#ManiMonday Sorority Edition: Alpha Phi

This week we have a super classy and extremely easy manicure for our Alpha Phi ladies! We'll be doing a fun twist on the classic french mani that's perfect for winter—and can be done with any number of color combinations, so you can replicate it with non-sorority shades, too!

Alpha Phi's colors are silver and bordeaux, a deep wine, so I used Wet N' Wild Wild Shine in Metallica 468 ($1.49) and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Flirt ($3). You'll also need striping tape ($1.51); or, Scotch tape works just as well.

Paint each nail with the wine polish. Make sure your nails dry completely so that the tape in the upcoming step doesn't pull off any polish.

Next, apply striping tape horizontally to the upper area of each nail, like below.

Using the silver polish, paint the tips of your nails, making sure you don't get any color below the tape.

Let the polish dry for no more than a minute, then remove the striping tape. Waiting too long causes the polish to become sticky which increases the chance of smearing.

And there you have it—a beautiful wintery mani that's perfect for every Alpha Phi girl!

How do you feel about this twist on the french mani, collegiettes?

Emily is a 21 year old from Alexandria, Virginia who studies marketing at Clemson University. She's an avid traveler and a huge concert junkie, with a knack for nail art. After studying in London she fell in love with the city, and hopes to move to New York and eventually London in the pursuit of a career in fashion. Follow her! Twitter: xxem_ily, Instagram: @em_smoot

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