French manicure can go along with anything you wear. It is so versatile which is why ladies find it convenient to don without even having to change their nail styles in two weeks. Among the most popular hues of French manicure are the nude, cream, pink and beige which are then tipped with a pure white polish. The design looks simple, beautiful, elegant and effortless even from afar.
Although it may look very easy to do from the outside, coating on French manicure needs precision as well as a good and steady hand. You can’t simply do the French manicure in one go, but with continued practice, you will be able to master the art of French manicure. The most important part is the tip of the nails which needs to look perfect.
Here are some French Manicure tips that can help you:
– Don’t put on the polish sloppily.
– If you aren’t sure you can do the French manicure don’t do it yourself at first. But with practice, you sure would get better.
– When trying out the French manicure at home, take your time. There's no rush.
– Always remember Practice makes perfect.
How to Apply French Manicure
You will need some simple stuff for your French manicure if you decide to do it at home.
1. Cotton balls.
2. Hand moisturizer
3. Nail file
4. Nail polish remover
6. Clear nail polish
7. White polish
8. Any opaque nail polish from the colors mentioned above.
The first step is always to clean your nails before applying any nail polish on top, if you have a previous nail polish, make sure to use the nail polish remover to clean it off. After you’re done with this, start with a clear coat on your nails to protect it. You can then proceed to adding the colors you prefer as the base color for your French tips. Make three even strokes from the center and down to the sides; one coat is more than enough. As the polish dries, the streaks will gradually disappear.
The usually hard part:
Applying the white streak on the tips of your nails. As a beginner your strokes might look rugged and not smooth at all. Some suggest that you can use tape as a guide in making defined and curvy strokes. Just make sure that your base coat is completely dry before attempting this to avoid destroying the color. Then top it off with a clear coat!
Allow this coat to dry for several minutes (or cure it under the light for 45 seconds). Voila, you’ve just completed your very own French mani!
This procedure is best performed on a lazy morning or evening when no other pressing errands or tasks will get in the way. After painting your nails, avoid doing things with your hands while they dry.
And, If you are feeling especially creative and ambitious, kick off your shoes and make your tootsie tips match your fingertips.