Instead of a "Nails of the Week (NOTW)" blog post, I thought of writing a "How To" blog. In this case I thought of blogging about how I do a French Manicure.
For those who are not familiar with this style, a French Manicure is basically a white nail polish painted on the tips of one's fingernails or toenails. I do my own French Manicure, or manicure in general, instead of going to a nail salon. I have started experimenting with French Manicure back in high school and I admit it is not easy to do. It takes me about 30 mins to 1 hour to do a French Manicure because I am really OC about the white tips looking nice.
So here are the steps that I follow in doing a French Manicure:
First things first, here are the products that you will need:
Basecoat, White Nail Polish, Pink-toned Top Coat
Step 1: Shape your fingernails.
I cut and shape my fingernails into squares for easier and a more precise application of the white nail polish.
Step 2: Apply base coat onto your fingernails.
Once you've cut and shaped your nails, apply base coat evenly onto your fingernails. The base coat that I use is the Caronia Nail Harderner and Base Coat.
Step 3: Apply white nail polish onto the tips of your finger nails.
For this step, I just follow the outline of that part of my nails that shows growth. You can use the scotch tape method for a more precise tip by putting scotch tape on your finger nails except on that part where you will be painting your white nail polish. I apply 2 coats of white nail polish for a better effect. The nail polish that I use is from Caronia in White Satin.
Step 4: Apply a pink-toned top coat.
Once I've painted all of the tips of my fingernails with white nail polish, I leave it for a while to let it dry. Then, I apply 2 coats of pink-toned top coat all over my fingernails. I use a pink-toned top coat because it gives the illusion that you've painted a light pink polish all over your fingernails before painting the tips. The top coat that I am using is from La Belle Nail Polish in Natural.
So, there goes the steps in how I do a French Manicure. To anyone who wants to try doing a French Manicure on their own, it can be a little tricky but it gets easier over time. Practice makes perfect!
I hope you guys will find this blog post helpful. ;)
Till my next blogpost!