NOTD – My Le Tigre Inspired Manicure & Cover Band Sticks ‘n Stones Swatch

I’ve been itching to do a Le Tigre inspired manicure, and the Le Tigre/Gossip album artwork kept popping into my head.


I also received Cover Band’s Sticks ‘n Stones in the mail, which lends itself perfectly to my inspiration. I decided to use Sinful Colors’ Boom Boom, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Traffic, and the aforementioned Sticks ‘n Stones. I also used Essie’s Good to Go as a fast dry top coat (not pictured.)


I am so very pleased with how this manicure turned out, and I cannot stop staring at my nails! I was also able to incorporate femme flagging by using the grad student flag again. Sticks ‘n Stones is amazing, and I’m contemplating ordering a second bottle. I have so many ideas to layer it over Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos, Confetti’s Lonesome Dove, Confetti’s Belle of the Ball


I haven’t yet swatched and reviewed Boom Boom, but I love this polish. It’s a bright fuschia jelly, and it achieved the perfect coverage in two coats. It didn’t bubble at all, and with the Essie topcoat, it dried quickly. Sticks ‘n Stones is really amazing, and I look forward to practicing the placement of the glitters. Do you have Sticks ‘n Stones? If so, what are your favorite polishes to layer it over? Do you have any polishes similar to Sticks ‘n Stones that you think I should check out? 

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2 responses to “NOTD – My Le Tigre Inspired Manicure & Cover Band Sticks ‘n Stones Swatch

  1. Loooooooove it! The moment I saw “Le Tigre” + “Manicure” I was like YES must click

    • Thank you! My nails are still painted like this. I generally change my nails every 2 or 3 days, but I love them so much that I’m just going to wait until they chip. So far, so good! For what it’s worth, I think Le Tigre would be pleased that I incorporated femme flagging, too! BTW, if you have Netflix, Le Tigre’s “Who Took the Bomp?” is on Netflix Instant. It’s great if you haven’t already seen it! Thanks for the comment!

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