The perfect French manicure
A pale pink base and bright white tips have come to characterize the ever-so-popular French manicure, which, believe it or not, is a common request at nail salons everywhere. Even in France, where it’s considered an American invention, this kind of mani is called “la French.” Too funny, huh?
Now (luckily) with all the new nail advances, it’s easy to score a salon-worthy mani right in the comfort of your own home. Pick up a French manicure kit at your local beauty supply store (for longer lasting color, try a gel nail one), or invest in some sheer pink and white polish to easily do it yourself. We’ve provided simple steps for everyone to follow.
Kiesque’s LIQUID PALISADE™ Easy-Peel Polish Barrier is perfect for keeping your cuticles free from polish and it is also your best friend for DIY french manicure.
Step one: Trim your nails
Step two: Shape your nails
Shape the nails to your desired style. Some prefer rounder tip while the most common the a flatter tip.
Step three: Soak your cuticles
French manicure is one of the most basic and classic nail art style. Tidy up your cuticles to look really neat. Don’t be lazy and skip this step.
Step four: Buff and prep for polish
This is really important to make your french manicure glow and look elegantly on you!
Step five: Paint on your base coat
Step six: Apply nail guides
Step seven: Paint on your white French tips
Step eight: Remove your nail guides and seal in your manicure
Try for different French tip for different ocassion!