Want professional-looking nails without spending your entire day and lots of money in the salon? With some practice and a little patience, you can enjoy fancy nails anytime only at the cost of your nail polish!
Their pale pink base and bright white tips characterize the ever-popular French manicures, which are a common request at nail salons everywhere. Professional nail stylists may paint your nails alone or apply fake tips if you desire.
Based on your personal preferences, a nail designer will give your nails a strengthening and conditioning workout prior to painting them.
If you get your nails done with fake tips then you have to visit the salon again; once you notice some growth in your nails. If you want to experiment a little more explore look at nail art printer.
If you want to do the french manicure on your own then keep your nails long and healthy. Begin with the following steps to prepare your nails for the procedure.
- Take a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover and wipe off all the traces of old nail polish.
- Now wash your hands properly and soak them in warm water for a few moments.
- Once the water has softened your skin take an orangewood stick and gently push back the cuticles and file the nails. This will make the skin even from all sides.
- With nail clippers, beauty scissors or a nail file, shape your nails evenly.
- With a steady hand, carefully paint only the tip of each nail with a white hue. A second coat may be desirable, depending on the thickness and opaqueness of the polish. Allow polish to dry between coats.
- Using a slightly transparent pink or nude colour, paint the entire nail once the tips have dried. If necessary go for the second coat.
- Once all the coats have dried, apply a clear topcoat to protect your new French manicure.
- To increase the manicure’s lifespan, make an effort to paint a clear coat each night. Be sure it has ample time to dry completely.
- If you are feeling especially creative, kick off your shoes and match your tootsies with your fingertips!
- 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.
For an easier painting technique, check the beauty section of a drug store or superstore for a French manicure kit. The set should contain, at the very least, nail polish in white and pink or beige and a clear topcoat.
Some manicure sets – like COVERGIRL’s French Manicure Kit contain tiny, sticky nail guides. These make the manicure process 100 times easier by allowing you to place the guides on each nail individually, leaving a small margin where the polish can spill on the tip without tainting the rest of the nail.
As the holidays approach, let your crazy side out by concocting a wildly modified French manicure – green and white for St. Patrick’s Day, pastel shades for Easter, black and orange for Halloween and red and green for Christmas.
Have fun and remember, even if you find the do-it-yourself French manicure difficult at first, then also no need to worry. Practice will provide you with the skills you need to create beautiful and perfect manicures all year long!