had in mind?
Until next time ^_^