Below are steps for French Manicure
You should prep your nails first by removing old nail polish with acetone
remover. Then go and clean your nails and give them a trim.
After cleaning and trimming your nails, go ahead and apply a base coat to
your nails. Keep this base coat thin and even. This is supposed to cover the
lower part of your nail as well as follow the curve of your nail tips natural
When you are done with that, apply white polish to the exposed tips of
your fingernails, and then let them dry. Keep the area that you will paint
white thin. If you go too widely on the white paint, your nails will look
chunky. Also, if you do not feel comfortable with stark white tips, you can
use off-white polish instead.
When the white polish on the tips of your fingernails is dry, remove the
nail tip guides thoroughly. And then, paint the entire length of your nails
with a beige polish. Two coats of this polish may be necessary. After this,
put a layer of top coat on your nails. This is the last step; after putting on
the top coat, dry your nails and make sure they dry completely.
To extend the life of your French manicure and to keep your nails nice and
looking well-groomed, you should make it a point to apply an extra layer of
top coat on your nails every night.
For all its seeming simplicity, putting on a French manicure can get
really tricky. Most drugstores and beauty shops sell readily-assembled nail
polishing kits especially made for the French manicure. If you need extra
help, you can find these kits very useful.
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