Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Classic: French Manicure

One of the most elegant and classy ways to do your nails is this: French manicure.

HERE I found a very easy to follow guide to do it yourself:


"1)Using a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover, wipe off any old nail polish prior to painting nails. Wash hands and soak in warm water for a few moments.

2)With an orangewood stick, gently push back the cuticles so they are all even with each other once the water has softened your skin.

3)With nail clippers, beauty scissors or a nail file, shape your nails evenly.

4)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.

5)Using a slightly transparent pink or nude color, paint the entire nail once the tips have dried. A second coat may be necessary. Allow nails to dry thoroughly.


6)Once all the coats have dried, apply a clear topcoat to protect your new French manicure. To lengthen the manicure's lifespan, make an effort to paint a clear coat on each night. Be sure it has ample time to dry completely. "


This is one of my favorite ways to do it and I think the result is very pretty. I hope you will find this guide useful.
Thanks for reading!

8 comments:

Totally Timmy said...

I have no nails :( The barn work snaps them of, but the manicure does look elegant.

Nicole said...

I love these types of nails. Thanks for giving us details on who to do it.

HanamiGallery said...

i dont know how long they would last on me , but they sure look pretty!

Beth said...

A French manicure is my favorite way to do my nails. But, once I had kids, I let them go. One day I will get back into doing my nails again.

Dina Fragola said...

So lovely...but with my nasty habit of making my jewelry with my nails...(you opening and closing jumprings...)

Ripper Arts said...

I love the look, but fingernail painting happens only on a rare occassion here. Oh, and my toes... Desparately needing a new coat of paint. Toes take priority over fingers, although I can't tell you why.

nuvonova said...

I used to do this when I was a teen, but now I like them short and scarlet red!

kendy said...

The content you have provided is pretty interesting and useful and I will surely take note of the point you have made in the blog.


Today while I was surfing the Internet, I happened to visit this interesting site gel-nails selling really cool glitter gels for nails. I bought 2 shades of glitter nail gel to highlight my nails for a special party. These gels really made my nails look so impressive and trendy and I would love to revisit this site to try out other nail decorating products they are offering at great discounts.


I thought this information might be useful for anyone looking for genuine nail decoration stuff and may not know where to buy them from.

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