When it comes to the fingernail beauty, the best thing you can do with you fingernails is French manicure. It combines perfect nail polish with a natural look that seems smooth and sophisticated. If you want to have perfect and pretty-looking hands as you are going for an interview or want to show-off your ring to your pals, the French manicure is ideal. It is not always necessary to visit a salon to get French manicure; you can easily do it at home if you know the way and you have the tools required for it.
Preparing Nails for a French Manicure
The initial steps of any manicure, including French one, are scrubbing hands, filing nails and caring the cuticles. For smooth and quick filing, it is better to make use of a diamond file rather than a metal one: though it is a bit costly but it can give you the best results. For a typical French manicure, your nails are not required to be dragon-lady long, but they should be shaped in a smooth oval shape that is a bit elongated to maximize the white nail tips. The nails supplies and tools needed for the French manicure include;
Tools and Directions for an at Home French Manicure
A subtle, neutral-colored base coat like pale-peach, lightest shade of pink, or beige. The contrast complements the white nail tips, which highlight the undertone of color in the base coat.
Nail Supplies Required:
Neutral, Pink-Beige for the Base Coat
White Nail Polish for the Tips
French Nail Tip Guide Strips
Clear Top Coat Nail Polish
First file you nails to give them an appropriate shape. Then after soften up the cuticles by immersing them in warm soapy water for a couple of minutes and push them back away from the half-moons. Now, apply base coat and allow it to dry up naturally.
Using French Manicure Stencil or Template Products
After the base coat gets fully dry, apply the nail tip guides to your fingernails. Put the strip guide on the area where your finger actually ends. White tip of the nail should comprise of only 20% of the entire fingernail ultimately. Ensure placing the guide strips on each finger so that all the fingernails are of same length.
After the guides are placed, sweep white nail polish onto your fingernails. Apply it carefully to avoid getting get white polish on the lower part of the nail. Let the polish completely dry before removing the guides.
Important Step for a Salon Quality Finish to Any Mani or Pedi
Draw your French manicure to a close by painting the full nail with the clear top layer of polish.